The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation announced Tuesday that it would give $7.5 million in grants to 24 Marion County schools and districts to help fund substance-use prevention.
The initiative will provide grants to public and private K-12 schools in Marion County to support substance-abuse programs.
Indiana ranks 44th nationwide in the capacity to meet the medication-assisted treatment needs of our population.
The money, provided to the workforce initiative Ascend Indiana, will train up to 50 specialists a year targeting Indiana's growing opioid epidemic.
The Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is contributing $20 million to support IUPUI’s effort to open
a school of public health.
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.
The charitable organization awarded 84 grants totaling nearly $22 million in 2005. Already this year, it has announced another
$24.5 million in high-profile, high-dollar gifts that will ensure the Fairbanks name isn't forgotten.