Last month, Well Done launched the Give-A-Damn Grant Project—an initiative to help small Hoosier nonprofits who are doing exceptional work, but who lack the necessary marketing resources to reach a wider audience. Our plan was to donate $20,000 worth of digital strategy to the winning grantee, using our expertise as a Google AdWords partner to help them design and implement a strategic AdWords campaign for 2016.

We were overwhelmed by the number and variety of nonprofits who showed interest in the grant. In the end, we received nearly 60 applications from organizations in arts and culture, education, economic empowerment, human trafficking, literacy, mentorship, and social services.

As we reviewed applications, we were humbled to learn about the incredible work being done by small but mighty nonprofits in Indiana. Every applicant really is doing something unique to make our community a better, more vibrant, and more compassionate place.

Of course, there can only be one Give-A-Damn Grant recipient. After much deliberation and discussion on the part of our entire staff, we’re thrilled to announce Rock Steady Boxing as the winner.

rock steady 2Rock Steady Boxing works with individuals with Parkinson’s disease to improve their quality of life through a non-contact boxing fitness curriculum. Founded by former Marion County Prosecutor Scott C. Newman in 2006, it has grown to provide services at 100 affiliates around the country.

We are honored to work with Rock Steady Boxing on this project. Over the course of the next year, we’ll help them develop an AdWords strategy with one goal in mind: to help them reach even more people, and help them fight back against Parkinson’s disease.

We are really excited about this partnership, and we can’t wait to get started. In closing, we hope you will join us in celebrating all of the amazing work that’s being done not only by Rock Steady Boxing, but by all of the nonprofits in our community. And we hope that you, too, will give back by donating, volunteering, and advocating for the causes that matter to you.