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CareSource Foundation Supports Indiana’s Social Safety Net

February 7th, 2022 | 2 min read

Grants totaling more than $672,000 to improve health outcomes across the state in 2021

(DAYTON, OH – February 7, 2022) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced today the CareSource Foundation has completed the last round of 2021 funding in Indiana for a total of $672,900 to organizations focused on improving health outcomes for Hoosiers. The CareSource Foundation awarded a total of $3.9 million to 106 nonprofit organizations across the country.

“I’m proud of the partnerships we’ve developed and the impactful work we’ve been able to support through the CareSource Foundation,” said Steve Smitherman, president of CareSource Indiana. “The work we’re able to accomplish through our foundation giving is at the heart of who we are as CareSource – enhancing the lives of our members by working toward equitable access to care and building safe, healthy communities.”

The CareSource Foundation partners with community organizations on innovative approaches to reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes across Indiana. Notable projects included a Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Doula Scholarship Program that will increase the capacity of women of color in maternal and infant care and a school district-wide Growth in Academics through Innovation and Neuroeducation (GAIN) program to improve the mental health of educators and students affected by trauma.

“As a leader of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance’s Health Disparities Collaborative, CareSource Foundation has been instrumental in helping Hoosier philanthropic institutions understand and better address health outcomes in communities throughout the state and across demographic groups,” shared Indiana Philanthropy Alliance President and CEO Claudia Cummings.

Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded $25.1 million in grants to 1,027 organizations as they aid communities across the country. Find more news about the CareSource Foundation in the CareSource Newsroom.

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