New grants provide needed help for local nonprofits
We created the community grants portfolio to honor what local organizations were doing, without holding them to the scale requirements reflected in our larger strategic projects. This reflects our determination to show local support in addition to the national efforts that make up the bulk of our work.
RecycleForce helps ex-offenders repurpose their lives
Fred Strader used to be a panhandler, manning his Downtown corner each day. Now he’s cleaning up Indianapolis neighborhoods with Recycleforce.
Lumina is honored to support the following organizations serving the Central Indiana community.
Gleaners Food Bank
Shaken by a worldwide pandemic, a hurdle the local food bank had never faced in its four decades of service, Gleaners started searching for ways to ensure that our most vulnerable residents – children – would still be fed. Read more: Gleaners provides family meal boxes for IPS students and families
Call & Learn Hotline
The fourth-grade boy and Nancy Gavin had made a connection through fractions. Next came finding the areas and perimeters of different figures. Gavin started talking the boy through his e-learning math assignment. “What would you do now?” she asked him. “And now what?” Read more: Retired teachers answer the call to aid homework hotline
Zavion Herron landed an internship at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civic Innovation while a student at Riley High School in South Bend. He loved the cause. He loved the work. But he loved the opportunity even more. Read more: Indiana INTERNnet: Plugging the ‘brain drain’
Indiana Bar Foundation
Indiana’s civic health is suffering. The state ranked 41st in voting in the 2016 presidential election and was 37th in voter registration during the 2018 midterm elections, with just 65.3 percent of Hoosiers signed up to cast their votes. Read more: Task force aims to increase Hoosiers’ level of civic education
College Prep Institute
Whenever Morgan Awe got discouraged or stuck as she navigated her college journey, she had three “amazing women” she could call. They would lend an ear, give advice, and help her work through any obstacles she faced on her path to higher education. College Prep Institute’s mentors open doors to bright futures
As the coronavirus pandemic hit, the response by United Way of Central Indiana was rapid. It knew it needed to provide relief for the homeless, for children, and for health care workers. And that was just the beginning. United Way’s COVID-19 relief fund: a rapid and robust response