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HCCF awards $671,567 in spring grants


March 16, 2011
The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $671,567 to various projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.

The successful spring grant applicants are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters — $5,000 to provide school-based mentoring at Corydon Intermediate School

Blue River Services — $9,381 to provide a local match for a Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grant

Boys and Girls Club of Harrison County — $12,000 to provide SITS transportation for students to the Gerdon Youth Center

Center for Lay Ministries — $15,964 to support Harrison County residents staying at The Bliss House

Corydon Central High School — $3,500 for student participation in a choir competition in Chicago

Harrison County Arts! — $15,313 for the development and operation of a Harrison County Artisan Center

Harrison County Land Conservation Committee — $20,000 to establish a conservation easement

Harrison County Lifelong Learning — $16,278 to purchase technology equipment for the learning center

Harrison County Maternal & Child Health Project — $9,216 to provide health care services to new and existing clients

Harrison Education & Literacy Program — $31,200 to provide Freedom 101 and computer classes at the Harrison County Justice Center

Hosparus — $45,000 to provide furniture, furnishings and IT resources for the agency's new facility

House of New Beginnings — $4,550 to purchase a stand-up freezer

Lanesville Community School Corp. — $28,000 to purchase fitness equipment; $24,400 to purchase interactive technological tools to enrich the K-2 Reading Initiative; $19,000 to purchase computers, furniture and software for a math lab; $9,216 to provide tutors for the Success Center; $5,000 to support the Destination Imagination team; $2,274 to purchase keyboarding software

Lincoln Hills Development Corp. — $6,996 to replace the HVAC system at the Harrison County Head Start facility

North Harrison Community School Corp. — $50,000 to install lighting on the softball fields; $30,000 to purchase books for the North Harrison Elementary School library; $4,995 to support Camp Kindergarten at North Harrison and Morgan Elementary schools

Personal Counseling Services — $17,500 to provide counseling to uninsured Harrison County residents

South Harrison Athletic Corp. — $3,961 to purchase athletic equipment

South Harrison Community School Corp. — $110,000 for renovation of the South Central Junior-Senior High School band room; $60,000 to assist with tuition for the dual-credit program; $31,095 to purchase automated external defibrillators and provide training

St. John's Lutheran School — $20,000 to purchase technology equipment

YMCA of Harrison County — $60,000 to support the Open Doors program; $1,728 for a health information mentoring program

The Foundation has awarded more than $47,500,000 to support not-for-profit projects and scholarships since October 1997. Total assets of the Foundation currently exceed $115 million, thanks to donations from the community and continuing contributions from Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

"We reviewed 49 well-written grant requests from a diverse group of applicants," said Jason Copperwaite, chairman of the HCCF Grants Committee. "It was very competitive!"

Any agency intending to apply for grant funding in 2011 is encouraged to attend the next HCCF grant application training on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in the HCCF conference room, 1523 Foundation Way in Corydon. Anyone interested in attending the training must RSVP by calling 738-6668 or by e-mailing annac@hccfindiana.org.

Applicants should check the HCCF website after May 4 for the fall grant application. Grant applications for the fall grant cycle will be accepted after June 1 and must be hand delivered to the HCCF office by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15, or be postmarked by that date. Fall grant announcements will be made by mid-September.

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