2023 Grantees

Early Learning Indiana, with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., announced the first grantees of the Early Years Initiative grant program in September 2023. Eighty-six organizations serving Indiana infants and toddlers have received more than $31M in grants of up to $500,000 each. 

2023 Grantees

Early Learning Indiana, with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., announced the first grantees of the Early Years Initiative grant program in September 2023. Eighty-six organizations serving Indiana infants and toddlers have received more than $31M in grants of up to $500,000 each. 

Awarded Proposals

Awarded organizations are working to help Hoosier families support the cognitive, social-emotional and physical wellbeing of infants and toddlers during the unique period of growth and brain development during the first three years of life.

Click on the map below to learn more about the good work launching in your community.

GRANTEECOUNTYFUNDING
Lutheran Social Services, Inc.Allen$373,300
SCANAllen$487,500
Foundations First Child Care MinistryAllen$349,500
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with DisabilitiesAllen$231,600
Fort Wayne Community SchoolsAllen$500,000
Healthier Moms and Babies Inc.Allen$500,000
Ivy Tech Community College - Indiana Fort Wayne CampusAllen$407,300
United Way of Allen CountyAllen$500,000
Heritage FundBartholomew$245,000
Goodwill of Central & Southern IndianaClark$250,000
Lincoln Hills Development CorporationCrawford$500,000
United Day Care Center of Delaware CountyDelaware$495,500
Young Men's Christian Association of Muncie Inc. - Mitchell Early Childhood and Family CenterDelaware$500,000
Walnut Hill Early Childhood CenterElkhart$165,200
Community Foundation of Elkhart CountyElkhart$400,000
Greater Faith Apostolic Church Inc.Floyd$235,400
Align Southern IndianaFloyd$360,000
Blue River Services, Inc.Floyd$147,800
Southeastern Indiana YMCAFranklin$230,800
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityGrant$345,000
United Way of Grant CountyGrant$323,100
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Southeast IndianaHamilton County, OH$250,000
Sheltering WingsHendricks$387,000
Sycamore Rehabilitation Services Hendricks County ARC, Inc.Hendricks$465,800
Henry County Community FoundationHenry$377,000
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie/Henry County and AndersonHenry$300,000
Family Service Association of Howard CountyHoward$201,000
YMCA of Kokomo IndianaHoward$331,100
Right StepsJasper$339,500
The Portland FoundationJay$500,000
Metro United WayJefferson County, KY$393,000
Johnson County Public Library FoundationJohnson$85,500
Johnson County Learning Center - Early Learning CommunityJohnson$409,100
LaunchPadKosciusko$183,100
Dunebrook, Inc.La Porte$200,000
LaGrange County Community FoundationLaGrange$500,000
Crossroads Young Mens Christian AssociationLake$250,000
GeminusLake$250,000
Mental Health America of Northwest IndianaLake$500,000
Trinity United Church of Christ GaryLake$432,600
East Side Church of God, Inc.Madison$385,000
Villa Baptist Church dba Wee Care Early Learning MinistryMarion$283,600
Young Audiences of Indiana Inc. d.b.a. Arts for LearningMarion$212,300
Edna Martin Christian CenterMarion$500,000
Family Development ServicesMarion$470,000
Firefly Children & Family AllianceMarion$275,400
Fletcher Place Community CenterMarion$497,500
YMCA of Greater IndianapolisMarion$500,000
Indiana University FoundationMarion$468,200
The John H. Boner Community Center dba John Boner Neighborhood CentersMarion$438,600
Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center Indianapolis Inc. (MLK Center)Marion$328,600
Shepherd Community CenterMarion$250,000
Hawthorne Community CenterMarion$466,000
HealthNet, Inc.Marion$306,000
New Beginnings, Inc.Marion$500,000
The Villages of IndianaMarion$500,000
Volunteers of America Ohio & IndianaMarion$499,400
United Way of Marshall CountyMarshall$423,300
Monroe County United MinistriesMonroe$198,900
Tandem Community Birth Center and Postpartum House, IncMonroe$500,000
South Central Community Action ProgramMonroe$222,400
Montgomery County Community FoundationMontgomery$374,200
Community Foundation of Noble CountyNoble$315,000
Parke County Community Foundation, Inc.Parke$300,000
Neighbors' Educational Opportunities, Inc.Porter$500,000
Jacob's Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center, IncPorter$500,000
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest IndianaPorter$500,000
Porter County Community FoundationPorter$500,000
Young Men's Christian Association of Valparaiso, Indiana, Inc. (Valparaiso Family YMCA)Porter$250,700
Robinson Community Learning Center at the University of Notre DameSt. Joseph$500,000
El Campito Child Development CenterSt. Joseph$200,000
The Family Connection of St. Joseph CountySt. Joseph$250,000
LOGAN Community ResourcesSt. Joseph$325,600
Women's Care Center, Inc.St. Joseph$300,000
Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County aka/YSBSt. Joseph$61,600
STEAM Academy West LafayetteTippecanoe$500,000
ABC & METipton$167,900
Community Care In Union CountyUnion$125,000
St. Vincent Early Learning CenterVanderburgh$443,100
Foundation for Better HealthVanderburgh$494,100
Building BlocksVanderburgh$500,000
Community Foundation of Wabash CountyWabash$500,000
Oak Park Church Inc/DBA Oak Park Early Learning AcademyWayne$350,000
Richmond Community SchoolsWayne$300,000
Family Centered ServicesWells$483,800
Whitley County Consolidated SchoolsWhitley$500,000

Learn About the Impact on Hoosier Communities

Click on the four map tabs below to explore how Early Years Initiative grantees will impact early literacy and language, supportive childcare capacity, early intervention and detection and parenting preparation for Hoosier children and families in areas with the greatest need.