CFSI Awards Nearly $50K in Funding to Six Kentuckiana Organizations

Six local nonprofit organizations were awarded nearly $50,000 in funding thanks to two separate grant programs of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI).

The Foundation’s Capacity Building and Community Assist grant programs support nonprofit organizations serving residents in Clark and Floyd counties. The Capacity Building Grant Program focuses on improving organizations’ operating capacity, while Community Assist Grants support a program or activity that will positively impact the lives of people living in Southern Indiana.

In all, six grants totaling $49,900 were awarded to Kentuckiana nonprofits.

“We’ve learned that our quarterly grant programs are so helpful to local organizations because they have the opportunity to apply for funding when they need it, knowing it is available throughout the year,” said Linda Speed, CFSI President and CEO. “It’s also beneficial to our Foundation because we’re still able to support the overall mission, as well as specific projects, of these organizations. It allows us to continue our role in community leadership while helping to improve our region’s quality of life for all residents.”

Two Capacity Building Grants were awarded, totaling $34,900. Recipients include:

Floyd County Community Corrections ($9,900)

Installation of firearms simulation training system

Vulnerable Adult Care Advocates ($25,000)

Hire part-time caseworker, with expectation of doubling number of clients served

Four Community Assist Grants were also awarded, totaling $15,000. Recipients include:

Center for Lay Ministries

Support of Bliss House ($2,500)

Centerstone of Indiana

Mental Health Safety-Net for Clark & Floyd County Students ($2,500)

Dare to Care, Inc.

Feeding Families in Southern Indiana Program ($5,000)

StageOne Family Theatre

“Play It Forward” Program ($5,000)

Both the Capacity Building and Community Assist Grant Programs accept applications year-round, and nonprofit organizations can apply whenever it best suits their needs. Capacity Building grant requests between $5,000 and $25,000 are accepted, while Community Assist grant requests are available for up to $5,000. Recipients are selected quarterly.

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