The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awarded spring grant requests Wednesday afternoon at the Second Baptist Church in New Albany. The Foundation awards grants each fall and spring.

A total of 33 organizations received grants ranging from $3,000, to the Indiana Youth Institute, to $25,000 to the New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation to fund classroom projects for students, teachers and schools.

Two New Albany-Floyd County schools also received grants. Green Valley Elementary School received $20,000 to help supply Chrome Book tablets for approximately 100 students involved in the after-school program while Scribner Middle School received $22,826 to turn the existing school courtyard into an outdoor learning space.

Those receiving grants Thursday will not be eligible for fall grants. Check for information regarding fall grants.


• $3,000 — Indiana Youth Institute, to bring together youth workers and local leaders to learn about youth development topics, resources and address community needs as related to youth and families.

• $3,449 — Develop New Albany, to redesign the website to promote economic development and tourism to our downtown

• $3,500 — Louisville Visual Art, to provide intensive, in-depth art experiences to talented elementary and middle school students

• $3,600 — Georgetown Optimist Club, for sidewalk repair to provide safe passage into the club

• $3,624 — Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc., to purchase class materials for family education classes and items to give to each youth during Safe Place presentations in Floyd County

• $5,000 — New Roots, Inc., to work with fresh food insecure communities in New Albany to create sustainable systems [New Albany Fresh Stop Market] to access farm-fresh food

• $5,200 — Purdue Extension Floyd County Office, to purchase a Lanier DD 4450 digital duplicator to replace an outdated Risograph machine

• $6,500 — St. John’s Lodge #8, to renovate the Lodge’s kitchen to include sub floor, update fire suppression system, and purchase new commercial kitchen equipment

• $7,500 — St. Vincent dePaul of OLPH, to provide contributions for emergency assistance to families for rent and utilities in the New Albany area to prevent evictions

• $8,000 — Home of the Innocents, to provide individual and family therapy services in our Southern Indiana office designed to prevent child abuse, to stop children from entering out-of-home care and to help improve family functioning

• $8,000 — Indiana University Southeast, to create online access to stories of students, faculty, staff and our community through the student newspaper’s microfilming and digitization

• $9,000 — Our Lady of Providence Jr.-Sr. High School, to create an interference and diffraction lab to be used in its STEM program

• $10,000 — Actors Theatre of Louisville, to fund playwriting residencies to teach students critical academic and life skills through the creation of dramatic works and participation in the New Voices Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, which offers a chance to see their work produced live on stage at Actors Theatre

• $10,000 — Arts Council of Southern Indiana, to provide funding for the many arts programs and educational experiences that are provided by the Council for our community

• $10,000 — Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, to help expand and provide more impactful year-round educational programming for the Ed Endris Club

• $10,000 — Friends of Open Door Youth Services, to improve the experience and health of the children who call Open Door Youth Services home by expanding opportunities for a fit and safe lifestyle

• $10,000 — Fund for the Arts, to help provide five arts/cultural experiences by the completion of grade five for students through the Funds 5x5 program

• $10,000 — Guerin, Inc., to fund an Art Therapy program for elders and residents who experience memory loss primarily through dementia, Alzheimer’s or other related illness

• $10,000 — HELP - Harrison Education and Literacy Program, to continue the Freedom 101 Intensive Seminars and Follow-up Sessions in the Floyd County jail, which reduces jail incidents and recidivism rates for our incarcerated men and women

• $10,000 — Personal Counseling Services, Inc., to provide 50 hours of psychiatric care through the innovative process, tele-psychiatry

• $10,000 — St. Mary of the Knobs, to provide partial funds for new paint and flooring for our second - through sixth-grade classrooms, new desks and chairs and renovation of the bathrooms

• $10,325 — Family & Children’s Place, to upgrade the digital video recording system used to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases in Southern Indiana

• $12,500 — LifeSpan Resources, to provide home delivered meals to Floyd County elderly/disabled citizens who are currently on a waiting list

• $12,706 — Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc., $12,706, to create a Bicentennial exhibition on the New Albany band Houndmouth that has experienced an unprecedented rise in popularity, with a local, national and international fan base

• $12,750 — Rauch, Inc., to purchase computers and monitors vital to the work of the organizations

• $13,637 — New Albany Parks Department, to purchase a new van to transport citizens of all ages to community events and recreation programs throughout the New Albany area

• $15,000 — New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, to provide materials to build houses for low income families giving them affordable mortgage, self-sufficiency and independence

• $15,000 — Town of Georgetown, to help fund the construction of a walking path, public restroom facilities and parking lot improvements for Ashley Mariah Park in Georgetown

• $16,383 — The Center for Women and Families, to update the safety and security of our Southern Indiana Campus by replacing fire alarm systems and updating security door access control system

• $17,500 — Ohio Valley Creative Energy, to fund a lease to own agreement with the Clark-Floyd Landfill for property that will provide methane gas energy for artists and educational programming

• $20,000 — Green Valley Elementary School, to help supply Chrome Book tablets for approximately 100 students involved in the after-school program

• $22,826 — Scribner Middle School, to turn the existing school courtyard into an outdoor learning space with raised garden beds for hands-on experiments, benches for reading and tables with shade cover for classroom instruction

• $25,000 — New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation, to fund classroom projects for NA-FC students, teachers and schools.

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