Foundation Awards $45,320 to 12 Charitable Partners

Knox County, Indiana—September 25, 2018  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $45,320 for 12 projects of 11 organizations serving Knox 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.

  • $5,000 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for Prevention Programming-7th Grade Pilot Project, Year 2;
  • $4,830 to Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary for the FastForWord Reading Project;
  • $6,500 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for the Community Foundation & CASA: Nurturing Vulnerable Children via Quality Child Advocacy Project;
  • $2,450 to Pace Community Action Agency for the Nature Explore, Playground Expansion Project;
  • $5,000 to Backpacks of Love for VCSC for the Backpacks of Love for VCSC Program;
  • $2,040 to Good Samaritan Hospital for written materials for the Fit Kids Program;
  • $1,500 to Generations for the Aging Well Retreat;
  • $5,500 to Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Inc. for automotive lifts and parts for the Automotive Ministry Project;
  • $5,000 to The Salvation Army for the Pathway of Hope Program;
  • $1,000 to Mental Health America-Knox County for the Mental Health Moving Assistance Project;
  • $4,000 to the Knox County 4-H Council for the 4-H Dog Club Trailer Project; and
  • $2,500 to Freelandville Improvement Club for the Freelandville Community Mural.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to Field of Interest and Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.

Community Good funds established so far include: Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund, Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund, Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith Family Fund, Burkhart Family Fund, Jim and Gail Eskew Fund, Farbest Foods Community Good Fund for Knox County, Friends of Knox County Fund, David and Pam Gardner Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Jim & Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund, Bill & Jenny Hackney Family Fund, Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund, Jacoby Family Fund, Leonard Family Fund, Richard P. & Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund, Clarence J “Mac” McCormick III Fund, Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund, Gordon, William & Christina Miller Fund, John D. Miller Memorial Fund, Dr. Roger and Sue Montgomery Fund, Old National Fund for Knox County, Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund, Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund, Kathy Rinsch “For Knox County, Forever.” Fund, Dr. Phillip M Summers Family Fund, Chris & Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund, Waldroup Family Fund, Norbert M. & Louise A. Welch Fund, and the Youth Inspiring Peers Fund. Field of Interest Funds established so far include Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund-Education Enhancement in Knox County.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact (812) 254-9354