Samtec Cares received requests totaling almost $900,000 and have granted over $450,000 during the Winter Grant Cycle to the following nonprofit organizations to assist in fulfilling their missions.
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.
Expand their successful School to Work workplace mentoring initiative to accommodate additional Clark County students.
Increase the number of children in Floyd County that are provided food for the weekend who might otherwise go hungry.
Transform a dilapidated skatepark along New Albany’s waterfront into a stylized Ohio River scene.
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).
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.
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.
Support their mission to grow the regional economy.
Renovate the current building with a new roof and façade as the current façade is deceptive to the warm family-like feeling inside.
Primary sponsor of the RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament.
Assist with operating expenses to move donated food to multiple recipient organizations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
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.
Expand the Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative in Scott County.
Double the number of people served through their workforce development project, Supported Employment, that places adults with developmental/intellectual disability into fair-wage jobs.
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.