Pacers Foundation Awards 23 Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – At its fourth quarter board meeting last week, the Pacers Foundation awarded $96,000 in grants to 24 youth-serving organizations.

That brings the total for the 2018-19 fiscal year to $407,558 and 92 organizations, including continued multi-year grants to the Indianapolis Parks Foundation and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

“We are so gratified to be able to provide assistance to those who are doing such valued and necessary work on behalf Hoosier youth,” said Pacers Foundation Chairperson Rick Fuson. “We are also pleased that our support is reaching statewide, from Fort Wayne to Evansville and many cities in between.”

Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded $8.5 million in grants. It receives funds primarily from the annual Pacers Foundation golf outing, the Masquerade gala in partnership with the Simon Youth Foundation, a donation from CNO Financial Group for every Pacers 3-point shot made during home games, the 50/50 Raffle at Pacers home games and the sale of Pacers Foundation license plates through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Organizations receiving fourth quarter grants:

  • Ascent 121, Carmel, assistance programs for teen survivors of human trafficking and abuse.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Grant County, Marion, Summer Enrichment Program.
  • Brightwood Community Center, Indianapolis, SPARK after-school program.
  • Camp OPP, Indianapolis, summer camp experiences for IPS students.
  • Champions of Youth, Greensburg, youth mentoring program.
  • Catch The Stars Foundation, Indianapolis, backpack and school supplies outreach for area children.
  • Claude McNeal Productions, Indianapolis, ACT Out theatre program for area schools.
  • Domestic Violence Network, teen dating violence prevention and awareness program for IPS student athletes.
  • Elevate Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Summer Adventure Program.
  • Early Learning Indiana, Indianapolis, sports enrichment experience in nine area centers.
  • Girls Inc., Indianapolis, Project Bold program, Fever Cares Fund.
  • Good News Ministries, Indianapolis, summer Youth Center program.
  • Hancock County Child Advocacy Center, Greenfield, Zoey’s Place for child victims of abuse.
  • Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide, Indianapolis, anti-bullying program.
  • Indiana Golf Foundation, Franklin, First Tee program at Riverside Golf Course.
  • Jameson Camp, Indianapolis, summer camp scholarships for children of need.
  • Life Smart, Indianapolis, programs aimed at reducing violence and abuse among Marion County teens.
  • Like A Lion, Indianapolis, After School Program.
  • Noble of Indiana, Indianapolis, summer youth camp for children with disabilities.
  • Pass The Torch Foundation, Indianapolis, mentoring program for single young women with children, Fever Cares Fund.
  • St. Vincent Foundation, Indianapolis, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital School Program.
  • School On Wheels, Indianapolis, education program for homeless children.
  • Second Helpings, Indianapolis, equipment to facilitate the serving of meals at area youth agencies.
  • TeenWorks, Indianapolis, summer youth employment program.

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