HCCF awards $151,138 in spring grant cycle
The Harrison County Community Foundation recently awarded $151,138 to seven agencies serving the Harrison County community.
These grants were made possible by the support received from community donors and Horseshoe Southern Indiana. To date, the HCCF has awarded more than $68 million to a variety of programs and projects.
Grants were awarded in the following areas: Arts, $15,000; Community Projects, $5,000; Education, $12,438; Human Services, $10,000; and Recreation, $108,700.
Friends of Harrison County Youth received the largest grant award, $90,000. These funds will be used to install a complete drain system and concrete around the field house in Corydon. These improvements will provide cleaner areas around the field house and the four adjacent ball fields. They also will provide safer baseball fields for the 500 Harrison County youth athletes and 1,000 visiting youth athletes each year by dramatically reducing the amount of rocks that are washed onto the fields.
Additional grants were awarded to these agencies:
‘Blue River Services Inc. ‘ $10,000 for matching funds for the Strategic Indiana Provider Network. Participation with this group has generated savings both directly and indirectly for the agency.
‘Lanesville Community School Corp. ‘ $18,700 matching funds to construct a new backstop at the Ed Jaegers Memorial Field. This upgrade will not only enhance the playing field, it will protect the playing surface from erosion.
‘North Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $2,575 toward expenses associated with Camp Kindergarten, a transition-to-school program for new kindergarten students and parents at Morgan and North Harrison Elementary schools.
‘North Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $2,753 to provide matching funds to purchase Google Chromebooks for special-education students to use in the classroom at North Harrison Middle School.
‘South Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $15,000 to provide matching funds toward purchasing supplies to improve the visual art curriculum at South Central Junior-Senior High School. These items will equip students with the resources needed to create visual art.
‘South Harrison Community School Corp. ‘ $2,110 to provide matching funds toward the Outdoor Classroom project at South Central Elementary School. This project will allow teachers and students to connect with nature in an outdoor learning environment.
‘St. Joseph Catholic School ‘ $5,000 to provide matching funds to purchase Google Chromebooks and accessories for grades 3 through 6. This will impact the learning of the students by providing on-going access to the technology enhanced curriculum that is essential for 21st century classrooms.
‘The Kiwanis Club of Historic Harrison County ‘ $5,000 to provide financial support of the fireworks display during the annual Fourth of July community event at Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon.
All not-for-profit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County are eligible to apply for any of the Foundation’s grants.
Requests for the fall grant cycle may be any amount up to $100,000. Applications will be available online mid-May and accepted June 1 through July 15. Announcements should be made in mid-September.
To facilitate the preparation of complete grant applications, applicants are encouraged to utilize the Foundation staff for assistance. Many requests are denied because they are incomplete, such as not obtaining two authorized signatures, not submitting current Form 990s, submitting insufficient financial information as required, etc. A grant application scheduled for review must be completed no later than one week prior to the submission deadline.
For more information about the Harrison County Community Foundation grant policies and programs, visit the Foundation’s website, www.hccfindiana.org, or contact Anna Curts at 812-738-6668 or by email at [email protected]