Library initiatives are among the recipients of 21 recently-approved grants by the Indianapolis Foundation. The competitive grants were approved by the board of directors last week and total more than $1.3 million. The Foundation’s library fund contributed $835,500 for three library programs.
Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network ($20,000)—the grant will fund technology upgrades and volunteer training for a day center that offers homeless clients access to computers for employment and permanent housing searches.
Fairbanks Hospital Inc. ($15,000)— funding will help the hospital increase access to the Supported Living Program to help people move from addiction treatment to recovery and eventually, independent living.
Eskenazi Health Foundation ($35,000)—this grant supports paid internships for students with physical or sensory disabilities to help them build skills, resumes and confidence. At least 70 percent of interns will achieve full-time employment or enroll in graduate school upon completing the program.
Butler University ($20,000)—Support will fund the Butler Community Arts School outreach programs for youth, ages 5-17. Participants are paired with Jordan College of Fine Arts Education students that serve as teaching fellows.
Other grants awarded:
- Arts Council of Indianapolis
- Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
- Jordan College of Fine Arts
- Coburn Place Safe Haven
- Collection Enhancement
- Eskenazi Health Foundation
- Indiana Ballet Conservatory
- Indianapolis Ballet Inc.
- Indianapolis Congregation Action Network
- Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
- Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
- Indianapolis Opera; Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation
- IU Foundation
- Joy’s House
- Kennedy King Memorial Initiative
- Little Red Door Cancer Agency
- Mozel Sanders Foundation, Inc.
- Northwestern University.