In an effort to let our community know about the tremendous resources and assistance that our corporate and civic organizations are coordinating in this time of uncertainty and need, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership has put together a listing of these efforts.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE:

Junior League of Indianapolis contributes to Patachou Foundation to help provide meals for IPS families

Indy Eleven and Shop Indy team up – selling tee shirt to benefit medical workers

Riley Children’s Foundation creates relief fund for Riley patient families, programs and staff needs

Mayor Hogsett and Indy Chamber announce $3M toward $10M goal for Rapid Response Loan Fund to help small businesses. Anthem commits $1M

Henry County Economic Development Corp. offers COVID related loans

Mayor Joe Hogsett announces rent deferral program for City Market tenants

Hoosier healthcare workers can get free Crocs with “free pair for healthcare”

Indiana National Guard delivering much needed medical supplies to hospitals

Forty-six organizations receive immediate grants from the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Indy Chamber assisting small business with online information hub

Gener8tor/IEDC Emergency Response Program includes services to help businesses weather the crisis- free webinar  – register by Mar 25

Indiana Chamber provides COVID-19 resource to benefit business

SBA loans available for Indiana businesses impacted by COVID-19

JP Morgan Chase commits $50 million to support underrepresented communities, businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

Indiana Manufacturers Association creates COVID-19 forum to connect manufacturers to share ideas – must create login/profile

“Carry Out Only” parking available for Indy restaurants – email for signage

AT&T offering multiple options to keep customers connected

Kroger job openings, taking applications from those whose current jobs have been suspended

Walmart hiring 2,000 Hoosiers, paying bonuses for current hourly employees

Lowe’s commits $25 million to support needs during pandemic includes protective products for health care

Broad Ripple Village Association launches relief fund for businesses and employees

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Ball State trustees approves COVID-19 related paid leave

State to use $5 million Lilly Endowment grant to create center for homeless with COVID-19

Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Development Fund – $16.5 million

City of Indianapolis’ COVID-19 Worker Support

IDWD unemployment insurance webinars March 24, 25 for Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19

Information on unemployment insurance for those impacted by COVID-19

Indiana 2-1-1 is available to anyone needing a variety of resources

UTILITY ASSISTANCE:

Vectren provides updates to customers concerning service during pandemic

Indianapolis Power & Light suspends disconnection for nonpayment until April 15

Duke Energy is suspending electricity nonpayment disconnection

Citizens Energy issues moratorium on shutting off water service until April 15

Indiana American Water issues moratorium on shutting off water service

City of Indianapolis’ COVID-19 Utilities Support

Town of Brownsburg waives utility late fees halts disconnects through May 17

OUR LIFE SCIENCES LEADERS TACKLING THE PROBLEM:

IUPUI, IU School of Medicine and IU Health research collaboration developing real-time COVID-19 test

University of Notre Dame researcher developing more accurate virus testing

IU faculty engaged in array of research relevant to COVID-19

IU Health virtual clinic offers free coronavirus screening

Indiana University working to protect community – monitoring rapidly changing COVID-19 situation

Lilly and other life sciences companies work alongside Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight COVID-19

Inside Indiana Business INsiders looks at Roche Diagnostics’ huge role in COVID-19 testing

Lilly seeing ‘phenomenally positive’ response to drive-thru testing

Roche sending out third batch of 400,000 test kits

Indiana Health Information Exchange using data to stem COVID-19 outbreak

Notre Dame researchers studying spread of COVID-19

IU Health will start confirmation testing for COVID-19

Purdue University research teams developing portable paper coronavirus test

Lilly expands drive-thru testing to first responders

Lilly to begin drive-thru coronavirus testing for health care workers

Lilly partnering with AbCellera to develop vaccine 

Lilly partners with Indiana State Department of Health to accelerate COVID-19 testing

Roche Diagnostics shipping COVID-19 test kits

Regenstrief Institute develops unique codes to track spread of COVID-19

Butler University research teams study respiratory viruses

OTHER BUSINESS LEADERS TACKLING THE PROBLEM:

Partnership between IU Health and Langham Logistics helps to maintain medical supply capacity during COVID-19

GM to build ventilators at Kokomo plant

Pandemic shows Indiana businesses at their best

Indiana Secretary of Commerce: Indiana businesses stepping up in COVID-19 fight

Indy Distiller Hotel Tango making hand sanitizer

SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANCE:

Food:

Indy Church holds drive-thru food pantry

Elanco donates $700k to Gleaners and other food banks. Leads coalition to raise $1.6M to feed 10,000 IPS families

Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay issues a $1 million dollar challenge to help Gleaners food bank and IndyStar newsroom pledges $5,000 toward Irsay’s challenge

WFYI map of free meals for students in Marion County

Indy Parks offering free meals to kids 18 and under

IPS will provide breakfast and lunch to all students Monday–Friday through April 3

Community Food Compass connects Indy residents to food and nutrition services

Childcare:

Women’s Fund Awards $10K Emergency Grant to Diaper Bank

Mayor Joe Hogsett, City Leaders Announce Childcare Opportunities for Family of First Responders

City of Indianapolis’ COVID-19 childcare support

SCHOOL ASSISTANCE:

NCAA to give spring sports athletes extra year of eligibility

Rose-Hulman math and science helpline extends hours to help homebound students

ARTISTS’ COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE:

Arts Council of Indianapolis and community funders announce $275,000 Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

City of Indianapolis’ COVID-19 artist support

HOW TO HELP:

Visit Indy tee shirt sale benefits tourism workers raises $61k in six days

Indiana crafters making homemade masks for first responders

Hoosiers working together to make free masks for health care workers and first responders

Indiana Historical Society wants to document your COVID-19 story

Overwhelming demand sells out Visit Indy tee shirt fundraiser helping hospitality and arts

What you can do to help Indiana’s economy right now

United Way of Central Indiana – Ways to volunteer during the health crisis

JPMorgan Chase offers tips to donating effectively and safely

City of Indianapolis’ donation and volunteer opportunities

NEED ASSISTANCE?

Indiana State Department of Health call center to help Hoosiers with COVID-19 questions. Staffed 24/7 call 877-826-0011 or visit online

Indiana 2-1-1 is available to anyone needing a variety of resources