Nonprofit groups receive Johnson County Community Foundation grants

The Johnson County Community Foundation announced its latest round of small grants on Monday, awarding grant checks to 14 nonprofit agencies serving Johnson County.

Organizations were presented with grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. The community foundation awarded a total of $86,950 this grant cycle.

“The Johnson County Community Foundation is pleased to be able to support these amazing organizations who are providing a variety of necessary services to the people of Johnson County,” said Stephanie Fox, director of grants and scholarships for the foundation. “Several of these organizations were new to the foundation and our committee; we are impressed with the work that is being done in our community.”

The grant recipients are:

  • $10,000 to the Advocates for Education for the Justice-Involved Youth Outreach Program
  • $7,500 to Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance for the Aspire School to Work
  • $7,500 to Firefly Children & Family Alliance for Safe Babies in Johnson County
  • $6,800 to Girls Inc. of Johnson County for Girls Inc. Outreach Expansion
  • $7,500 to Great Harvest Food Pantry for Weekend Feeding Program for Johnson County elementary schools
  • $5,000 to Joy’s House of Indianapolis for its Adult Day Scholarship Program
  • $5,000 to KIC-IT for Youth Ally for Homeless Education and Prevention
  • $10,000 to the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation for CREEK Manufacturing
  • $3,000 to Piper’s Purpose for Piper’s Purpose mission
  • $5,000 to Recover Out Loud for Sober Social Services
  • $6,500 to Resources of Hope Inc. for Teen Connect
  • $3,000 to Society of St. Andrew for the Indiana Gleaning Network
  • $5,150 to Stone’s Auto Service for Tuesday Nights Auto Service
  • $5,000 to The Salvation Army Red Shield Center for Emergency Assistance for Transportation.

The grant recipients were chosen by the community foundation’s grants committee, chaired by board of directors member David Payne. The committee of seven are members of the board of directors or other community volunteers.

“Thanks to our donors, (the Johnson County Community Foundation) has been in a position to partner with, through our grant making process, many non-profit agencies who do have the ability to impact the lives of many people in our community,” Payne said. “I’m looking forward to 2024 and the number of agencies we can impact.”