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HCCF awards $669,418 in grants


September 28, 2011
The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $669,418 to various agencies serving the Harrison County community.

Fall grant cycle grants were awarded to 30 agencies in the following focus areas: arts and culture, $48,765; community projects, $14,000; education, $304,063; health and safety, $72,000; historical preservation, $6,350; human services, $184,791; and recreation, $39,449.

The largest grant award was made to North Harrison Elementary School in the amount of $81,475 to purchase two mobile laptop computer labs.

Those agencies receiving grants were:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrison County — $6,500 for a school-based mentoring program at South Central Elementary School

Blue River Regional Water District — $14,000 to upgrade the existing water system

Blue River Services Inc. — $15,494 to purchase a printer and plotter for BR Grafix

Boy Scout Troop 412 — $1,449 to purchase backpacking tents

Brandon's House Counseling Center Inc. — $5,115 to provide counseling for youth and families at the Boys & Girls Club of Harrison County

Community Unity — $5,390 to develop an interactive traveling display and resource kit, "The World Comes to Harrison County"

Corydon Central High School — $10,000 to purchase equipment for school competitions, $25,000 to purchase library equipment and $3,000 for the theatrical production of "Annie," the musical

First Capital Soccer Club — $15,000 to purchase equipment and a storage building

Harrison County Alternative Education Center — $23,389 to purchase wireless laptop computers

Harrison County Arts! — $10,000 to provide after-school arts programs

Harrison County Community Services — $69,000 for assuring basic needs of food, shelter and medical

Harrison County Fire Chiefs' Association — $72,000 to assist with insurance costs for each of the nine Harrison County serving fire departments

Harrison County Swim Team — $13,000 to purchase an automated touch-pad scoring system and laptop computer

Historical Society of Harrison County — $6,350 for a feasibility study for establishing a Harrison County museum

Hoosier Hills PACT — $15,000 for support and advocacy services for victims of crime

Indiana University Southeast — $15,000 to provide family and children's programming at the IUS Ogle Center

Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana — $47,500 for economics and financial literacy programs for Harrison County students

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — $9,000 for artists-in-the-schools residencies

Lanesville Community School Corp. — $3,300 to purchase equipment and supplies for CPR training and $819 to restore the greenhouse

LifeSpan Resources — $14,298 to provide Meals on Wheels for Harrison County clients on the waiting list

Metro United Way — $14,384 to assess child care centers and out-of-school programs in Harrison County

Morgan Elementary School — $21,100 to purchase Smart Document cameras for each classroom

North Harrison Elementary School — $81,475 to purchase two mobile laptop computer labs and $18,617 for school data analysis and professional development

North Harrison High School — $3,000 for the production of the North Harrison High School yearbook

North Harrison Middle School — $36,500 to purchase wireless laptop computers

Our Place — $5,000 to support primary substance abuse prevention programs in Harrison County elementary schools

The Serenity House — $40,000 to support Harrison County residents staying at the Serenity House

South Central Elementary School — $8,363 to purchase technology equipment for the music classroom, $3,400 for attendance at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference and $18,600 for a sixth-grade study trip to Chicago

Stage One — $9,375 to underwrite tickets for Harrison County children to attend Stage One performances

Trinity Assembly of God — $10,000 to purchase playground equipment for the licensed day care program

All grant recipients received invitations to a celebration reception at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

Any agency that would like to apply for a grant from the HCCF is encouraged to send a representative to the next HCCF grant application workshop scheduled for Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the HCCF conference room. RSVP to Anna Curts at 738-6668 or annac@hccfindiana.org.

The HCCF will accept Signature Grant requests from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Signature Grants are $200,000 or more and may be reviewed and announced anytime in 2012. Spring grant cycle requests will be accepted Dec. 1 through Jan. 13, with announcements in March.

For more information, contact Julie Timberlake at 738-6668 or jtimberlake@hccfindiana.org.

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