The Indiana Family Health Council is primarily funded through federal grants. IFHC also may receive additional funding from donors, community foundations and organizations for specific projects or to broaden the scope of the organization.
The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) has received and administered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal funding program known as Title X (“ten”) since 1976.
Congress established Title X with broad bipartisan support and was signed by President Nixon in 1970. It is the only federal grant program for family planning and related preventive health services for low-income or uninsured individuals and others.
IFHC also receives funds through the federal Title XX of the Social Security Act, also referred to as the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG). Block grant funds are given on the basis of population. While the funds can be used for a variety of programs, the only medical services covered under this funding source are for family planning.
TANF funding has been set aside for family planning to assist families in need available through IFHC delegate agencies. TANF is what is formerly known as “welfare.” Welfare Reform efforts in Indiana have placed an emphasis on “work first” and “personal responsibility,” replacing cash assistance with transitional services that help people gain employment and depend less on public aid.
IFHC has partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) grant. SRAE seeks to educate youth on how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity and prevent other youth risk behaviors. IFHC will provide youth with medically accurate and evidence-based education on the benefits of voluntary self-regulation and risk avoidance skills, while maintaining an approach steeped in Positive Youth Development.
Donations from individuals help us further our mission of promoting and facilitating family planning and reproductive health services for those in need. Those wishing to donate can do so through the donate button or through the Amazon Smile and Goodshop programs for nonprofits.
IFHC is a 501 (c)(3) entity and all donations are tax-deductible.