Competitive Cycle Grants

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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 thirty-one Community Grants during 2016. The grants were awarded to local non-profit organizations whose projects and programs benefit Ohio County. Each applicant could request up to $5,000. The Foundation staff and Board of Directors hosted award receptions in June and December in the Foundation office located at 330 Industrial Access Drive. Representatives from local non-profits receiving a grant were present to accept the grant award payment. All grantees were given posters to place in their windows announcing they had received a grant from OCCF.

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 Fund, the Galbreath Vineyard Endowment Fund, the Dr. Art Jay Community Endowment Fund, the Ynez Taylor Community Endowment Fund and the Eunice Kittle Performing Arts Endowment Fund. The funds were established by donors wishing to provide lasting, charitable grants that benefit the residents of Ohio County. A total of $61,549.88 in Community Grants was awarded during Grant Cycle I.

The following non-profit organizations were awarded a Community Grant in Cycle I:
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Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation was awarded $800 to present an Anti-Bullying program for grades 3rd -12th and $4,039.20 to purchase Guide to Emergency Prepardness. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund and the Lynn and Debbie Graves Endowment Fund.

Voices of Indiana Limited was awarded $1,250 for scholarships for Ohio County youth wishing to participate in the Young Voices Program. The grant was funded from distributions from the Lynn and Debbie Graves Endowment Fund.

City of Rising Sun was awarded $5,000 toward the ILMCT District Meeting and Education Dayded file storage. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund and the Gene Siekman Memorial Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Convention Tourist and Visitors Commission was awarded $5, 000 towards the Rising Sun Regatta held in September each year. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was awarded $5,000 for a the purchase of Body Armor – Ballistic Vests. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund and the Dill Dorrell Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Public Library was awarded $4,991.89 for renovation of the Wi-Fi system, framing of a Civil War Flag and the purchase of Launch Pads and a receipt printer kit.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Historical Society was awarded $4,338.79 to purchase  new signage and presentation equipment.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Historic Hoosier Hills, R.C. & D., Inc.  was awarded $5,000 for the Conductors of Southeastern Indiana Model Train Club Shows.The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund and the Lynn and Debbie Graves Endowment Fund.

People Helping People, Inc. was awarded $5,000 toward the purchase of canned goods to be distributed from the Rising Sun Church of Christ Food Pantry to needy families in Ohio County. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Shiner Pride Band Boosters, Inc. was awarded $3,500 to purchase marching tubas and drum cymbals. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Denver Siekman Environmental Park was awarded $5,000 toward Ceil’s Learning Tree (formerly the Learning Tree of Ohio County) program to purchase back to school supplies for needy children in Ohio County.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Laughery Valley Fraternal Order of Police No. 146 was awarded $5,000 toward the Kids and Cops program to assist needy Ohio County families with their Christmas shopping by allowing children to shop with a cop to purchase essential needs such as clothing, shoes and a toy.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc. was awarded $2,130 to purchase materials and supplies for the Ohio County Good News Club meetings.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Rising Sun Christian Outreach was awarded $3,000 for the 2016 Free Store needs.The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

River Valley Resources, Inc. was awarded $2,500 for Adult Education in Ohio County.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

 

The following non-profit organizations were awarded a Community Grant in Cycle II:

Ohio County Convention Tourist and Visitors Commission was awarded $5, 000 towards the Rising Sun Christmas Events. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Rising Sun Main Street was awarded $5, 000 towards the printing costs of the Rising Sun Newsletter inserted into the local papers.The grant was funded from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Public Library was awarded $5,000 for staff security, office supplies and equipment including interactive play tablets for the youth.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Rising Sun Cemetery Association was awarded $3,949 for purchase of an Exmark Zero Turn Mower.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Rising Sun First Baptist Church was awarded $5,000 for supplies for the 2017 Rising Sun After Prom.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Southeastern Indina Independent Living Center was awarded $4,100 for purchase of computers, printers and supplies.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Historical Society was awarded $1,800 for the 2017 Quilt Festival.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Ohio County Youth Development was awarded $5,000 to purchase fair equipment and supplies for the 4-H grounds.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Aberdeen United Methodist Church was awarded $5,000 to purchase  swings and equipment repair.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

Rising Sun Municipal Utilities was awarded $5,000 for purchase of equipment for digitally read meters in Rising Sun.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

City of Rising Sun  was awarded $5,000 for purchase of marketing/event banners for street light poles in Rising Sun.  The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

RSOC Community School Corporation  was awarded $5,000 for purchase of video equipment and teachers’ emergency backpacks. The grant was funded from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

 

Anyone can make a contribution to any endowment fund established within the Foundation by submitting their donation to the: Ohio County Community Foundation, 330 Industrial Access Drive, PO Box 170, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one. If you have questions, please contact the staff at 812-438-9401.