Community Fund (unrestricted)
Grant Award History
2009 COMMUNITY FUND
First Quarter Awards
Indiana State Museum - $7,000 to develop and pilot an Environmental Science Program in partnership with BCSC’s Signature Academy. The project based curriculum will provide hands learning experiences for students in grades 5-8.
The Indiana Space and Science Foundation/Space Port Indiana (SPI) - $15,000 to support the development of space related science and engineering programs. The matching grant award will enable SPI to access funding from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to create STEM programming at the IUPUC Campus. Programs will be developed for teachers and students. Space Camp will be held in August.
Second Quarter Awards
Christole - $15,000 for the installation of sprinkler systems at two Group Homes in Bartholomew County. Christole provides services to adults and children with autism and developmental disabilities. Installation of the sprinkler system will ensure that the homes meet all State and Federal safety requirements.
Senior Center Services - $11,700 to support financial services to ensure the smooth development and transition of programs and administration from the current location to Mill Race Center.
Hispanic Education and Literacy Program (HELP)/Su Casa - $13,506 to support the third year of the Plaza Comunitaria Program - Third Year The program is offered in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning, McDowell Adult Education Center and the Mexican Ministry of Education. HELP provides a seamless path for Spanish-speaking residents to continue their education and work towards literacy in English. Thirty-five Spanish speaking adults attended regular and made significant progress. Five students graduated at the end of the school year.
Ecumenical Assembly - $11,000 for technology upgrades and to provide a wireless link between both original Love Chapel Center and new facility across the street.
Love Chapel is experiencing a growing demand for services. In 2008, Love Chapel provided food and financial assistance to individuals on more than 13,500 occasions, an increase of more than 11% over 2007 and 88% higher than in 2002. More than 3,200 households (approximately 10% of Columbus population) received support.