The SIA Foundation in West Lafayette has awarded more than $173,000 in grants to 30 Indiana nonprofits. The philanthropic arm of Subaru of Indiana Automotive says the funding will support a variety of projects across 14 counties.
The foundation awards grants of up to $15,000 to nonprofits seeking capital funding for arts and culture, health and welfare, or education projects.
Twenty of the recipients received capital grants totaling just over $148,000, while the remaining 10 were voted on by SIA employees to receive $2,500 each as special anniversary donations. The foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The capital grant recipients include:
- BCT Management (Monroe County) – $3,748 – ADA-compliant signage
- Community Transportation Network (Allen County) – $1,755.30 – Child car seats
- Eaton Indiana Police Department (Delaware County) – $5,000 – Bulletproof tactical vests
- Felix’s Pantry (Cass County) – $15,000 – Commercial refrigerator and freezer
- Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (Tippecanoe County) – $4,500 – Shelter roof
- Greater Lafayette Career Academy (Tippecanoe County) – $14,515 – Supplies for advanced manufacturing and welding lab, and student projects
- Kingsway Community Care Center (Hendricks County) – $1,990 – Handheld vital signs monitors
- Lafayette Urban Ministry (Tippecanoe County) – $13,986 – Bunk beds
- The MAAC Foundation (Porter County) – $5,078.86 – Training supplies for first responders
- The Milk Bank (Marion County) – $3,941 – Washer, dryer and linen
- Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter (Tippecanoe County) – $15,000 – Building repairs/updates and laptop computer
- New Castle Community Schools (Henry County) – $1,111.44 – Eye wash stations and foot stools
- The REES Theatre (Marshall County) – $15,000 – Live-stream video system
- Southeastern Indiana YMCA (Ripley County) – $11,529.49 – Commercial dishwasher
- SUPER School (Marion County) – $2,000 – Refrigerator and freezer
- Mintonye Elementary School (Tippecanoe County) – $4,074.52 – Maker Space equipment and supplies
- Wabash County Historical Museum (Wabash County) – $12,000 – Sensory-friendly equipment
- Warren Co. Community Foundation – Youth Council (Warren County) – $8,661.55– Outdoor musical instruments for park
- Wea Ridge Middle School (Tippecanoe County) – $2,164.65 – Sensory room equipment
- West Central High School (Pulaski County) – $7,153.07 – Equipment for Medical Assistant program
The special anniversary recipients include:
- Almost Home Humane Society
- Camp Tecumseh YMCA
- Food Finders Food Bank
- Group Homes for Children
- Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette
- Humane Society of Clinton County
- LTHC Homeless Services (formerly Lafayette Transitional Housing Center)
- Meals on Wheels Greater Lafayette
- Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region
- Wolf Park.
The SIA Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million to nonprofits throughout the state since its inception in 1997.