More Than $54,500 Going To 14 Community Good Grant Award Recipients

November 8, 2017–The Gibson County Community Foundation will distribute grant awards totaling $54,534 to 14 charitable organizations serving Gibson County, during its annual meeting on November 9 at the Toyota Events Center, at the Gibson County Fairgrounds.

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 Gibson County’s ever-changing needs by supporting the important work of charitable partner organizations across the county.

Grants will be awarded to:

$4000 to East Gibson Dollars for Scholars to supplement East Gibson Dollars for Scholars Scholarship funding;

$4000 to Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. to supplement Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars funding;

$10000 to Patoka United Methodist Church for the Family Life Center Sound Improvement project;

$12441 to Princeton Community Intermediate School for the Reading Well: A Passport to a Strong Future program;

$5072.47 to Barton Township Fire Department, Inc for the purchase of a turnout gear washer/extractor;

$1829 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley for the Communication Tools for RMHC of the Ohio Valley program;

$4000 to St Peter & Paul Church for the Haubstadt Boy Scout Troop 246 project to purchase an enclosed trailer;

$5000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” – Child Abuse Prevention Program;

$1725 to The Arc of Gibson County for the Consumer Health & Wellness: Exercise program;

$252 to Princeton Community Intermediate School for 3 chairs for the Bouncing Towards Success project;

$2345 to Nazarene Church for Barton Township Softball and Baseball Field Improvement project;

$712 to The Arc of Gibson County for the Consumer Art Program – Life Skills;

$1579 to Gibson County Habitat for Humanity to support the 2017-2018 New Home Build project

$1579 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to support the Career Success with Junior Achievement program;

The family of Community Good and field of interest funds held by Gibson County Community Foundation are: Bonaparte Family Unrestricted Fund; Brown Family Fund; Phillip and Sharen Buyher Fund; Ann, John and William Eugene Dunn Fund; Friends of Gibson County Fund; Jack Freudenberg Family Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; Gibson Board of Trustees Fund; Troy and Virginia Land Unrestricted Fund; Melvin Oing Memorial Fund; David and Janet Oldham Family Fund; Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Gibson County; Ray J. (Jerry) Watson and Ruth L. Watson Memorial Fund; Toyota Fund.

A full list of all funds held by the Gibson County Community Foundation can be found at:

A full list of all Gibson County Community Foundation funding opportunities can be found at: