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December 04, 2018

Indianapolis Rotary Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients

70,000 in Funding Distributed to Four Indianapolis Nonprofits

Indianapolis, IN (December 4, 2018): The Indianapolis Rotary Foundation awards annual
Community Grants through a competitive application and review process. The Indianapolis
Rotary Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 Community Grants.

  • WFYI Public Media will receive $25,000 to fund a recurring, interactive program at the
    Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center that will feature the “Eva” documentary, a
    half-hour discussion and an interactive exhibit. The “Eva” documentary brings difficult
    topics to the forefront as it features the life journey of Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust survivor.
  • Fight for Life Foundation will receive $25,000 to expand the Building Dreams program to
    serve an additional 1,500 vulnerable students at five K-8 schools within the Indianapolis
    Public Schools boundaries. The program works to overcome trauma and build social-emotional
    competencies.
  • Dove Recovery House will receive $10,000 to support “Steps to Success,” a community
    outreach and housing initiative to expand programming for women who are taking the first
    step toward recovery, financial stability and securing safe, affordable housing. In addition to
    two years of support at the House, participants also receive a rental subsidy towards
    permanent housing.
  • Central Indiana Police Foundation will receive $10,000 to equip 110 local police officers
    with Trauma Kits that provide training and tools to help address immediate needs of those
    who are injured during a first response call. With the Kits, police officers can provide life-saving
    treatment until ambulatory services arrive.

“We had over 100 applications submitted this year. The number of applicants highlights the
incredible needs and services provided throughout Central Indiana,” says Indianapolis Rotary
Foundation President Bill Bubenzer. “We appreciate the hard work of all those who submitted
applications and are confident that our Community Grant recipients will use their funding to
make a significant community impact.”

The Indianapolis Rotary Foundation is a private, stand-alone corporation that serves as the
community charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis. Each year, the Foundation
generously donates almost $200,000 annually to projects and organizations in the Central
Indiana Area that promotes the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

With almost 300 members, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis is one of the largest and most active
Rotary Clubs in the world. Founded in 1913, the club has compiled an extensive record as one
of the leading supporters and contributors to the quality of life in Indianapolis. For further
information about the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, visit www.indyrotary.org.