COVID-19 community relief fund awards additional $4.55M in grants

The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund on Tuesday said it made unrestricted grants totaling $4.55 million to 32 community organizations in Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties.

Combined with a first round of grants made March 24, the fund has distributed more than $11.8 million to 74 organizations in central Indiana to date.

C-CERF is an economic relief fund launched with initial investments from founding partners Lilly Endowment Inc., Central Indiana Community Foundation (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and United Way of Central Indiana.

The fund has grown to more than $22 million after receiving additional donations from the public.

The latest round of grants went to the following groups:

  • 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.

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