Samtec Cares received requests totaling over $2M and granted almost $500,000 during the Winter 2020 Grant Cycle to the following nonprofit organizations to assist in fulfilling their missions.

4:34 Ministries, Inc.

The grant money will be used for programming to assess and evaluate each client’s needs on a weekly or biweekly basis and assist the client with overcoming obstacles and obtaining stable housing.

Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana

Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana’s Covid 19 special project with the conjunction of our Art on the Move program and Little Free Library News Rack program, our newest initiative serving Southern Indiana.

Barren Heights

We plan to resume activities at our Louisville Community Center in 2021. We are preparing our space for covid-19 restriction compliant, physically distanced events. The families we serve critically need social and peer support after months of isolation.

BAYA Corporation

The grant money will be used to support the BAYA Centers, and purchase weekly activity and art supplies and tables for our robotics program.

Blessings in a Backpack Floyd County

Our mission and efforts are to ensure that Floyd County is a “hunger-free zone” for children. The program is designed to feed Pre-K through 5th-grade children whose families may not have enough food on the weekends.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrison County Incorporated

Due to COVID, we have hired many new staff who need CPR and First Aid training. This grant money would be used to cover the cost of CPR certification for all new staff and staff who need to renew certification.

CASA Of Scott County, INC.

Fingerprinting for staff, board members, and volunteers who work directly with the children we serve as a CASA/Court Appointed Special Advocate. This will include current and new persons through 2021.

Center for Lay Ministries 

The CLM Food Pantry will use the grant to purchase food for our clients’ basic needs because one in eight people struggle with hunger.

Centerstone of Indiana

Centerstone’s Mental Health Safety Net Program ensures that children with a mental health diagnosis and without health insurance receive the treatment they need to recover and be successful at school and in life. 

Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.

Grant funding will be used for programming costs associated with elementary students who participate in the Extended Day Learning Program, a school-age before and after school program at Greater Clark and Clarksville Elementary schools.

Communities In Schools of Clark County

Grant funding will be used for programming costs associated with elementary students who participate in the Extended Day Learning Program, a school-age before and after school program at Greater Clark and Clarksville Elementary schools.

Dream Factory Inc

Grant money from the Samtec Cares program will be used to cover technology costs associated with dream granting services. Our technology is used to obtain referrals and applications and to communicate directly and efficiently with dream families.

Family Community Clinic, Inc.

The grant money will be used by FCC to cover the majority of costs for the medical, mental health, and dental appointments for people residing in Southern Indiana who do not have health insurance.

Floyd County Parks and Recreation

An All-Inclusive Playground for children and adults at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park.  The playground will be fenced-in to assist parents of autistic children and keep NALL players off of the rubber surface.

Greater Clark County Schools

The requested grant funding will be utilized to support the social/emotional needs of students enrolled in our district who have experienced trauma and other emotional issues that ultimately impact the student’s ability to be successful in all aspects of learning.

Harrison County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Grant funds will be used for technology upgrades to provide residents of the halfway house the ability to build resumes, job search, do virtual meetings and therapy appointments, and continue education.

Hope Southern Indiana

Grant money will be used toward our homeless prevention services. We work with NAFCS, Veterans Court, DCS, and others to ensure a basic need of shelter is being met in our community. We have seen a gap in services in our community for this unmet need.


KLEB is requesting funds to purchase needed equipment for a new location. KLEB, Inc will be relocating its office to the KODA building in 2021. This move will allow KLEB to grow its mission and restore sight through a corneal transplant.

Let Us Learn, Inc

We intend to create a Community Garden Network, acquire a property to serve as a hub for donations from growers, provide free access to healthy food in an identified area of need, and empower the community through educational outreach.

Louisville Zoo Foundation         

Grant funds will be used to provide for the daily care, enrichment and healthcare of vulnerable, endangered and threatened species at the Louisville Zoo.


Funding will be used to create take-home kits that include curriculum and materials to still have a hands-on experience in the safety of a child’s own home. These kits will be created using the advanced manufacturing equipment in the community workshop with instructions and descriptions of the process. We will also provide video stories of the project and how the equipment was used in creating the materials needed.

National Stem Cell Foundation 

Funds will be used to create a digital/video library of STEM Scholar Challenge Projects designed for virtual learning that will debut during a professional development day for science educators and teacher candidates at IUS.

New Day Ministries, Inc.       

New Day will service youth ages 8 to 16 with out-of-school time Tutoring and Mentoring programs in a structured and safe environment. The programs will focus on education, life skills as well as social and emotional development.

New Roots, Inc.

1 out of 5 Kentuckians suffer from fresh food insecurity and associated debilitating chronic disease. New Roots will use this grant to connect 750 families to three Kentucky family farms in order to access a consistent supply of fresh food.

Opal’s Dream Foundation        

Funds will be used to expand our already significant efforts to improve quality of life for seniors in long-term care across Louisville & Southern Indiana (including Floyd, Clark, Harrison, and Scott counties in Indiana, and Jefferson County, KY).

Sarabande Books, Inc.      

Sarabande Books will utilize generous support from Samtec Cares Grant Program to provide free writing workshops, mentorship, print publication, and a book launch event to local writers as part of our year-round community programming.

Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre, Inc.

Grant funding will be used for the Theatre for Everywhere program. The first set of three virtual field trips, supporting elementary school teachers and students with high-quality theatre that supports a student’s social-emotional growth, builds empathy, and transforms the world around them.

SOS International, Inc. 

The grant funds will be used in support of the SOS Local Health Program that collects, reprocesses, and donates medical supply resources (supplies and equipment) directly to local clinics and med-tech programs, improving equitable access to education, healthcare, and social services in low-income zip codes.

The American Cancer Society

The grant money will support our 2021 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS campaigns in Indiana and Kentucky. These campaigns raise funds to help sustain women-led research, launch new careers, and inspire a new generation of young women considering careers in science.

The BreakAway             

Monies received from the SAMTEC Cares Grant will be used by The BreakAway to purchase a “new-to-them” 15-passenger van. This van will allow staff members to get the residents to and from work and other activities.

YMCA of Greater Louisville     

Louisville Metro Police Department and Safe Place have been collaborating to better serve teens for over 15 years. This grant will help us serve over 250 youth identified by police for homelessness, drug-use, domestic violence, sex-trafficking and other survival crimes.