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HCCF announces spring grants

The Harrison County Community Foundation has provided more than $5.5 million to support not-for-profit projects and scholarships since its first grants were awarded in October 1997.
An agreement made by the Harrison County Commissioners created the Foundation with an initial no-strings-attached gift of $5 million from Caesars Indiana. With additional contributions from Caesars and donations from the community, the Foundation has a current value of more than $23 million.
Future grant applications will be accepted after June 1 and must be postmarked by July 15 to be considered. The applications will be available, after May 1, on the Web at or contact the Foundation staff for a printed copy. All not-for-profit agencies serving Harrison County are invited to apply.
A two-hour grant application workshop will be held on May 7. Any agency representatives planning to attend the workshop should RSVP by calling the Foundation office at 738-6668.
The following grants were awarded this spring:
* American Red Cross/Buffalo Trace Service Center, $2,739 for communication equipment;
* Blue River Services Inc., $40,000 to support the housing program and $12,000 to support the Special Olympics program;
* Corydon Central High School, $500 to support After Prom activities;
* Furthering Youth Inc./Gerdon Youth Center, $22,485 for a 15-passenger van;
* HELP, $6,000 for computers and supporting equipment;
* Harrison County Community Services Inc., $2,500 to support World Day on the Square;
* Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, $3,160 for child advocacy team training;
* Hoosier Hills PACT, $5,450 for the offender cognitive behavioral curriculum;
* The House of New Beginnings Inc., $90,000 to purchase land for a halfway house for recovering substances abusers;
* Lanesville Community School Corp., $6,360 to support the videoconferencing program; $5,400 for the Lewis & Clark bicentennial thematic unit; $500 to support After Prom activities; and $10,000 to purchase computer monitors;
* North Harrison High School, $500 to support After Prom activities;
* North Harrison Youth Softball Association, $6,500 to purchase equipment and supply shed;
* Old Capitol Classic, $5,000 for the Old Capitol Classic all breeds cattle show;
* Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church, $9,273 to purchase roof preservation materials;
* South Harrison Community School Corp., $2,644 for signs for Art on the Square;
* Southern Indiana RAPE, $25,000 to support the sexual assault clinic in Milltown;
* St. Joseph School, $33,500 to purchase playground equipment; and
* The Center for Women and Families; $33,000 for the Harrison County Victim services.