The Telamon Foundation, the charitable arm of Telamon Corporation, is pleased to announce its 2017 grants to seven organizations. These awards support initiatives that focus primarily on the Foundation’s pillars of arts and education.

“The Telamon Foundation is happy to support these organizations whose programs align with our philanthropic endeavors,” said Stephanie Fuhrmann, President of the Telamon Foundation. “The entire applicant pool was very deserving, I wish we could award funding to each and every applicant!  We look forward to seeing the outcomes of the grant dollars provided to our awarded entities.”

The seven organizations that will receive funding include:

  • Christel House Academy, a network of Indianapolis charter schools serving more than 900 low-income, inner-city K-12 students, for art and music supplies.
  • Eiteljorg Museum, an organization dedicated to inspire and appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and indigenous peoples of North America, for the programs and artists it cultivates in this genre.
  • KIPP Indy Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment college preparatory public schools, to support the educational opportunities of one kindergarten and one first grade classroom at KIPP Indy Unite Elementary, providing 50 students with the resources to climb the mountain to and through college.
  • Indianapolis Children’s Choir, an organization that nurtures and inspires student achievements through quality music education and the pursuit of artistic excellence in choral music performance, supporting ICC’s Everyone COUNTS.
  • Indianapolis Art Center, an organization dedicated to supporting and inspiring our community through the visual arts, via ArtReach, which services youth and teens from low-income neighborhoods, who typically lack access to quality arts education.
  • Teacher’s Treasures, the “Free Store for Teachers”, helping at-risk children get materials for school via 100% donated educational supplies, to help support the Mobile Outreach Program.
  • The Oaks Academy, a school dedicated to providing a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, supporting the Early Education Program.

In addition to these seven grants, Telamon employees are able to help determine how the Foundation spends a portion of its philanthropic resources through the Telamon Foundation Employee Giving Program. To recommend an organization, an employee must make a personal financial contribution on an annual basis, volunteer, or serve in a leadership role for the non-profit. Some of the organizations supported this year include Asian American Alliance Inc., Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, America China Society of Indiana, CHS Techhounds, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Telamon Foundation’s next round of funding for 2017 will open on February 1, 2018. Applications will be due by September 30th, 2018. Please visit https://telamon.com/telamon-foundation for more information.