Senior fund grants $715K


Focused on helping senior citizens in central Indiana, the Central Indiana Senior Fund is doing just that with its recent granting of more than $715,000 to local nonprofits that  serve seniors.

The CISF, a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, recently named 25 groups, including several nonprofits in Hamilton County, that will benefit.

CrossRoads Church of Westfield received $10,000. The money will be used to pay for home repairs for senior-owned homes across the county for the church’s Hoosier Home Repairs 2020 program. The church will host a camp that will allow approximately 300 middle and high school students to spend a week repairing homes and building relationships with the homeowner.

Hamilton Area Neighborhood Development, a Noblesville-based nonprofit that works to provide affordable housing, received $17,500, which also will be used for home repairs.

Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County received $25,000 to help fund its Sponsor-A-Senior meals program. Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County also received $25,000 for its Reaching Resources program, which aims to link senior citizens with resources to food, housing, social opportunities and other services.

Additional grants, totaling $715,189, were given to the following organizations: Boone County Senior Services ($50,000); Booth Tarkington Civic Theater ($10,000); Christamore House ($38,500); CICOA ($50,000); Concord Center Association ($28,389); Connect2Help ($25,000); Edna Marin Christian Center ($30,000); Englewood Community Development Corp. ($30,000); Fletcher Place Community Center ($5,000); Gennesaret Free Clinic ($25,000); Indiana Parkinson Foundation ($20,800); Indianapolis Art Center ($10,000); Indianapolis Legal Aid Society ($50,000); Indianapolis Parks Foundation ($10,000); Johnson County Senior Services ($50,000); Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp. ($20,000); NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation ($35,000); Oasis Indianapolis ($50,000); Shelby Senior Services ($50,000); Society of St. Vincent de Paul ($25,000); and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis ($25,000).

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