Senior-Serving Organizations Receiving $746,566 from Central Indiana Senior Fund

Grants support transportation, health, independence and cultural opportunities for seniors.

More than 30 senior-serving not-for-profit organizations will receive a total of $746,566 in grants from Central Indiana Senior Fund, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The Senior Fund advisory board selects organizations that alleviate barriers and create opportunities for a growing senior population in Central Indiana.

Senior Fund focuses its support on organizations and projects that align with one or more of the Fund’s priority areas, indicated by research as the areas of need for the aging population:

  • basic needs – food, transportation and shelter
  • health and wellness – illness prevention and overall wellness
  • living environment of choice – affordable housing, home care and safety
  • life-affirming opportunity – programs that utilize talents and increase social interactions among seniors in Central Indiana.

Among the 33 total organizations receiving funding from Senior Fund are:

  • Indianapolis Legal Aid Society ($40,000)—for free legal services to approximately 200, low-income Central Indiana seniors facing situations such as financial exploitation, consumer protection, landlord/tenant matters, code violations and end-of-life issues.
  • Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County ($25,000)—will support Reaching Resources, which connects seniors with programs and services to improve their quality of life, prevent isolation and help maintain independence. The program, launched earlier this year with seed funding from Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate, aggregates up-to-date information about senior-serving programs throughout Hamilton County making it easy for seniors to get the help they need with one call to one place.
  • Johnson County Senior Services ($25,000)—for EXTRA Mile, which provides free, door-to-door transportation for medical and non-medical appointments in the mostly rural Johnson County. Funding will expand services for 200 more seniors.

Central Indiana Senior Fund 2017 Grants
American National Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness & Relief for Central Indiana Seniors $15,000
Butler University Music First: Researching non-pharmacological interventions for dementia treatment $25,000
Cancer Support Community – Central Indiana, Inc. Support services for seniors with cancer and their families $25,000
Christamore House Christamore Seniors Program $25,000
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions Annual support $40,000
Connect2Help Annual support $40,000
Dance Kaleidoscope Sharing My Story – Seniors with Alzheimer’s stories expressed through dance $6,000
Edna Martin Christian Center Martindale Brightwood Senior Legacy Project $25,000
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek Recycled Teenagers Senior Program $17,500
Fletcher Place Community Center Golden Age Program – nutritional food for seniors $5,000
Gennesaret Free Clinic Dental Care for Vulnerable Marion County Seniors $20,000
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Inc. Home Repairs & Mobility Assistance $25,000
Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. Combating Social Isolation, Poverty and Obesity in Older Adults $40,000
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Creative Aging through music $3,200
Indianapolis Housing Agency TRUST Corp. Senior Communities Housekeeping Program $25,000
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Inc. Legal Aid for Low Income Seniors $40,000
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) Essential Home Repair Loan Program $25,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Indy Parks Seniors on the Move $20,000
Johnson County Senior Services Transportation services for seniors $25,000
Martin Luther King Community Center Senior Enrichment Program $25,000
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana General operating support $25,000
Morgan County Connect Transportation services for seniors $25,000
NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation Five Year Sustainability and Growth Program $25,000
PrimeLife Enrichment, Inc. Marketing/outreach $20,000
Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County Reaching Resources – case management services in Hamilton County $25,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Home delivered groceries $25,000
Southeast Community Services Florence Fay School Senior Apartments Activities Program $25,000
The Athenaeum Pops Orchestra, Inc. Musical outreach program $5,000
The Salvation Army Services and permanent housing for senior survivors of domestic violence $25,000
Tmp Enterprises (Joy’s House) General operating support for adult day services $40,000
United Way of Central Indiana Winter Assistance Fund $10,000
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Ransburg YMCA Active Older Adults Program $24,866
  TOTAL AWARDED   $746,566

Learn more about Central Indiana Senior Fund here.

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