Health and Human Services Grants

2017

Blackford County Senior Citizens Center  (partially funded by the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $3,944
Purpose: To help buy a new stove, storage cabinets, and fresh produce for the Senior Citizens’ Center and its “Let No Senior Go Hungry” program.

Blackford County YMCA (from the Vincent F. and Anna C. Cimino  Community Fund, the Cimino Family Fund, and the  Paul L. Roderick Memorial Fund)
Amount:  $3,500
Purpose:  To provide scholarships for deserving youth and their families to participate in the YMCA activities available.

Cancer Services of East Central Indiana (Little Red Door) (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount:  $2,000
Purpose:  To provide cancer client assistance programs for residents of Blackford County in 2017, including transportation, prescription assistance, and medical equipment.

Community and Family Services, Inc.
Amount:  $5,485
Purpose:  To help re-supply the two Blackford County food pantries.

Kate’s Kart (funded by the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount:  $1,000
Purpose:  To purchase children’s books for distribution to young patients at IU Health Blackford Hospital.

Mental Health Association of Blackford County (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)  
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To send one young adult with special needs to two week-long camps in the Indianapolis area.

The Good Seed Initiative, Inc. (partially funded by the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund and the Charles and Betty Walker Unrestricted Fund)
Amount:  $2,474
Purpose: To provide healthy food and continuing agricultural education for all economic levels through activities that foster collaboration and gardening/farming skills.

2016

Community and Family Services, Inc.
Amount:  $2,000
Purpose:  To purchase supplies to stock the Silver Lining incentive store.

Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center
Amount: $2,000
Purpose: To support the Blackford County pregnancy resource counseling center program located in Montpelier.

Montpelier Civic Center (partially funded by the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount:  $2,249
Purpose:  To purchase a weight station for the fitness center

The Salvation Army
Amount:  $1,800
Purpose:  To support a Blackford County emergency assistance program.

Mental Health Association of Blackford County  (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To send two young adult with disabilities to Camp SonRise in Anderson, IN, for one week.

2015

LifeStream Services, Inc.
Amount: $2,500
Purpose: To purchase a van for transporting the homebound to doctor’s appointments and other essential destinations.

Blackford County Community Services, Inc.
Amount: $2,400
Purpose: To help renovate the kitchen at the Senior Citizens’ Center and provide additional meals.

Blackford County Concerned Citizens/Hoosier Environmental Council  (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)  
Amount: $2,000
Purpose: To continue the process of finding and reducing exposure to substances that contribute to the risk of cancer and neurological diseases.

The Salvation Army-Blackford County Extension Unit
Amount: $1,500
Purpose: To provide emergency assistance to Blackford County residents.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To buy additional inventory for the Silver Lining Incentive Store, where families can redeem coupons for new and used clothing, health care items, and child safety products..

Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To help start a satellite center in Blackford County for pregnant women and their families in need of counseling, clothing, baby supplies, etc.

Blackford County Community Service, Inc. (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To provide funds for additional meals for seniors at the Senior Citizens’ Center.

Carey Services, Inc. (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To purchase sensory equipment and wheelchair accessible furniture for the Hartford City Day Services Center.

Mental Health Association/Mental Health America in Blackford County  (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To send one young adult with disabilities to Camp SonRise in Anderson, IN, for one week.

2014

Community and Family Services of Blackford County
Amount: $13,500
Purpose: To purchase food for the community Food Pantries.

Blackford County Concerned Citizens Inc./Hoosier Environmental Council (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To hire an Outreach Director to study current disease risk data, do further investigations, and educate and inform Blackford County residents of findings.

Carey Services, Inc. (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $2,793
Purpose: To purchase equipment and supplies for a sensory room at the Hartford City Day Services Center.

The Salvation Army-Blackford County Extension Unit
Amount: $1,500
Purpose: To provide emergency assistance to Blackford County residents when needed.

Mental Health Association/Mental Health America in Blackford County (from the Blackford County HOPE Fund and the Betty and Robert Renner Community Fund)
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To provide funds to send two Blackford County handicapped adults to the SonRise Residential Summer Camp for one week.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To support the Silver Lining Incentive Store, where families can redeem coupons for new and used clothing, health care items, and child safety products.

A Better Way Services, Inc. (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To cover transportation costs for victims of domestic violence.

Psi Iota Xi-Alpha Mu Chapter (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To supply and post signs in local public places advertising the local domestic violence hotline.

Carey Services, Inc. (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To purchase sensory equipment for disabled adults using adult daycare services.

Tri Kappa Sorority (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To provide additional support to Cancer Support for Blackford County.

Blackford County Community Services, Inc. (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $500
Purpose: To provide funding for activities at Senior Citizens’ Center.

2013

Community and Family Services of Blackford County 
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: To provide funding for Community and Family Services’s Christmas initiative.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County
Amount: $2,500
Purpose: To support the Silver Lining Incentive Store, where families can redeem coupons for new and used clothing, health care items, and child safety products.

The Salvation Army-Blackford County Service Extension Unit (partially funded from the Blackford County HOPE Fund and the Betty and Robert Renner Community Fund)
Amount: $1,500
Purpose: To provide county families with basic needs, such as food, rent, utilities, and lodging.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $2,500
Purpose: To support the Silver Lining Incentive Store, where families can redeem coupons for new and used clothing, health care items, and child safety products.

2012

Community and Family Services of Blackford County
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: To provide $25 vouchers to low-income households to purchase food for a Christmas dinner.

Cancer Services of East Central Indiana (from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund)
Amount: $4,640
Purpose: To assist with first-year expenses for the Blackford County Satellite Office.

Blackford County YMCA 
Amount: $1,700
Purpose: To help underprivileged families participate in the YMCA programs.

The Salvation Army-Blackford County Service Extension Unit 
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To give emergency financial assistance to Blackford County residents and inform them of additional local resources.

2011

Community and Family Services of Blackford County
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: To provide Christmas dinners to 600 local, low-income families.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
Amount: $7,120
Purpose: To purchase supplies for food distribution Tailgate Program in Blackford County.

Cancer Services of East Central Indiana
Amount: $3,850
Purpose: To support the set up of a local satellite office for Little Red Door.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $2,500
Purpose: To support the Silver Lining incentive store, where families redeem coupons earned at social agencies and redeem them for clothing and supplies for infants and children.

Mental Health Association in Blackford County
Amount: $1,200
Purpose: To provide fees for two disabled adults to attend summer camp.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (from the Women of Worth Funds)
Amount: $325
Purpose: To purchase supplies for food distribution Tailgate Program in Blackford County.