Daviess County Community Foundation Awards over $300,000 In Community Good Grants To 28 Nonprofits

The Daviess County Community Foundation is distributing $302,221 in grants to 28 local organizations through its 2021 Community Good Grants Program.

Grants awarded are:

  • $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. to pay freight costs for donated food to distribute to low income families in Daviess County.
  • $2,870 to Chemo Buddies to provide first day chemo comfort kits bags (chapstick, hand sanitizer, port pillow, neck rest, handmade warm blanket, tissues, game books, candy, chocolate, journal, pen, etc.), wigs, hats, and accessories, and periodic transportation.
  • $1,650 to Children’s Center for Dance Education to cover venue rental, truck, and gas to bring “Les Sylphides” and “The Orange Barrel Ballet” performances to Daviess County.
  • $29,538.48 to Daviess Community Hospital Foundation to purchase two LUCAS 3, v3.1 Chest Compression Systems, and necessary accessories for Daviess Community Hospital EMS.
  • $3,499 to Daviess County Family YMCA for the Wellness Center safety improvement project to replace racks and dumbbells.
  • $23,422.16 to Daviess County Historical Society to purchase five wall unit display cases, four folding exhibit partitions, and eight tables with 104 chairs.
  • $9,000 to Daviess County Partnership, Inc. for the purchase of washers, dryers, laundry soap and fabric softener, program materials, and staff salary to develop the Loads of Love laundry assistance program in conjunction with the Stepping Forward Program for people needing assistance with laundry.
  • $3,590 to Daviess County Pickleball for the purchase of pickleball equipment (balls, tube ball collectors, ball hoppers, weather vane, paddles, clip boards, cones, and targets), totes and shelves, first aid kits, and an AED.
  • $20,000 to Daviess Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department for the purchase and installation of an irrigation pump for Lakeview Golf Course to continue to serve the needs of residents and high school golf teams.
  • $14,000 to Four Rivers Resource Services, Inc. for equipment and other costs associated with producing a video to increase the understanding and rewards of working with individuals with special needs in order to strengthen and expand the caregiver workforce.
  • $2,000 to Friends for Animals, Inc. for the spay/neuter project in Daviess County.
  • $2,500 to Generations, Division of Vincennes University’s Statewide Service to support the Aging Well Retreat that will provide informational programming and lunch to older adults ages 55+.
  • $15,000 to Illiana Christian Assembly, Inc. to develop a website, app, and marketing for the Love Washington IN project that will mobilize community members to help their neighbors with physical home repairs, transportation assistance, and other miscellaneous daily needs.
  • $11,052 to Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate 28 JA programs in Daviess County, serving 614 students in all three school corporations, focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
  • $28,947 to Lighthouse Recovery Center to support the construction of a new classroom building.
  • $5,000 to Pace Community Action Agency to host a Community Service Fair that will provide the community and local agencies a venue to learn about community resources available in the Daviess County area and surrounding communities, while receiving no-cost services.
  • $14,000 to Parkview Village Christian Care, Inc. for the construction of a covered, open-air pavilion for use by residents and members of the community.
  • $7,190 to Senior and Family Services, Inc. for the purchase and installation of two automatic door openers for the Washington Senior Center.
  • $1,500 to Southwest Festival of Bands, Inc. for new commissioned music and an opportunity for band students to perform for the public under the direction of a guest composer, experience playing in a band of over 200 musicians, and improve playing skills by rehearsing technique, balance, intonation, tone, rhythm, and musicality.
  • $4,298 to Southwest Indiana Powerhouse to purchase gym equipment to expand the fitness program and engage more youth.
  • $12,496 to The Family Life Services of Washington, Inc. dba First Choice Solutions to purchase supplies for parents to redeem their Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars, and to implement a streaming service called Bright Course to have a more up-to-date curriculum with more reliable medical topics concerning the mothers’ changing bodies and labor and delivery.
  • $5,947 to The Isaiah 1:17 Project for costs associated with the Christmas shopping experience project for foster care children and families in Daviess County.
  • $6,987.99 to Town of Plainville for the Plainville Park beautification project to purchase eight new recycled plastic picnic tables.
  • $19,966.49 to Town of Plainville for performance updates to Plainville Volunteer Fire Department Truck 3 (2001 Dodge), including wild land pump, monitor, hose reel with hose, light bar, and tires.
  • $10,081.99 to Washington Band Boosters Association to purchase instruments to build an inventory for students from low-income families to use free of charge.
  • $8,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Counsil Digital Art Room project to purchase iPads, DSLR cameras, and software such as Photoshop and Procreate to create a modern learning space in the art room.
  • $10,484.95 to Washington Police Department for the purchase of the “OSCR360” 360 Degree Spherical Photography system for first responders to use at accident or crime scenes.
  • $25,000 to Youth First to support the Youth First School-Based Social Work Program that provides free access to expert mental health support to students in nine K-12 Daviess County schools.

Funding for the program is provided by generous donors who have established and donated to 27 Community Good (Unrestricted) Funds and Field of Interest Funds held by the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. Those funds include:

  • Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council Endowed Fund
  • Doris I. Potts Fund
  • Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund
  • Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund
  • Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund
  • Callahan Family Fund
  • Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund
  • Daviess County Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund
  • Dudenhoeffer Family Fund for Daviess County
  • Edward Jones Achievement Fund
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund
  • Friends of Daviess County Fund
  • German American Bancorp Community Fund – Daviess
  • Home Building Savings Bank, FSB Unrestricted Fund
  • Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund
  • Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund
  • Joan Daily Elliott Fund
  • Joe and Gladys Traylor Family Fund
  • Jones and Sons Concrete Fund
  • Memering Family Fund
  • Midwest Natural Gas Corp Unrestricted Fund
  • Old National Fund for Daviess County
  • Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund
  • Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund
  • Singleton Family Fund
  • Swartzentruber Family Fund