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SIA Foundation awards grants to 17 Indiana nonprofits

Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) today announced 17 Indiana nonprofit organizations from 11 counties will be awarded capital grants totaling an unprecedented $148,724.07 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 Carroll, Crawford, Dearborn, Grant, Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Tippecanoe and Vigo 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:

Castlemakers (Putnam County) – $9,893

Solar & photovoltaic energy equipment

Crawford County United Ministries (Crawford County) – $1,014


Dearborn Highlands Art Council (Dearborn County) – $12,700

Slab roller, pugmill, kiln, extruder & supporting equipment

Delphi Opera House (Carroll County) – $4,000

Laptop, walkie talkies, power amp speakers, microphones & ladders

Eastern Pulaski School Corp. (Pulaski County) – $15,000

CNC machine & robotic equipment

GrowLocal Urban Gardens (Tippecanoe County) – $7,200

Utility trailer & walk-behind tractor with tiller

Heart House (Dearborn County) – $5,000

Double convection oven

Indiana 4-H Foundation (Tippecanoe County) – $10,768

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors & microcomputer kits

Indiana State University (Vigo County) – $5,215.78

Electrotherapy machine & therapeutic exercise equipment with mobile rack

Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate School (Tippecanoe County) – $12,334.68

Chairs, table & monitors

Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church Food Pantry (Crawford County) – $3,005.62

Commercial refrigerator & freezer

Mayflower Mill Elementary (Tippecanoe County) – $5,301

World music drums

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana (Lake County) – $5,303.45

Induction range, food processor, pots with lids & electric can opener

Noble Township Volunteer Fire Department (LaPorte County) – $14,963

Training dummies & smoke generator

Riggs Community Health Center (Tippecanoe County) – $11,125.54

Retinal exam machine

St. Martin Community Center (Grant County) – $10,900

Retractable walls

YMCA of Portage Township (Porter County) – $15,000

Power door equipment, security system, paging system & AED

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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