First lady Karen Pence to award $15,500 in grants

Indiana First Lady Karen Pence (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of Gov. Mike Pence is going to award $15,500 in grants from the First Lady’s Charitable Foundation to 19 organizations throughout Indiana.

Karen Pence is scheduled to give the organizations checks ranging from $500 to $1,000 on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Governor’s Residence. The organizations receiving the money serve Indiana families and children.

She started the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation in August of 2013 to recognize and help organizations and charities. In April, the foundation awarded its first major grant of $100,000 to the Art Therapy Program at Riley Hospital for Children. Throughout the year, the Foundation will recognize organizations with smaller grants. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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