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Partner Investment Program

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In 2022, Dare to Care launched the Partner Investment Program.

This investment program was designed to empower our partners to improve their service to individuals facing food insecurity.​“We are incredibly grateful for our ongoing partnership with Dare to Care and for the opportunity to offer additional food access points for our campus community. This is one of the most important steps in increasing food security and stability, and we know it will increase retention and success for our students and food security and well-being for all pantry users.” IU Southeast

The program invests in the launch of innovative solutions, strengthening promising solutions, and​ stabilizing critical partners reaching historically disadvantaged populations. Dare to Care’s partner organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to support their efforts to serve the larger security.

Dare to Care Awardees

2024 Awardees
  • Exodus Family Ministries
  • Sheperd’s Ktichen/ St. Paul Episcopal Church
  • Antioch Church
  • Catholic Charities of Louisville
  • Feed Louisville
  • Floyd County Library – Community Corner Pantry
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry
  • Kingdom Land Baptist Church
  • Breakthrough Louisville
  • Center for Lay Ministries
  • Jewish Family and Career Services
  • Neighborhood House
  • First Baptist Church Taylorsville
  • Fellowship Baptist Church
  • First Lutheran Food Pantry
  • Highpoint Charitable Services
  • Sparc Hope
  • The Breakaway Recovery Home
2023 Awardees
  • Exodus Family Ministries
  • Center for Lay Ministries
  • Hope Southern Indiana, Inc.
  • Simpsonville Christian Church
  • Americana Community Center Inc.
  • Neighborhood House
  • Apple Patch Community Inc dba Pillar
  • Awake Ministries
  • St. John Paul II Kids Cafe
  • Ormsby Heights Baptist Church – Bread of Life
  • The Hope Buss
  • United Crescent Hill Ministries Inc.
2022 Awardees
  • Americana Community Center
  • Bringing Justice Home
  • Catholic Charities of Louisville
  • Center for Lay Ministries
  • Feed Louisville
  • Harrison County Community Services, Inc.
  • HighPoint Charitable Services
  • Jewish Family & Career Services of Louisville
  • Overflow Community Center
  • Simpsonville Christian Church Food Pantry
  • SPARC Hope
  • Trustees of Indiana University on behalf of IU Southeas