The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 32 community organizations. Combined with the first round of grants, C-CERF says it has distributed more than $11.8 million to 74 organizations in central Indiana.
The C-CERF Task Force says the grants in this round are focused on an increased need for mental health services; support and shelter for children in the child welfare system; support for people with disabilities and their caregivers; increased support for underserved communities, including LGBTQ, refugees and communities of color; and continued critical assistance to food relief organizations.
“In this phase of grants, we’ve identified special needs for investment from C-CERF and community organizations that are ready to deploy funds to meet the needs of those they serve. These crucial needs include emergency shelter for children whose parents have been hospitalized and have nowhere to go and organizations that provide in-home caregivers for the disabled and elderly who simply can’t survive without them,” said Ann Murtlow, president and chief executive officer of United Way.
The grants are being administered by the United Way and have been made available in Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, and Morgan counties.
The recipients include:
- Arc of Greater Boone County – $30,000
- Bosma Enterprises – $100,000
- Boys and Girls Club of Boone County – $20,000
- Children’s Bureau – $300,000
- DAMAR Services – $200,000
- Damien Center – $100,000
- Dove Recovery Center- $50,000
- Easterseals Crossroads – $100,000
- Exodus Refugee – $100,000
- Families First Indiana, Inc. – $250,000
- Foster Success – $50,000
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana – $750,000
- Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County – $50,000
- Groundwork Indy – $15,000
- Hancock County Food Pantry – $15,000
- Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition – $15,000
- Indiana Youth Group – $50,000
- Janus Developmental Services – $20,000
- Kheprw Institute – $75,000
- Lutheran Child and Family Services – $150,000
- Midwest Food Bank – $500,000
- New Hope of Indiana – $200,000
- Noble – $100,000
- Outreach – $50,000
- Progress House – $50,000
- Reach for Youth – $50,000
- Second Helpings – $750,000
- Sycamore Rehabilitation Services Hendricks County – $50,000
- Tangram – $200,000
- The Villages – $100,000
- Visually Impaired Preschool Services Indiana – $25,000
- Wellspring – $35,000
C-CERF is an economic relief fund, which launched with significant initial investments from founding partners Lilly Endowment Inc., Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, among others. Since its establishment, C-CERF says it has grown to over $22 million with additional donations from the public.