Board members for The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the allocation of $2,325,000 to 52 organizations as part of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. Award amounts range from $10,000 to $100,000.
The grant program is funded from public resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis City-County Council. At the request of the City-County Council in April 2013, The Indianapolis Foundation entered into a contract with the City of Indianapolis to manage its grant program.
The Community Crime Prevention Grant Program 2018 allocations aligned with the Office of Public Health and Safety’s Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership, and priority was given to organizations and programs that effectively met specific criteria:
- prevent violent crimes among residents;
- serve African American males ages 14-24 in high crime areas;
- provide intervention or prevention services to adults or youth currently interacting with the criminal justice system;
- improve neighborhood safety within Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s patrol districts through community mobilization efforts to reduce or prevent crime in a specific geographical area;
- partner with public agencies to help prevent crime.
Among the 2018 grant recipients are:
- Central Indiana Youth for Christ—$33,600 will support the organization’s Marion County juvenile re-entry program.
- Community Action of Greater Indianapolis— A $25,000 award will provide life skills, job readiness services and leadership development training for opportunity youth, ages 18-24 who are not enrolled, enlisted or employed.
- Edna Martin— A $40,000 grant supports the Reconnecting to Indy Program (R.I.P.) and Losing Your Past to Start Your Future programs, which provide education and training for justice involved youth.
- Eskenazi Health Foundation—A $100,000 grant supports a collaboration between IndyHeart Beat and Prescription for Hope that will provide services and interventions to individuals and families affected by violent crime and aims to reduce crime through outreach and education in the community.
- Paws and Think— $18,000 supports the Youth-Canine program for justice-involved youth in Marion County.
- Eclectic Soul VOICES Corporation—A $50,000 award supports the Power and Promise Youth Leadership Training and Peer Mentoring programs which offers life skills for justice-involved youth.
“The grants awarded today support neighborhood-based organizations who provide the education, mentorship, and access to opportunities that strike at the root causes of violent crime,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Over the last three years we have worked diligently with the City-County Council to nearly double the amount of funding we are dedicating to our community violence reduction efforts. This grant program is a key component of that strategy, helping us to better support grassroots groups working to create safer neighborhoods and a more united Indianapolis.”
COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION Grants
|B.U.I.L.D. Believers United In Local Development||Re-entry; workforce training, and education for 16-24 yrs.||$36,000|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana||Youth mentoring for at-risk, high-risk, and juvenile justice-involved||$24,000|
|Bloom Project, Inc||Project King- mentoring||$16,000|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis||Evening Reporting Centers (ERC)- community based programming for justice-involved youth||$36,000|
|Brookside Community Church of Indianapolis, Inc||Adult Re-entry Program||$48,000|
|Central Indiana Youth for Christ||Pre and Post Release programming for Justice-involved Youth||$33,600|
|Child Advocates, Inc||Educational liaison supports and mentoring for foster children||$40,000|
|Community Action of Greater Indianapolis||Life skills, job readiness services and leadership development training for Opportunity youth||$25,000|
|Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc||Pre and Post release; reentry services for adults||$56,000|
|Community Solutions Inc.||Marion County Reentry Coalition Supports||$100,000|
|Dove Recovery House for Women, Inc||Substance use and mental health support for women in recovery||$40,000|
|Eclectic Soul VOICES Corporation||Day-reporting services and life skills for juvenile justice-involved youth||$50,000|
|Edna Martin Christian Center||Education and training program for Justice-Involved Youth||$40,000|
|Eskenazi Health Foundation||Indy HeartBeat/Prescription for Hope Violence Reduction Program||$100,000|
|Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center||Strong Fathers: Education and employment as crime prevention and intervention strategies||$40,000|
|Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc||Skill development and training through Urban Farming||$40,000|
|Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana||Goodwill’s New Beginnings- workforce development for Re-entry||$65,000|
|Great Commission Church of God||Young Men, Inc. -Prevention & Mentoring||$10,000|
|Greater Indianapolis Literacy League||Literacy education for re-entry||$55,000|
|Groundwork Indy||Youth employment for Opportunity Youth||$50,000|
|Horizon House, Inc||Re-Entry services for homeless individuals||$40,000|
|Indiana Black Expo, Inc||Wrap-around supports for opportunity youth in Hawthorne Terrace and Beechwood Gardens public housing||$32,000|
|Indiana University Foundation||Impact analysis of comprehensive crime prevention strategies in Butler-Tarkington||$40,000|
|Indianapolis 10 Point Coalition||Violence reduction engagement||$30,000|
|Indianapolis Private Industry Counsel (EmployIndy)||Re-engagement centers for opportunity youth||$50,000|
|Indianapolis Urban League||Job Readiness & Employment for Re-entry||$50,000|
|Inner Beauty Program, Inc||Mentoring for justice-involved youth||$19,400|
|John P. Craine House, Inc||Work Release & supportive services for Women with preschool aged children||$40,000|
|Martin Luther King Community Center||Community-building, family support and engagement approach to crime prevention||$50,000|
|Murphy Mentoring Group, Inc||School-based youth mentoring for African American Males||$15,000|
|Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic||Legal Assistance and Expungement Services||$56,000|
|Neighborhood Self Employment Initiative of Indiana (Business Ownership Initiative)||ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi)||$40,000|
|PACE, Inc||Pre-release and post release services for citizens re-entry||$75,000|
|Pathway Resource Center, Inc||Crime Prevention awareness campaign, youth job readiness and employment||$40,000|
|Pathway to Recovery, Inc||Substance Use and housing for re-entry for men||$47,000|
|Paws and Think, Inc||Youth-Canine program for justice-involved youth in Marion County||$18,000|
|Peace Learning Center||Creating Cultures of Peace workshop||$50,000|
|Progress House, Inc||Substance Use and housing for re-entry for men.||$50,000|
|Second Helpings||Building Employment and Life Skills for reentry||$48,000|
|Shepherd Community, Inc||Community policing and opioid epidemic response||$40,000|
|Southside Youth Council (Reach For Youth)||Youth and family mental health support; Teen Court||$80,000|
|Step-Up, Inc||Pre-release and post-release re-entry services||$72,000|
|Stop the Violence Indianapolis, Inc||Youth Engagement Strategies to Reduce Violence||$30,000|
|TeenWorks||Teenworks Pro and summer youth employment program||$40,000|
|The Domestic Violence Network||Creating a culture of non-violence through violence prevention and healthy relationships education||$70,000|
|The John H. Boner Community Center, Inc||Pre-release and post-release re-entry services||$30,000|
|The Learning Tree LLC||Skills development and employment for youth||$20,000|
|Trusted Mentors||Adult mentoring; reentry and foster care for youth||$40,000|
|Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc||Residential treatment program serving women and their children||$75,000|
|Workforce, Inc||Workforce training, education and transitional employment for re-entry||$70,000|
|YMCA of Greater Indianapolis||Pre/Post Release for Justice Involved Youth||$50,000|
|Young Audiences Indiana||Art-based programming for incarcerated youth in Marion County jail||$13,000|