2014-2015 First Quarter Grants Equal $837,390

11 Nov 2014-2015 First Quarter Grants Equal $837,390

Etruth – Krystal Vivian
Nov. 11, 2014

 

The foundation has awarded a record-breaking $837,390 to organizations throughout the county focused on community, life and youth development, according to a press release from the foundation.  This round of donations is for the first quarter of the 2014-15 fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. The organization plans on giving $4.5 million total through the end of the fiscal year, said Jodi Spataro, chief advancement officer with the foundation.

The funds were awarded based on the foundation’s new model of giving away grants, which separates the awards into categories based on how the money will be used.  The biggest recipients, in terms of dollar amounts, are Horizon Education Alliance ($100,000), Elkhart River Restoration Association ($100,000) and the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition ($60,000).  Community Investment Grants, which account for $812,090 of the awards, were decided upon by committees of engaged community members, the press release stated.  Good Neighbor Grants, which totaled $25,300, were awarded to eight organizations focused on community activities, small programs and projects, and grassroots groups.

 

First-quarter award recipients for Quality of Life ($200,000 total)

 

Award recipients for Vibrant Community ($292,500 total)

 

Award recipients for Youth Development ($319,590 total)

 

Award recipients for Good Neighbor Grants ($25,300 total)