Press Release

IU Health Foundation grants nearly $1 Million for 27 health-related projects

October 19, 2021

IU Health Foundation has granted $971,574 for 27 health-related projects across the state as part of an effort to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.

“It’s exciting to see the impact our donors can have all across Indiana and in their own backyards,” said Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, CFRE, FAHP, IU Health Foundation president and IU Health senior vice president. “With these grants, we bring the full force of philanthropy into communities throughout Indiana, equipping our teams to improve the health and well-being of Hoosiers.”

The awards were made in partnership with local philanthropy councils supporting IU Health and range from $3,000 to nearly $300,000. Projects were selected for their potential to impact the Foundation’s funding priorities of People, Progress and Partnership, as well as their connection to local priorities.

Each region received the following:

IU Health Adult Academic Health Center — $618,000

Funds will support advances in stroke care and provide tranquility spaces and professional development opportunities for team members at IU Health Methodist and IU Health University hospitals, as well as IU Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Neuroscience Center.

East Central Region — $81,820

Funds will help build a new outdoor classroom in Hartford City, expand addiction treatment services, and enhance chronic disease education at IU Health Ball Memorial, IU Health Blackford and IU Health Jay Memorial hospitals.

Indianapolis Suburban Region — $122,025

Funds will seek to reduce infant mortality and enhance family well-being, offer training for team members to help eliminate healthcare disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ patients and provide wellness resources for frontline workers at IU Health North, IU Health Saxony, IU Health Tipton and IU Health West hospitals.

South Central Region — $94,750

Funds will expand a coordinated school health program in Lawrence and Orange counties, provide remote patient monitoring for atherosclerosis-related illnesses and offer bibliotherapy and calming therapies to patients at IU Health Bedford, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Morgan and IU Health Paoli hospitals.

West Central Region — $54,979

Funds will help double the reach of the region’s Tobacco Cessation Program and expand professional development opportunities for team members at IU Health Frankfort and IU Health White Memorial hospitals, as well as create new pediatric treatment spaces for children at IU Health Arnett Hospital.


About Indiana University Health Foundation

The mission of IU Health Foundation is to increase the role of philanthropy to help IU Health achieve its goal of making Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health Foundation improves the health of individuals, communities and the state by focusing its philanthropy on people, progress and partnerships. To learn more, visit

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation's leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. To learn more, visit

Media contact: Jama L. Pryor, Director, Philanthropy Communications,, 317.962.4537

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