Urology of Indiana, Inc. has established a donor advised fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) for the purpose of exploring and discovering strategic charitable initiatives which meet the mission of the practice, reinforce the corporate brand and provide opportunities to engage the employee base in contributing to the central Indiana community.
2020 Grant Activity
Greenfield, IN-based Hancock Health Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant that was utilized to support the new Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Program at Hancock Health. The program provides rapid access, navigation and care coordination, medication assisted treatment, increased individual and group therapy, as well as school-based prevention and public education to better serve those struggling with mental health and substance use in the community.
Central Indiana Community Foundation’s (CICF) Neighbor Relief Fund received a $10,000 grant. The fund provided COVID-19 relief direct support to residents through neighborhood-based, grassroots organizations that were already on the front line but had limited resources to meet community needs.
Shelbyville, IN-based Major Health Partners Foundation (MHP) received a $5,000 grant that was utilized to support the foundation’s RX Assistance Program. When a patient cannot afford their prescriptions, Major Health Partners Case Managers are able to access this program to “bridge” the patient until long-term, stable assistance is found.
2019 Grant Activity
Hope Healthcare Services (Hope), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit medical and dental clinic for underserved individuals based in Avon, IN, received a $10,000 grant. This was used to support wages for Hope clinical staff and supplies necessary to serve patients on site at the clinic. Hope Healthcare is not a free clinic, but the vast majority of the revenue comes from the generosity of others such as Urology of Indiana. This contribution allowed Hope to continue to offer low-cost healthcare services to their neighbors who lack health insurance. Hope has been in business since 2005 and serves as the medical home for approximately 700-800 patients per year, with over 1500 total patient-visits at the clinic each year.
The St. Thomas Clinic also received a $10,000 grant to utilize for updated equipment.
2018 Grant Activity
Riggs Community Health Center was awarded $10,000 to support their Boone County dental program. Riggs focuses on low-income and underserved residents and provides family-friendly dental services to everyone. They accept many forms of Medicaid, see self-pay patients and offer income-based repayment.
Trinity Free Clinic, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Hamilton County, was awarded $7,500 for general operations use. Trinity is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the uninsured and underinsured in Hamilton County. In a geography that is economically thriving, low-income residents are often overlooked and struggle to access proper medical services. These funds will cover the cost of treatments, medicines, labs and medical/dental supplies as well as the costs for a registered nurse on staff.
Urology of Indiana Charitable Foundation also gave $7,500 to SAWS to utilize for their wheelchair ramp construction efforts. Throughout the year, Urology of Indiana physicians and employees will participate as volunteers in building these ramps.
2017 Grant Activity
In 2017, the foundation awarded two $10,000 charitable grants. One recipient was Hope Healthcare Services, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit medical and dental clinic based in Avon, Indiana that supports underserved individuals. The money was utilized to fund clinical staff, supplies and equipment necessary to serve patients on site at the clinic.
The other 2017 recipient was St. Thomas More Clinic located in Mooresville. The not-for-profit clinic is a mission outreach program that provides medical and dental services to Morgan County residents who are uninsured and not able to pay for their medical care and medications. The funds were used to support staffing costs for a part-time Medical Director and Medical Assistant, as well as for patient prescription assistance, medical and program supplies.
Urology of Indiana Charitable Foundation also gave $5,000 to SAWS (Servants at Work, Inc.) – a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that builds wheelchair ramps to enable persons with disabilities and conditions of aging the freedom to remain in their homes and reconnect with their communities. With this grant, SAWS was able to construct 2 wheelchair ramps in the Indianapolis area throughout 2017.
Several Urology of Indiana physicians and employees also volunteered their time in 2017 to help build these ramps as part of the SAWS program.