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Ripley Co. Community Foundation Grants $45,000 Into The Community

Posted On October 30, 2015

Press release from Ripley County Community Foundation

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The Ripley County Community Foundation announces the recipients of its annual Large Grant Cycle.  “2015 has been an amazing year for grant opportunities through the Ripley County Community Foundation.  This year, the Foundation granted $100,000 in Sally Morris Impact Grants and approximately $10,000 in small grants, approximately $5000 in pro-active grants and now $45,000 in large grants”, stated Amy Streator, Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation.

At its October meeting, the Ripley County Community Foundation’s Board approved $44,932 in grants to be paid to thirteen non-profits serving Ripley County.  The purpose of these grants is to assist local groups with their quests to promote and support community service, social service, education, health, environment and art needs of Ripley County residents.

A list of the 2015 Large Grant recipients are:

Organization Project Amount awarded
Buckeye Village Apartments Apartment carpet for 2 units $1,530
City of Batesville Park and Rec Playground safety gravel refill for Liberty Park 2,500
Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department Chassis for stainless steel tank 5,000
Friendship Regional Sewer District Weather station 3,252
Gleaners Food Bank Back Sacks Weekend Food for Kids 5,000
New Horizons Augmentative Communication 4,500
Osgood Public Library Wireless upgrade 5,000
RC Family Services Quit for Baby diaper vouchers for RC clients only 3,000
RC Humane Society Vet bills, food, cleaning supplies 4,000
Southeastern Career Center Cut, Color, & Curl for Client Comfort b/c We Care (Chairs) 4,000
Sunman American Legion Post 337 Audiovisual equipment for new meeting room 2,500
Twice Blessed Resale/OA Upgrading IT at store 1,800
Versailles Volunteer Fire Department Purchase 1 ¾” fire attack hose 2,850
total   $44,932.00

“The needs in Ripley County are always changing; making the Foundation’s Community Granting Funds an essential resource for Ripley County residents.  Since Community Granting Funds are not earmarked for a designated purpose, the Board of Directors can determine, on an annual basis, what the most pressing needs in Ripley County are, and can devise a plan to support those organizations which are best addressing those needs”, stated Jane Deiwert, Program Officer of the Ripley County Community Foundation.  Deiwert further noted that “If you wish to provide resources for your Community Foundation to meet future needs, assist an existing program, or even start a new program, the Community Granting Fund is the perfect choice.  Your resources will be granted at the discretion of the Foundation for purposes which are meaningful and timely and meet the guidelines and policies of the Foundation.”

Currently, qualified donations to a Community Granting Fund will be matched 100% by the Lilly Endowment Gift VI challenge.  Additionally, the Ripley County Community Foundation will match all donations to a Community Granting Fund by 50%.  The 50% match will be credited into the fund of the donor’s choice.  These matching opportunities are available on a first come first served basis and are available for a limited time, or until all match money has been committed to other donations.  Donations to the Ripley County Community Foundation can be made online at www.rccfonline.org or can be sent directly to the Foundation office at 4 South Park Ave., Batesville, IN 47006.

To learn more about the Ripley County Community Foundation and to learn how your gift today can support your favorite charity forever, stop into the Open House and Day of Giving Event to be held at the Foundation on Friday, November 13th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Everyone who comes to the Open House will be entered into the Black Friday Drawing; the winner will be able to direct which non-profit serving Ripley County will receive a $250.00 grant.