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HCCF grant awards top $1 million

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $1,016,115 to various projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.
The Grants Committee reviewed 68 grant applications from agencies requesting $2.6 million for a variety of projects. The successful fall grant applicants are:
Blue River Services ‘ $7,850 for renovations at Rainbow’s End Child Care Center and $2,000 to purchase computers for Blue River Industries
Boy Scout Troop 4022 ‘ $3,500 to purchase a trailer and equipment
Brandon’s House Counseling Center ‘ $3,000 to provide counseling for Harrison County youth and families at the Gerdon Youth Center in Corydon
Comfort House ‘ $3,663 to purchase education materials and provide training
Corydon Central High School ‘ $140,000 to construct new tennis courts and $4,000 for the theatrical production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Corydon Central Junior High School ‘ $2,925 to purchase books for the One Book, One School Program
Dare to Care ‘ $45,627 for food distribution in Harrison County
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services ‘ $5,000 to provide therapeutic massage for Harrison County residents with cancer, pain or terminal illness
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft ‘ $9,000 for Artists-in-the-Schools Residencies
Family Health Center of Harrison County ‘ $29,465 to support the operating costs of the Family Health Center
Harrison County Arts! ‘ $8,2000 for an after-school arts education program
Harrison County Community Services ‘ $69,000 to maintain service capacity and $9,000 to upgrade computer systems and service
Harrison County Lifelong Learning ‘ $7,500 to provide GED classes at the Harrison County Justice Center
Hayswood Theatre Group ‘ $7,270 for production scripts and royalties
Historical Society of Harrison County ‘ $4,735 to purchase booklets and brochures for distribution
Hoosier Hills PACT ‘ $12,500 to provide support and advocacy services for victims of crime
Indiana State Police Emergency Response Section ‘ $27,807 to purchase equipment
Indiana University Southeast ‘ $21,250 to support family programming at the Ogle Center for Harrison County residents
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana ‘ $49,000 to provide Junior Achievement programs to 1,705 students in Harrison County
Lanesville Community School Corp. ‘ $38,076 for coordinator and teacher salaries during intersession period, $14,200 to purchase distance-learning equipment and $2,541 to support academic teams
LifeSpan Resources ‘ $2,000 to provide transportation services for medical appointments for the elderly and disabled
North Harrison Band Boosters ‘ $11,000 to purchase percussion equipment and a laptop
North Harrison High School ‘ $5,000 to purchase and replace greenhouse covering, $2,420 for random drug testing and $2,340 for a youth at-risk intervention program
North Harrison Middle School ‘ $37,408 to purchase laptop computers, cart, licensing and a printer
Our Place ‘ $4,000 to provide the BABES program in Harrison County elementary schools
The Center for Women and Families ‘ $12,500 to support services for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
South Harrison Community Development ‘ $199,999 for renovations at the South Harrison Community Center
South Central Elementary School ‘ $15,000 for a sixth-grade study trip to Chicago
South Central Junior-Senior High School ‘ $27,173 to construct a pavilion and utility building and to purchase game chairs
South Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $13,860 to purchase books for an author visit
St. Joseph School ‘ $2,242 to purchase an AED
YMCA of Harrison County ‘ $150,000 to construct rest-room facilities on the YMCA Soccer Fields and $4,064 for the Healthy People Healthy Communities Project
The Community Foundation has awarded more than $38 million to support not-for-profit projects and scholarships since October 1997. Total assets of the Foundation currently exceed $97 million, thanks to donations from the community and continuing contributions from Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
‘It was very evident that those agencies that sent representatives to our grant workshop or took advantage of the preview offered by the staff fared better in this grant cycle,’ Gary Geswein, chairman of the HCCF Grants Committee, said.
Any agency that intends to apply for grant funding in 2011 is encouraged to attend the next HCCF grant application training scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 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 sending an e-mail to [email protected]
Signature Grants are grant requests of $200,000 or more and will be accepted from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Applications must be hand delivered by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, or they may be postmarked by that date. Agencies wishing to apply for a Signature Grant should use the fall grant application currently available on the HCCF website. Decisions for signature grants may be announced anytime during 2011.
Applicants should check the HCCF website after Nov. 2 for the spring grant application. Grant applications for the spring grant cycle will be accepted after Dec. 1 and must be hand delivered to the HCCF office by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, or they may be postmarked by Saturday, Jan. 15.