BLOOMINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down, but it is still affecting many worldwide and in local communities. That’s why Indiana University Health is giving $405,000 in grants to groups in south-central Indiana to assist them in continuing the good work they do to help others.
Administered by the IU Health Foundation, these grants are from the $100 million Community Impact Investment Fund (CIIF) established in 2018 to address social and environmental determinants of health in Indiana communities.
“We are proud to partner with these important community organizations,” said IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney. “These significant contributions will have an impact on the health and well-being of our communities for the future.”
The following south-central community partners are those that have received 2021 IU Health CIIF funding:
- Community Foundation Partnership: $85,000 to support organizations in rent relief, utilities assistance and food insecurity. Serves Lawrence County.
- United Way of Monroe County: $105,000 to fund a new coalition, United Against Hunger, to improve food security. Partners include Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Monroe County United Ministries’ Early Learning Center, Community Kitchen, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Area 10 Agency on Aging.
- Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County: $205,000 for Monroe Smart Start to support childcare staffing and quality in Monroe, Morgan, Orange and Lawrence counties.
These grants respond to requests submitted by community organizations.