Funding Collaboration Awards $2.8 Million for Marion County Summer Youth Programs

The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of 10 local and national partners, announced that grants totaling $2,886,669 will be awarded to 165 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County youth. The grants will fund 207 summertime programs, activities and experiences for more than 93,000 individuals ages 4-24.

Summer Youth Program Fund continues to align its grant-making strategy with the summer youth jobs program, Project Indy, created by Mayor Joe Hogsett. In addition to summer youth employment, the funding collaborative also supported activities and programs such as, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education, athletics and skills training. A few of the programs funded in 2018 include:

  • East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center Inc.— ($33,000) Summer Days for Youth 2018
  • D.R.E.A.M. Alive Inc.— ($23,700) Bridge Internship Program
  • La Plaza— ($8,000) Leadership Institute for Latino Youth and ($42,000) Summer Discovery
  • Felege Hiywot Center Inc.— ($35,000) Develop Youth STEAM Educators Through Summer and Year-long Farm Work
  • TRUST CORP/Indianapolis Housing Agency— ($33,000) PRIDE Summer Program

A full list of grant recipients can be found below.

Founded in 1995 by The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Lilly Endowment Inc., the Summer Youth Program Fund was the first funding collaborative dedicated to summer youth programs in the United States. Since 1995, the collaborative has contributed more than $48 million in general operating and capital support to Marion County organizations that provide summertime programs that enrich the lives of young people and strengthen Indianapolis neighborhoods.

The 2018 funding partners include: Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.; Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; City of Indianapolis DMD; 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 here.

