The SIA Foundation awarded over $85,000 in grants to 10 Indiana charitable organizations at a ceremony held at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. today. Representing the Spring 2017 grant cycle, this marks the largest grant dollars’ distribution to-date for the Foundation. Recipients represented Clinton, Hamilton, Lake, Marion, Tippecanoe, Vigo and Wabash counties. Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to fund the needs of Hoosiers.
The SIA Foundation awards grants twice annually to nonprofit organizations seeking capital funding in arts and culture, health and welfare or education programs. Information on the SIA Foundation and the grant application process can be found at http://www.siafoundation.org/.
Grant recipient organizations for the Spring 2017 grant cycle are:
Rural Health Innovation Collaborative - Vigo County - $10,000 – Education
The organization will purchase a Newborn Hal neonatal simulator. This will be used to train staff, health care providers and students for high risk complications in newborns.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana - Lake County - $10,000 – Arts & Culture
The grant will be used to purchase quality studio equipment for the Gary Club’s new music studio.
Edgelea Elementary – Tippecanoe County - $9,961 – Education
The school will purchase 30 under desk fitboards, 15 adjustable standing desks, 5 under desk orbit striders, 4 under desk elliptical walker, Standing Elliptical Desks, Active Seating Kit, and Active Seating Stools. These items will be used to start a classroom for students to move and learn at the same time.
Link Observatory Space Science Institute – Hamilton County – $9,850 – Education
Funds will be used to purchase solar telescopes and accessories.
Wabash County Historical Museum – Wabash County - $9,563 - Education
This grant will be used to purchase Big Blue Blocks that will travel through the county to enhance the ability to offer STEM-based actives beyond the walls of the museum.
Franciscan Health Foundation, Inc. - Tippecanoe County - $8,495 – Health & Welfare
The grant will be used to purchase a Tran-Sit Car Transfer Simulator to assist its patients with transfers into and out of automobiles prior to discharge home.
Wabash Center, Inc. – Tippecanoe County - $8,100 – Arts & Culture
A kiln and equipment will be purchased with the grant funds, giving individuals another method to explore interests and provide more individuality in program offerings.
Indianapolis Parks Foundation - Marion County - $8,000 – Health & Welfare
Grant funds will be used to construct a new shed, purchase equipment and tools, as well as trees to expand the current farm by an acre. This additional acre will provide 25,000 – 30,000 pounds of organic produce that will be delivered to the on-site Food Pantry, Crooked Creek.
Humane Society of Clinton County – Clinton County - $8,000 – Health & Welfare
The grant will be used to purchase fencing materials to divide the single play yard into four sections, creating the opportunity for more dogs to enjoy outdoor play and exercise.
Wabash Valley Health Center, Inc - Vigo County - $6,126 – Health & Welfare
The grant will enable the organization to purchase a dental instrument sterilizer so that they can increase the amount of patients they see in a day.