$2.6 Million Awarded in Marion County for Summer Youth Programs

Grants from funding collaborative, Summer Youth Program Fund, will serve 58,212 local youth

The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of 11 local and national partners, will provide $2,629,279 in grants to support youth summer programs at 172 not-for-profit organizations in Marion County. The grants will fund 204 summertime programs, activities and experiences for more than 58,212 area children ages 4 to 19—many of which are free, low-cost or have scholarships available.

Marion County youth will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of camps, acquire employment, enhance their academics, engage with the arts and enjoy other summer activities, because of these grants. A few of the 204 programs include:

  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis—Summer Academy
  • Burmese American Community Institute—Upward College Summer Program
  • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes—Earn-A-Bike program
  • Indiana Black Expo—Opportunity Zone Summer Program
  • La Plaza—Summer Discovery and Leadership Institute for Latino Youth
  • Saint Florian Center—summer camp and employment training led by local firefighters
  • School on Wheels Corporation—It’s a WRAP (writing, reading, art and performance)
  • Stop the Violence Indianapolis – The “TALKS” Identifying The Mirror in Me
  • Young Actors Theatre—Summer theatre programming

A full list of grantees and awards is located at the bottom of this page. 

The 2017 funding partners include: Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.; Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; City of Indianapolis DMD; Eli Lilly and Company Foundation; Indiana University Health; Kroger Central Division; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; The Clowes Fund Inc.; The Indianapolis Foundation and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.

Learn more about the Summer Youth Program Fund.


grants made through SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM FUND in 2017