Summer Youth Program Fund 2018 Grants
Adult and Child Mental Health Center Kamp Kool $16,000
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc. Summer Youth Vocational Leadership Equine Program $4,500
All Souls Unitarian Church Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School at All Souls $14,000
American Diabetes Association, Indiana American Diabetes Association Camp John Warvel $15,000
Angels & Doves Inc. Gearing for Graduation $1,995
Art With a Heart Inc. Pattern $26,000
ArtMix Urban Artisans $41,500
Asante Children’s Theatre Inc. Prep4Life $10,500
AYS Inc. Camp AYS’ Summer of Service $10,000
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp and Advanced American Seminar $5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Indiana Adult-to-Youth Mentoring Program $7,500
Bosma Industries for the Blind Student Training and Employment Program $5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Finish Line Club 2018 Summer Program $17,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Keenan-Stahl Club 2018 Summer Program $17,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis LeGore Club 2018 Summer Program $15,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Lilly Club 2018 Summer Program $15,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Raymond Park Club 2018 Summer Program $8,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Stonybrook Club 2018 Summer Program $6,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Wheeler-Dowe Club 2018 Summer Program $17,000
Brave Camps Inc. BraveCamp Indianapolis $5,500
Breeding Tabernacle CME Church Inc. Breeding Tabernacle Summer Youth Outreach Camp $6,000
Brightwood Community Center SPARKS Summer Enrichment Camp $11,000
Broadway United Methodist Church JSP Roving Youth Corps $21,000
Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People Camp Healing Tree $8,000
Brookside Community Development Corporation Summer Play Program $10,000
Burmese American Community Institute Career Pathways and Professional Development Program $17,000
Burmese American Community Institute Upward College Summer Program 2018 $16,500
Butler University Jordan College of the Arts Butler Community Arts School summer programs $9,500
Camptown Inc. Wilderness Summer $31,000
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Holy Family Shelter Summer Youth Program $15,280
Catholic Charities Indianapolis NYO Summer Enrichment Program $12,000
Catholic Youth Organization, Camp Rancho Framasa Inclusive Summer Camp $16,000
Centro Familiar Vida Nueva Descubriendo Indy 2018 $10,500
Children’s Bureau Inc. Children’s Bureau Summer Enrichment Program $14,000
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Inc. StarPoint Program $13,500
Christamore House Inc. Learn, Lead and Discover Summer Camp 2018 $19,500
Christel House Academy Inc. CHASE (Christel House Academy Summer Enrichment) $5,000
Circle City Frontiers Club Inc. Winning Experiences $7,500
Classical Music Indy Inc. Music Unites Summer Youth Enhancement Programming $2,000
Claude McNeal’s Musical Training Program Performing Arts Camp $8,000
Coburn Place Safe Haven II School’s Out Summer Camp at Coburn Place $10,000
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside Inc. Teen Leadership and Career Development Camp $43,000
Community Health Network Foundation Camp Erin Indy $6,000
Community Life Line Christian Church Blossom Program $5,500
Concord Center Association Inc. Fun Adventures Inspire Learning: A Project-Based Summer Day Camp $40,500
D.R.E.A.M. Alive Inc. Bridge Internship Program $23,700
Damar Services Inc. Damar Summer Camp $10,000
Dance Kaleidoscope DK Summer Residency $4,000
Dayspring Center Camp Discovery 2018 $9,000
Diabetic Youth Foundation of Indiana 2018 Camp Until A Cure $15,000
DirectEmployers Foundation STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Program $9,000
Dyslexia Institute of Indiana Camp Delafield $9,000
Early Learning Indiana Summer Health and Water Safety Program $5,000
Earth Charter Indiana A Youth Power Indiana Summer $11,000
East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center Inc. Summer Days for Youth 2018 $33,000
Eastern Star Jewel Human Services Corporation Jewel Summer Enrichment Camp $13,500
Edna Martin Christian Center Leadership & Legacy Summer Youth Program 2018 $29,000
Englewood Christian Church DayStar Summer School Ager Program $7,000
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries Inc. Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center $6,000
Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education Inc. Inspiring Scholars 2018 $31,000
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek FLIP Employment Program $35,000
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek Letting Off STEAM $15,000
Felege Hiywot Center Inc.  Develop Youth STEAM Educators Through Summer and Year-long Farm Work $35,000
Fight For Life Foundation Inc. Seal the Deal $5,000
First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church Inc. First Samuel Summer Enrichment Camp $10,000
Flanner House of Indianapolis Inc. Flanner House 5 Focus Summer Camp $42,000
Footlite Musicals Inc. 2018-19 Footlite Summer Program $2,000
