2020 Grant Awards

Each year the Foundation typically awards 15 to 30 community grants, ranging from $500 to $25,000.
This latest round of grants was awarded in March 2020 for 12 local projects totaling $74,946.

March 2020 Grant Awards

Arts and Culture

Arts Place Inc.
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To help fund an Arts in the Parks program for the summer of 2020

Arts Place Inc.
Amount:  $19,350
Purpose:  To support the MusicWorks program at the Blackford County Arts Center

Tori’s Butterfly Garden Foundation
Amount:  $3,500
Purpose:  To help support the 2020 SummerFest Art Fair in downtown Hartford City


Community Development

Blackford County Civil War Reenactment Club, Inc.
Amount:  $2,207
Purpose:  To support the October 2020 Civil War Days program

Blackford Development Corporation
Amount:  $10,000
Purpose:  To provide preliminary design services for development of the Weiler Lot into a downtown park area

Montpelier Community Builders
Amount:  $3,732
Purpose:  To partially fund restroom improvements to commercial-grade equipment and installation of a vending machine



Blackford County Schools
Amount:  $9,929
Purpose:  To assess the community needs for childcare and early childhood learning opportunities and then develop a strategic plan for addressing those needs

Blackford County Schools
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose:  To provide a one-week camp for K-6 students to learn more about and experiment with science, technology, engineering, and math topics in an informal, cooperative setting.


Health and Human Services

Grace United Methodist Church
Amount:  $3,000
Purpose:  To support and Summer Fun and Food Program during the summer for community youth


Youth Development

Blackford County 4-H Council
Amount:  $2,500
Purpose:  To help purchase educational materials for 4-H youth projects

Blackford Youth Soccer League
Amount:  $10,728
Purpose:  To help with upgrading and expanding the soccer complex

Blackford Imagination Library
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose:  To support the purchase of high-quality children’s books that are mailed monthly to local children ages 0-5 years in order to enhance their early literacy skills


Many past grants fall into the five general interest areas. You may wish to explore the grants awarded over in past years.