 Amount Awarded
100 Black Men of Indianapolis Inc. 100 Black Men of Indianapolis Summer Academy $51,000.00
Adult and Child Mental Health Center Kamp Kool $16,000.00
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc. Summer Youth Vocational Leadership Equine Program $4,750.00
All Souls Unitarian Church Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School at All Souls $8,500.00
American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association Camp John Warvel $14,000.00
Art With a Heart Inc. Drawing The Line $23,000.00
ArtMix Urban Artisans $18,000.00
Asante Children’s Theatre Inc. Prep4Life $10,500.00
AYS Inc. Eagle Creek Week $3,500.00
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp & Senior Seminar $4,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Indiana Adult-to-Youth Mentoring Program $6,500.00
Big Car Media Building with Big Car $4,500.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Finish Line Club 2017 BGCI Summer Program $16,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Keenan-Stahl Club 2017 Summer Program $16,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Lilly Club 2017 Summer Program $14,500.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis LeGore Club 2017 Summer Program $14,500.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Wheeler-Dowe Club 2017 Summer Program $14,500.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Liberty Park Club 2017 BGCI Summer Program $6,500.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Stonybrook Club 2017 BGCI Summer Program $6,000.00
Brightwood Community Center SPARK Summer Program $10,300.00
Broadway United Methodist Church JSP Roving Youth Corps $17,000.00
Brookside Community Development Corporation Summer Play Program $1,500.00
Burmese American Community Institute Upward College Summer Program $19,000.00
Butler University Jordan College of the Arts Butler Community Arts School Summer Programs $11,500.00
Calvary Temple Assembly of God Olympians’ Road Trip $6,000.00
Camptown Inc. Summer Adventures $31,500.00
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Inc. NYO Summer Enrichment Program $9,500.00
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Holy Family Shelter Summer Camp $12,750.00
Catholic Youth Organization, Camp Rancho Framasa Inclusive Summer Camp Program $7,000.00
Central Indiana Youth for Christ City Life Summer Work and Leadership Program $3,000.00
Centro Familiar Vida Nueva Decscubriendo Indy $7,500.00
Children’s Bureau Inc. Children’s Bureau Summer Enrichment Program $14,500.00
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Inc. StarPoint Program $12,500.00
Christamore House Inc. The Legacy Continues Summer Camp $27,000.00
Christel House Academy Inc. CHASE (Christel House Academy Summer Enrichment) $5,500.00
Circle City Frontiers Club Inc. A Winning Experience $7,500.00
Claude McNeal’s Musical Training Program Performing Arts Camp $10,500.00
Coburn Place Safe Haven II Enhanced Summer Break Services at Coburn Place $8,000.00
Community Alliance Of The Far Eastside Inc. CAFE Teen Leadership and Career Development Camp $26,500.00
Community Health Network Foundation Community Healing Hearts- Youth Bereavement Services: Camp Erin $6,000.00
Community Life Line Christian Church The Blossom Program $3,000.00
Concord Center Association Inc. Summer F.A.I.L (Fun Adventures Inspire Learning) $40,500.00
Damar Services Inc. Damar Summer Camp $12,100.00
Dance Kaleidoscope DK Summer Residency $3,500.00
Dayspring Center Camp Discovery $9,000.00
Diabetic Youth Foundation of Indiana Camp Until A Cure $14,000.00
DirectEmployers Foundation STEM YES! (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Youth Enhancement Summer) Program $8,000.00
Early Learning Indiana Summer Health and Water Safety Program $5,000.00
Earth Charter Indiana A Youth Power Indiana Summer $9,000.00
East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center Inc. Summer Days for Youth $26,000.00
Edna Martin Christian Center Leadership and Legacy Summer Program $31,500.00
Englewood Christian Church DayStar Summer School Ager Program $5,000.00
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries Inc. Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center $6,250.00
Summer Advantage USA Inspiring Scholars $63,000.00
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center At Crooked Creek Letting off STEAM program $18,500.00
Felege Hiywot Center Inc. STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Music) Experience Through Farming $23,500.00
First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church Inc. First Samuel Summer Enrichment Camp $8,500.00
Flanner House of Indianapolis Inc. Flanner House 5 Focus Summer Camp $45,000.00
Fletcher Place Community Center Inc. Art in the City $6,250.00
Footlite Musicals Inc. Footlite Summer Youth Program $2,000.00
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center Summer Camp $37,500.00
Freetown Village Inc. “It Takes a Village” Summer Camp $27,500.00
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Summer Earn-A-Bike Program $9,000.00
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Inc. Girl Scout Day Camp $7,500.00
Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp $14,000.00
Girls Rock! Indianapolis Summer Rock Camp $5,000.00
