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Celebrating 25th anniversary, SIA Foundation awards grants to 30 Indiana nonprofits

Spring cycle funding and anniversary contributions total more than $173,000

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) today announced contributions of more than $173,000 to Indiana nonprofits by the SIA Foundation, including $25,000 in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

For the spring cycle, 20 Indiana organizations from 14 counties received capital grants totaling $148,208.88. Additionally, SIA associates voted 10 organizations to each receive $2,500 as special anniversary donations.

Nearly 60 local nonprofits were on the list that previously received a grant from the SIA Foundation. Those receiving the most votes were: Almost Home Humane Society, Camp Tecumseh YMCA, Food Finders Food Bank, Group Homes for Children, Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette, Humane Society of Clinton County, LTHC Homeless Services (formerly Lafayette Transitional Housing Center), Meals on Wheels Greater Lafayette, Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region, and Wolf Park.

In addition to the special anniversary recipients, the SIA Foundation awards grants twice annually to nonprofits seeking up to $15,000 in capital funding for arts and culture, health and welfare, or education projects. The newest recipients represent Allen, Cass, Delaware, Hendricks, Henry, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Porter, Pulaski, Ripley, Tippecanoe, Wabash and Warren counties:

· BCT Management (Monroe County) – $3,748

ADA-compliant signage

· Community Transportation Network (Allen County) – $1,755.30

Child car seats

· Eaton Indiana Police Department (Delaware County) – $5,000

Bulletproof tactical vests

· Felix’s Pantry (Cass County) – $15,000

Commercial refrigerator and freezer

· Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (Tippecanoe County) – $4,500

Shelter roof

· Greater Lafayette Career Academy (Tippecanoe County) – $14,515

Supplies for advanced manufacturing and welding lab, and student projects

· Kingsway Community Care Center (Hendricks County) – $1,990

Handheld vital signs monitors

· Lafayette Urban Ministry (Tippecanoe County) – $13,986

Bunk beds

· The MAAC Foundation (Porter County) – $5,078.86

Training supplies for first responders

· The Milk Bank (Marion County) – $3.941

Washer, dryer and linen

· Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter (Tippecanoe County) – $15,000

Building repairs/updates and laptop computer

· New Castle Community Schools (Henry County) – $1,111.44

Eye wash stations and foot stools

· The REES Theatre (Marshall County) – $15,000

Live-stream video system

· Southeastern Indiana YMCA (Ripley County) – $11,529.49

Commercial dishwasher

· SUPER School (Marion County) – $2,000

Refrigerator and freezer

· Mintonye Elementary School (Tippecanoe County) – $4,074.52

Maker Space equipment and supplies

· Wabash County Historical Museum (Wabash County) – $12,000

Sensory-friendly equipment

· Warren Co. Community Foundation – Youth Council (Warren County) – $8,661.55


· Wea Ridge Middle School (Tippecanoe County) – $2,164.65

Sensory room equipment

· West Central High School (Pulaski County) – $7,153.07

Equipment for Medical Assistant program

Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million to fund nonprofit projects across Indiana. More information can be found at

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