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Zotec Foundation provides grants to boost youth programming

(photo courtesy of the Zotec Foundation)

CARMEL, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Zotec Foundation in Indianapolis is awarding grants totaling $500,000 to Indiana nonprofits serving youth. The philanthropic arm of Zotec Partners says the foundation provided 20 grants totaling $25,000 each to organizations focused on mentoring, healthy outcomes and information technology.

“Our philanthropic partnerships with these remarkable organizations go directly to helping youth realize their fullest potentials,” said Scott Law, chairman of the Zotec Foundation and founder and chief executive officer of Zotec Partners. “Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders—and creating strong connections and ties to the community leads to brighter futures. We’re proud to support these civic champions, providing resources, opportunities, and encouragement for young people across the state.”

The foundation awarded grants to the following nonprofits:

Mentoring:

  • Ascent 121 (Hamilton County)
  • Champions of Youth Inc. (Decatur County)
  • College Mentors for Kids Inc. (Marion County)
  • Elevate Indianapolis (Marion County)
  • MCCOY Inc. (Marion County)
  • Montgomery Country Youth Services Bureau Inc. (Montgomery County)
  • Starfish Initiative (Marion County)
  • TeenWorks Inc. (Marion County)

Health Equity & Healthy Outcomes:

  • Fight for Life Foundation Inc. (Marion County)
  • Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Inc. (Brown County)
  • LifeSmart Youth (Marion County)
  • Playworks Indiana (Marion County)
  • RightFit Inc. (Marion County)
  • Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers (Hendricks County)
  • Youth Link Southern Indiana (Clark County)

IT Education & Training:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne (Allen County)
  • Conexus Indiana (Marion County)
  • Freewheeling Community Bikes (Marion County)
  • Ripley County Community Foundation (Ripley County)
  • The Saint Florian Center (Marion County)

“Preparing Hoosier youth for successful futures is what the people of Zotec are passionate about, and the value of these grants goes beyond dollars donated into meaningful and long-term partnerships,” said Amy Waldron, director of foundation and corporate impact for Zotec. “Our charitable partners can count on us to collaborate in their missions through holistic solutions and resource-sharing, resulting in a positive and enduring impact.”

Earlier this year, the foundation announced a partnership with DREAM Alive, contributing $100,000 to help break the cycle of poverty.

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