Telamon Foundation Details Grants

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The Carmel-based Telamon Foundation has announced more than $40,000 in grants. The funding will go to eight organizations for efforts ranging from dance scholarships to sending meals to impoverished communities in Haiti.

November 17, 2014

News Release

Carmel, Ind. -- The Telamon Foundation, the charitable arm of Telamon Corporation, is pleased to announce its 2014 grants to eight organizations. These awards, totaling $42,179, support initiatives that focus primarily on education and/or the arts.

"In our first year of grant making, the Telamon Foundation is happy to support these eight organizations whose programs align with the foundation’s pillars of arts and education," said Stephanie Fuhrmann, President of the Telamon Foundation. "It is an honor to fund programs that emphasize arts-immersion and educational preparedness for underserved populations."

The eight organizations that will receive funding include:

-- The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, a pre-professional dance ensemble that provides a vehicle for children to be trained in dance principle. Its grant will support scholarships for dancers, special choreography opportunities, and continued community outreach.

-- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to support cultural & arts-immersion programs for the Take Me There: China exhibit, which utilizes art & cultural programs to instill global mindedness among visitors.

-- Christel House, a network of three Indianapolis charter schools that serve Indianapolis’s most impoverished children, for art supplies to be used by more than 700 K-12 students during the 2015 school year.

-- The Christian School of New Vision for its Haiti Project, which provides Christian education and regular meals to four communities in Haiti. Its grant will allow them to buy and ship medications and a daily vitamin needed for two clinics.

-- The Hope Source Foundation, which helps individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families by funding local research projects. With its grant, the Hope Source Foundation will create the "Telamon Independence Workshop”, which will provide appropriate facilities for clients/students to learn critical skills for a good long-term quality of life.

-- KIPP Indy, a network of free, open-enrollment college preparatory public schools for its KIPP Through College Program. This program serves students in kindergarten, grades 5-9, and grade 10 through college graduation. 90% of these students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

-- The Oaks Academy, a Christ-centered pre-kindergarten-8th grade school with two campuses in Indianapolis. Its grant will help support the continuation of its art program, which serves approximately 600 students.

-- School on Wheels, which provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy to school-aged kids experiencing homelessness, to support its Tutors in Action & Ignite Learning programs.

Telamon Foundation’s next round of funding for 2015 will open on January 1, 2015. Applications will be due on September 7, 2015. Please visit http://bit.ly/1sjLleP for more information.