The 24 grants awarded through the Foundation’s Prevention Matters initiative will help schools reach an anticipated 71,112 children and teenagers – about 44 percent of all Marion County students – with proven prevention programs by the 2020-2021 school year.
The grant announcement was covered by:
- WRTV 6: MSD Wayne Township receives $1.2M to address substance abuse (8.7.18)
- Chalkbeat: These Indianapolis Schools are Getting $7.5 Million to Fight Drug Abuse (8.7.18)
- Inside INdiana Business: Fairbanks Foundation Commits $10M to Drug Prevention Programs (8.7.18)
- WFYI: Central Indiana Schools Receive Funds for Substance Abuse Prevention Programs (8.7.18)
- FOX 59/CBS 4: Decatur Township Students Participate in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic (8.9.18)
- Philanthropy News Digest: Fairbanks Foundation Awards $10.2 Million for School Substance Abuse (8.10.18)
In addition, the Indianapolis Business Journal published an op-ed co-authored by Dr. Paul Halverson, Dean of the IU Fairbanks Schools of Public Health, and Dr. Shawn Smith, Superintendent of MSD of Lawrence Township, Solving Indiana’s Substance Use Crisis Starts at School.