07 Apr New Hope Receives COVID-19 Relief Grant
New Hope of Indiana is grateful to announce that it has been chosen to receive a $200,000 unrestricted grant from the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF). The grant is one of $4.55 million in grants made to 32 community organizations in Central Indiana during the second round of funding to nonprofits. The fund has now distributed more than $11.8 million to 74 organizations in Central Indiana to date.
Like most businesses and nonprofits, New Hope has incurred unexpected expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic including additional costs for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), technology costs to make certain services and operations virtual and to accommodate staff scheduling adjustments.
The grant was an unexpected, delightful surprise.
“This funding not come at a more critical time for the Hoosiers with disabilities that we serve and the dedicated caregivers who serve them,” said New Hope CEO Allison Wharry. “There is so much uncertainty about how long the pandemic will last and how long it will take the country to recover economically. This grant eases our fears and will help New Hope pay for additional unexpected costs as we continue to provide the best care for those we serve.”
C-CERF is an economic relief fund launched with significant, initial investments from founding partners Lilly Endowment Inc., Central Indiana Community Foundation (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and United Way of Central Indiana. Since its establishment, it has grown to over $22 million with additional donations from the public.