United Way of Central Indiana is awarding $1.2 million in grants to 14 community organizations. The nonprofit says the recipients will use the funding to address homelessness, expand a nutrition program for Black people living with HIV, and support women in the welding industry, among other initiatives.
The grants come from the United Way’s Social Innovation Fund. The funding will support regional nonprofits working to develop solutions to the area’s needs.
The United Way says grant recipients were awarded funding ranging from $25,000 to $143,000, for a total of $1.2 million. The organization estimates approximately 5,000 people will be assisted as a result of the funding.
The grant recipients include:
- Back on My Feet Indianapolis – $60,000
- Be Nimble Foundation – $118,000
- Brothers United – $95,000
- Centers of Wellness for Urban Women – $45,000
- Fight for Life Foundation – $143,000
- Growing Places Indy – $95,000
- Hope Academy – $25,000
- Indianapolis Legal Aid Society – $50,000
- Latinas Welding Guild Inc. – $143,000
- Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. – $36,000
- Overdose Lifeline Inc. – $60,000
- Pathway Resource Center – $143,000
- Project Azul – $85,000
- Sycamore Rehabilitation Services – $102,000
“We could not be more excited for the impact this will make in the greater Central Indiana community,” said Jonathan Jones, United Way’s senior director of social innovation. “Through investing in new and sustainable initiatives in human services, our communities will be stronger, and our neighbors will be empowered for years to come.”
United Way says it received 114 letters of interest for the funding. A group of 23 people, including community members, United Way staff and board members, reviewed the applications and selected the grantees.