Foundation Civic Entrepreneurship Grant Application

By on October 30, 2013

Civic Entrepreneurship grants are specifically designed to fulfill a stated purpose of the Indianapolis Rotary Foundation, Inc. That purpose is to stimulate the desire of each member of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis to be of service to others and to society in general.

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Civic Entrepreneurship Grants 2015-2016

These organizations were approved to receive grants ranging between $1,000 and $3,000.

Pack Away Hunger
During a Tuesday program, Rotarians helped pack 12,744 meals to be distributed to Haiti and Indianapolis area food banks.

Indianapolis Children’s Choir
Sheet music was purchased for use by the choir and Rotarians joined together to organize their storage closets and folders. The city continues to sing the praises of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir!

Progress House
Funding was used to help build and landscape a relaxation gazebo at a transitional housing facility for men suffering from substance abuse.

Arthritis Foundation
The <40 members joined together to help purchase and pack “camp kits” for young people with Juvenile Arthritis who were attending camp for the first time.

152 boxes of gifts, family activities and small tokens of thanks were packed by Rotarians for distribution to families of recently deployed soldiers.

Ronald McDonald House
A new member class created take-home meal sacks for families to use on their first night home from Riley Hospital for Children. They also hosted an ice cream social for families.

Nurse Family Partnership
Goodwill Industry’s Nurse Family Partnership creates the opportunity for nurses to visit with low income families, in their home, and provide guidance on parenting. Safety kits were purchased which the nurses will distribute to families.

Mid North Food Pantry
Shelving and pantry supplies were purchased and sorted by

A new member class organized to provide a meal and care package, including toothbrushes, hand warmers and gloves, to the homeless downtown. These were distributed on the coldest night of the year.

Tear Down the Walls Ministry
Housing materials and sweat equity were provided by a new member class who worked together to build homes for previously homeless Indianapolis residents.

About Indy Rotary

The Rotary Club of Indianapolis was founded in 1913, just eight years after the formation of the first club in Chicago. We are a diverse and vibrant club with nearly 400 members. Club meetings are on Tuesday's at noon on the 2nd floor of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, are open to the public and are concluded by 1:30 p. m. or before. Come join us!

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