|WELCOME to the Website of the Ohio County Community Foundation
|Ohio County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 170
591 Smart Drive
Rising Sun, IN 47040
|2011 COMMUNITY GRANT AWARDS
The mission of the Ohio County Community Foundation (OCCF) is to build, manage and distribute a lasting source of
charitable funds for Ohio County. OCCF fulfills this mission by assisting donors to establish and build endowments
that provide charitable funds for Ohio County. Anyone can make a contribution to endowment funds established within
the Foundation. All contributions to endowment funds are permanently endowed and invested by OCCF. Only the
interests from the funds are distributed in the form of grants. This allows the funds to grow indefinitely to increase the
capacity for the funds to further impact the community through future grant distributions. Grants are awarded to non-
profit organizations benefiting the residents of Ohio County, in the areas of Community Development, Education,
Scholarships, Health, Human Services and Cultural Affairs.
The Ohio County Community Foundation recently awarded a total of twenty Community Grants during the first grant
cycle of 2011. The grants were awarded to local non-profit organizations whose projects and programs benefit Ohio
County. Each applicant could request up to $3,000. The Foundation staff and Board of Directors hosted an award
reception on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the Foundation office located at 591 Smart Drive. Representatives from local
non-profits receiving a grant were present to accept the grant award payment.
The grants for Grant Cycle I were funded from distributions of the unrestricted endowment funds of the Ohio County
Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund, the Amado Mauricio, MD Memorial Endowment Fund, the Gene Siekman
Memorial Endowment Fund and an anonymous donor. The funds were established by donors to provide charitable
grants to meet the pressing needs in Ohio County.
The Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund was established by the City of Rising Sun and Ohio County.
The Amado Mauricio, MD Memorial Endowment Fund was established, in memory of the former Rising Sun
physician, by Jeremy Dilts, grandson of Mrs. Nancy Mauricio and the late Dr. Mauricio. The Gene Siekman Memorial
Endowment Fund was established, in memory of the former Rising Sun City Councilman, by Lane Siekman, brother of
Gene Siekman, and Mrs. Angel Siekman Clements.
The following non-profit organizations were awarded a Community Grant:
The Voices of Indiana Limited was awarded $1,250 to provide scholarships for Ohio County youth to participate in
the Young Voices singing program to study voice.
The City of Rising Sun Mayor’s Office was awarded $3,000 toward the 2011 America in Bloom City Beautification
The Rising Sun Church of Christ Christian Outreach Food Pantry was awarded $3,000 to purchase toiletry items,
food and supplies for Thanksgiving Dinners to assist needy families in Ohio County.
The City of Rising Sun Clerk’s Office was awarded $500 to purchase a scanner/printer/fax machine for use in the
lower level of City Hall.
The Denver Siekman Environmental Park was awarded $3,000 toward the 2011 Job Skills Training Program for
youth between the ages of 12-15.
The American Legion Post #59 Auxiliary was awarded $1,500 to purchase a Digital Frame to display photos of past
and present Veterans and events sponsored by the Legion.
The Rising Sun Church of Christ Childcare Ministry was awarded $2,500 to replace worn kitchen utensils and to
resurface the playground to eliminate dust and dirt.
The Rising Sun Police Department was awarded $3,000 to up fit a new department vehicle with emergency
The Learning Tree of Ohio County was awarded $3, 000 to provide school supplies, haircuts, and eye exams for
needy Ohio County children in the fall of 2011.
The Rising Sun Ohio County Parks Board was awarded $3,000 to purchase a security camera for the Shiner
The Ohio County Corner was awarded $1,580 to purchase a Companion E-Pad and protective carrying case used to
enter vital information pertaining to the death of a resident directly into a web-based record keeping site.
The Rising Sun Ohio County School Corporation was awarded $3,000 to upgrade reading materials in the Ohio
County Elementary-Middle School Library.
The Rising Sun Church of Christ M & M’s Ministry was awarded $3,000 to purchase additional medical equipment
to loan to Ohio County residents recuperating at home from a recent illness, injury or surgery.
The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department was awarded $1,878.91 to purchase lapel cameras for officers and sound
proof materials for the interview room to soften echoes during the recording of an interview.
The Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $2,800 to purchase two 800 MHz Radios to provide
improved countywide communication with local police, emergency agencies, dispatchers and ambulances.
The Soccer Association for Youth, USA, was awarded $2,808.16 to purchase goals, soccer balls and coaching bags
for the SAY Soccer 4 & 5 year old division.
The Ohio County 911 Communications was awarded $2,587.50 to purchase 22 rechargeable batteries and a multi-
unit charger to charge and change out radio batteries for the Police, Sheriff, Fire and Rescue Departments.
The Rising Sun Church of Christ Exercise Ministry was awarded $3,000 to purchase an Elliptical trainer and rubber
flooring for the Community Work Out Room located in the church’s Family Life Center.
The Special Olympics Indiana, Ripley, Dearborn and Ohio Counties was awarded $500 toward 2011 Bowling
Training and Competition Fees for Ohio County participants.
The Rising Sun-Ohio County Port Authority was awarded $3,000 as matching funds to purchase two non-coin
operated viewing telescopes for the riverfront park.
Anyone can contribute to funds administered by OCCF by sending
a gift to: Ohio County Community Foundation, PO Box 170, Rising
Sun, IN 47040. Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a
friend or loved one. Donations to OCCF-administered funds are
tax deductible in most cases. Consult your tax advisor for your
personal tax deduction applicability. For more information
concerning contributions to the Ohio County Community
Foundation, please contact Christy Elbright, Administrative
Assistant, at 812-438-9401 or email@example.com. For
information concerning scholarships or grants, please contact
Stephanie Elbright at 812-438-9401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information to establish an endowment fund within the Ohio
County Community Foundation, please contact Peggy Dickson,
Executive Director, at 812-438-9401 or