LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Subaru of Indiana Automotive's SIA Foundation is giving grants to 13 Indiana nonprofit organizations from eight counties. $107,012.19 total was awarded in its spring session of grants
Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to fund nonprofit projects across Indiana. Recipients in this round represented Carroll, Cass, Hancock, LaPorte, Marion, Porter, Tippecanoe and White counties.
Sarah May is the Grant Coordinator for the SIA foundation. She said it's important for them to give back to organizations that are different from what SIA is known for.
"The SIA Foundation funds areas of arts and culture, education and health and welfare which is a little different than what SIA, our company, funds so I think it's neat to see a different pool of funding," she said.
The application deadline for this round of grants ended in March, so May said they didn't see coronavirus impacting grant applications yet. But she said they expect it will on the applications coming for the winter, which officially open up on July 1st. Click here to keep an eye on the SIA Foundation website for when the next applications open.
She said they try to make the application process as easy as possible for non profits in need.
"For us to make it as simple as possible and then be able to just present the check and say go at it, it's a really great feeling as we go to these non profits," she said.
Normally SIA holds a ceremony to present the checks to the nonprofits. However this year, they are simply delivering the checks in person in order to keep with social distancing guidelines.
Below is a list of the non profits awarded grants, they amount of money they received and what they plan to use the money for.
Camp Tecumseh YMCA (Carroll County) – $1,269.12
- Beds for health center
Dayton Police Department (Tippecanoe County) – $5,829
- Radar speed signs
Delphi Community High School (Carroll County) – $9,295
- Equipment for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program
Hancock County Children’s Choir (Hancock County) – $1,186.50
- Cart for storing music binders
Kouts Volunteer Fire Department (Porter County) – $7,475
- Fire helmets and fronts
LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department (LaPorte County) – $8,500
- Bunker gear
Lewis Cass Schools (Cass County) – $14,581
- Factory simulator
North White School Corp. (White County) – $13,351
- Instruments, chairs, stands and uniforms
Wea Ridge Middle School (Tippecanoe County) – $9,112
- Water bottle refilling stations
West Lafayette Police Department (Tippecanoe County) – $5,800
- Aggressor suits, student suits and equipment bags
Westminster Neighborhood Services (Marion County) – $13,462.16
- Kitchen supplies and equipment
William Henry Harrison High School (Tippecanoe County) – $9,874.41
- Microphone equipment for auditorium
YWCA Greater Lafayette (Tippecanoe County) – $7,277
- Handicap accessible ramp