$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

Organization
project/program
 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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