Organizations receive support to provide services that empower women and girls
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a CICF fund, recently awarded grants to 14 local organizations totaling $241,500. These grants support projects that align with the mission of Women’s Fund to make this a community where all women and girls have an equitable opportunity to reach her full potential—no matter her place, race or identity.
Women’s Fund grants support projects and programs in the areas of caregiving, violence against women, girls, and economic mobility.
“Women’s Fund is committed to ensuring every woman and girl in our community is safe, emotionally healthy, and has the ability to financially care for herself and her family,” said Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director of Women’s Fund. “These grants help move toward that goal and give the organizations the power to help women and girls create future stories of success.”
A total of 14 organizations will receive funding, including:
Girls Incorporated of Indianapolis—$10,000 will support a new program model, resulting in a deeper impact by providing significantly more hours of programming to girls who will develop a meaningful relationship with a trusted adult.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana—$15,000 will support expansion of its Burmese and Chin girls programming to add an additional 25 participants from the north side of Indianapolis.
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)—$20,000 will provide critical repairs for homes owned by women with low- and moderate-incomes throughout Hamilton County.
MLK Center—$20,000 will support Black Girl Voice, an after-school and summer program for girls, ages 12-17, with a focus on black identity and empowerment, as well as youth-led conversations about sexual assault.
The Domestic Violence Network—$10,000 will support a self-sufficiency fund, which provides financial assistance for 175 domestic violence survivors and their children by helping to eliminate financial barriers preventing women from leaving an abusive situation.
Other funded organizations include: Center for Victim and Human Rights, Coburn Place Safe Haven, Dove Recovery House for Women, Edna Martin Christian Center, Fletcher Place Community Center, Girls Inc. of Shelbyville, Girls on the Run Central Indiana, Seeds of Hope, and Turning Point.
A full list of programs funded is available below
2019 WOMEN’S FUND OF CENTRAL INDIANA GRANTs
|Center for Victim and Human Rights||Operating support for free legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or human trafficking||$20,000|
|Coburn Place Safe Haven||Community housing and supportive services for domestic violence survivors, including more than 100 units of housing for survivors and their families||$20,000|
|Dove Recovery House for Women||Operating support for transitional and recovery program for women seeking to become free of substance-abuse||$20,000|
|Edna Martin Christian Center||Programs for women and girls, including Center for Working Families, after-school and summer programming for youth, and early childhood education||$20,000|
|Fletcher Place Community Center||REACH Early Learning Great Families Program||$20,000|
|Girl Scouts of Central Indiana||Expansion of program for Burmese/Chin girls||$15,000|
|Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis||Operating support to continue programming for girls ages 6-18 in Indianapolis||$10,000|
|Girls Inc. of
|Operating support to continue programming for girls ages 6-18 in Shelby County||$20,000|
|Girls on the Run Central Indiana||Expansion of running/self-esteem program into Marion County||$11,500|
|Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)||Critical repairs for homes owned by low- and moderate-income women in Hamilton County||$20,000|
|MLK Center||Black Girl Voice, a program focusing on black identity and empowerment, as well as youth-led conversations about sexual assault||$20,000|
|Seeds of Hope||Operating support for transitional and recovery program for women with addiction||$15,000|
|The Domestic Violence Network||Self-sufficiency fund for domestic violence survivors||$10,000|
|Turning Point||Services and domestic violence prevention programming for Johnson and Shelby counties||$20,000|