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Foundation awards nearly $376,000 to non-profits

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $375,877 to the following agencies and projects supporting Harrison County:
Blue River Services Inc., $45,205 to fund the second phase of a technology upgrade;
Boy Scout Troop 4071, $1,520 to purchase a trailer;
Center for Lay Ministries Inc., $10,000 to support Harrison County women staying at The Bliss House;
Comfort House, $3,250 to purchase a copy machine;
Corydon Central High School, $1,100 for student attendance at the Indiana State FFA Convention;
Family Health Center of Clark County Inc., $14,261 to fund a volunteer health clinic in Harrison County;
Furthering Youth Inc., $5,650 to purchase a computer and supplies for a youth advocate newspaper project;
Harrison County Agricultural Society, $13,766 to replace fences at the Harrison County Fairgrounds;
Harrison County Community Services, Inc., $40,000 to sustain agency operational capacity;
Hayswood Theatre Group Inc., $120,000 for renovations at Hayswood Theatre;
Hoosier Hills PACT, $5,000 to support services for victims of crime in Harrison County;
Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Indiana, $1,200 to purchase portable printers;
LifeSpan Resources Inc., $7,232 to provide Meals on Wheels to Harrison County seniors;
North Harrison Elementary School, $7,993 to purchase library books;
South Central Junior-Senior High School, $3,500 to purchase the same book for each student and staff member;
South Harrison Community Development, $52,190 for window and door replacement at the South Harrison Community Center;
The Center for Women and Families, $10,000 for domestic violence and sexual assault outreach services in Harrison County; and
YMCA of Harrison County Inc., $34,000 challenge grant for the YMCA expansion campaign.
The Foundation has provided more than $16 million to support not-for-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 $58 million.
‘2006 will be quite a year for the Foundation as we celebrate 10 years of serving and giving in Harrison County,’ said Brian Churchill, chairman of the HCCF Grants Committee. ‘We continue to be thrilled with the success of our funded projects over the years.’
Future grant applications will be accepted after June 1 and must be postmarked or delivered to the HCCF staff by 5 p.m. July 14 or postmarked by July 15 to be considered. The applications will be available after May 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.
Any agency representatives intending to apply in the next grant cycle are encouraged to attend a two-hour grant application workshop on Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m. in the Harrison Center Conference Room in downtown Corydon. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should RSVP by calling the Foundation office at 738-6668 or e-mail Julie Timberlake at [email protected]