United Way awards $1.75 million to organizations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Morgan counties to help meet needs affected by pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) announced today it has awarded unrestricted grants totaling $1.75 million to human services organizations serving individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Morgan counties. These grants were made possible by support to UWCI from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grants build on relief efforts in these areas that were funded by a $3.5 million Lilly Endowment grant announced last year.
With this latest round of unrestricted grants, $5.25 million in total has been distributed to 90 organizations working in these counties of UWCI’s service area.
Workgroups comprising of UWCI community relations staff and county representatives, including staff of the counties’ community foundations, analyzed the needs in each area. Funding recommendations included food, housing, health, and transportation, mental health support for youth, families and seniors, and childcare and child/family safety programs.
“We are honored to receive funding from United Way of Central Indiana,” said Matt Wilson, executive director of the Boone County Mentoring Partnership. “This grant will be used to further engage youth and children in meaningful ways through mentoring, promote mental wellness with our mentors, mentees, and other young people in the community, and continue providing quality tutoring services that are helping students throughout the county improve academically.”
County Recipients and Grants
Boone County:
Boone County Mentoring Partnership – $40,000
The Cabin Counseling and Resource Center – $15,000
Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding – $20,000
Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center – $19,250
Watch Us Farm – $10,000
WAM (We All Matter) – $20,750
Witham Health Services Foundation – $40,000
Hamilton County:
Boys & Girls Club Noblesville – $20,000
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (to county food pantry providers) – $150,000
Grace Care Center – $100,000
Hamilton County Schools – Education Foundations for Hamilton Southeastern, Hamilton Heights, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, and Sheridan Community Schools – $300,000
Hamilton County Youth Assistance Programs – $90,000
Prevail of Central Indiana – $50,000
Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County – $90,000
Youth Mentoring Initiative – $20,000
Hancock County:
Children’s Bureau – $39,000
Hancock County Schools – Education Foundations for Eastern Hancock, Greenfield Central, Mt. Vernon and Southern Hancock – $40,000
Hancock County CASA – $10,000
Hancock County Child Advocacy Center dba Zoey’s Place Child Advocacy Center – $15,000
Hancock County Senior Services – $14,000
Healthy 365 – $37,500
The Landing Place – $11,500
Mental Health Partners of Hancock County – $8,000
Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County – $15,000
Hendricks County:
Family Promise of Hendricks County – $75,000
Hendricks County Schools – Education Foundations for Mill Creek, Brownsburg, Danville, Avon, Plainfield and North West Hendricks – $255,000
Susie’s Place Child Advocacy – $30,000
Sheltering Wings – $50,000
Morgan County:
Barbara B. Jordan YMCA – $55,000
Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County – $45,000
City Changers/One Place – $10,000
A Senior Retreat – $15,000
WellSpring Center – $40,000
TOTAL: $1,750,000




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