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Help Shape the Future of Clark and Floyd Counties 

As we all continue to manage this unprecedented moment, we hope you can take a moment to direct your attention to our community’s future.

Clark and Floyd County residents have likely had experiences in recent weeks that help them see our community with a clarity we often miss in our day-to-day routines. Maybe people have been out for a hike on a local trail they never used before, or maybe lack of access to our local libraries or limited internet connection posed significant challenges. Perhaps they had a positive interaction with a local organization they did not even know existed before the pandemic.

We hope this challenging time provides a moment to assess our community’s strengths, identify our priorities, and acknowledge our challenges. Please help us make sure our survey findings reflect the hopes and challenges you, or those close to you, are facing.

Please consider taking 20-30 minutes to complete the 2020 Priorities for Progress Community Survey by following the link below. 

Community organizations, local government entities, and local philanthropies, including the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, will use the findings to address community needs, plan, apply for grants, make grant-making decisions, and determine where to direct resources.

The quality of the information depends on a large number of responses from all areas of our community.

2019 Annual Report

Pathways to Progress Report Now Available Online!

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Over $450,000 Already Distributed 

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, the Disaster Relief – COVID-19 Response Fund will award one-time grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak.  The Fund is designed to be adaptable in its goals and focus, which will evolve as community members and nonprofits in our region share their needs.

CFSI Grant Awards Include:

  • Community Action of Southern Indiana for medical bills, groceries and insurance premiums 
  • Park Memorial United Methodist Church – Catalyst Rescue Mission for caring for homeless exposed to COVID-19
  • Hosparus for personal protective equipment
  • Speed Memorial Church – Faith Kitchen Food Pantry to feed our community’s hungry and vulnerable
  • Heuser Hearing Institute for personal protective equipment and supplies
  • Family Ark for food and utility assistance
  • Volunteers of America Mid-States for medical and cleaning supplies for those service clients
  • Hope Southern Indiana for utility, transportation and food assistance
  • Center for Lay Ministries for food, transportation and utility assistance
  • The Salvation Army for food and basic needs to those in need
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities to shelter and serve women and children throughout the crisis
  • Choices for Life Resource Center for supplies for women and children in need
  • Open Door Youth Services for medical and cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment for staff and children in their care
  • Supplies Over Seas for the continued collection, processing and deployment of surplus medical equipment to healthcare workers and first responders.
  • Maker Mobile for the organization to continue their operations and make face shields for healthcare workers
  • Sojourn Church to help those in need with food, toiletries and other needed supplies
  • The Breakaway for overall operational support of the transitional housing program (staffing, utilities, mortgage) while maintaining services for residents who have lost jobs due to COVID-19
  • Childplace, Inc. for 3 months of food and other critical supplies for children in their care
  • Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana to provide children at Title 1 schools with books and art materials during the pandemic
  • Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana to keep people in their homes who have been affected by the pandemic by providing rental assistance, mortgage assistance and rental down payments
  • Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries to create a quarantine space for COVID-19 positive elders and provide relief for additional costs of PPE supplies, cleaning and technology to help elders stay in touch with families
  • Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana for the continued operation of the Children’s Learning Center which is providing healthcare professionals, first-responders and all essential workers access to safe, high-quality childcare
  • Dare to Care to provide 30,000 meals to Clark and Floyd county community members in need of food
  • Lifespan Resources for transportation services for medically fragile clients who need continued care and essential trips the grocery, pharmacy, etc. during the pandemic
  • $210,000 to the CFFC Small Business Emergency Loan Fund 
    • Thanks to our partnership with One Southern Indiana and the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, and donors and community partners who contributed to help small businesses, 66 forgivable loans have been distributed from the CFFC Small Business Emergency Loan Fund.

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s Disaster Relief Fund is addressing the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join us in supporting Southern Indiana residents by making a tax deductible gift.

100% of your gift will be used to address local community needs related to the COVID-91 pandemic.


Single Point of Entry System for Nonprofits

Thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Community Foundation recently partnered with Metro United Way and the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana to bring United Community to Clark and Floyd county organizations.

United Community is a community-wide initiative to deploy an innovative shared technology platform to initiate and close referrals across many organizations. It reduces barriers to access for citizens by streamlining navigation across the multitude of services offered by our health, education and human services sectors.

The platform enables seamless referrals between agencies to meet a variety of essential needs. United Community is a robust community service coordination system that will improve the life outcomes of our most vulnerable children, individuals and families across our community by facilitating integrated, multi-dimensional support efficiently.If you’d like to learn more about United Community, or sign up your organization to participate, please visit our website.

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