Human Services

Lilly Endowment gives $10M to improve charities' facilities

October 26, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Lilly Endowment will give United Way of Central Indiana $10 million to replenish its capital improvement program, which helps not-for-profit agencies repair and upgrade their buildings.
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Food banks try to stock more fruits and vegetables

October 24, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Many hunger-relief charities area trying to get their hands on more fresh produce. It’s not an easy task. Second-rate and leftover fruit and vegetables abound, but the distribution network is fragmented.
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United Way devoting another $1 million to church-based child care centers

October 10, 2009
 IBJ Staff
United Way of Central Indiana will expand its program for improving church-based child care to its six-county region with a $1 million economic stimulus grant from the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Bureau of Child Care.
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Community Fair promotes volunteerism

September 10, 2009
The city of Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana will host the eighth annual Community Fair on Monument Circle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11.
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United Way divvies up $5.8M in homelessness funds to 20 groups

September 2, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Twenty local agencies that help fight homelessness will receive $5.8 million in federal stimulus funds, the United Way of Central Indiana announced today.
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Homeless youth ministry wins promo video

August 24, 2009
 IBJ Staff
The local video production company Bennett Innovations will donate a $25,000 custom video to Outreach Inc., a Christian organization that ministers to homeless youth.
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Little Red Door names new leader

August 11, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Little Red Door cancer agency has hired Fred Duncan, the chief fund-raiser at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, as its new executive director, the not-for-profit announced today.
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Charities gear up to provide school supplies, clothes

August 10, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Two local organizations are trying to outfit thousands of kids before Indianapolis-area schools begin classes in August.
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Second Helpings replaces gala with 'Harvest at Home' eventRestricted Content

July 27, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Second Helpings has moved its fundraiser to its near east-side food pantry and slashed prices in recognition of the economic climate.
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If Pacers left, would these kids get help they need?Restricted Content

May 18, 2009
Bill Benner
Combined forcesâ??the gifts of time, treasure and inspiration from the athlete in concert with the programming, dedication and outreach of community leadersâ??can change the direction of young lives.
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NFP of NOTE: Arthritis Foundation Indiana chapter

April 20, 2009
The Indiana chapter of the Arthritis Foundation works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
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Joy's House hopes registry will click with donorsRestricted Content

April 20, 2009

Joy's House has created a registry at www.spreadingjoy.org. Donors can choose an item as expensive as a new sofa, or as modest as a cookie sheet with the assurance that their money will be used specifically to buy that item.

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Women's Fund narrows its focusRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Katie Maurer
Critical endowment has lost half its value during slump
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Anthem gift will sponsor resource guide for seniorsRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Thanks to a $45,390 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Central Indiana Council on Aging will offer seniors more information and support via its Web site.
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Little Red Door experiences second recent change in leadershipRestricted Content

April 6, 2009

Little Red Door cancer agency is conducting its second search for an executive director in six months, since Mary Beth Tuohy resigned in March.

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Annual call for women's suits takes on new urgencyRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Dress for Success Indianapolis is once again asking professional women to comb their closets for a spare suit.
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NFP of NOTE: Sheltering Wings

March 23, 2009
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse.
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Pulliam Trust steps up aid for needy peopleRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give $2.27 million to human service organizations, which are dealing with increased demand for food and shelter as people lose their jobs, or their homes to foreclosure
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Reeve Foundation backs athletes with disabilitiesRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
The Reeve foundation is supporting the Brawlers this year with a $16,645 grant to Rehabilitation Hospitals of Indiana Sports Program.
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NFP of NOTE: Dads Inc.

March 9, 2009
Dads Inc. provides support and education for fathers to develop healthy relationships and positive involvement in the lives of their children.
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Hall of Fame stories teach lessonsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
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Girl Scouts taught lifelong lessonsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Rebecca Baer
Some of Indiana's most high-profile women have something in common beyond their gender and community status: They were Girl Scouts.
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Pulliam Trust sponsors support for addictsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
The recovery experts at Fairbanks Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center last year launched a recovery management program, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
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NFP of NOTE: Fairbanks

February 9, 2009
Fairbanks is focused on recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, serving as a resource to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services.
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Grant-makers, stung by market crash, favor safety-net causes, discourage new applicantsRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Some major foundations in central Indiana are narrowing grantmaking criteria so they can funnel their reduced asset streams toward pressing needs brought on by the recession.
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