More Than $91,975 Awarded Through Community Good Grant Program

November 17, 2017–The Posey County Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $91,975 to 18 charitable organizations serving Posey County.

The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grant program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

Community Good and field of interest funds, established by individual donors and held by the Foundation, provide grant dollars for the awards, to help address Posey County’s ever-changing needs through the important work of charitable partner organizations across the county. A full list of funds established in Posey County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/posey-family-of-funds/

Grant recipients are:

$5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for the Partners in Food program

$5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” – Child Abuse Prevention Program

$754 to Posey County Council On Aging to purchase equipment for the Senior Exercise Program

$2,000 to At The Cross Mission Inc to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the meal program

$6,279.54 to North Posey High School for Project Lead the Way laboratory equipment

$2,067.5 to Family Matters of Posey County, Indiana, Inc. to provide education to parents on how to decide when an emergency room visit is necessary for a sick child

$5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for the “Meat” the Need project that encourages the donation of livestock and large game for processing and delivery to hunger relief agencies

$2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for costs associated with the delivery of donated food product to agencies serving needy families

$2,430 to Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the purchase of an AED

$8,871 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to purchase a dishwasher for the Community Table Meal Program

$10,000 to Griffin-Bethel Fire Department for a water rescue vehicle

$6,855 to Gilda’s Club Evansville to conduct family support events in Posey County for children and their families dealing with cancer, and to share the Cancer Awareness Now Prevention Program in the Jr. and Sr. high schools

$2,928 to South Terrace Elementary P.T.O. for the School Garden and Nutrition Program

$7,225 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Pathways to Success in Posey County program

$8,880.99 to Mount Vernon Band Boosters to purchase an equipment trailer for the Mount Vernon High School Band

$2,008.97 to First United Methodist Church to purchase supplies for the Thrive Afterschool Program

$5,578 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of a Promethean board for the Early Childhood Program

$9,000 to New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department for the Emergency Communications Project