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Foundation announces county grant winners

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $325,846 to projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.
The recipients who won awards in the fall granting period are:
‘ American Legion, $4,000 to purchase a Veterans Memorial Monument;
‘ Blue River Services Inc., $17,000 in matching funds to establish Safe Place services in Harrison County;
‘ Blue River Services Inc., $10,000 toward the cost of the plaza building renovations;
‘ Boy Scout Troop 412, $1,520 to purchase equipment;
‘ Boy Scout Troop 525, $1,520 to purchase equipment;
‘ Center for Lay Ministries Inc., $10,000 to support Harrison County residents at the Bliss house;
‘ Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, $24,000 for the war in Harrison County against methamphetamine;
‘ Corydon Elementary School, $11,205 in matching funds to purchase books for the literacy library;
‘ Freed from Within Inc., $10,000 in matching funds to assist with building repairs;
‘ Habitat for Humanity of Harrison County, $20,000 toward construction costs of two houses;
‘ Harrison County 4-H, $3,210 in matching funds to establish a dog agility program;
‘ Harrison County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children), $8,975 to purchase equipment, furniture and training aids for the program;
‘ Harrison County Community Services Inc., $19,479 to expand housing education and counseling services;
‘ Harrison County Hospital, $2,700 to purchase safe car seats for low-income families;
‘ Harrison County Maternal and Child Health Project, $25,632 to assist in providing health care to MCH clients;
‘ Harrison County Renaissance, $17,500 to promote and recognize academic achievement;
‘ Harrison Education and Literacy Program, $15,560 to provide continuing Freedom 101 classes;
‘ Indiana University Southeast, $15,000 to support family and children’s programming;
‘ Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Inc., $43,250 to provide Junior Achievement programs for Harrison County students;
‘ Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts Inc., $9,000 to provide artists in Harrison County schools;
‘ Leora Brown School, $3,237 to support a Louisville Orchestra concert in Corydon;
‘ Lifespan Resources, $5,391 to update resource directories;
‘ LifeSpring Inc., $1,000 to purchase equipment and books;
‘ Morgan Elementary School, $3,500 in matching funds to purchase books;
‘ New Salisbury Lions Club, $4,500 to provide eye photo screening to Harrison County children;
‘ North Harrison Middle School, $2,205 in matching funds to purchase sewing machines;
‘ South Central Junior-Senior High School, $6,867 in matching funds to purchase scientific calculators;
‘ St. Joseph School, $4,756 in matching funds to purchase desktop computers;
‘ Stage One, $2,241 for performance ticket subsidies for Harrison County students;
‘ Trinity Assembly of God school, $4,756 in matching funds to purchase computers and audiovisual equipment, and
‘ YMCA of Harrison County Inc., $13,842 to support the childhood health and wellness program.
The Foundation has provided more than $15 million to support non-profit projects and scholarships since October 1997. With contributions from Caesars Indiana and donations from the community, the Foundation has a current market value of more than $50 million.
Future grant applications will be accepted after Dec. 1 and must be postmarked or delivered to the HCCF staff by 5 p.m. Jan. 13 or postmarked by Jan. 14 to be considered. The applications will be available after Nov. 1, from the Web at or contact the Foundation staff for a printed copy. All not-for-profit agencies serving Harrison County are invited to apply.
The Foundation has made significant changes to its grant making policies and procedures. It is recommended that any agency intending to apply in the next grant cycle attend a two-hour grant application workshop on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Center Conference room in downtown Corydon.
Any agency representative planning to attend the workshop should RSVP by calling the Foundation office at 738-6668 or e-mail Julie Timberlake at [email protected]