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