Awards Additional $365,000 to Non-profit Organizations Serving Morgan County Residents

The Kendrick Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022-23 grantees. Following a competitive application process, the foundation chose eight additional non-profit organizations to address its priority areas of mental health, substance misuse, and physical activity and nutrition.

“These priority areas are in alignment with the top health needs identified in the most recent Franciscan Health Morgan County Community Health Needs Assessment Report and are driven by other data such as the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps,” said Amanda Walter, M.D., Kendrick Foundation Board President.

As part of the 2022-23 competitive grant cycle, the Kendrick Foundation is partnering with the following non-profit organizations to address the top health needs of Morgan County residents:

  • Youth First, Inc. – $75,000 to provide master’s-level social workers and prevention programming for over 2,700 students at three schools in the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville and two schools in the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation
  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Inc. – $80,000 to support additional mental health specialists and case management services at IU Health Morgan and other community-based organizations
  • Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. – $75,000 to provide crisis intervention and counseling services to survivors of domestic abuse and their children in partnership with Catholic Charities Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Morgan County – $60,000 to offer youth healthy lifestyles programming 240 days per year focused on physical activity, nutrition, and mental health in partnership with Adult & Child Health
  • WellSpring – $20,000 to help address homelessness and poverty in Morgan County
  • Morgan County Substance Abuse Council – $20,000 to provide free programming and training to people of all ages in an effort to reduce the prevalence of substance misuse
  • Martinsville Youth Development Center – $20,000 to help local youth and their families build self-esteem, adopt healthy lifestyles, and value education
  • Churches in Mission – $15,000 to help empower clients to break the cycle of poverty, attain financial independence, and become key contributors to the future of the community

“Our grantees are addressing the top health needs in Morgan County by implementing strategies as outlined in the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps What Works for Health,” said Keylee Wright, M.A., Kendrick Foundation Executive Director. “These organizations are in touch with the needs of the community and meet their clients where they are to provide services and resources, inspire change, and transform lives.”