Grants Awarded – Week of June 11th, 2012

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • TO: Center for Native American Youth
    - to continue and expand the organization’s efforts to build a platform for national dialogues about American Indian youth issues, Indian Country outreach and a policy and resource agenda that promotes racial healing and improves access to opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native children. The funds will also be used to develop the organizations capacity.


The Goizueta Foundation

  • TO: Georgia Institute of Technology
    -to promote science, technology, engineering and math among Hispanic students.


Michigan Department of Human Services

  • TO: Ferris State University
    -for the Ferris Youth Initiative, a scholarship and mentoring program. The program is designed to increase higher education opportunities for low-income orphans or those who have aged out of the foster care system. The initiative teaches skills needed to live independently, connect socially and perform well academically through mentoring and offers a special scholarship for financial assistance.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

  • TO: Arizona Museum for Youth
    -to develop traveling exhibits that would go on multi-year tours across the nation. The museum will use the funding to continue work on an exhibit called Healthy Pet, Healthy Me, and then to create a larger traveling exhibit.



Kishwaukee United Way

Allocated $290,000 to 23 non-profit organizations.
-List of recipients and amounts allocated to each:

Voluntary Action Center - $44,500

4-C - $40,000

Hope Haven - $40,000

Family Service Agency - $25,000

Children’s Learning Center - $20,000

DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau - $22,000

Safe Passage - $14,400

Opportunity House - $13,500

Growing Place - $9,000

Kishwaukee Family YMCA - $7,500

American Red Cross - DeKalb County Chapter -  $7,200

CASA - $7,000

Prairie State Legal Services - $7,000

Elder Care Services - $6,750

Sycamore Child Care - $6,000

Children’s Home + Aid - $5,000

RAMP - $4,500

Ben Gordon Center - $4,400

DeKalb County Hospice - $2,500

Epilepsy Foundation - $2,500

Catholic Charities - $750

Pay-It-Forward House - $500


The Indianapolis Parks Foundation

Allocated $1.8 million in grants to 18 organizations as part of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program.
-List of recipients with amounts and stated purpose:

  • Dove Recovery House - $160,360
    -Residential program for women with substance abuse issues who are engaged in the Marion County Drug Treatment and Reentry Courts.
  • Fathers and Families Center - $150,000
    -Job readiness training, education, parenting classes and other supports for young fathers who are ex-offenders.
  • Forest Manor Multi-Service Center - $75,000
    -Mentorship, educational support and enrichment for young men ages 12-18 who have been in the juvenile system.
  • Hawthorne Social Service Association, Inc. - $100,000
    -Reentry, community engagement for ex-offenders living in the Near West neighborhood.
  • Indy Reads - $50,000
    -Literacy programs for pre-release men and women.
  • Marion County Probation Department - $72,000
    -Cognitive life skills and mentoring program for youth on probation who score moderate to high-risk on Indiana Risk Assessment System.
  • Martin Luther King Community Center - $63,780
    -Comprehensive supportive services for ex-offenders and their families.
  • Midwest Men of Integrity Inc. - $150,000
    -Transitional jobs for adult men and women who have been released within 120 days or on house arrest or work release.
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic - $98,500
    -Legal services for adults with criminal histories.
  • New Life Development Ministries - $150,000
    -Transitional jobs program for men with criminal histories.
  • PACE, Inc. - $100,000
    -Reentry wrap-around case management for adults with a felony conviction.
  • Peace Learning Center - $150,000
    -Peace intervention and reclaiming our youth programs for middle and high school students in the Indianapolis Public School system who are expelled or on probation.
  • Progress House - $100,000
    -Transitional housing and substance abuse recovery program for men.
  • Southside Youth Council, Inc. DBA Reach For Youth, Inc. - $50,000
    -Teen court diversion program for youth arrested for low-level offenses.
  • Step-Up, Inc. - $50,000
    -Pre-release group intervention and post-release case management for adult men.
  • Trusted Mentors Inc - $56,000
    -Mentoring program for male and female returning offenders.
  • Use What You�ve Got Prison Ministry - $94,360
    -Pre and post-release family support and case management services for men and women at STOP and Rockville who are six months pre-release.
  • Volunteers of America, Inc. - $150,000
    -Healing families therapeutic program for adult females under supervision who score moderate to high-risk on Indiana Risk Assessment System.