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Floyd County

November 20, 2013

Community Foundation hands out fall grants

More than $114,000 given to charitable groups

NEW ALBANY — Blessings in a Backpack, Friends of the Ohio River Greenway and Brandon’s House Counseling Center are among the 51 charitable organizations that will receive grants from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

The organization announced its fall grants on Tuesday, as $114,525 will be awarded during the cycle.

The money for the grants comes through the Community Foundation Endowment Fund, and 77 grant applications totaling $347,909 were submitted to the organization for the fall cycle.

“These grants are made possible because of the generous unrestricted gifts of donors who want to give back to their community,” Crystal Gunther, grant and program officer for Community Foundation, stated in a news release.

“We can’t thank our volunteers and area nonprofits enough because they work so hard to help this community.”

Community Foundation relied on a committee of 20 volunteers to help research the applications.

The grants will benefit programs that aid, for example, in speech therapy, family counseling and after school literacy programs.

Gunther conceded that the needs in Southern Indiana will always outweigh the help Community Foundation is able to provide.

“Because of this, our commitment to these donors and this region, the committee works diligently to ensure our donors’ intentions are followed by identifying how organizations plan to use their funding, how those programs will impact our community, and how the Foundation’s grant will assist these programs and support the organization’s mission,” she said.

Following is a list of the organizations that received grants from the Community Foundation’s fall grant cycle during Tuesday’s awards ceremony:

• Alzheimer's Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter: Alzheimer's education for professionals and families; first responder training and living with Alzheimer's series

• Blessings in a backpack: Feeding the future of Clark and Floyd Counties

• Boy Scouts of America/Lincoln Heritage learning for life: Boy Scouts of America, learning for life scouting unlimited adventure camp

• Brandon's House Counseling Center, Inc.: Free master's level counseling for teenagers and families in Floyd and Clark counties

• Center For Lay Ministries: Home delivery of food for home-bound seniors

• Center for Women and Families: Secure, trauma-informed storage for emergency shelter residents

• Choices for Women Resource Center: Earn while you learn blessing boutique

• Clark Memorial Hospital Foundation: Heartaware program

• Communities in schools of Clark County: Promoting literacy in after-school programs

• Dare to Care Food Bank: Backpack buddy in Clark County

• Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc.: Southern Indiana speech therapy program

• Family and Children's Place: Family and school services

• Family Scholar House, Inc.: Southern Indiana outreach and pre-residential family support

• Floyd Memorial Foundation: Room service to increase nutritional intake for hospitalized patients

• Friends of the Ohio River Greenway: Ohio River Greenway wayfinding implementation

• GCCS Educational Foundation, Inc.: ACT through-line testing program

• Greater Clark School Corp.: “Shakespeare for a day; Advantage for a lifetime”

• Guerin, Inc: Dignity through technology adaptive computer system

• Hope Southern Indiana: Hope Southern Indiana safety for expansion

• Hosparus Southern Indiana: Hosparus Southern Indiana grief counseling center and grief relief workshops

• Jacob's Well, Inc.: Kitchen upgrades

• Jeffersonville Township Public Library: Literacy through listening

• Keep New Albany Clean and Green, Inc.: Downtown New Albany beautification project

• LifeSpan Resources, Inc.: Meals on wheels waiting list

• LifeSpring Health Systems: Community education

• Louisville Visual Art Association: Children's fine art classes  

• Miles for Merry Miracles: Miles for merry miracles triple crown of service— 2013

• Mount St. Francis/Province of Our Lady of Consolation, Inc.: Mount St. Francis center for spirituality outdoor school

• New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation: Great classroom projects

• New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.: Laying foundations for growth

• New Hope Services, Inc.: Creating healthier adults with disabilities and without

• Ogle Center/Indiana University : Support for family programming at the Ogle Center

• Open Door Youth Services: New directions makeover— equipment

• Our Lady of Perpetual Help School: 10 iPads to support teaching 11 to 14-year-old students

• Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, Inc: LifeSkills training program for seventh grade students at Charlestown Middle School

• Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church: Benevolence committee

• Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, Inc: Providence House family preservation program

• Rauch, Inc.: Rauch interpreting services video remote interpreting equipment

• S. Ellen Jones Elementary School: Building the bridge between school, home and community

• Slate Run Elementary: Conscious discipline summer institute

• Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalition: Free self-file tax clinics in southern Indiana

• Southern Indiana United, Inc. DBA Southern Indiana United Soccer: Soccer field renovation.

• Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky: Southern Indiana program expansion

• St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities: Appliance needs to expand residential services to homeless families.

• St. Luke's United Church of Christ: Loaves and fishes feeding the hungry

• St. Mark's United Church of Christ: St. Mark's soup kitchen ministry

• St. Mary Catholic Church/St. Vincent DePaul Society: St. Vincent DePaul society ongoing aid to the poor

• StageOne Family Theatre: Eco-drama InterACT with your environment

• Visually Impaired Preschool Services: VIPS-Indiana outreach program

• Youth Count

• Youth Philanthropy Initiative Indiana/Grantmakers Alliance Foundation: Youth Philanthropy initiative of Indiana: Growing the next generation of philanthropists

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