Nonprofits providing public humanities programming in Indiana will be getting over $500,000 to help with funding relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES Grants have been awarded by Indiana Humanities to 74 Indiana organizations, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.
Foellinger Foundation has chosen Ed Kominowski as the foundation's new president. He will assume his duties in August and will succeed Cheryl Taylor, who will remain on the foundation's board of directors.
The state's first and only organ and tissue recovery center has been opened by the Indiana Donor Network in Indianapolis. The Indiana Donor Network Organ and Tissue Recovery Center on the city's west side will allow for the transportation or organ donors for on-site recovery, instead of occupying a hospital room.
Agricultural production firm Balance Holdings, Inc. is planning a new headquarters and demonstration greenhouse in northwest Muncie. The company is purchasing 33 acres at I-69 and State Road 67 for a 100,000 square-foot building in an $18 million development.
Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana is providing licensed dentists credits for dental products and services in order to help maintain care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta Dental in the three states and the Delta Dental Foundation have committed $88 million to help communities.
Scott Feller has been elected by the Wabash College Board of Trustees to serve as the 17th president in school history. Feller has served as Dean of the College at Wabash since 2014 and as a professor of Chemistry since 1998.
Glick Philanthropies has announced over $800,000 in grants to support dozens of organizations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit set aside $821,600 for 107 organizations that are responding to meet the basic needs of community members.
The need for contact tracers to slow the spread of COVID-19 has prompted Purdue University Global to launch a free contact tracing course. The new self-study course requires six to eight hours to complete and those who finish the course will receive a completion certificate.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided $225 million to Rural Health Clinics across the country for COVID-19 testing. The funding will support over 4,500 clinics to allow for expanded access to testing.
CVS Health plans to open over 20 new COVID-19 test sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations across Indiana beginning Friday, May 22. The company is planning hundreds of new sites across the country that will use self-swab tests.