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Twelve Indiana Nonprofits Receive SIA Foundation Grants

The SIA Foundation awarded nearly $70,000 in grants to 12 Indiana charitable organizations at a ceremony held at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. today. Representing the December 2015 grant cycle, this marks the largest grant distribution to-date for the Foundation. Recipients represented Cass, Dearborn, Delaware, Huntington, Marion and Tippecanoe counties. These grants bring the total amount awarded to Indiana nonprofits in 2015 to over $132,000. Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $1 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

Grant recipient organizations for the December 2015 grant cycle are:

Tippecanoe County Conservation Club - Tippecanoe County - $10,000 – Education This organization will use their grant to add a fishing and wildlife observation deck and archery pits to their grounds.

Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation - Tippecanoe County - $10,000 – Education The grant will be used to purchase new library materials on sustainability, as well as to purchase and install native plants that will make the library eligible for Certified Wildlife Habitat status.

Southwestern Middle School - Tippecanoe County - $9,806 - Education Instruments needed to equip students to compete as Level 1 musicians in the annual ISSMA band competition will be purchased with the grant.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts - Delaware County - $9,530 – Arts & Culture Grant funds will help the Center upgrade and repair two dance studios.

Wheeler Mission Ministries – Marion County - $7,340 - Health & Welfare A refrigerated salad bar will be purchased to be used in the food-serving facility.

Southeastern School Corporation – Cass County - $5,365 – Health & Welfare Funds will be used to purchase three AEDs and accompanying equipment. Casting for Recovery - Hancock County - $5,255 - Health & Welfare Additional fly-fishing gear and safety equipment will be purchased with the grant.

SOAR Alternative School – Tippecanoe County - $3,750 - Education This grant will go to purchase 12 laptop computers and accessories that will permit students to continue educational exercises at home.

Lafayette Transitional Housing - Tippecanoe County - $2,816 – Health & Welfare The grant will enable the organization to purchase tables and chairs for the Homeless Service Program.

Jessie’s Kids Foundation – Tippecanoe County - $2,528 – Education Funds will be used to purchase Lego engineering software and robotics building kits.

Children’s Choir of Huntington County – Huntington County - $2,500 – Arts & Culture The organization will use their grant to purchase a keyboard and sound equipment to be used in their outreach program.

Meals on Wheels – Tippecanoe County - $1,029 – Health & Welfare Funds will be used to purchase five medium-sized Cambro food boxes for use in the daycare program.

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