Riley Children's Foundation grants $10K for Bloomington area children
Riley Children’s Foundation, the fund raising organization supporting Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, has granted $10,000 to family-focused initiatives in the Bloomington area. On July 21, Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center ($2,500); Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana ($2,000); and Catholic Charities Bloomington ($5,500) will each receive grants during a check presentation led by Bloomington Riley Regional Leadership Committee Chair and Riley Children’s Foundation Board of Governors member Ron Remak.
The mission of Riley Children’s Foundation is to secure the health and well-being of children everywhere. In accordance with that mission, the Community Grants Program was established to make a difference in communities throughout Indiana. This year, Riley Children’s Foundation has granted $90,000 statewide to focus on initiatives that benefit children. This is the second year that Riley Children’s Foundation has awarded grants to Bloomington area organizations.
Riley Children’s Foundation worked with the Bloomington Riley Regional Leadership Committee regarding nominations and to select the grant recipients.
WHAT: Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center ($2,500); Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana ($2,000); and Catholic Charities Bloomington ($5,500) will receive grants during a check presentation led by Bloomington Riley Regional Leadership Committee Chair Ron Remak
WHEN: July 21, 2015; 3 p.m.
WHERE: Bill C. Brown Associates, 306 State Road 446 Bloomington, IN 47401
• Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center – $2,500
The mission of Susie’s Place is to provide a neutral, child-friendly center for the investigation of allegations of crimes against children, while maintaining the comfort and safety of the child as the first priority. The grant will provide funding to support their efforts to maintain a comforting environment for children and families who are referred to the center.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana – $2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana is a mentoring organization serving youth ages 6-17. The grant will help support the Enhanced Relationship Building program. The project provides children with appropriate consistent personal connection, increases their sense of self-worth, and encourages goals and hope for the future. The Enhanced Relationship Building program includes Boys and Girls Weekend Retreats and a summer Family Fishing Day.
• Catholic Charities Bloomington – $5,500
Catholic Charities Bloomington strives to remove barriers to quality mental health counseling by providing services on a sliding fee scale to members of the community. The grant will support a School Based Child and Family Mental Health Service program at Fairview Elementary School. The program seeks stabilize student performance, increase attendance, improve learning capacity and elevate family involvement within the school.
About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.
About the Bloomington Riley Regional Leadership Committee
Riley Children's Foundation has a committed team of regional leaders who spread awareness about Riley in their home communities. The Bloomington Riley Regional Leadership Committee creates awareness about Riley Hospital for Children and aids Riley Children's Foundation in their fundraising efforts in the following ways:
• Advocate: Share your Riley story or knowledge about Riley at events, organization meetings and with media.
• Awareness: Introduce Riley Children's Foundation staff to schools, companies and key stakeholders in the community.
• Lead by Example: State leaders are encouraged to give to Riley annually.
• Identify, Cultivate, Solicit and Steward: Identify potential Riley donors, help engage them and thank them for their gifts.