Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) Grant Awarded to LAMC/YLA!

posted by: Beth Erskine
Last Updated: 08 January 2018
Created: 08 January 2018


Two East Central Indiana Youth-serving Nonprofits Win Grants from the Indiana Youth Institute

INDIANAPOLIS – Two youth-serving organizations in East Central Indiana have been awarded funding to improve how their organizations operate and enhance the impact they make in young people’s lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County and the Leadership Academy of Madison County (LAMC) were selected as recipients of organizational effectiveness grants from the Indiana Youth Institute.

BBBS of Delaware County connects children facing adversity with mentors.

“I am thrilled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County has been chosen to receive the organizational effectiveness grant from the Indiana Youth Institute and Ball Brothers Foundation,” said Sue Godfrey, executive director. “As we work to sustain and expand our work, this grant both encourages us and redoubles our efforts while providing key support to achieve our bold goals.”

The Youth Leadership Academy is a program that prepares young leaders to meet the challenges facing Madison County and central Indiana.

"Youth Leadership Academy, a program of Leadership Academy of Madison County, is excited and grateful to be selected as a recipient of IYI's Organizational Effectiveness Grant.,” said Beth Erskine, executive director for LAMC. “This grant comes to us at the perfect time as we plan our first major youth programming expansion in twenty years. We plan to utilize this grant for program development, expansion, and evaluation and can't wait to get started.”

Each organization will receive:

  • Up to 120 hours of professional consulting from IYI to provide strategic planning, board development, evaluation planning, fundraising and sustainability planning, financial management, human resources policies, or other technical assistance that would increase the effectiveness of the organization.
  • Grant of $750 for one staff member to attend a professional development course or conference.
  • Registration and travel expenses for two people to attend IYI’s 2017 Because KIDS COUNT Conference November 28 and 29 in Indianapolis.
  • The opportunity (based on successful completion of other activities) to apply for a sub-award of up to $10,000 to be used only for approved organizational effectiveness/capacity-building purposes.

Funding for these organizational effectiveness grants is generously provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation. The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being.


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