Through its history, Samtec has enjoyed supporting various charities and causes as well as encouraging community involvement at our locations around the world.
Being a good corporate citizen of a community carries responsibility, and Samtec believes it should always work to improve the quality of life in our communities for our employees and neighbors.
Inspired by the sheer number of its employees who commit their time, talent and treasure volunteering outside the workplace for numerous organizations and activities, Samtec committed to do even more. After much thought, it was decided that Samtec would expand its philanthropy efforts with the creation of a grant program.
The Samtec Cares Grant Program was created in 2018 to positively impact and assist organizations within the communities in which Samtec employees live, work, go to school and play. Grants are awarded to applying and qualified 501(c)(3) non-profits. Samtec Cares uses designated “Areas of Focus” for each grant cycle to target giving and hopefully provide catalytic support and change in areas identified as needing support.
Samtec Cares recently completed its Summer 2021 Grant Cycle granting over $630,000 to assist those in need in our community. Since its inception in 2018, Samtec Cares has granted almost $3 million dollars to over 125 worthy organizations in our community to help make our communities better places to live, work and play.
Three Ways To Learn More About The Summer Grant Cycle
Here’s a video which gives a brief overview of every Samtec Cares grant recipient.
Here’s a slightly longer video that includes video summaries of each grant recipient.
Or, if you prefer the book over the movie, here’s a listing of, and bried descritption the Samtec Care, Summer 2021 grant recipients:
Align Southern Indiana – alignsi.com
Allow the oversight of the Kindergarten Readiness program; a comprehensive tactical plan to ensure all students are ready for Kindergarten in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties.
American Heart Association – www.heart.org
Support infant CPR and choking relief training materials and support, providing 1500 new families with these lifesaving skills at three hospitals in Floyd County Indiana.
American Red Cross – www.redcross.org/kentucky
Fund a much-needed new Emergency Response Vehicle, a critical part of the American Red Cross disaster response fleet, for our Kentucky and Southern Indiana Region.
Best Buddies International – www.bestbuddies.org/kentucky
Expand programming to three new chapters during the 2021-2022 school year. 1,600 individuals will participate in inclusive programming, creating one-to-one mutually beneficial friendships.
Bridging the Gap Learning Academy – http://bridgingthegapla.org/
Support learning and academic development programming during out-of-school time for children in underserved communities in Louisville, KY.
Cars for Moms
Meet the transportation needs of disadvantaged single mother families by providing dependable vehicle to them at greatly reduce costs and by helping them maintain the cars as well.
CASA of Floyd County – https://www.casafloydcounty.org/
Expand its advocacy program by supporting a volunteer capacity-building initiative to give a voice to the most vulnerable children who are thrown into an overburdened child welfare system.
Catholic Charities of Louisville – cclou.org
Provide culinary arts job training to those facing barriers to employment, including lack of skill and opportunity and criminal history, and all students will graduate with food safety manager certification.
Cerebral Palsy Kids Center – www.kidscenterky.org
Support core program services of physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies; mental health support from our pediatric psychologist; and, therapeutic interventions provided by their feeding clinic.
City of Jeffersonville – https://www.jeffersonvilleart.com/
Create the NoCo Artmobile, a mobile art studio, that will deliver quality artistic instruction and enrichment in local neighborhoods and schools.
Community Foundation of Crawford County – www.cf-cc.org
Preserve and restore the historic Marengo Big Springs Old Town Church to its original purpose as a community gathering house.
Dare to Care – daretocare.org
Support the Kids Café program at Parkway Baptist Church in New Albany, IN which provides meals to 350 kids per week.
Dark Enterprises – teachcyber.org
Support Indiana teachers and schools in preparing to teach cybersecurity at the secondary level.
Falls of the Ohio State Park – https://www.fallsoftheohio.org/
Support unique engagements designed to let the community experience the outdoors in new and impactful ways.
Have a Heart Foundation – https://www.haveaheartclinic.org/
Provide specialty cardiovascular services for the underserved population: those with the highest risk, the most need, and are the least able to afford health insurance premiums and/or co-pays.
Historic Preservation Society of Scottsburg – historicscott.com
Purchase equipment to host live events at the theater in Scottsburg which will also include performances from home schools and Scottsburg High School.
Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana – https://www.soinhomeless.org/
For data support that will enhance staff effectiveness to better support homeless communities and service provider partners in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties.
Leadership Harrison County – https://www.leadershipharrisoncounty.org
Create a Sexual Assault Examiner Nurse (SANE) program in Harrison County that will provide 24-hour on call services for victims of sexual assault or abuse.
LifeSpan Resources – www.lsr14.org
Purchase new wheelchair-accessible vehicles to provide transportation services for medical trips including critical care like dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation and rehabilitation.
Nativity Academy of St. Boniface – nativitylouisville.org
Create a Family Resource Center that will offer agency referrals, emergency food and clothing, employment assistance, health screening and counseling services.
Nomad Church Collective – nomadchurch.org
Develop The Outpost, a community gathering place designed to minister to and build relationships with the poor and marginalized.
Norton Healthcare Foundation – www.NortonHealthcareFoundation.com
Support the free support services and resources for those facing cancer in our community at the Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Open Door Youth Services – www.opendooryouthservices.com
Provide the comprehensive mental health curriculum Seven Challenges, targeting youth with substance abuse histories within a long-term residential program.
Prosser Career Education Center – prosser.nafcs.k12.in.us
Purchase athletic mid-field decal stencils, striping machines/painter and turf mowing equipment to educate and train students on the care and management of turf and the operation of the equipment used.
Province of Our Lady of Consolation – www.franciscansusa.org
Renovate and expand the Mary Anderson Center Gallery at Mount St. Francis, Indiana which was founded in 1989 by local artists and friars.
Refuge for Women – www.refugeforwomen.org
Create a new Refuge for Women Emergency Housing location in the Louisville area that will provide temporary shelter to women survivors, or those at risk of, trafficking, exploitation, assault or violence.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – svdplou.org
Provide wrap-around family support services through food security, after-school programming for children and counseling services for more than 70 families a year to help them obtain housing and stay permanently housed.
Sojourn Church – https://www.sojournchurch.com/new-albany/
Transform the grounds of the former Silver Street School into a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable park for the Uptown Neighborhood of New Albany.
The Center for Women and Families – https://www.thecenteronline.org/
Provide quality supportive services to victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault living and working in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.
The Exodus Road – https://theexodusroad.com/
Support the undercover work of our volunteer DELTA operative team and purchase equipment/technology needed for collecting and analyzing evidence on cases of human trafficking.
The Vintage Fire Museum – www.vintagefiremuseum.org
Equip the fire safety education center where people can learn about fire hazards and can experience the decision-making that goes into safe exiting in case of a fire.
Waterfront Botanical Gardens – www.waterfrontgardens.org
Create the Courtyard of the Leslie Botanical Classrooms that will be used as an outdoor location for environmental education and a unique setting for events.
Here’s a link to a recent Samtec Cares grant report, if you want to learn more.