It is up to the state to get relief into the hands of those who need it most.
Lilly Endowment awards more than $93M in grants to address poverty in Indianapolis
The grants, which range from $180,000 to more than $8 million each, will be awarded to 28 Indianapolis-based organizations to fund new programs aimed at financial security or expand existing programs that address poverty-related challenges.Read More
Endowment’s largesse targets not-for-profit safety net
Within a week of Indiana’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Indianapolis-based endowment granted $15 million to underwrite a new community fund dedicated to helping social service agencies respond to the pandemic.Read More
J. Michael Durnil served as CEO of the Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation from December 2010 until last month.
Jeff Brown took the interim role in December after the retirement of Catherine O’Connor, who had led the domestic-violence shelter and services provider since 2014.
A big challenge has been that some fundamental assistance—like providing food to low-income or aging individuals and families—doesn’t easily transition to a work-from-home model.
The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
The city of Indianapolis on Wednesday was awarded $6.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for initiatives and organizations that aim to eliminate homelessness.
In a quest to create permanently affordable housing, about 25 Indianapolis community groups and development corporations have formed the Community Land Trust Coalition.
Banking is more expensive for the people who most need it to be affordable, a reality that experts say plays a significant role in preventing many Hoosiers from snapping the cycle of poverty.
The donation will be used to establish the Miller Family Fund for Success, which will help support Goodwill’s education, health and employment programs.
The funds will allow the city to start a pilot job program for would-be panhandlers, offering work on projects like graffiti abatement, downtown cleanup or beautification.
Indy Reads launched a redesigned literacy program in fall 2017, and the board recently approved a new mission statement and strategic vision.
A new report from Indiana United Ways says that the number of Indiana households that cannot afford basic needs increased 10 percent from 2010 to 2016 as expenses for families rose faster than the cost of inflation.
Alan Witchey has stepped down as executive director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis to take over leadership of The Damien Center.
Carriage House East, which houses 2,000, was a for-profit property until Glick restructured ownership of the complex in 2016 to give it a social service mission.
Median household incomes have dropped in a full third of Indianapolis ZIP codes since 2000. Inequality is growing across the city.
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana plans to use the grant from the State Department of Health to deliver nutritious food in areas of Indiana with large populations of people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.