Samtec Cares received requests totaling over $2.8M and granted almost $450,000 during the Winter 2019 Grant Cycle to the following nonprofit organizations to assist in fulfilling their missions.
ASFP Kentucky Chapter brings together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent the loss of life from suicide in our community. Their grant will be used to have mental health professionals and community leaders trained to present Tattered Teddies, SafeTalk, and Assist training in order to increase suicide prevention intervention skills in our community in a variety of practice settings.
Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center was founded in 2004, and they serve families that are affected by disabilities by providing retreats where these families have a place where they feel loved, accepted and safe. They will use their grant to better their volunteer base, thus enhancing the guest experience at their retreats and community events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters School to Work workplace mentoring initiative provides students the benefits of career path goal-setting, soft skill development and motivation to graduate. Their grant will be used for a School to Work program that matches Samtec employees as mentors for high school students. Students visit the workplace each month and learn about the company and increase their college and career readiness with support from the employees.
Catalyst Rescue Mission’s goal is to help end homelessness in Southern Indiana. They are a shelter for homeless individuals in a 7-county area and house 100 homeless individuals 365 days per year. Their grant will be used to provide case management in the areas of job training, housing, medical, and transportation for the individuals they serve.
Christian Formation Ministries has been serving the families of prisoners since 2003. My Camp is a year-round program designed to prevent the children of inmates and addicts from following their parents into incarceration and/or addiction. Their grant will be used to provide scholarships for more children to participate in their My Camp Program.
The Clark County Museum was formed in 2008 in order to collect, preserve, display and interpret artifacts pertaining to the history of Clark County. Their grant will be used to complete the back half of their main gallery. They will build exhibits including a general store, train station, marriage parlor, and casino/speakeasy to teach visitors of all ages what it was like in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 lives in poverty. Communities in Schools of Clark County works directly inside schools building relations that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Their grant will be used to provide Tier 1 programming which serves a whole school, grade level or district. These are short-term interventions based on current needs.
Community Action of Southern Indiana’s mission is to support and empower families and communities striving to reach self-sufficiency. Their Life Literacy Program is reclaiming an unused lot next to the Charlestown Middle School, and their grant will be used for a community garden, play, and arts space.
In 2001, Community Montessori because a public Charter School providing a tuition-free independent program for grades K-12 serving any family in our community. Their grant will be used to support the development of the arts by funding theatre and arts technology to be in the school’s new CASA dei Curiosity building addition.
Founded in 2000, Dress for Success Louisville’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, development tools and a network of support. Their grant will be used to provide business-appropriate clothing, mentoring, professional development programs, career readiness skills, knowledge and support necessary for unemployed and underemployed women in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties.
East Washington School Corporation’s mission is to empower students and encourage them to reach their personal best. Their grant will be used to purchase machinery and workstations for their advanced manufacturing program.
Friends of Borden Community Park was created to help make the Borden Community Park a growing, self-sustaining and thriving park in the region. Their funds will be used towards updating the playgroup equipment and placing a rubber critical path.
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 42 homes in Floyd and Clark County. Their grant will be used to provide materials to build a house for low-income families giving them an affordable mortgage, self-sufficiency and independence.
Haven Ministries offers addicts a safe place to get back on their feet. Their facilities offer the support and resources needed to begin the detox and recovery process. Their grant will be used to sponsor applicants in a new nine-month Auto Technician/Mechanic Training Program for men-in recovery.
Hope Southern Indiana, formerly Interfaith Community Council, began in 1964 as the Downtown Neighborhood Council to provide constructive after-school activities for youth in the center city of New Albany. Their grant will be used to support low-income families going through their Holistic Hardware-Self Sufficiency Program. This is a 10-week life skills training program with a goal of creating stability and self-sufficiency.
Hosparus Health is a place where compassion and support become one. They launched their Heart Connection Program as a pilot one year ago for Southern Indiana hospice patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure. Their grant will be used to provide patients with digital scales, tracking tools and 24/7 support to help them achieve a better quality of life, avoid hospitalizations and save healthcare dollars.
Re:Center began in 1881 in a small room near City Hall where free meals were offered to the homeless and hurting people in our community. They are devoted to breaking the chains of homelessness and other life-dominating issues. Their grant will be used to provide temporary housing, intensive case management and life skills/education classes to men experiencing homelessness in the Kentuckiana region through their LifeChange program.
Founded in 2003, Nativity Academy was established to transform the lives of urban students who have a commitment to achievement and whose families demonstrate financial need. Their grant will be to help sponsor some of their rising 7th and 8th-grade students participate at Camp Loucon.
The NAFC Education Foundation provides impactful resources and experiences to the students and teachers of Floyd County public schools. Their grant will provide free, high quality, age-appropriate books to children in our community from birth to 5 years old for one year through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
The Scottsburg High School Drama Club is a growing club of more than 100 students who are interested in the theatrical arts. Their grant will be used to upgrade the high school’s outdated, inefficient and inadequate lighting system.
Slate Run Elementary School has a partnership with Stage One and Disney and is hosting the Summer Institute Development Program. Their grant will be used to help purchase the materials needed to set up a very basic theatrical space.
Sojourn Church New Albany is housed in the historic former Silver Street Elementary School which served the community for over 100 years. Their grant will be used to purchase trees and shrubs to create an enjoyable park for the Uptown Neighborhood of New Albany.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities Women and Children’s Emergency Shelter program provides women and their children a place to stay while working to resolve crisis. This program has seen a 56% increase in the number of individuals housed in our Residential Programs in the past year. Their grant will be used to help cover the additional expenses of providing shelter and support to women and children facing homelessness.
St. John Center’s has been serving the Louisville area since 1986, and their mission it to help homeless men address the barriers to housing and self-sufficiency so they can leave homelessness for good. Their grant will be used to support St. John Center’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program which provides housing, case management, and life skills classes for formerly homeless men who have a disabling physical condition and/or mental illness.
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House’s celebrated their 109th year in 2019, and their mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient. Their grant will be used to help fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs, including robotics, coding and medical careers, for children who come from primarily low-income families.
The Exodus Road is an organization that is strategically fighting human trafficking globally through search and rescue and locally through community action. Their grant will be used to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and Colorado by helping to fund TraffickWatch, their training and prevention program.
Scott and surrounding counties in Southern Indiana have significant challenges affecting our children including the opioid epidemic. Out-of-home placements have significantly escalated in the last five years, and The Refuge Home for Children provides temporary housing for children who have been removed from their homes. Their grant will help in providing a safe, stable and loving environment for children displaced due to abuse and/or neglect.
Founded in 1896, Volunteer of America Mid-States is one of the region’s oldest, largest and most diverse non-profit organizations. Their mission is to create positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. Their grant will be used to help fund a residential addiction recovery facility that provides therapy, case management, and treatment for pregnant and parenting women and their children.
The Waterfront Botanical Gardens was started by a local gardening community to help enlighten, entertain and educate the community about the botanical world. Their mission reads: Planting seeds and growing minds for more sustainable cities. Their grant will be used to purchase and install path lighting along the Beargrass Creek Pathway that will connect the Waterfront Botanical Gardens to the Butchertown Greenway, Waterfront Park, the Big Four Bridge and ultimately connecting to the Ohio River Greenway in Indiana.
The YMCA puts principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, and YMCA believes that knowing how to swim and being safe around water are developmental and safety skills that all youth should learn. Their grant will be used to help fund youth lessons to low-income youth in Southern Indiana.