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HCCF spring grants total $671,567

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $671,567 to various projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.
‘We reviewed 49 well-written grant requests from a diverse group of applicants,’ Jason Copperwaite, chairman of the HCCF Grants Committee said. ‘It was very competitive!’
The successful spring grant applicants are:
Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘ $5,000 to provide school-based mentoring at Corydon Intermediate School
Blue River Services ‘ $9,381 to provide a local match for a Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grant
Boys & Girls Club of Harrison County ‘ $12,000 to provide SITS transportation for students to the Gerdon Youth Center
Center for Lay Ministries ‘ $15,964 to support Harrison County residents staying at The Bliss House
Corydon Central High School ‘ $3,500 for student participation in a choir competition in Chicago
Harrison County Arts! ‘ $15,313 for the development and operation of a Harrison County artisan center
Harrison County Land Conservation Committee ‘ $20,000 to establish a conservation easement
Harrison County Lifelong Learning ‘ $16,278 to purchase technology equipment
Harrison County Maternal & Child Health Project ‘ $9,216 to provide health care services to new and existing clients
Harrison Education & Literacy Program ‘ $31,200 to provide Freedom 101 and computer classes at the Harrison County Justice Center
Hosparus ‘ $45,000 to provide furniture, furnishings and IT resources for the agency’s new facility
The House of New Beginnings ‘ $4,550 to purchase a stand-up freezer
Lanesville Community School Corp. ‘ $28,000 to purchase fitness equipment; $24,400 to purchase interactive technological tools to enrich the K-2 Reading Initiative; $19,000 to purchase computers, furniture and software for a math lab; $9,216 to provide tutors for the Success Center; $5,000 to support the Destination Imagination team; $2,274 to purchase keyboarding software
Lincoln Hills Development Corp. ‘ $6,996 to replace the HVAC system at the Harrison County Head Start facility
North Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $50,000 to install lighting on the softball fields; $30,000 to purchase books for the North Harrison Elementary School library; $4,995 to support Camp Kindergarten at North Harrison and Morgan Elementary schools
Personal Counseling Services ‘ $17,500 to provide counseling to uninsured Harrison County residents
South Harrison Athletic Corp. ‘ $3,961 to purchase athletic equipment
South Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $110,000 for renovation of the South Central Junior-Senior High School band room; $60,000 to assist with tuition for the dual-credit program; $31,095 to purchase automated external defibrillators and provide training
St. John’s Lutheran School ‘ $20,000 to purchase technology equipment
YMCA of Harrison County ‘ $60,000 to support the Open Doors program; $1,728 for a health information mentoring program
The Foundation has awarded more than $47,500,000 to support not-for-profit projects and scholarships since October 1997. Total assets of the Foundation currently exceed $115 million, thanks to donations from the community and continuing contributions from Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
Any agency intending to apply for grant funding in 2011 is encouraged to attend the next HCCF grant application training on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 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 e-mailing [email protected]
Applicants should check the HCCF website after May 4 for the fall grant application. Grant applications for the fall grant cycle will be accepted after June 1 and must be hand delivered to the HCCF office by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15, or be postmarked by that date. Fall grant announcements will be made by mid-September.