The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that grants totaling $11,774 were awarded to eight organizations, supporting 10 program. This year’s list of grant recipients are:
- Thrive for the afterschool program;
- Mount Vernon Jr High School Coding Club for the purchase of a Robotics kit and additional parts;
- River Bend Food Pantry to supplement children’s meals who are on free or reduced lunches in Posey County;
- Farmersville Elementary School to purchase a classroom set of 25 ukuleles for music classes;
- South Terrace Elementary PTO to add benches and playground equipment;
- At the Cross Mission Inc. to purchase a steam table to use during meal service;
- Cancer Pathways Midwest to develop curriculum that highlight cancer risks and provide youth with facts for prevention of cancer;
- Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball & Softball for the purchase of sports equipment;
- Chemo Buddies to provide comfort kits and wigs to Posey County cancer patients; and
- West Elementary School to purchase physical education equipment to adapt to meet the needs of emotionally handicapped students.
“Since the fund was established 17 years ago, grants to local organizations annually support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Posey County families.” says Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement with the Foundation. “The Women’s Fund addresses the changing needs and priorities in Posey County through a competitive grant cycle.”
The Women’s Fund Grants Selection Committee reviewed funding requests and contacted grant applicants for an interview. Once interviews concluded, the Steering Committee made recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation.
“Without donors, these grants would not be awarded,” says Dianna Simkins, chair of the Women’s Fund Steering Committee. “The Women’s Fund makes it possible for many members of the community to pool resources in order to significantly impact our community.”