New Hope Awarded Over $800,000 in Grants

New Hope Awarded Over $800,000 in Grants


New Hope of Indiana is pleased to announce it has recently been awarded over $800,000 in grants from two central Indiana organizations that will help us build for the future.

The first grant is from United Way of Central Indiana for $20,700. This grant will help cover the costs of a capital facility needs assessment and a space assessment of our Payne Road building. Our Payne Road building is nearly 50 years old and in need of repairs. The information gained from these assessments will be used to inform our facility plans in the upcoming years and ensure our facilities meet our future needs.

New Hope was also awarded a two-year, $781,500 grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. This is the largest non-governmental grant New Hope has ever received and will provide funding for the following:

    1. Research of new residential program models to address unmet needs of families in our community.
    2. Expand staff capacity through:
    • A new fundraising staff position to build future sustainability
    • New workforce recruitment and retention strategies
    • Launch new DEIA strategies to lead the way in building inclusion and belonging; and
    • Undergo succession planning at the Director level and above to ensure a strong future for New Hope.

We are grateful to both United Way and Lilly Endowment, Inc. for their support of New Hope of Indiana. These grants will be key in helping us build our capacity to serve more individuals with disabilities, and their families, in the future.

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