SPI Grant Awarded to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

The initial focus of the Capital Campaign at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish is the repair of the bell towers. 

Earlier in 2023, we were made aware of a brand-new grant being offered by Sacred Places Indiana. After some discussion with the administrators of this grant, St. Stan’s was invited to submit an application, which was completed and submitted in early December.

We recently received a letter from Indiana Landmarks about our grant application and an excerpt is included below:

On behalf of Sacred Places Indiana, I am pleased to inform your that St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church has been selected to participate in the inaugural round of the Sacred Places Indiana Fund by our Advisory Committee. This competitive initiative, open to historic churches in Indiana, is funded by the Lilly Endowment and administered through Indiana Landmarks. 

Based on the strength of your proposal, St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church has been awarded $400,000 in capital grant funding to accomplish important historic preservation work for your property. The SPI Fund award is to support phase one of your bell tower restoration project as detailed in your application’s project scope and need section. 

Congratulations, and I look forward to working closely with St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church to implement important capital work for your church and congregation.

My best,
David Frederick, Director
Indiana Landmarks

This is a matching grant. So, it basically means that in raising $400,000 for the bell towers, we are actually doubling the amount to $800,000. These are exciting times here at St. Stan’s. This is a big step in our fundraising goal, and we are very happy and humbled to have been awarded this grant. Our sincere appreciation is extended to Indiana Landmarks, Partners for Sacred Places Indiana, and the Lilly Endowment. 

More information about the Capital Campaign and how to contribute will be forthcoming.