IU Health awards more than $9M in grants to improve health outcomes

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Indiana University Health has awarded $9.63 million to 14 organizations with the goal of improving people’s health outcomes.

The grants come from the $200 million Community Impact Investment Fund, which is administered by the IU Health Foundation. Yearly grants from the foundation come from earnings on the fund’s invested capital. 

The awards will go to:

  • Martin University: $1 million over three years to renovate the Andrew J. Brown building and offer enhanced programming through the Community of Health Practice program. 
  • RecycleForce: $1 million over three years to expand its programming and partnerships to increase post-incarceration employment and reduce recidivism and gun violence in Indianapolis. 
  • Community Action of Greater Indianapolis: $750,000 over two years to develop a health hub in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. 
  • Intend Indiana Inc.: $750,000 over three years to expand its HomePower program to provide affordable housing for low-income homebuyers. 
  • Fathers and Families Research Center: $750,000 over three years to expand programming to serve more fathers through a partnership with Eastern Star Church in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
  • Outreach Inc.: $718,000 over three years to expand support services and resources for Indianapolis youth facing homelessness in the Haughville neighborhood. 
  • Arc of Indiana Foundation: $487,500 over three years to create the Erskine Green Training Institute at Riley Hospital for Children
  • St. Joseph Community Health Foundation: $1 million over three years to develop the Refugee Health Collaborative in southeastern Fort Wayne. 
  • Whitely Community Council: $700,000 over three years to develop the Centennial District Resource Hub on the east side of Muncie to offer resources such as health services, financial training and entrepreneurship skills to low- and moderate-income families.
  • Stability First: $593,000 over three years to renovate a building in Martinsville as a shelter for men with mental health needs, substance use disorder or criminal histories. 
  • Goodwill Foundation of Central and Southern Indiana: $583,000 over three years to offer employment coaching to employees in the Lafayette area.
  • Marian University: $500,000 over three years to expand the City Connects program into Muncie Community Schools.
  • Family Promise of Hendricks County: $400,000 in 2024 to work with partners to develop a child care center near a 120-unit affordable housing complex and workforce training center in an industrial area of Plainfield.
  • Centerstone: $400,000 over three years to create a mobile crisis response team in Monroe and surrounding counties to treat people facing mental health or substance use crises.•

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