Grants awarded to organizations that support and empower women and girls
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, recently awarded grants to 15 local organizations totaling $289,830. Women’s Fund Advisory Board approved the grants for projects that align with the Fund’s mission to create options and opportunities for women and girls in Central Indiana.
Women’s Fund grants help women in poverty move to a lifetime of economic security by supporting projects and programs in the areas of caregiving, domestic violence and economic empowerment. Organizations receiving funding include:
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, CAFÉ ($25,000)— to support financial and employment coaching, as well as childcare, for women involved in Center for Working Families and Great Families 2020.
Exodus Refugee Immigration ($28,000)— for the Refugee Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program, which provides intensive case management, group trainings, women’s groups, integration activities, basic needs assistance and other services.
PACE ($28,000)— to support the Recovering for Empowerment Program, which provides justice-involved women with addiction recovery and relapse counseling through women-only support groups.
The Julian Center ($20,000)— will provide operating support to assist survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, self-sufficiency support, housing support, hospital response, legal services and referral services.
FULL GRANT RECIPIENT LIST BELOW.
Women’s fund of central indiana Grants
|Advocates for Children and Families||Girls RESPECT Program teaches middle school girls and special needs adults about safe relationships.||$10,000|
|Alternatives||Operating support for programs that help survivors of domestic and sexual violence.||$20,000|
|Assistance League of Indianapolis||Assault Survivor Kits for survivors of rape, other sexual assault and domestic violence.||$10,000|
|Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFÉ)||Childcare assistance and financial and employment coaching for women involved in Center for Working Families and Great Families 2020.||$25,000|
|Concord Center Association||Boots Program—financial assistance and monthly social/ support group for mothers, as well as expansion of the teen program.||$13,830|
|Dress for Success Indianapolis||Getting Jobs and Building Careers Program, which promotes employment attainment and retention, career advancement, financial literacy and leadership opportunities.||$20,000|
|Exodus Refugee Immigration||Refugee Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program provides refugee women intensive case management, group trainings, women’s groups, integration activities, basic needs assistance and other services.||$28,000|
|Flanner House||Well on Your Way will strengthen business opportunities and health outcomes for black, female business owners.||$25,000|
|Girls Inc. of Johnson County||Operating support to increase community-based partnerships, services to girls in low-income communities, evidence-based curricula, scholarship assistance and agency revenue.||$28,000|
|Indiana Community Action Association||Implementation of Centering Women in Policy Change: Equal Pay Policy Agenda to pursue policy recommendations contained in the 2017 report “Wages, Wealth and Poverty: Where Hoosier Women Stand and Ways Our State Can Close the Gaps.”||$20,000|
|Little Red Door Cancer Agency||Boutique Services provides wigs, breast prostheses and bras to women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies due to breast cancer.||$12,000|
|PACE||Recovering for Empowerment Program provides justice-involved women with addiction recovery and relapse counseling through women-only support groups.||$28,000|
|Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky||Evidence-Based Sexuality Education programming at residential facilities serving justice-involved women, pregnant/parenting teens, survivors of domestic violence and women struggling with addictions, as well as to girls in high school and at outreach events.||$15,000|
|Prevail||Operating support will provide services to Hamilton County survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.||$15,000|
|The Julian Center||Operating support for assistance to survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and their children, including: crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, self-sufficiency support, housing support, hospital response, legal services and referral services.||$20,000|