South Bend Alive grant program recipients announced

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Ripples In The Water - The Barbara V. Brandy Foundation ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The city of South Bend awarded a total of $343,000 to 50 local organizations today as part of its new South Bend Alive grant program.

The grant program supports initiatives that provide mentoring for young people in the city through efforts such as employment training and opportunities, youth engagement activities, and community outreach.  

“I want to thank all of the applicants for their efforts to keep our kids and our community safe,” said Mayor James Mueller. “It’s up to us to break the cycles of violence that we see in South Bend, and I’m excited that the City can empower local organizations to continue their important work or kickstart new initiatives.”

Money for the grants comes from the $300,000 former mayor Pete Buttigieg got the Common Council to set aside in the 2020 city budget for violence prevention grants.

The city received 122 applications, and the following organizations were awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000:

  • Rise Up Academy Restorative Justice Initiative
  • Imani Unidad
  • LTIA (Let’s Turn It Around)
  • IMPower Center
  • Mamas Against Violence
  • Transformation Ministries: Iron Sharpens Iron
  • Greater Impact
  • Mentoring Moments
  • Choices for Life South Bend
  • Gentleman & Scholars, Inc.
  • Free Your Wings, Inc.
  • Emaculate Enterprise LLC
  • Connect 2 Be The Change LTD
  • Project Impact South Bend: CUC Community Commercial Kitchen
  • Future Matters
  • Ark Angels, Inc.
  • The Strong Friend
  • RHS Restorative Justice Student Leadership
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • The Beacon Resource Center
  • Justice for Michiana
  • South Bend Chapter Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
  • The Michiana Athletic and Rec. Association
  • Project Impact South Bend, Inc./Sons and Daughters of Destiny
  • Fathers First 2.0
  • Dream Builders Project, Inc.
  • Women’s Outreach Ministries: The Incubator
  • Wright Chosen Ministries
  • MLK Senior Men’s Club
  • No Sleep Neighborhood Group: Studio/Arcade
  • Big Chef Corey’s Junior Chef Program
  • Joe Wingo Group
  • Bully Me Badd
  • Ocean of Opportunity
  • Swella’s Ville
  • IMP Operations LLP
  • Gifted Genius Foundation
  • Ripples In The Water - The Barbara V. Brandy Foundation
  • Scholarworkship
  • Michiana Hub
  • Faith in Indiana: Live Free South Bend
  • Underground Basketball League (UB League)
  • Legendary Era LLC
  • Silence the Violence
  • Eminence Dance
  • Induce My Purpose Inc.
  • Women Entrepreneurs Matter
  • Style Girlz Beauty Salon and Empowerment Station
  • Soldiers Volleyball
  • Ford Strong
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