CoAction awards $974,638 to 10 local non-profits

CoAction is thrilled to announce that they have granted 10 local non-profits a total of $974,638. These grants were made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and will be used to support older adult services in Northwest Indiana.  


“We are thrilled to be able to provide these grants to such deserving organizations,” said Jennifer Trowbridge, President and CEO of CoAction. “These non-profits are doing incredible work to support older adults in our community, and we are proud to be able to help them continue their important work.”  

The 10 non-profits organizations that received funding from CoAction are all dedicated to serving older adults in the region.  

Meals on Wheels- $645,818.00 

Jasper County Community Services- $72,584.54 

Secure Senior Connections- $72,584.54 

VNA- $58,418.97 

Pulaski County Human Services- $56,672.00 

Newton County Community Services- $31,964.99 

Portage Township- $11,781.76 

PMB- $10,222.00 

YWCA- $9,211.12 

Strake County Community Services- $7,441.58 


These organizations provide a range of services to seniors in the area, including meal delivery, transportation assistance, housing support, and more. With this funding from CoAction, they will be able to expand their services and reach even more seniors in need. 

“Jasper County Community Services is excited to be a recipient of a grant that encompasses diversity in various program operation and senior center needs,” said Sharon Colee, Executive Director of Jasper County Community Serices.  


The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law in 2021 with the goal of providing relief to individuals and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. CoAction is proud to be able to use these funds to support senior services in the region and help ensure that seniors have access to the resources they need to stay healthy in their homes and communities. 


“The grant provides an enhancement to our current programs, development of new services, and the needed funding to expand in areas of service at our senior centers. All amazing, and all greatly appreciated!” said Colee. 


These grants will enable CoAction to continue their mission of providing essential services and support to those in need. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Northwest Indiana. To learn more about our programs, initiatives, and how you can get involved, please visit our website at Together, we can create a stronger and more resilient community,” said Trowbridge. 


CoAction is a community-led organization that believes people want to thrive and can guide their own lives to escape poverty. We partner with our communities to overcome adversity by supporting family wellness, housing access and safety, caregiver support, and financial support. Over the course of our 67-year history, CoAction has served hundreds of thousands of people to create thriving, equitable communities across Northwest Indiana.


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