SE Indiana UWGC Awards $164K of COVID Relief Grant to Area Nonprofits

10 Southeast Indiana nonprofits were awarded a collective $164K to help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 15, 2021

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (May 15, 2021) - United Way of Greater Cincinnati Southeast Indiana has awarded $164,000 to 10 Southeast Indiana nonprofits to help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards represent the second round of funding made possible by a $300,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant from Lilly Inc. and a partnership with Indiana United Ways, a state professional association.

Grant recipients and how funds will be used:

  • The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana. The center, which focuses on prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of child abuse, will provide a Community Outreach Education program to 3,500 students in Dearborn County for the 2021-22 school year.

  • The Dearborn County Clearinghouse for Emergency Aid. Its mobile pantry will reach more food-insecure residents.

  • Ivy Tech Community College. The school’s research indicates nearly three in five Ivy Tech students have difficulty meeting some basic needs. A food pantry will be constructed inside the college, accessible to students throughout the week.

  • New Hope Services Inc. The agency’s Healthy Families program for new and expectant parents will help families struggling to meet basic needs, as well as provide meaningful summer activities and assist with back-to-school preparedness.

  • New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc. Activities will be implemented to reconnect and re-engage clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities who have become socially isolated during the pandemic.

  • Rock Solid Families. Funds will help offset fees for families unable to pay for services provided by the faith-based organization, which offers coaching to strengthen families, couples and individuals.

  • Safe Passage Inc. Victims of domestic and sexual violence will continue to receive services from the agency, which had to cancel fundraisers during the pandemic.

  • Southeast Indiana Community Gardens. Eight projects will be implemented to meet demandwhich increased during the pandemicfor space to grow food and for food accessibility.

  • Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation. Funds will assist residents in Dearborn and Ohio counties with food, rent/mortgage payments, utilities, and other needs.

  • YES Home. Projects will include more outdoor meeting space for youth and families, and post-pandemic staff training at the agency, which serves youth who are under the supervision of Indiana Department of Child Services.


The first round of funding from the Lilly grant was issued in August and September 2020 to these local nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana; Heart House Inc.; Cow Jumped Over the Moon daycare; New Hope Services Inc.; New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc.; North Dearborn Pantry; Rock Solid Families; The Clearinghouse; and Youth Encouragement Center.

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