Morgan County, IN – Three outstanding non-profits throughout Morgan County were recently awarded Impact Grants from the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC). These grants will address real problems surrounding K-12 mental health and access to affordable healthcare with real solutions.
“IMPACT is what CFMC focuses on as we always look to fix the root of a social issue,” said CFMC Associate Director Brittani Bentley. “We give a hand up, not a hand out meaning we help those who need assistance for a period of time so they can build a healthy happy life without being sustainable on assistance.”
Since 1998, CFMC has awarded over $871,462 to 133 unique organizations throughout Morgan County. Starting in 2016, every donation made to CFMC has gone back out to the community in the form of grants to improve the quality of life for our community.
The following Impact Grants were awarded in 2019:
Gleaners of Indiana – $4,000 – Bulldog Blessings Food Pantry at Monrovia High School
The Bulldog Blessings Pantry helps food-insecure students and families by providing healthy produce and meal items that can be taken home and prepared independently. This site is a convenient location for community members to receive a reliable source of food each month to alleviate the symptoms of poverty.
Indiana University Health Morgan – $3,333 – Healthy Food Pantry Collaboration
Indiana University Health Morgan will provide plant-based diet options, cooking tools, and education to food pantry participants on a monthly basis. They will also provide training to the food pantry staff and volunteers so that they can reinforce this important lifestyle dietary change.
Community Service Center of Morgan County dba WellSpring – $5,547 – Changing the Question
The Changing the Question initiative will address adverse childhood experiences of children living in poverty in Morgan County. It will aide in creating a caring and nurturing environment where healing can begin. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Scores) is a way of measuring trauma in our youth to understand the impact on a child’s mental health.
Indiana University Health Morgan – $9,115 – Community Health Bus
Once a month, the IU Health Mobile Health Bus will be located at Hoosier Harvest Church to provide a free health clinic operated by a licensed nurse practitioner. These free clinics will help the community to get preventative healthcare before letting an issue become a lifetime of bad health.
CFMC’s mission is to connect donors and their charitable giving with our evolving community needs in order to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through impact grantmaking.
The vision of CFMC is to be the philanthropic leader and a catalyst in order to maximize available resources in our community.
Real Problems. Real Solutions.