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SIA Foundation awards grants to 15 Indiana nonprofits

November 11, 2020

SIA Foundation awards grants to 15 Indiana nonprofits

Organizations from seven counties received funds totaling over $135,000

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) today announced 15 Indiana nonprofit organizations from seven counties will be awarded capital grants totaling an unprecedented $135,465.56 by the SIA Foundation.

Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to fund nonprofit projects across Indiana. The newest recipients represent Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Marion, Pike, Porter and Tippecanoe counties.

The SIA Foundation awards grants twice annually to nonprofit organizations seeking up to $15,000 in capital funding for arts and culture, health and welfare, or education projects. More information can be found at

Recipients for the spring grant cycle are:

Advance Volunteer Fire Department (Boone County) – $5,284

Semi-automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)

Battle Ground Middle School (Tippecanoe County) – $10,997.50

Robotics kits

Beverly Shores Volunteer Fire Department (Porter County) – $8,086

Rescue boat & motor

Burnett Creek Elementary School (Tippecanoe County) – $3,000

Water bottle dispensers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana (Porter County) – $8,000

3D laser printer/engraver, microphone & camera stabilizer

Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville (Hamilton County) – $15,000

Interactive fitness equipment

Town of Colfax (Clinton County) – $12,855

Trail shelter house

The Foster Closet at Innovation (Tippecanoe County) – $5,669

Building supplies & air conditioning/heating unit

Jefferson High School (Tippecanoe County) – $14,986.57

Manufacturing lab equipment & protective gear

Mintonye Elementary School (Tippecanoe County) – $5,219.99

World music drumming package

Ouiatenon Preserve (Tippecanoe County) – $14,991.30

Utility terrain vehicle (UTV)

Paws & Think (Marion County) – $2,400

Agility & training equipment

Pike County Christian Assistance (Pike County) – $14,000

Walk-in cooler

The Salvation Army (Tippecanoe County) – $10,763

Refrigerators & freezers

West Lafayette Fire Department (Tippecanoe County) – $5,014.25

Rescue manikin

About the SIA Foundation

The SIA Foundation was established in October 1997 with a $1 million gift from Subaru of Indiana Automotive. SIA has made subsequent contributions of $4 million, bringing the total contribution to $5 million. The SIA Foundation uses the funding to award grants and matching gifts to nonprofit organizations in Indiana. The SIA Foundation has awarded over $2 million in capital grants.

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