Several Indiana nonprofit organizations celebrated last week after they were awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for their commitment to the environment.
United Water, an Indianapolis environmental company that provides water and wastewater service to over 5.7 million people, gave a total of $400,000 and presented awards to 17 nonprofit organizations Thursday, May 10.
Several environmental organizations found themselves on the receiving end of the United Water grant money. Indy Parks and Spray Grounds Initiative, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (the capitol’s 30-year old recycling and tree planting program), the Front Porch Alliance (a community action, neighborhood empowerment organization), and Friends of the White River (a river preservation group). All received grants for their work in Indianapolis and beyond.
Other nonprofits that received grants included the Front Porch Alliance, the Indy Jazz Festival, Indiana Sports Corp/Youthlinks, the LaPlaza Scholarship Fund, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber, the American Heart Association, the United Negro College Fund, Indiana Black Expo, the Center for Leadership Development, the United Negro College Fund, the Indianapolis Marion County Library Foundation, the Crossroads of America, and the Circle City Classic.
Through the Community Relations and Environmental Grant program, United Water has donated $3 million dollars to nonprofits since the program’s creation in 1994.