Samtec Cares received requests totaling almost $900,000 and granted over $450,000 during the Winter 2018 Grant Cycle to the following nonprofit organizations to assist in fulfilling their missions.
B.A.Y.A. – Beautiful as You Are
Provide a stipend and professional development classes for two site coordinators, site supplies and the purchase of metric software to empower young girls with the tools needed to succeed in everyday life and teach them that they can be beautiful in their own skin just as they are.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Expand their successful School to Work workplace mentoring initiative to accommodate additional Clark County students.
Blessings in a Backpack of Floyd County
Increase the number of children in Floyd County that are provided food for the weekend who might otherwise go hungry.
Carnegie Center for Art and History, Inc.
Transform a dilapidated skatepark along New Albany’s waterfront into a stylized Ohio River scene.
Children Shouldn’t Hunger
Create a working, educational produce farm on the campus of Ivy Tech that will provide free produce for the students at Ivy Tech and food banks in the community (who often only receive canned goods).
Dare to Care, Inc.
Support their Feeding Families outreach in Clark, Floyd, Crawford, Harrison and Washington counties to purchase fresh produce and non-perishable foods.
Purchase vehicles to replace their present high-mileage vehicles that are used to support more than 300 children through Foster Care and In-Home Services with visits to their homes requiring 125,000 miles per year.
Friends of the Town Clock Church, Inc.
Commission a local sculptor to create a public art piece in the memory of runaway slave and 23rd Regiment nurse Lucy Higgs Nichols for the Underground Railroad Gardens behind the Second Baptist Church on Main St.
Greater Louisville Inc.
Support their mission to grow the regional economy.
Hayswood Theatre Group, Inc.
Renovate the current building with a new roof and façade as the current façade is deceptive to the warm family-like feeling inside.
Kentucky Derby Foundation
Primary sponsor of the RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament.
Kentucky Harvest, Inc.
Assist with operating expenses to move donated food to multiple recipient organizations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Ronald McDonald House
Renovate and expand their facility in Louisville to allow them to nearly double the number families they can help each year.
Increase the number of students supported by their Play It Forward program which provides discounted and zero cost tickets to students in Southern Indiana.
United Way of Scott County Indiana
Expand the Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative in Scott County.
Volunteers of American Mid-States, Inc.
Double the number of people served through their workforce development project, Supported Employment, that places adults with developmental/intellectual disability into fair-wage jobs.
YMCA of Greater Louisville
Support their Shelter House teen and family services program which provides free / non-system emergency shelter, case management and family mediation to in crisis teens in metro Louisville.