The Women of Worth recommended four grants be given to local schools and nonprofit organizations in support of programs benefiting women and children. The recommendations were made by the W.O.W. membership at the organization’s annual fall luncheon meeting October 29 and approved by the Foundation board at its November meeting. The four awards totaled $2500. More . . .
The Blackford County High School Trail project officially opened on November 29. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be scheduled for later. The hiking trail is the result of a five year effort by the Blackford Greenway, Inc. group to raise the funds for the project. Most of the funds for the 1.94 mile trail were gathered through state and federal grants. Additional monies were provided from local redevelopment funds and from individual donors contributing to a matching program available through the Foundation and Lilly Endowment Inc.
Applications for Foundation grant awards are now available online or at the Foundation office. Applications should be returned by February 15, 2018, to the Foundation office. For more information about applying for a grant, click here. A list of grant awards made over the past few years is also available.