Community Foundation Awards $115,000 to 14 Charitable Partners

Washington, Indiana. November 16, 2015.   Daviess County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $115,000 for 16 projects of 14 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.

Over the past 3 weeks, Foundation Board members visited organizations all over Daviess County to present the grants. During a recent meeting of the Elnora Town Board, $24,000 was presented to the Elnora Police Department for the purchase of a newer vehicle, mobile data terminal, radar unit, and personal body cameras. Additionally, a $20,400 grant was awarded to the Cannelburg Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of new protective gear.

The other grant awards include:

$3,800 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for Coalition Loads;

$12,000 to Church On the Way for the Hope House 2016 Sharing Program;

$1,200 to the Children’s Center for Dance Education, “The Children’s Nutcracker” program;

$13,500 to Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids project;

$10,000 to the Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Inc. for the New Mom Initiative project;

$4,100 to the Odon Police Department for body cameras and personal protective equipment;

$3,000 to the Daviess County Partnership Inc. for Jubilee Christmas program;

$1,800 to Senior and Family Services, Inc. for a new Computer Room;

$8,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Lena Dunn Elementary Today a Reader; Tomorrow a Leader project;

$600 to Washington Community Schools for the North Elementary School “15 cents worth of STEM” program;

$5,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Griffith Elementary School “Building “Accelerated Readers” in an Accelerated World” Program;

$2,000 to the Salvation Army- Indiana Divisional Headquarters for Daviess County Service Extension – Emergency Assistance Program;

$3,000 to Four Rivers Resources for the Ride Solution Driver Safety Enhancement Program; and

$2,600 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for safety and security improvements.

In addition to the Community Good Grants, $1,600 was awarded from the Doris I Potts Fund to Friends for Animals for the Heartworm Education, Prevention, and Treatment Program.

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, the Callahan Family Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, the Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, the 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, the 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, the Traylor Fertilizer Service Inc./Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Daviess County.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

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 Board of Trustees, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 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