BEDFORD – Community Foundation Partnership, Inc. has announced it has received an $85,000 grant from Indiana University Health’s Community Impact Investment Fund to support relief and recovery efforts within Lawrence County to alleviate continued impacts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Community Foundation is partnering with several local non-profits in this effort, including:
- Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living – to assist at-risk Lawrence County residents with critical housing aid such as past-due rent or utilities and repairs essential to remain living in a safe environment
- Lawrence County Trustees – to assist at-risk Lawrence County residents with critical housing aid such as past-due rent or utilities and repairs essential to remain living in a safe environment
- Lawrence County Economic Growth Council – to train unemployed or under-employed Lawrence County residents in locally desired skills and attributes which will help them secure employment
- Becky’s Place – to assist shelter residents to enter the workforce
As the COVIID-19 pandemic and the effect it was having on our community became apparent in 2020, CFP took a leadership role in providing rapid relief through our Emergency Relief Grants.
CFP partnered with the United Way of South Central Indiana to provide over $320,000 in grants to schools and non-profits to address the communities’ most pressing needs in Lawrence and Martin Counties. With the grant from IU Health, CFP will continue these efforts by assisting Lawrence County to move into a stage of recovery.
Hope Flores, CEO of the Community Foundation Partnership, said, “It is our pleasure to work with IU
Health and other organizations to strategically fund projects and programs that have deep, meaningful
impact within the communities we serve.”
If you would like to contribute to Community Foundation Partnership grants that benefit local, charitable causes, mail your contribution to: CFP, P.O. Box 1235, 3315 W. 5 th Street, Bedford, IN 47421.
In 2018, Indiana University Health, through the IU Health Foundation, established a $100 million Community Impact Investment (CII) Fund to support mission-based projects and programs designed to address social determinants of health that have the potential to negatively affect the communities Indiana University Health serves. To learn more about this fund, please click here.