Art and Culture Grants

The Foundation has awarded grants each year to local community nonprofit organizations providing arts and cultural development programs to local residents.

2017

Arts Place Inc.
Amount:  $24,000 (partially from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Purpose:  To provide support for Blackford County’s MusicWorks program as it provides intensive music instruction for any student.

Tori’s Butterfly Garden Foundation, Inc. (Summerfest)
Amount:  $4,000 (funded by the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund)
Purpose:  To support the 2017 Summerfest Arts Festival.

2016

Arts Place Inc.
Award: $3,500
Purpose: To provide an Arts in the Park program in Blackford County for the summer of 2017.

Arts Place Inc.   ( partially from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Award: $24,000
Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for instructional fees for the MusicWorks program in Blackford County.

Tori’s Garden (Summerfest)
Award: $4,000
Purpose: To provide additional financial support for the second annual SummerFest fine arts festival

2015

Arts Place Inc.   (from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Award: $24,000
Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for instructional fees for the MusicWorks program in Blackford County.

Tori’s Butterfly Garden Foundation
Award: $2,000
Purpose: To support the community art festival SummerFest in 2015.

Arts Place Inc.  (from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund and the C.A.P.E. Fund)
Award: $1,800
Purpose:  To provide materials for the 2016 Arts in the Park program available through the Blackford County Arts Center.

2014

Arts Place Inc.   (from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Award: $20,000
Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for instructional fees for the MusicWorks program in Blackford County.

Arts Place Inc.
Award: $3,500
Purpose: To provide materials for the 2015 Blackford County Arts in the Parks program through the Blackford County Arts Center.

SummerFest Program
Award: $500
Purpose: To provide additional financial support for the second annual SummerFest fine arts festival July 25-26, 2014

2013

Arts Place, Inc.
Award: $20,000  (partially funded from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Purpose: To continue support for the Blackford CountyMusicWorks program and to start an ArtWorks program at the Blackford County Arts Center.

2012

Arts Place, Inc.
Award: $1,000
Purpose: To present the Arts in the Parks Summer Program in Blackford County for 2013.

Arts Place, Inc.  (funded by the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Award: $8,000
Purpose: To provide music instruction to Blackford County students in the Music Works program.

Arts Place Inc.  (funded by the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Award: $8,000
Purpose: To create an environment for Blackford County children to learn basic music skills.

2011

Arts Place, Inc.
Award: $8,500
Purpose:  Assisting in opening the Blackford County Arts Center and continuing the Arts in the Parks program in Blackford County

Arts Place, Inc.
Award: $10,000
Purpose:  Providing funding for Blackford County Music Works Program

Arts Place, Inc.
Award:  $3,300
Purpose:  Providing funds for Arts in the Parks program