2016 Board Grants

Camp Riley

Camp Riley (INDIANA) empowers children with physical disabilities by providing life-changing experiences in a traditional camping environment tailored to their individual needs. For 60 years, campers have shattered perceived limitations, met new friends and reached greater achievements, allowing them to return home with an increased sense of independence and confidence. During their time at Camp Riley, they prove to themselves and others that their strength and willpower define them – not their physical circumstances. Each summer, Camp Riley holds five different camp sessions at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s 2,500-acre outdoor recreation center in Martinsville, Ind. From the waterfront to the climbing tower, the facility is universally accessible. The staff-to-camper ratio never exceeds 1-to-3, and a team of [...]

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Camp Spifida

Camp Spifida (PENNSYLVANIA) is a camp for children who have spina bifida.  Children ages 6 through 18 attend camp for a week full of fun and friendship.  Camp Spifida offers lots of exciting activities, such as; craft projects, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddle boats, pontoon boat rides, campfires, hayrides, woodworking and an exciting ropes challenge course.  Most importantly camp offers children with spina bifida a chance just to be kids. Due to our camper’s various medical needs this camping experience is usually their first time away from home and their families.  Camp Spifida is fully staffed with trained counselors, nursing staff and doctors.  Our entire staff comes to Camp Spifida as volunteers, out of love for the children [...]

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Conquer Paralysis Now

Conquer Paralysis Now, A Global Project of the Sam Schmidt Foundation, (NEW JERSEY) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or in other ways. In 2014, Conquer Paralysis Now launched the CPN Challenge. The goal of the CPN Challenge is to accelerate the development of treatments for spinal cord injury in order to provide significant improvements in patients' quality of life. The CPN Challenge program intends to award nearly 20 million dollars in grants and prizes over [...]

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Colby & Cate’s Charities, Inc.

Colby & Cate’s Charities Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization based in central Indiana. Run exclusively by volunteers, OUR MISSION is to improve the quality of life of children by raising and donating funds and other items to organizations serving chronically ill and critically injured children. But what is Colby & Cate’s Charities, Inc. all about?   In August of 2002, our son, Colby Lutz, upon turning just 1 year old (unknowingly) held his first benefit/fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children in lieu of a traditional birthday party. We invited about 50 of our closest friends, family members and neighbors.  All guests were asked that in lieu of a birthday gift for Colby that [...]

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Indianapolis Zoological Society

The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. ​"We're not a zoo doing conservation; we're a global conservation organization that is a zoo," says Indianapolis Zoo President and CEO, Mike Crowther. The Indianapolis Zoo is also committed to sustainability — the ability of humans to provide responsible stewardship of the Earth's limited and precious resources. The entire Zoo staff is involved with efforts to lead the way by making the Zoo itself as green as possible. Social Media WWW.INDIANAPOLISZOO.COM How the Money Will Be Used In 2016, the Board Grant was for $10,000. It's only natural that the fastest land mammal [...]

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USAC Benevolent Foundation

The United States Auto Club (USAC) Benevolent Foundation (Indiana) provides aid and assistance to auto racing participants and their families and gives you the opportunity to get involved and support a sport you love. Established in 1959, the United States Auto Club (USAC) Benevolent Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to injured or needy auto racing participants and their families with ties to the United States Auto Club and INDYCAR. WHY WE ARE NEEDED Advancements in technology and safety have made auto racing much safer than it was in the past.  In addition, USAC’s insurance is arguably the best offered in the sport, even in catastrophic situations. However, our long history tells us that there will [...]

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