Gibson County, Indiana—The evening of Thursday, May 16th, donors to the Women’s Fund of Gibson County and their guests gathered at the Broadway House Bistro in Princeton. The gathering provided an opportunity for attendees to enjoy fellowship and a meal, while donors did the important work of selecting this year’s grant recipients.
Potential recipients completed grant applications beginning in March. Applications for charitable projects or activities of up to $2,000, aimed at improving the quality of life for Gibson County families, were accepted through April 4.
This year, donors selected organizations to receive six grants, together totaling $4,700, from the Women’s Fund of Gibson County as well as the Susan K. Partenheimer Fund, both held by the Gibson County Community Foundation.
A grant of $1,300 was awarded to Deaconess Foundation for the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Gibson County Sheriff Department vehicles.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry received a $1,300 grant for the “Meat” The Need project which encourages the donation of large game and livestock and gives meat to food relief agencies in Indiana.
$1,300 was awarded to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. for the Clothing for the Low Income Families program. The program allows low income families to purchase brand new clothing obtained through an agreement between the organization and various clothing manufacturers.
Broadway Players was awarded an $800 grant for “Here We Come a Caroling: Taking Charles Dickens to Students.” The grant will help the organization present a scaled down version of their 2019 holiday production, Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” to local schools.
For additional information about contributing to the Women’s Fund of Gibson County or establishing a fund to make a difference in the community, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812.386.8082.