United Way of Central Indiana awards $8.3 million to 63 organizations for basic needs


United Way of Central Indiana announced it is awarding $8.3 million to 63 organizations to help them meet the basic needs of people and families across the region.

United Way’s Basic Needs Fund is designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors access food, housing, health care and transportation.

An 18-member committee of United Way board members, staff and community volunteers reviewed applications and selected the recipients, awarding grants ranging from $40,000 to $320,000.

“To achieve stability, people must first have their basic needs met,” said Mary Jones, United Way’s senior director of basic needs. “These funds support services that help people with life’s essentials.”

Organizations that received funding during this grant cycle serve people in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan and Putnam counties.

One of the organizations awarded funding is Stability First, a transitional housing nonprofit in Morgan County. Executive Director Rick Miller said the funding will enhance the nonprofit’s ability to help those struggling to gain stability in their lives.

“With individual growth plans focusing on a wholistic approach, we strive to provide the help and hope that so many are desperately needing,” Miller said. “We are extremely grateful to partner with the United Way of Central Indiana to positively impact our community.”

2022-2023 Basic Needs Fund grantees:

Alternatives Inc – $100,000

American Cancer Society – $40,000

The Arc of Greater Boone County, Inc. – $50,000

Boone County Senior Services, Inc. – $60,000

Bosma Enterprises – $60,000

Boys & Girls Club of Boone County – $80,000

Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville – $60,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis – $100,000

Burmese American Community Institute – $100,000

Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Inc. – $320,000

Christamore House, Inc. – $60,000

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions – $225,000

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside – $200,000

Concord Neighborhood Center – $125,000

Damien Center – $225,000

Easterseals Crossroads – $225,000

Edna Martin Christian Center – $225,000

Family Promise of Hendricks County – $100,000

Fathers and Families Center – $100,000

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center – $125,000

Firefly Children & Family Alliance – $320,000

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. – $225,000

Foster Success – $60,000

Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana – $225,000

Hancock County Senior Services – $60,000

Hawthorne Community Center – $175,000

Hendricks County Senior Services – $150,000

Horizon House, Inc. – $200,000

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. – $80,000

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. – $80,000

Indiana Youth Group – $125,000

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society – $125,000

Indianapolis Urban League – $200,000

John Boner Neighborhood Centers – $225,000

The Julian Center – $100,000

La Plaza, Inc. – $150,000

Little Red Door Cancer Agency – $150,000

Lutheran Child and Family Services – $150,000

Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative – $50,000

Martin Luther King Community Center – $175,000

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center – $200,000

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana – $175,000

Meals on Wheels of Hancock County – $50,000

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic – $40,000

New Hope of Indiana – $80,000

Noble, Inc. – $225,000

PrimeLife Enrichment – $50,000

Public Advocates in Community Re-Entry (PACE) – $100,000

Reach For Youth – $60,000

The Salvation Army Indiana – $320,000

Second Helpings – $225,000

Sheltering Wings – $150,000

Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County – $100,000

Southeast Community Services – $125,000

St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center – $50,000

Stability First – $40,000

Sycamore Rehabilitation Services – $80,000

Tangram, Inc. – $150,000

TeenWorks, Inc. – $50,000

The Villages of Indiana, Inc. – $50,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana – $225,000

WellSpring – $50,000

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – $100,000

Share the Love This Holiday Season

Camden, N.J., November 18, 2021 /CSRwire – Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of the annual Subaru Share the Love® Event in 2021 for its 14th consecutive year. With the return of national charity partners including Meals on Wheels America, Subaru and its participating retailers hope to exceed a grand total of $225 million donated to these worthy causes by the end of the event’s 14th year.

“The Subaru Share the Love Event is the most important time of the year for us, as it gives our Subaru family of employees, retailers and owners a moment to come together to reflect on what matters most – helping those in need,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc. “Giving back is at the very heart of Subaru – it’s what makes us More Than a Car Company. In 2021, we’re excited to give back to the causes close to our community’s hearts and make a lasting positive impact.”

From Nov. 18, 2021, through Jan. 3, 2022, with every new Subaru purchased or leased at one of more than 600 participating Subaru retailers nationwide, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of charities*. The customer may choose to direct the donation to four national partner charities: The ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America and the National Park Foundation. Subaru retailers also will have the opportunity to add up to two local hometown charities for their customers to select.

For the sixth consecutive year, there will be no cap placed on the total donation from Subaru of America, Inc. to the Share the Love Event charitable partners, and new owners will be granted the option of selecting which charity or charities will receive a donation from Subaru on their behalf. In addition to the four national charity partners, Subaru retailers nationwide have selected 794 charitable organizations in their communities to support.

Additionally, more than 300 participating Subaru retailers will donate an additional $5 to their hometown charitable partners for every routine Subaru vehicle service visit from November 18, 2021 through January 3, 2022, throughout the Subaru Share the Love Event.

The Subaru Share the Love Event was launched in 2008, and since that year, Subaru has donated more than $200 million to more than 1,610 national and local charities.

Meals on Wheels America

Subaru is the largest automotive donor to Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels America provides leadership to local, community-based programs dedicated to fighting hunger and isolation among our nation’s homebound seniors. Through the Subaru Share the Love Event, Meals on Wheels has helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals and friendly visits to America’s seniors.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $200 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 63,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Subaru of America Shares the Love

Through the Subaru Share the Love® Event, from Nov. 19, 2020, to Jan. 4, 2021, Subaru of America donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of the four national charities, including Meals on Wheels, with a minimum guarantee of $250,000. In addition to these partners, local Subaru retailers selected hundreds of hometown charities for their customers to support as well.

 Over the past 12 years, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.3 million meals to America’s seniors.

Meals on Wheels America provides leadership to more than 5,000 local, community-based programs dedicated to fighting hunger and isolation among our nation’s homebound seniors. Each donation from Subaru supports the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable seniors to continue living nourished lives in their own homes. 

Over the past 12 years, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.3 million meals to America’s seniors. Last year, Meals on Wheels of Hancock County was honored to participate in, and become a first-time recipient of funds from, the Subaru Share the Love Event locally.