Four Organizations Receive $65,158 from Smithville Rural Health Initiative Fund


May 11, 2017 / Posey County, Indiana With a generous grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation, the Posey County Community Foundation awarded four organizations a total of $65,158 from its Smithville-Posey Rural Health Grant Initiative in April. The four recipient organizations are working to strategically address rural health care needs in Posey County and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served through their use of funds.

The Smithville Charitable Foundation, located in Ellettsville, Indiana, was established in 2007 from the Draper-Earles family’s generosity and desire to enrich the lives of people served by Smithville Communications. The family continues to support the communities around the area. Each year, the Smithville Charitable Foundation generously supports different causes across southern and central Indiana through their grants program.

The recipients of the grants from the Smithville-Posey Rural Health Grant Initiative are:

$25,000 to Deaconess Foundation for the purchase of 20 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to be placed in Posey County first responder vehicles

$19,258 to Poseyville Medical Foundation to support building and maintenance expenses for the new Regional Medical Center in northern Posey County

$15,000 to Posey County Council on Aging to support fleet maintenance expenses for the vehicles used in the transportation program

$5,900 to Tulip Tree Health Services of Gibson County to support the dental services outreach project in Posey County, specifically for Outreach Coordinator salary and benefits, travel mileage for outreach efforts in Posey County, and the production of flyers and referral forms