Ladies Initiating Giving – An Honored Tradition
LiGHT was officially launched in 2012. Since that time, members have joined this initiative, collectively raising in excess of $95,000 largely through $25 donations. An endowment of more than $66,000 has been built to provide a permanent source of funding for LiGHT.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved underwriting the administrative expenses of LiGHT through its operational funds – so 100% of contributions to LiGHT are used for the purpose of providing grants to benefit women and children in Wells County.
The 2021 fall business meeting was held on Monday, October 11th. Members heard presentations from six agencies. Following the presentations, members voted to recommend grant distributions.
In the 10 years since the inception of LiGHT, $81,277 has been awarded in grants to benefit women and children in Wells County.
2021 LiGHT Grants
Camp Watcha Wanna-Do - $1,000 to provide funding for camperships for Wells County kids. The grant will allow children surviving cancer and a close friend or sibling to attend a week long camp.
Caylor-Nickel Foundation YMCA - $2,500 to provide funding for Inclusion Camp, serving youth with diverse abilities as well as their siblings and peers and provide opportunities for an inclusive camp experience for approximately 20 youth.
First Presbyterian Church Day Care Ministry - $2,500 to provide funding for a sensory room for day care ministry children with autism and sensory issues. This grant will serve approximately 55 children ages 18 months to 5 years old.
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana - $2,500 to provide funding for in-school programming to first through fourth grade elementary students in 60 classrooms across Wells County.
Run Hard, Rest Well - $2,326 to provide funding for Run the Race: Equipping Students to Bounce Back Stronger than Before. Serving Wells County students in grades 6 through 12, their teachers, and families. Teaching simple practices to refuel and recharge.
Youth For Christ - $2,500 to provide funding for Campus Life programs to increase student belonging, sense of purpose, and community for all 6th through 12th grade students attending Southern Wells school.