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

 UWCI Marketing / INDIANAPOLIS

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

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