Thirteen Bartholomew County non-profits receive Centra grants

Centra Credit Union is donating more than $30,000 to Bartholomew County non-profits. The donations are a portion of 41 grants of $2,500 each to non-profits within the communities served by Centra, totaling more than $100,000 throughout central and southern Indiana.

“Centra Team Members love being able to support the causes they care about through this program, and we are proud to be able to support the communities we serve with these donations,” said Centra Community Involvement Officer Jenni Carr. “We chose to support many local non-profits, along with a few national organizations like the American Red Cross and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.”

The local non-profits selected include 13 that are in Bartholomew County: Love Chapel, Foundation for Youth, Advocates for Children, ASAP of Columbus, Bartholomew County School Supplies Assistance Program, Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund, Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, Our Hospice of Southern Indiana, Sans Souci, Turning Point, Bartholomew County Humane Society, LifeDesigns and Orphan Grain Train.

“These wonderful organizations support a similar mission and serve the local communities where Centra has a presence. Credit Unions were built on the premise of People Helping People, and we are excited to provide support to these causes,” Centra President and CEO Rick Silvers said.

Selected organizations are currently being notified of the donations with the funds being delivered to the selected non-profits by the end of November.