SIA Foundation Awards Record Amount in Grant Funding

By: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - June 10, 2014 - PRLog -- The SIA Foundation today awarded a record $59,848.60

in grants to nine deserving Indiana charitable organizations during the

June 2014 Grant Awards Ceremony held at SIA’s Training & Reception

Center. This is the second time that two $10,000 grants have been awarded for

a cycle.

The grants represent not-for-profit organizations in: Tippecanoe, Carroll,

Monroe, Hendricks, Lawrence and White Counties. Representatives from the

charitable organizations along with the SIA Foundation Board of Directors

and members of the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. Operations

Committee attended the Foundation’s grant celebration.

Indiana not-for-profit organizations which seek funding for capital projects

in one of three areas – arts and culture, health and welfare, or education –

are eligible to apply for SIA Foundation Grants which are awarded in June

and December each year. Information on the SIA Foundation Grants may be

found at

SIA Foundation Grant recipient organizations for the June 2014 grant cycle


Witham Family YMCA, Boone County - $10,000.00

The Witham Family YMCA will build an outdoor area that will provide a

safe and positive environment for the community to engage in activities.

Funding will irrigate and seed the roughly one-acre of land adjacent to their

building, and will be named Subaru Sports Field.

At The Cross Mission, Posey County - $10,000.00

At The Cross Mission provides meals to individuals who are unemployed,

homeless, live on fixed incomes, families, or anyone else who needs a

meal. This grant will be used to purchase new kitchen equipment to better

prepare and store meals.

Project Sweet Peas, Tippecanoe County - $4,971.00

Project Sweet Peas provides care packages to every family whose infant

experiences a stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at both IU

Health Arnett and St. Elizabeth East Hospitals. This grant will go towards

purchasing items to be included in the care packages.

Jefferson High School Boys Volleyball Club, Tippecanoe County - $5,744.00

The boys volleyball club has official recognition from the Lafayette School

Corp. and Jefferson High School’s Athletic Department, but are responsible

for their own financing. Funds from this grant will go towards purchasing

uniforms and equipment.

Cardinal Stage Company, Monroe County - $9,641.00

The Cardinal Stage Company will be hosting a regional school tour,

launching in Fall 2014, with a stage adaptation of Bill Bryson’s sciencethemed

bestseller, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’. This sciencebased

show will be performed in 40 schools, and will be seen by 10,000+

elementary and middle schools students throughout the region. Funds will

be used to purchase sound equipment that will be utilized on the tour, and

afterwards return to the Cardinal Stage Company.

Horizon House, Marion County - $8,400.00

Horizon House is the only multi-service day shelter in Central Indiana that

offers comprehensive on-site services exclusively to persons experiencing

homelessness. This grant will be used to purchase 100 new chairs for the

Day Room at Horizon House, which is where clients interact and share with

one another.

Child & Parent Services, Elkhart County - $2,462.00

The Child and Family Advocacy Center (CFAC), one of only four fully

accredited child advocacy centers in Indiana, will enhance its video

system with the purchase of a pan/tilt/zoom camera and new monitor for

interviewing children for court purposes when sexual abuse is suspected.

South Newton School Corporation, Newton County - $1,630.60

This grant will be used to fund the LEGO Education Build To Express. This

is a class set of LEGO bricks specifically formulated to facilitate teaching

methods with hands-on manipulatives. Each student will utilize a container

of 200 bricks in order to create models that express building tasks.

Attica Elementary School, Fountain County - $7,000.00

This grant to purchase a rock climbing wall that will be installed in the

school’s gymnasium. Fitness bands that will attach to the wall will also be

purchased to help students build muscle and enhance coordination.

The SIA Foundation was established in October 1997, with a One Million Dollar

gift from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA). SIA has made a subsequent

contributions bringing the total contribution to $2 million. The SIA Foundation

uses funding to award grants and matching gifts to not-for-profit entities located

in the State of Indiana. Since 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded over $155,000

in Matching Gifts and $745,000 in capital grants, totaling over $1 million since its


Jennifer McGarvey
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