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 2018. Eight local nonprofits just received $40,358.
The following awards were given in August 2018:
Arts and Culture
Arts Place Inc.
Purpose: To provide funding support for the Arts in the Parks program in the summer of 2019.
Blackford United Way, Inc.
Purpose: To support the 19 local agencies currently part of Blackford United Way
Community and Family Services
Purpose: To purchase a new Headstart curriculum the includes literacy, math, and science activities.
Purpose: To provide hands-on science labs and demonstrations for elementary and middle school students.
Health and Human Services
Blackford County Senior Citizens Center
Purpose: To upgrade food preparation area to meet health standards and purchase food items for meals.
Purpose: To purchase a new hearing screening device for testing young children enrolling in Early Head Start
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Chapter of Blackford County
Purpose: To help purchase books for the local children in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
Grace United Methodist Church
Purpose: To purchase updated playground equipment to accommodate the additional number of children enrolled in the Helen Lieber Early Learning Academy.
Many past grants fall into the five general interest areas. You may wish to explore the grants awarded over in past years.