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Ripley Co. Community Foundation Grants $49K To Non-Profits

Posted On November 15, 2017

(Ripley County, Ind.) – The mission of the Community Foundation is to assist Ripley County charitable organizations in fulfilling their goals of making Ripley County a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. Our granting opportunities are a vital part of that mission and energy. It is a privilege for the community foundation to be able to be a part of the charitable initiatives taking place throughout Ripley County. 2017 was a stellar year for the community foundation in terms of granting. Through our large grants and our monthly 20th Anniversary Grants, the community foundation has impacted every Ripley County Community and supported a variety of projects.

This year, the community foundation’s Board approved $49,955 in grants to the following seventeen non-profit organizations serving Ripley County.

Organization Project Amount Awarded
Batesville Area Resource Center Building Renovations $5,000.00
Food and Grower’s Association To hire an Executive Director $2,500.00
Gibson Theater Construct handicap bathroom $500.00
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Provides a BackSack of food to elementary students on weekends $5,000.00
Milan 54 Capital Campaign Marketing Materials $2,400.00
Milan Lions Club Christmas Decorations $2,500.00
Milan Schools Purchase the Naviance program to support college and career readiness in students $2,500.00
Napoleon Community Rec & Res Restoration of Hicks office, garden, and Central House $4,700.00
Osgood Public Library Library Improvements $3,400.00
St. Louis School Wireless Microphones for drama department $2,500.00
St. Paul Lutheran Church Preserving carved wood doors $3,655.00
South Ripley Elementary School Purchase SMART board projector & seating $5,000.00
South Ripley High School Purchase equipment for the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program $3,600.00
Tyson Community Advancement Foundation Purchase Indoor baseball/softball cages $3,000.00
Versailles Fire and Rescue Audio Visual Equipment $1,000.00
YMCA Car Seat Compliances & Playground Mats $2,700.00
Total $49,955.00