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Indianapolis Urban League announces 1st round of grants totaling $21M

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Indianapolis Urban League announced a total of about $21 million in grants to 52 organizations as part of its Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative on Aug. 1. The initiative is a partnership between the National Urban League, the Indianapolis Urban League, and the African American Coalition of Indianapolis.

The initiative was established in 2020 through a $100 million grant to the National Urban League from Lilly Endowment.

Grants in the first round of funding are to the following organizations:

Technical Skill Development & Employability

Flanner House of Indianapolis, $250,000

Martin University, $250,000

Community Alliance of the Far East Side (CAFE), $250,000

Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC), $250,000

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), $250,000

Fathers and Families Resource Research Center, Inc., $250,000

Ivy Tech Foundation, $250,000

Health & Wellness: Food Justice and Quality Options

Center of Wellness for Urban Women, $285,276

Felege Hiywot Center, Inc., $300,000

Flanner House of Indianapolis, $300,000

Kheprw Institute, $300,000

Business & Entrepreneurship: Capacity Building

Indiana Black Expo, $300,000

Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, $500,000

Kheprw Institute, $500,000

She Event Indy, Co., $250,000

Northwest Vision Development Center, $150,000

Business & Entrepreneurship: Equity

Edna Martin Christian Center, $500,000

GangGang, $333,800

Indiana Black Expo, $200,000

Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, $500,000

Flagship Enterprise Capital, $500,000

Intend Indiana, $500,000

Education: Professional Development

Children’s Policy & Law Initiative of Indiana, $300,000

Indiana Council on Educating Students of Color, $382,206

Indiana Black Expo, $50,000

Eclectic Soul VOICES Corporation, $170,100

Teach Plus Incorporated, $400,000

Education: Professional Development & Recruitment/Retaining Teachers & Early Childhood

A Learning Bee STEM PreK Academy, $200,000

Judah Ministries, $400,000

New Beginnings of Indianapolis, $236,379

SBC Development Corporation/Purpose of Life Academy, $400,000

Education: Professional Development & Recruitment/Retaining Teachers

Educate ME Foundation, INC., $399,211

MSD of Washington Township Schools, $230,000

MelanatED Leaders, $60,000

Education: Recruitment and Retaining Teachers of Color

Indiana Black Expo, $200,000

Teach for America Indianapolis, $40,000

Indiana University Foundation, $400,000

Education: Early Childhood Education

Martin University, $400,000

Housing and Homeownership & Economic Mobility

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, $500,000

NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., $500,000

United Northeast Community Development Corporation, $500,000

Housing and Homeownership: Racial Equity & Housing Development

Eastern Star Church Jewel Human Services Corporation, $1 million

BUILD (Believers United in Local Development) CBDO, $752,000

Westside Community Development Corporation, $850,000

Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation, $800,000

Intend Indiana, $126,600

United Northeast Community Development Corporation, $500,000

Flanner House of Indianapolis, $1 million

IFF, $1 million

Kheprw Institute, $1 million

Pathway Resource Center, Inc., $1 million

Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, $1 million

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