Community Grants

2017

Blackford United Way Inc.
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose:  To support eighteen community nonprofit organizations.

Blackford United Way Inc.
Amount:  $2,500
Purpose:  To support eighteen community nonprofit organizations.

Hartford City Parks Department
Amount:  $13,863
Purpose:  To support improvements to the pedestrian component of Wilderness Park Project.

Jamboree Inc.
Amount:  $1,000
Purpose:  To provide part of entertainment at the 2017 Montpelier Jamboree.

Montpelier Civic Center
Amount: $11,954
Purpose:  To update and improve the HVAC system at the Center.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club
Amount:  $740
Purpose:  To provide monetary support for Montpelier summer movies.

Montpelier Lions Club
Amount:  $660 (funded by the Thomas and Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund)
Purpose: To upgrade the electrical wiring in the Montpelier Lions Club building.

2016

Blackford United Way, Inc.  (partially funded by the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund, the Vincent F. and Anna C. Cimino Community Fund, the Cimino Family Fund, and the Thomas and Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund)
Amount: $3,000
Purpose: To provide semiannual funding for a variety of community organizations and projects.

The Good Seed Initiative, Inc.
Amount: $2,761
Purpose: To underwrite the expenses of a living history event in celebration of Blackford County and Indiana’s Bicentennial.

BCDEC WeEngage
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: To fund WeEngage project with high school students proposing community projects.

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To provide semiannual funding support for a variety of community projects.

Hartford City Library
Amount: $6,000
Purpose: To provide funds for roof repair.

2015

Blackford County 4-H Fair Board
Amount: $9,399
Purpose: To fund a new roof on the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds.

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To provide additional semiannual support for 14 local nonprofit agencies in the county.

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To provide semiannual funding support for United Way agencies.

Hartford City Rotary Club
Amount: $4,500
Purpose: To purchase bulletproof vests for the Blackford County Sheriff’s Department.

Hartford City Cemetery Association Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To help replace and repair paving in the cemetery.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club
Amount: $500
Purpose: To provide an outdoor summer movie event in Montpelier.

2014

Montpelier Harrison Township Public Library
Amount: $15,000
Purpose: To replace windows that may have been part of original construction in 1908.

Montpelier Community Builders, Inc.
Amount: $6,462
Purpose: To purchase a stage light system for community events at the Montpelier Civic Center.

Montpelier Lions Club (partially funded by the Thomas and Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund)
Amount: $6,000
Purpose: To repair the HVAC system for the Lions Club Community Building in Montpelier.

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To provide additional funding for 17 local agencies supported by United Way.

Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club, Inc.
Amount: $1,500
Purpose: To help support the Civil War Re-enactment activities during the 2014 Civil War Days.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club  (funded by the Thomas and Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund)
Amount: $1,050
Purpose: To provide partial funding for summer 2014 Movies in the Park project at the Kiwanis Park in Montpelier.

Blackford County Economic Development Corporation
Amount: $1,000
Purpose:To provide funding for a partnership with BCEDC for the Place-Based Investment Fund matching grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs/Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

2013

Blackford County Historical Society (funded by the Thomas and Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund and the Cimino Family Fund)
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: To renovate the foundation and the exterior walls of the Historical Society’s 1898 brick building.

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To support the 2013 annual United Way campaign in Blackford County.

Montpelier Historical Society (funded by the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund)
Amount: $1,300
Purpose: To replace the overhead lights in the Montpelier Community Building.

East Central Indiana Regional Planning District, Inc.
Amount: $500
Purpose: To partially support the cost of assessing brownfield properties in Blackford County.

2012

Blackford United Way, Inc.
Amount: $8,500
Purpose: To provide funding to local United Way agencies during 2013.

Montpelier Civic Center
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To help purchase an audio/video light system for the gymnasium/stage area.

Blackford County Economic Development Corporation
Amount: $3,000
Purpose: To assist in installing fiber optics technology for public access in Blackford County.

4 Blackford County
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To help launch an effort to improve the major corridors into Montpelier and Hartford City.

Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To provide financial assistance for Civil War Days 2012.

Hartford City Parks Department (funded by the Annette Ervin Blalock Memorial Fund)
Amount:$1,000
Purpose: To provide a bench at a new dog park facility.

Montpelier Community Builders
Amount: $200
Purpose: To convene a meeting of community stockholders to discuss Montpelier’s future.

2011

Blackford County Civil War Re-enactment Club, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To support activities for Civil War Days 2011.

Blackford County Veterans Affairs Office
Amount: $500
Purpose: To provide additional office help for data input.