Stanley K. Lacy Program to award up to $10K to area organizations through Lacy Foundation Grant

January 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The 30th class of the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series has selected “Enhancing the Ability of Students to Succeed through Good Citizenship and Community Participation” as the 2006 Foundation grant theme.

To carry out this theme, SKL will provide financial assistance of up to $10,000, through a grant made available by the Lacy Foundation, to one or more organizations that help the youth of central Indiana succeed through enhanced and continued participation in our community and by encouraging them to be exemplary citizens of the region. These may be new or existing programs through community centers, social service organizations, arts groups, service agencies, schools or other non-profit organizations. Programs are to be focused on youth ages 11-18.

“Community involvement is a great way to show young people what options are available to them and encourage them to be productive with their free time,” said Carol Baker, co-chair of the SKL grants committee.

Applications and supporting material must be received on or before Feb. 24, 2006, to be considered. Grant monies will be awarded in May 2006.

“Empowering young people to grow into successful adults is of great interest to our class, and this grant is simply an extension of that interest,” added Kim White, co-chair of the SKL grants committee.

Organizations interested in applying for a grant may contact Linda Kirby, SKL program director, at the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce at 317.464.2261. Applications will be evaluated based on the potential impact the program can have on the lives of central Indiana youth. Organizations submitting proposals must have a qualified tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in central Indiana.


About the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series: The SKL program was formed in 1976 to inform, motivate and raise awareness of community issues and sense of community trusteeship through seminars, tours, reading and interaction with experts, leaders and decision makers. It is designed to introduce emerging community leaders to community institutions and issues. Each year 25 central Indiana professionals are selected to participate in the program. The philanthropic component of the program provides valuable hands-on experience in community needs assessment, prioritization and grant-making for the members of the class.

About the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1890 by Colonel Eli Lilly and a group of Indianapolis business leaders, the Indianapolis Chamber is the voice of the central Indiana business community. Today, with a membership of nearly 4,000 businesses, the Chamber is still a voice of progress and improvement, bringing together businesses for a thriving community. For more information on the Chamber, visit