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Riley Foundation provides grants to Columbus programs

Riley Children's Foundation, the fund raising organization supporting Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, has granted $8,000 to family-focused initiatives in the Columbus area. On Thursday, Foundation for Youth (FFY), Columbus Park Foundation and KidsCommons will each receive grants during a check presentation led by South Central Riley Leadership Committee Chair Dr. Robert Forste.

Jason Mueller, Director of Regional Communications for Riley Children's Foundation, says the grants will be presented during an event at the KidsCommons, beginning at 10 a.m. He says the FFY will receive $3,000, while the Columbus Park Foundation and KidsCommons will each receive $2,500.

Mueller says that FFY's grant will help fund the Youth Fitness Club, providing children year round opportunities to achieve total wellness. The Columbus Park Foundation was given grant money to enhance the Come Out & Play Playground Program. As for the KidsCommons, Mueller says the grant will help provide outreach to third-grade students in Bartholomew County to ensure more children have the opportunity to experience a KidsCommons museum program, called "Investigating the Science of Lasers." It explores the science of lasers, lights, and optics through a 60 minute program that is standards-based, hands-on and includes inquiry-based experiments and activities. 

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:37:51 PM

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