Great Commission Church of God Young Men Inc. Summer Empowerment Camp $14,000.00
Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Summer Youth Academy $2,500.00
Groundwork Indy Inc. Green Team Summer Program $26,000.00
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Inc. Summer Camp $40,000.00
Harrison Center for the Arts Summer Academe $16,000.00
Hawthorne Community Center Hawthorne Summer Day Camp $44,500.00
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County The ACTION Health Center Youth Program $3,000.00
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County Summer Support Activities $3,000.00
Health and Science Innovations Young Innovators Quest $12,000.00
Hear Indiana Listening and Spoken Language Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children $8,000.00
Hemophilia of Indiana Inc. Camp Brave Eagle $5,000.00
Hispanic/Latino Minority Health Coalition Greater of Indianapolis Your Life. Your Story. Latino Youth Summit $5,000.00
Hoosier Burn Camp Inc. Hoosier Burn Camp $2,500.00
Horizons at St. Richard’s Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School $56,000.00
Iibada Dancer’s Inc. The Art of Movement: From the Studio to the Stage $9,000.00
Indiana Deaf Camp Foundation Inc. Indiana Deaf Children’s Camp $6,000.00
Play Ball Indiana Indy RBI Youth Baseball $4,500.00
Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church The Hope Project $3,200.00
Indiana Black Expo Inc. Opportunity Zone Summer Youth Employment Program $5,000.00
Indiana Latino Institute Summer Internship Program $14,000.00
Indiana Performing Arts Centre Inc. Summer Youth Theatre Camp $8,500.00
Indiana School for the Deaf Willard Summer Program $6,000.00
Indiana State Museum Foundation Inc. Indiana State Museum Summer Camps $10,500.00
Indiana University Literacy with iPads for K-3 Youth $34,000.00
Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design Youth Art Camp $9,000.00
Indiana University Summer Experience in Sustainability & the Environment (SESE) $7,000.00
Indiana University Girls STEM Institute $4,500.00
Indiana University Camp Yes And: A Summer Improv Camp for Teens on the Autism Spectrum and Teachers $3,500.00
Indiana Writers Center Building a Rainbow $12,000.00
Indianapolis Algebra Project Inc. Indianapolis Algebra Project Summer Math Program $71,000.00
Indianapolis Art Center ArtReach $15,000.00
Indianapolis Ballet Inc. Ballet Summer Camps $5,000.00
Indianapolis Children’s Choir Summer Music Education Programming $7,000.00
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis Summer Enrichment $2,500.00
Indianapolis Museum of Art Inc. Summer Camps $2,000.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Camp Gather $12,000.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Lifeguard Training Program $10,000.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Indy Urban Acres Summer Program $9,500.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Indy Youth Achievers $9,000.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Everyone Swims $9,000.00
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Summer Food Mobile Units $9,000.00
Indianapolis Soap Box Derby Association Inc. Inner City Youth Racing League Program $7,500.00
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation Summer Reading Program $10,500.00
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc.  College Success Camps $11,000.00
Jackson Center for Conductive Education Jackson Center Summer Camp $3,500.00
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association Camp Riley $9,000.00
Jameson Inc. Jameson Summer Camp $23,000.00
Julian Center Inc. Therapeutic Summer Camp at Julian Center $7,500.00
Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization Indianapolis Summer Legal Institute $7,000.00
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc. Youth Tree Team Program $9,500.00
Kids Dance Outreach Inc. Summer Session $11,000.00
La Plaza Inc. Summer Discovery $34,500.00
La Plaza Inc. Leadership Institute for Latino Youth $8,000.00
Latino/a Youth Collective of Indiana Inc. The Athena Academy for Media Arts, Science & Technology $14,500.00
Lawrence United Methodist Church Lawrence Youth Corps $5,000.00
Life Line Community Center Youth Grow and Glow $1,500.00
Like a Lion Inc. Like a Lion Summer Camp $500.00
Lillian Davis Foundation Building to Acquire Knowledge Summer Enrichment Camp $7,500.00
Little Red Door Cancer Agency Camp Little Red Door $8,500.00
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana Lutherwood Summer Program $9,500.00
LYN House Inc. Express Yourself Camps $2,500.00
Madame Walker Urban Life Center Kamp Kuumba $14,000.00
Marian University Summer Learning Institute $44,000.00
Marian University STEM Summer Camps $18,250.00
Marion County Commission on Youth Youth Working for Indy $110,000.00
Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center Indianapolis Inc. Read to Lead Summer Enrichment Program $27,500.00
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center Going Green the Summer of 2017 $45,000.00
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township Camp Discovery $7,500.00
Miracle Place Academic Olympics $5,000.00
Mission Indy Inc. Summer Program $3,500.00
Montessori Educational Charity M2STEM Summer Camp $6,500.00
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Camp Jeremiah $8,500.00
