updated: 8/6/2012 12:53:40 PM
Kendrick Foundation Inc. has awarded more than $1 million in grants for health-related programs designed to benefit Morgan County. The organization was formed with the proceeds of the sale of Kendrick Memorial Hospital in 2001.
August 6, 2012
Morgan County, Ind. -- The Kendrick Foundation Board of Directors awarded $1,012,523 in health-related grants in July. The foundation awarded 35 grants to 30 nonprofit organizations to benefit Morgan County residents.
Projects range in size from $1,500 for dental services for Morgan County residents with bleeding disorders to $100,000 for a wellness program for residents of WellSpring shelter and transitional housing in Martinsville. Projects will be completed between July 15, 2012 and April 15, 2013.
Individuals and Families to Receive Counseling Scholarships
Families First has provided services in Morgan County for nearly 30 years. In 2011, nearly 80 clients received counseling for martial conflict, parent-child conflict, loss and grief, depression, personal adjustment, life transitions, child abuse or neglect, and trauma. With a grant from the Kendrick Foundation, approximately 50 clients will receive counseling services as low as $1 per hour during the 2012-2013 grant period.
Health Clinics Offer Solutions for Uninsured
With the downturn of the economy, Morgan County’s two free health clinics have seen a rise in patients due to job loss. Mooresville’s St. Thomas More Free Clinic experienced over 1,000 patient encounters in 2011. First Presbyterian Church’s Good Shepherd Community Clinic, housed at the Presbyterian church in Martinsville, served nearly 250 patients in 2011, many who were residents of WellSpring, Manna Mission, or Desert Rose shelters. A Kendrick grant for $80,000 for St. Thomas More and $66,000 for the Good Shepherd Community Clinic will help Morgan County uninsured residents receive care during the 2012-2013 cycle.
Manna Mission Provides Food, Shelter for Those in Need
Serving 50,000 lunch and dinner meals each year, Manna Mission in Martinsville has seen an increase in the need of local residents as well as an increase in food costs. A Kendrick grant for $6,555 will help offset the cost of food, and a second grant for $9,643 will help purchase commercial kitchen equipment needed to prepare the large quantity of meals served each day.
About the Foundation
The Kendrick Foundation, Inc., formed with the proceeds of the sale of Kendrick Memorial Hospital in 2001, was created to support health-related programs in Morgan County. Support includes providing scholarships and making grants for health-related projects in Morgan County, which may include community health care programs, hospice programs, health care education and training, and tax-exempt medical and health programs.
More information on the Kendrick Foundation is available online at www.kendrickfoundation.org. Individuals may also call the Kendrick Foundation in care of the Community Foundation of Morgan County at (317) 831-1232 or toll-free at (855) 280-3095.
Editor’s Notes: Below you will find information for a box or sidebar which includes grant recipients, grant amounts and the projects funded by the grant. Please include this in your publication if possible. The following Kendrick Foundation grants were awarded in 2012:
Grantee Grant Project
Barbara B. Jordan YMCA $37,325 YMCA Community Wellness Programming
Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County $7,500 Triple Play: Get Healthy
Brooklyn Elementary School $30,000 Brooklyn Fit for Life
Brown Township Fire and Rescue $47,000 Operation Heart Saver
Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Central Indiana, Inc. $22,500 Ultrasound Program Implementation
Centerstone of Indiana $10,000 Project Compass
Churches in Mission $50,000 Eliminating Hunger, Encouraging Health Through
Churches in Mission $28,991 Networking Morgan County
Community Service Center of Morgan County $100,000 WellSpring Wellness
Desert Rose Foundation Inc. $40,000 Desert Rose Crisis Intervention
Families First Indiana Inc. $30,000 Family Counseling Scholarships
First Church of the Nazarene $25,000 First Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry
First Presbyterian Church $66,000 Good Shepherd Community Clinic
Franciscan Alliance Foundation – St. Francis Health $75,000 Healthier Morgan County Initiative
Green Township Volunteer Fire Rescue $12,000 Auto Pulse CPR Device
Healthy Smiles of Indiana Inc. $3,600 Prevention is the Key to a Healthy Smile
Hemophilia of Indiana Inc. $1,500 Service Provided to Morgan County Families with
Jackson Center for Conductive Education $35,000 Jackson Center Program Services
Manna Mission $6,555 Food Relief
Manna Mission $9,643 Kitchen Equipment
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville $22,400 P.A.S.S. Program (Parents Are Successful Students)
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville $45,000 Morgan County PEERS Project
Metropolitan School District of Martinsville $5,000 Simple Measure of Children’s Health
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation $18,000 AEDs and Replacement Parts
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation $5,659 Family Services Assistance Program
North Madison Elementary School PTO $60,000 Playground Surface Improvement
Northwood Elementary School $54,000 Outdoor Playground Equipment
OneRoad Fund of Morgan County $9,000 Support Expansion
Operation Walk Mooresville $30,000 Operation Walk Guatemala 2013
Planned Parenthood of Indiana $4,000 Women’s Health Fund
Prime Time of Morgan County $27,755 Prime Time of Morgan County
Riley Children’s Foundation $5,000 Camp Riley for Youth with Physical Disabilities
Social Health Association of Indiana $6,000 Healthy Choices Initiative
St. Thomas More Free Clinic $80,000 St. Thomas More Free Clinic
The Haven Youth Center $3,095 Summer Fundamentals of Being Healthy