Freetown Village Inc. Freetown Village Summer Camp $28,000
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Earn a Bike Program $7,500
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Summer Youth Employment $3,000
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Inc. Girl Scout Day Camp $7,500
Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis Strong, Smart and Bold Summer Camp $20,000
Great Commission Church of God Summer Empowerment Camp $22,000
Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Summer Youth Academy $3,600
Groundwork Indy Inc. Green Team and GroundCorp Summer Program $44,500
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Inc. 2018 Summer Camp $36,000
Harrison Center for the Arts Summer Academe $16,000
Hawthorne Social Service Association Inc. Summer Camp $39,000
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County Summer Support Activities $4,500
Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County ACTION Center Girls Conference $3,000
Health and Science Innovations Young Innovators Quest Summer Program $12,000
Hear Indiana Hear Indiana Listening & Spoken Language Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children $9,000
Hemophilia of Indiana Inc. Camp Brave Eagle $5,000
Hispanic/Latino Minority Health Coalition Greater of Indianapolis Your Life. Your Story. Latino Youth Summit $5,000
Hoosier Burn Camp Inc. Hoosier Burn Camp Summer Camp $4,500
Horizons at St. Richard’s Horizons Summer Academic & Enrichment Program $60,000
Iibada Dancer’s Inc. The Art of Movement: From Studio to Stage $9,500
Indiana Deaf Camp Foundation Inc. Indiana Deaf Children’s Camp $6,000
Indiana Amateur Baseball Association Indy RBI Youth Baseball $6,000
Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church The Hope Project $3,200
Indiana Black Expo Inc. Opportunity Zone Career Exploration Program $17,500
Indiana Golf Foundation Inc. The First Tee of Indiana $5,000
Indiana Latino Institute ILI Summer Internship Program $11,500
Indiana Latino Institute Project Stepping Stone of Indiana $5,000
Indiana Performing Arts Centre Inc. Summer Youth Theatre Camp $9,000
Indiana State Museum Foundation Inc. Summer Camps $8,000
Indiana University Foundation Camp Yes And: An Improv Summer Camp for Teens on the Autism Spectrum and Educators $6,000
Indiana University Foundation Girls STEM Institute $4,500
Indiana University Foundation Herron School of Art and Design Youth Art Camp $8,000
Indiana University Foundation Literacy with iPads for K-3 Youth $24,000
Indiana Writers Center Building a Rainbow $11,500
Indianapolis Algebra Project Inc. Indianapolis Algebra Project Summer Math Program $58,000
Indianapolis Art Center ArtReach $15,500
Indianapolis Ballet Inc. Ballet Summer Camps $5,000
Indianapolis Children’s Choir Summer Music Education Programming $7,000
Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc. Summer Enrichment $3,000
Indianapolis Museum of Art Summer Camps at Newfields $2,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Camp Gather $12,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Everyone Swims $11,500
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Indy Urban Acres $10,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Indy Youth Achievers $9,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Lifeguard Training Program $10,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Summer Food Mobile Units $10,500
Indianapolis Soap Box Derby Association Inc. Inner City Youth Racing League Program $6,500
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation Summer Reading Program $11,500
Jackson Center for Conductive Education Jackson Center Summer Camp $3,500
Jameson Inc. Jameson Overnight Summer Camp $30,000
Julian Center Inc. Julian Center Summer Enrichment Program $10,000
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc. 2018 Youth Tree Team $12,000
Kids Dance Outreach Inc. Kids Dance Outreach Summer Session $12,000
La Plaza Inc. Leadership Institute for Latino Youth $8,000
La Plaza Inc. Summer Discovery $42,000
Latino/a Youth Collective of Indiana Inc. The Athena Academy for Media Arts, Science & Technology $12,500
Lawrence United Methodist Church Lawrence Summer/Winter Kids Camp $4,500
Lawrence United Methodist Church Lawrence Youth Corps $7,000
Like a Lion Inc. Like a Lion Summer Camp $4,000
Lillian Davis Foundation Summer Enrichment Program – Building to Acquire New Knowledge (B.A.N.K.) $7,500
Little Red Door Cancer Agency Camp Little Red Door $8,500
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana Lutherwood Summer Program $17,000
LYN House Inc. Express Yourself Camps $2,800
Marian University Marian University STEM Summer Camps $8,500
Marian University Summer Learning Institute $44,000
Marion County Commission on Youth Youth Working for Indy (YWFI) $163,000
Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center Indianapolis Incorporated Read to Lead Summer Enrichment Program $28,500
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center Time Travelers Summer Day Camp $38,500
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township Camp Discovery $7,500
Montessori Educational Charity M2STEM Summer Camp $6,000
Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc. Lead Changes Summer Program $2,500
MSD of Lawrence Township Foundation Inc. Lawrence Township Performing Arts Camp (LTPAC) $7,500
Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp $7,500
Music for All Inc. Music for All Summer Symposium: IPS and Marion County Initiative $10,000
National Association of Black Accountants Greater Indianapolis Chapter Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) $5,500
National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis Inc. Summer Youth Tennis Program $10,000
New Beginnings New Beginnings Zoom Zoom $7,500
Nine 13 INC. Kids Riding Bikes Summer Programs $7,500
Noble Inc. Noble Day Camps $7,000
Northside New Era Community Outreach Corporation SON Shiner’s Character Summer Day Camp $10,000
Nu Heights Academy Nu Heights Hollywood $5,500
Oasis Christian CDC M.U.S.T.A.R.D Seed Group $12,000
Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy Outdoor Youth Exploration Academy Summer Program $7,500
Paramount School of Excellence STEAM – Success Through Education Agriculture and Mentoring $7,500
Partnerships for Lawrence Inc. Summer Art Camp $12,000
Patachou Foundation Inc. Hands-On Food Exploration & Nutritional Education $3,000
Pathway to the Future Learning Center Inc. Training Youth for Success $51,000
Peace Learning Center Peacebuilders Camp $30,000
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis Strings & Jazzy Things Summer Music Camp $15,000
ProAct Community Partnerships Inc. Summer Service Learning Camp $7,500
Purdue University Purdue Extension-Marion County Summer Camp Enhancement Program $7,500
Purdue University Teens as Teachers $8,000
Saint Florian Center Inc. Firefighters Youth Employment $20,000
Saint Florian Center Inc. Leadership Development Summer Camp $30,000
School on Wheels Corp It’s a WRAP! (Writing, Reading, Art and Performance) $9,000
Second Helpings Inc. Providing Supplemental Meals for Summer Youth Programs $6,000
Share-LT Share Student Group Summer Enrichment Camp $6,000
Shepherd Community Inc. Summer EXCEL $21,794
Shepherd Community Inc. YLIFe $17,500
SHEroes Inc. SHEroe Swimming classes $7,000
Social Health Association of Indiana Summer Youth LIVE! Initiative $20,000
Southeast Community Services Southeast Community Services (SECS) Summer STEAM 2018 $17,000
Speedway Baptist Church Speedway Baptist Summer Heroes $8,500
Starfish Inc. Starfish Summer Game Plan for Growth $11,000
STEM Connection Summer Programming 2018 $12,500
Stop the Violence Indianapolis Inc. The TALKS – Identifying The Mirror In ME $9,500
Storytelling Arts of Indiana Summer Storytelling Performances $5,500
Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis Inc. SYO 2018 $5,500
T R U S T CORP/Indianapolis Housing Agency PRIDE Summer Program $33,000
TeenWorks (formerly Pro 100) TeenWorks Summer Employment Program $55,000
The American Foundation for Preventive Medicine Forever-Fit Summer Camp $13,000
The John H. Boner Community Center Excellence, Discovery and Growth through Education (EDGE) $20,000
The John H. Boner Community Center Preparing, Achieving and Caring for Tomorrow (PACT) $25,000
The Oaks Academy Camp Oaks $10,000
The Recovery High School at Fairbanks Inc. Summer of Hope $15,000
The Salvation Army Hidden Falls Camp $5,000
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Summer Adventures Day Camp $2,500
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Fountain Square “Fit Kids” Summer Day Camp $4,000
The Sanctuary Outreach Inc. Reach Out Summer Enhancement Camp $7,500
Trinity House Academy Inc. Summer Academy 2018 $6,500
Urban Jamm Babies Inc. Summer Dance Workshop Sessions I-IV $4,500
Wayne Township Education Foundation Science Summer Safari $6,000
Westminster Neighborhood Services Inc. Westminster Youth Services Summer Program $20,000
Young Actors Theatre Young Actors Theatre Summer $8,000
Young Audiences of Indiana Inc. ArtForce $7,500
Young Audiences of Indiana Inc. Inspiring Scholars $16,500
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Arlington YMCA Day Camp $5,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Baxter YMCA Day Camp $3,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Benjamin Harrison YMCA Day Camp $3,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Early Learners Kinder Academy $6,500
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Flat Rock River YMCA Camp $10,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Irsay YMCA Day Camp $4,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Jordan YMCA Day Camp $3,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Jordan YMCA Day Camp at Camp Eagle $3,500
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Laurelwood YMCA Summer Camp Program $8,800
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Ransburg YMCA Summer Day Camp $5,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis Turning Points/From Day 1 $9,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Summer Camp in Pike Township $4,000
Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Indianapolis YMCA Summer Camp in Wayne Township $4,000
Zion Hill M. B. Church Inc. Zion Hill Summer Enrichment Program $20,000
  TOTALS: $2,886,669


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