MSD of Lawrence Township Foundation Inc. Sunnyside Side by Side Enrichment Summer Camp $4,000.00
Murphy Mentoring Group Inc. U-Turn Mentoring/Male Youth Empowerment Program $1,000.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association 2017 MDA Summer Camp $7,500.00
Music for All Inc. Music for All Summer Symposium $10,000.00
National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis Inc. Summer Youth Tennis Program $12,250.00
New Beginnings New Beginnings Zoom Zoom $7,500.00
New Covenant Church & Ministries Inc. Multimedia In Focus 2017 Summer Media & Arts Camp $5,500.00
Nine 13 Inc. Kids Riding Bikes Summer Programs $9,500.00
Noble Inc. Noble Summer Day Camps $7,500.00
Nu Heights Academy Science City $5,000.00
Oasis Christian Community Development Center M.U.S.T.A.R.D Seed Group $9,500.00
Paramount School of Excellence STEAM – Success Through Education, Agriculture and Mentoring $15,000.00
Partnerships for Lawrence Inc. Summer Art Camp $11,500.00
Patachou Foundation Inc. Hands-On Food Exploration & Nutritional Education $2,500.00
Pathway Resource Center, Inc. Training Youth for Success (TYFS) $10,000.00
Peace Learning Center Peacebuilders Camp $28,000.00
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis Strings & Jazzy Things Summer Music Camp $15,000.00
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Services of Marion County Purdue Extension-Marion County Summer Camp $7,500.00
Purdue University (Purdue Cooperative Extension Services of Marion County) Teens As Teachers $4,879.00
Saint Florian Center Inc. Leadership Development Summer Camp $31,500.00
Saint Florian Center Inc. Firefighters Youth Employment $10,500.00
School on Wheels Corporation It’s a WRAP! (Writing, Reading, Art and Performance) $8,000.00
Second Helpings Inc. Providing supplemental meals for Summer Youth Programs $5,000.00
Senior Connects Corporation 2017 21st Century Skills Internship $23,000.00
Shepherd Community Center Inc. Summer EXCEL $15,000.00
Shepherd Community Center Inc. YLIFe $13,500.00
Social Health Association of Indiana Step Up for Kindness!™ & Communicating with And Respecting Each Other™ $17,500.00
Southeast Community Services Summer STEAM $22,500.00
Speedway Baptist Church Speedway Baptist Summer Heroes $6,500.00
Starfish Inc. Starfish Initiative Comprehensive Freshman Orientation Summer Program $7,500.00
STEM Connection Summer Programming 2017 $18,000.00
Stop the Violence Indianapolis Inc. The “TALKS – Identifying The Mirror In ME” $6,000.00
Storytelling Arts of Indiana Summer Storytelling Performances $5,500.00
Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis Inc.: Greenwood Indiana Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Grater Indianapolis $5,500.00
Indianapolis Housing Agency PRIDE Summer Program $27,500.00
TeenWorks (formerly Pro 100) TeenWorks Summer Employment Program $56,000.00
The American Foundation for Preventive Med Forever-Fit Summer Camp $11,000.00
The John H. Boner Community Center Preparing, Achieving and Caring for Tomorrow (PACT) $16,500.00
The John H. Boner Community Center Excellence, Discovery and Growth through Education (EDGE) $12,000.00
The Oaks Academy Camp Oaks $6,000.00
The Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center Summer of Wonder Programs $9,000.00
The Salvation Army Hidden Falls Camp $5,000.00
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Fountain Square Day Camp $4,500.00
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Summer Adventures Day Camp $2,500.00
The Sanctuary Outreach Inc. Reach Out Summer Enhancement Camp $5,500.00
Trinity House Academy Inc. THA Summer Academy 2017 $6,000.00
Wayne Township Education Foundation Science Summer Safari $6,000.00
Westminster Neighborhood Services Inc. WNS K-8 Summer Program $15,000.00
Young Actors Theatre Theatre Arts Summer Program $8,500.00
Young Audiences of Indiana Inc. Inspiring Scholars $21,000.00
Young Audiences of Indiana Inc. ArtForce $6,000.00
Young Life: Fishers Indiana Summer Camp $3,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Flat Rock River YMCA Camp $9,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Laurelwood YMCA Summer Camp Program $8,800.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Turning Points/From Day 1 Summer Institute $7,500.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Ransburg YMCA Summer Day Camp $5,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Summer Day Camp at Benjamin Harrison YMCA $4,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Day Camp at Arlington Elementary $4,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Summer Day Camp in Wayne Township $4,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Early Learners Kinder Academy $4,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Pike YMCA Day Camp Program $4,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Jordan YMCA Summer Day Camp at Eagle Creek $3,500.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Summer Day Camp at Jordan YMCA $3,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Day Camp at Baxter $3,000.00
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay $3,000.00
Zion Hill M. B. Church Inc. Zion Summer Enrichment Program $13,000.00
  TOTAL: $2,629,279.00



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