Each year the Foundation typically awards 30 to 40 community grants, ranging from $500 to $25,000.
This latest round of grants was awarded in August 2017. Eleven different nonprofits just received $53,321.
The following awards were given in August 2017:
Arts and Culture
Arts Place Inc.
Purpose: To provide support for the Arts in the Parks program in the summer of 2018.
Blackford United Way Inc.
Purpose: To support eighteen community nonprofit organizations.
Hartford City Parks Department
Purpose: To support improvements to the pedestrian component of the Wilderness Park project.
Purpose: To help provide entertainment at the 2017 Montpelier Jamboree.
Montpelier Civic Center
Purpose: To update and improve the HVAC system at the Civic Center.
Montpelier Kiwanis Club
Purpose: To provide funds for Montpelier’s summer movie program.
Purpose: To support special science education programs presented at Blackford County Schools.
Health and Human Services
Community and Family Services
Purpose: To help re-supply shelves at the two Blackford County Food Pantries.
Kate’s Kart (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Purpose: To purchase children’s books for distribution to young patients at IU Health Blackford Hospital.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Chapter of Blackford County (from the C.A.P.E. Fund)
Purpose: To help purchase books for the local children participating in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
Montpelier Harrison Township Public Library (partially funded from the C.A.P.E. Fund)
Purpose: To provide after-school literacy activities for local elementary children.
Many past grants fall into the five general interest areas. You may wish to explore the grants awarded over in past years.