Samtec is a good place to work. We produce a quality product, we are innovative, and focused on service. Associates (employees) are treated incredibly well, and the owner truly cares about people. We try to make an impact in the communities we serve. No place is perfect (I work here!), but it’s a good place.
One way we show that is through Samtec Cares. Samtec Cares is a grant program created to positively impact and assist organizations within the communities where Samtec associates live, work, play, and go to school. Grants are awarded to applying and qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, up to $50,000 per grant.
Since the majority of Samtec employees come from surrounding towns and cities, Samtec looks to improve the quality of life for our associates when they leave work for the day.
Samtec Cares received over 70 requests and granted almost $630,000 during the Summer 2021 Grant Cycle. These grants went to local non-profit organizations in the Southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky community.
Here’s a link if you want to learn more about Samtec Cares.
Here’s an update on the previous Samtec Cares grant recipients.
Here’s a list of the Samtec Cares Winter, 2020 grant recipients.
Summer, 2021 Grant Recipients
And the following is a list of Summer, 2021 grant recipients:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 vehicles to them at greatly reduce costs and by helping them maintain the cars as well.
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.
Provide culinary arts job training to those facing barriers to employment, including lack of skill and opportunity and criminal history. All students will graduate with a food safety manager certification.
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.
Create the NoCo Artmobile, a mobile art studio, that will deliver quality art instruction and enrichment in local neighborhoods and schools.
Preserve and restore the historic Marengo Big Springs Old Town Church to its original purpose as a community gathering house.
Support the Kids Café program at Parkway Baptist Church in New Albany, IN that provides meals to 350 kids per week.
Support Indiana teachers and schools in preparing to teach cybersecurity at the secondary level.
Support unique engagements designed to let the community experience the outdoors in new and impactful ways.
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.
Purchase equipment to host live events at the theater in Scottsburg, which will also include performances from home schools and Scottsburg High School.
For data support that will enhance staff effectiveness to better support homeless communities and service provider partners in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties.
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.
Purchase new wheelchair-accessible vehicles to provide transportation services for medical trips including critical care like dialysis, chemotherapy, radiation, and rehabilitation.
Create a Family Resource Center that will offer agency referrals, emergency food and clothing, employment assistance, health screening, and counseling services.
Develop The Outpost, a community gathering place designed to minister to and build relationships with the poor and marginalized.
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.
Provide the comprehensive mental health curriculum Seven Challenges, targeting youth with substance abuse histories within a long-term residential program.
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.
Renovate and expand the Mary Anderson Center Gallery at Mount St. Francis, Indiana, which was founded in 1989 by local artists and friars.
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.
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.
Transform the grounds of the former Silver Street School into a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable park for the Uptown Neighborhood of New Albany.
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.
Support the undercover work of our volunteer DELTA operative team and purchase equipment/technology needed for collecting and analyzing the evidence on cases of human trafficking.
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.
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.