Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Fund, announced today the distribution of $208,550 in grants to support women and girl serving organizations in the central Indiana community. Women’s Fund made a significant change to their grant process for 2020 to focus solely on addressing the impact of COVID-19. For 2021, Women’s Fund is able to provide grants to more organizations to support their operating costs, after school programs and opportunities for women and girls.

“As this pandemic continues, we are hopeful this funding will allow organizations to continue providing essential, and in some cases lifesaving programming, for women and girls,” said Jennifer Pope Baker, President, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.

The following organizations received grants:

Operating support

Aspire Higher Foundation—$18,000
Epic Blatina Girlz Tech Team – IT exposure for girls in grades 7-12

Concord Neighborhood Center—$13,550
After-school programming

Constructing Our Future—$15,000
Operating support

Domestic Violence Network—$14,000
Self-sufficiency Fund, which provides direct assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence

Exodus Refugee Immigration—$14,000
Women’s Program

Flanner House—$14,000
Support group for single mothers whose children are enrolled in early childhood education

Gennesaret Free Clinic—$12,000
Women’s health services and direct financial assistance

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis—$11,000
Operating support

John P. Craine House—$12,000
Operating support

Madam Walker Legacy Center—$20,000
Women entrepreneur program

MLK Center—$14,000
Teen girl mental health counselor and a Teen Coordinator

Planned Parenthood—$12,000
Sex education program for women and girls facing challenging circumstances

The Julian Center—$13,000
Operating support

Turning Point—$14,000
Operating support

“We are going through unprecedented times,” said Baker. “And in these times of uncertainty, Women’s Fund is committed to supporting our grantees, so they are able to sustain their operations and programming which are supporting the most vulnerable women and girls through this crisis.”