Community Foundation Women’s Fund Announces 2020 Grant Recipient

(Washington, Indiana)   Donors to the Women’s Fund of Daviess County, held by the Daviess County Community Foundation, have selected the fund’s eighteenth grant recipient. Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks and Recreation Department is receiving $10,000 for their Activity Center Renovation Project at West Boggs Park.

A vote by mail format was used due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting in-person meetings. 34 donors cast ballots by mail, with this project receiving the most votes. The Women’s Fund grant will provide partial funding for this quality of place, building and renovation project, that adds a new amenity at West Boggs Park – a diverse, affordable, and attractive indoor meeting and activity space that may be used by our community and those who visit our area.

Aside from determining this year’s grant award recipient, the mailing to donors included an update from Veale Creek Players about the $10,000 grant they received last year from the Women’s Fund. That grant supported building improvements (including restroom updates) at the Theatre, which is located on Highway 57 south of Washington.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a voting member of the Women’s Fund of Daviess County, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org or 812-254-9354.