Louisville, KY— January 18, 2021 — Kosair Charities Advisory Council, composed of 19 distinguished community members, today announces the recipients of their fiscal year 2021 grant awards. The Advisory Council supports Kosair Charities and their Board of Directors by promoting and advocating for Kosair Charities’ mission to enhance the health and well-being of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Eleven recipient organizations were selected after an extensive application and interview process. This year, the Advisory Council awarded $300,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to these partner agencies, a portion of the full grant commitments of Kosair Charities.
“We recognize the impact that COVID-19 has, and will continue to have, on our children. Kosair Charities Advisory Council wanted to focus this year’s grant efforts to support programs that have needed to adjust their programs to continue assisting children during this challenging time. The Council decided to focus on education and engagement for children,” Council Chair, Bob Bonsutto explained.
The following grants were awarded:
- 2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families, Inc. ($25,000) – Promote the safety and well-being of children by implementing strategies that keep fathers involved and families together.
- Bridge Kids International ($30,000) – Bridge Kids International envisions young people and communities that have the confidence, skills, tools, and resources to solve economic development, education, environmental and health challenges and thrive.
- Carriage House ($45,000) – Dedicated to the belief that children of all abilities can learn and make progress in an environment that is stimulating, nurturing and where individual differences are respected and celebrated. To create a preschool environment where all children will thrive.
- City Schoolhouse ($33,000) – City Schoolhouse works to strengthen children and families by empowering them through active and individualized education, fostering a love of learning, and renewing their community through its people.
- Doors to Hope, a Sisters of Charity Ministry ($5,000) – opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for immigrant women and families.
- Global Game Changers ($25,000) – Global Game Changers innovative evidence-based program uses service-learning to develop the whole child by building core social-emotional competencies, character, and leadership skills in K-5 students.
- Louisville TKO ($23,000) – empowers youth to build successful futures through boxing, positive reinforcement, academic support, and connection to the community.
- Orchid House, Inc. ($13,000) – Therapeutic and medical day center for young children facing behavior/emotional and health challenges to allow intense intervention and socialization with peers. Committed in advocating for high-risk children to increase the possibilities of bright future.
- Southwest Community Ministries ($40,500) – Strives to create a more financially equitable Southwest community by playing an integral part in alleviating the burden of crisis and poverty in the area.
- George’s Scholar Institute ($30,000) – Embrace, educate, and empower youth in Louisville, envisioning a future where youth reach their full potential, starting with a successful academic career.
- Wesley House Community Services ($30,500) –Empower families, individuals, and communities toward self-sufficiency, creating hope and opportunity that result in extraordinary change in the lives of those served. Wesley House Community Services helps people help themselves.
“Wesley House youth are excelling artistically and socially. Because of partnerships like this one with Kosair Charities, we can ensure that children are not left behind.” – Patricia Williams, President and CEO, Wesley House
- VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO (0:13 minutes) including titled interviews and quotes. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AmAX-fKouPW6mtr4Sef_aWEDXDLlLpWR/view)
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- To schedule a time to interview Keith Inman, members of the Advisory Council, or organizations receiving grants, please notify Lindsay Wehr at email@example.com.
About Kosair Charities: Since 1923, Kosair Charities has helped children reach their potential while overcoming obstacles. Kosair Charities enhances the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, health research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We envision a world in which children in need live life to the fullest. For more information, please visit kosair.org.