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Indy Summer Youth Programs are supported through the Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaboration including the Endowment and nine funders in Marion County (Indianapolis). In 2023, the fund awarded nearly $3.4 million in program support to more than 200 programs.
Indy Summer Youth Programs focus on providing safe and positive experiences for children and teens, ages 4 to 24, at little or no cost to families. Grants are given to support overnight programs, day programs, academic and artistic enrichment, and youth employment. Recipients represent organizations ranging from religious congregations and area community centers to theaters and parks that offer sports, overnight camping, arts, community service and tutoring.
In 2023, the Endowment supported 174 program grants totaling $2,248,050. The Endowment’s grants included 35 organizations receiving a total of $786,549 for modest capital improvements. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana received funding to provide family meal boxes to children in participating summer programs. The Marion County Commission on Youth received funding to provide youth and adult staff training, evaluation and end-of-summer educational awards.
Are you an organization applying for ISYP funding?
Learn more in the Indy Summer Youth Programs grantee portal.
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