Johnson County Nonprofits to Receive $30,000 from Women’s Fund of Central Indiana to Benefit Women and Girls
(Oct. 6 -- Indianapolis) – Women’s Fund of Central Indiana recently awarded $30,000 to two women and girl serving organizations serving Johnson County. Girls Inc. of Franklin/Johnson Co. and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services received $20,000 and $10,000, respectively. They were among 18 organizations awarded grants targeting central Indiana organizations focused on caregiving, domestic violence, insufficient income, health and self-development.
“Women’s Fund is committed to strengthening our community by supporting the important work of organizations such as Girls Inc. and Turning Point,” said Jennifer Pope Baker, Director, Women’s Fund. “We appreciate these strategic partnerships that allow us to fund quality programs and organizations benefiting women and girls in our community.”
- Girls Inc. of Franklin/Johnson County received $20,000 for operating support to help inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
- Turning Point Domestic Violence Services received $10,000 for its teen and adolescent violence prevention program serving Johnson and Shelby counties.
The Women’s Fund board approved grants totaling $331,000 to 18 organizations throughout central Indiana. The grants will be distributed to organizations focused on Women’s Fund core issues, including caregiving, domestic violence and insufficient income and its long-term interests of health and self-development. The grants will help fund, among other things, before and after school programming for girls, teen and adolescent violence prevention programs, health screenings for women and programs for refugee women.
The breakdown of the $331,000 invested in the community includes $86,000 for domestic violence (26%); $75,000 for insufficient income (22.7%); $75,000 for health (22.7%); $55,000 for self-development (16.6%); and $40,000 for caregiving (12.1%).
Women's Fund of Central Indiana is an endowed special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Since 1999, Women’s Fund has distributed 255 grants totaling more than $4 million to 92 organizations. For more information call (317) 634-2423 or visit www.womensfund.org.
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