Washington, Indiana. November 11, 2016
Daviess County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $64,050 for 13 projects of 13 organizations serving Daviess County. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.
Since its inception in 1993, Daviess County Community Foundation has conducted an annual Community Good Grants Program which provides a source for funding the changing needs of the community. Grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.
Community Good Funds established so far include Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund, Callahan Family Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Joan Daily Elliott Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund, Jones and Sons Concrete Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund, Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County, Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund, Singleton Family Fund, Swartzentruber Family Fund, Joe and Gladys Traylor Family Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Daviess County.
Throughout October and early November, Foundation Board members visited organizations throughout Daviess County to present the grants.
The grant awards include:
- $5,000.00 to Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Fire Helmets and Boots replacement project;
- $5,000.00 to Washington Community School’s North Elementary School for the North Elementary 21st Century Learners project;
- $5,000.00 to Youth First for the Youth First Social Workers Program;
- $5,000.00 to Washington Carnegie Public Library for the Explore, Empower and Enrich II: Arts & Culture at your Public Library project;
- $5,000.00 to Washington Police Department for the Interview Room System;
- $5,000.00 to The Odon Lions Club Foundation for the Odon Park Play Ground Equipment project;
- $5,000.00 to Daviess County Family YMCA for the Capital Lighting project;
- $5,000.00 to Odon Police Department for the Technology Advancement and Public Relations project;
- $5,000.00 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for the Study Room and Tutoring Development project;
- $5,000.00 to Daviess Community Hospital for the Building Character through Education project;
- $5,000.00 to Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids program;
- $4,050.00 to Generations for the Volunteer project to lead Matter of Balance Fall Prevention workshops; and
- $5,000.00 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for Junior Achievement Programs in Daviess County.
Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.
A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 151 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.
The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.