Community Foundation awards grants | Community Spirit
The Perry County Community Foundation awarded more than $22,000 during its annual Grant Award Luncheon Friday. The event, which was hosted at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, recognized discretionary grant recipients who are making a difference in our community, said Grant Committee Chair Jane Efinger-Hayden.
The following grants were awarded:
• Cannelton Elementary School, Perry Central Elementary and William Tell Elementary Schools, $500 each for a League Philanthropy Program, which will teach philanthropy to Perry County Youth.
• Perry County Power of Youth, a high-school philanthropy program, received $1,500.
• American Red Cross received $250 for disaster preparedness and outreach.
• Cannelton Elementary School received $1,000 for a Technology Contributes to Self Motivation Program.
• Cannelton Police Department’s canine unit was awarded $200. The department also received $344 for safety upgrades.
• Crisis Connection Inc., received $675 for “Expect Respect, In Their Shoes” and “Welcome to the Party” programs.
• Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra received $200 for Young People’s Concerts.
• Lincoln Hills Development Corp. received $1,000 for Mulzer Park playground improvements.
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society received $357 for their MS Navigator: Information and Referral Program.
• Perry Central Community School Corporation, received $1,000 for their iCan Read, Write and Think program. The school also received $1,000 for a countywide Scholastic Aptitude Test preparedness program and $2,000 for a Learning for the Next Century program.
• Perry Central Family Outreach at Perry Central Community School received $1,000 for a Hands on Perry County program.
• Ride Solution received $1,000 for a Sustaining Rural Public Transportation project.
• Salvation Army received $1,000 for their Emergency Assistance Program.
• Special Olympics received $1,000 to support the Special Olympics Indiana Basketball Season.
• Tell City Band Boosters received $1,000 for their Instrument Train.
• Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. received $1,500 for their Second Step Guidance program. Tell City Schools was also awarded $1,500 for a Can You Hear Me Now? Program and $1,500 for a Going Digital program.
• Tots Lots Preschool received $500 for pre-kindergarten technology.
• Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana received $1,279 for a Heal at Home program for low-income and chronically ill elderly.
A total of $22,305 was distributed through the foundation’s discretionary grant cycle. The funds for the grants were made available through the following funds: Crippled Children’s fund, Joseph L. Dauby Endowment, Dawn Star, Elbert and Marilyn Ewing, Friends of Perry County, Goble-Kleeman Fund for Young Children, Perry County Arts Council and the TCB Bank fund.
In addition to discretionary checks being distributed, agency and designated funds were also recognized. Agency funds are established by a nonprofit organization as a simple and efficient way to provide ongoing support for themselves.
Designated funds are established by donors as a simple and efficient way to provide ongoing support for favorite nonprofit organizations.
This year, $8,746 in agency funds and $19,176 in designated funds were distributed.
Foundation Director Renate Warner encourages anyone who wants to learn more about the foundation or who want to make a charitable gift to contact the foundation at 547-3176 or by sending e-mail to renate @perrycommunityfoundation.org.