Foundation Awards Over $86,000 to 12 Charitable Partners

The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $86,467 for 12 organizations serving Daviess County.

The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

Over the past few weeks, Foundation Board members visited organizations all over Daviess County to present the grants.

Grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to community good funds held by the Foundation.

The grant awards include:

$3,384 to Advocates for Smart Teen Choices for the Character Matters project
$18,035 to Lena Dunn Elementary School for the Outdoor Learning Exploration – Not Your Typical “Playground” project
$11,680 to Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for the replacement of SCBA Bottles
$5,000 to Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County for the RSVP Van Purchase project
$4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for the Coalition Loads project
$1,500 to Odon Winkelpleck Public Library for the OverDrive project
$4,200 to Hope House/ Church on the Way for the Hope House Community Sharing 2018 project
$8,368 to Backpack Food for Kids Program at Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids program
$5,000 to Youth First for the Youth First School Social Work program
$5,100 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana program
$10,000 to Daviess County Historical Society for the Daviess County Museum Community Historical Resource Center project
$10,000 to Odon Volunteer Fire Department for the Fire PPE project

Since its inception in 1993, Daviess County Community Foundation has conducted an annual Community Good Grants Program which provides a source for funding the changing needs of the community. Grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to community good funds held by the Foundation.

Community good funds established so far include Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund, the Callahan Family Fund, Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, the Joan Daily Elliott Fund, The Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund, Jones and Sons Concrete Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund, Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County, Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund, Singleton Family Fund, Swartzentruber Family Fund, Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Daviess County.