Youth Programs Land LIDS Foundation Grants


The Indianapolis-based LIDS Foundation is detailing its grants for the first half of 2015. The organization says it awarded more than $270,000 in funding and in-kind support to more than 40 youth programs.

The LIDS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group. The foundation says it selected the grant recipients from more than 170 submissions.

Late last year, the organization said it's "Tip The Hat Award" funding would grow. The program is offering a total of $300,000 this year.

Grant recipients from the first half of the year include:

Dairy Council Health Foundation, Inc. ($5,000 grant)
Special Olympics Indiana, Plane Pull Challenge (In-kind donation: t-shirts)

2015 Homers for Health ($50,000 grant)
2015 Majestic Charity Classic Golf Tournament benefiting All Children’s Hospital ($10,000 grant)
2015 Noble of Indiana Golf Classic (In-kind donation: vests)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County ($5,000 grant)
Community Services of Swain, Inc. ($5,000 grant)
Dream Alive In-Kind donation (In-kind donation: t-shirts & hats)
Fast Forward Track Club ($5,000 grant)
JRDF Golf Outing (In-kind donation: zip ups)
Life Skills for YOUTH ($2,500 grant)
Macy’s Go Red for Women Charity Golf Classic, ($1,500 grant)
NCAA Final Four Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Distribution ($8,120 grant)
VF Always Caring Charity Classic ($10,000 grant)
YMCA of Southwest Washington ($5,000 grant)
Youth Combine ($2,000 grant) 

Boys and Girls Club of Brockton ($5,000 grant)
Jay County Boys Club ($2,100 grant)
Miss Amazing, Inc. ($5,000 grant)
Unchained Realities ($5,000 grant)
Wave Circle Sports ($5,000 grant)

Anthony Munoz Foundation Hall of Fame Golf Classic ($20,000 grant)
Batch Foundation ($7,103 grant)
Brandon Burlsworth Foundation ($5,161 grant)
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ($4,000 grant)
D.C. Speed Track Club ($5,000 grant)
Girl Ventures ($5,000 grant)
Greg Olsen ($11,479 grant)
Jimmy Fund ($5,393 grant)
Lexington Tigers Youth Football ($5,000 grant)
Little Wish Foundation ($15,155.52 grant)
National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis ($5,000 grant)
Salvation Army Kroc Center ($5,000 grant)
Tatum’s Bags of Fun ($5,000 grant)
Zionsville Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Golf Outing ($1,000 grant)

Eye Care Charity of Mid-America ($2,500 grant)
Heartland Endurance Sports ($1,500 grant)
Laton Youth Football, Inc. (In-kind donation: $3,500 value)
New Beginnings (In-kind donation: $5,000)
Old Town Recreation Center (In-kind donation: hats)
Project Milne (In-kind donation: $3,432 value)
Upower ($4,100 grant

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