Local Senior Organizations Receive Grants

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 30 senior-serving not-for-profit organizations will receive a total of $746,566 in grants from Central Indiana Senior Fund, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The Senior Fund advisory board selects organizations that alleviate barriers and create opportunities for a growing senior population in Central Indiana. Among the 33 total organizations receiving funding from Senior Fund are:
• Indianapolis Legal Aid Society for free legal services to approximately 200, low-income Central Indiana seniors facing situations such as financial exploitation, consumer protection, landlord/tenant matters, code violations and end-of-life issues.
• Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County to support Reaching Resources, which connects seniors with programs and services to improve their quality of life, prevent isolation and help maintain independence.
• Johnson County Senior Services for EXTRA Mile, which provides free, door-to-door transportation for medical and non-medical appointments in the mostly rural Johnson County.
Other grantees include Butler University, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, Connect2Help, Dance Kaleidoscope, Edna Martin Christian Center, Fletcher Place Community Center, Gennesaret Free Clinic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Southeast Community Services, The Athenaeum Pops Orchestra, Inc., The Salvation Army, and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.