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Through the Youth Program Resilience Fund, the Endowment has made nearly $25 million in grants help youth-serving organizations face challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working across Indiana to more effectively serve children and youth (ages five to 18) during the pandemic, a total of 297 are receiving grants of $5,000 to $800,000. View the list of organizations here.

Funds will help the organizations cover a range of pandemic-related expenses that include, among other things:

  • purchasing sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment and materials needed to promote social-distancing
  • modest site modifications so organizations can deliver safe programs and services during the pandemic
  • improving technology to support remote learning, engagement and information sharing due to decreased in-person activities
  • meeting increased general operating expenses, including hiring more staff to lower staff-to-child ratios and more planning and training about new safety protocols
  • engaging consultants to strengthen support for youth and their families most deeply affected by the pandemic, including referrals to wrap-around services and for mental health services

Timeline

The application period is now closed. At this time, the Endowment does not anticipate additional grants will be made through this fund.