NEW ALBANY — The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County awarded $350,000 in grants to community organizations on Wednesday at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.
Thirty-two organizations received funds during the awards ceremony. Three received $20,000 each. They included Centerstone, Family & Child's Place and the New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation.
Grants ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Grants are given in both the spring and fall.
Seven organizations received $10,000 each while two took home $15,000.
Organizations that received grants Wednesday will not be eligible for fall grants.
The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County was established in 1999 to provide resources for the benefit of residents in Floyd County. Since 1999, the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County has awarded $46.5 million to benefit Floyd County.
Grant recipients include:
• St. Anthony School, $1,000, to improve and expand connectivity for computer usage
• Central Christian Church, $2,000, to provide holiday bags for children at S. Ellen Jones Elementary School
• Louisville Children's Film Festival, $2,840, to screen films from the Louisville Children's Film Festival at the Ogle Center and to offer programming at public schools
• Hazelwood Middle School, $5,000, to support school-wide positive behavior programs by the use of PBIS Rewards System to celebrate positive accomplishments of students
• Ivy Tech Community College, $5,000, to support Ivy Tech Illuminate Series
• Miles for Merry Miracles, $5,000, to improve and expand a youth led project that helps low income families year round
• Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, $5,000, to update internet hardware
• St. Vincent de Paul at OLPH, $5,000, for emergency assistance to families in Floyd County for rent and utilities
• Camp Quality Kentuckiana, $8,000, to help with the cost of summer camp for Floyd County children with cancer
• Serenity House, Inc., $8,649, for operational expenses to include educational literature and replace HVAC equipment
• Develop New Albany, $10,000, to expand a community-centered environment, food and activities at the New Albany farmers market and purchase walking maps
• Floyd County Government, $10,000, to promote arts through the Buffalo Art and History Trail and the Bicentennial Art Garden project
• Gilda's Club Kentuckiana, $10,000, to expand capacity, increase access and offer support groups in southern Indiana and a new facility to ensure no one faces cancer alone
• Louisville Fund for the Visual Arts, $10,000, to support exhibits, lectures and a trolly hop with the Southern Indiana Photo Biennial
• Louisville Orchestra, $10,000, to present two family concerts at the IUS Ogle Center
• New Directions Housing Corporation, $10,000, to help fund Repair Affair and free home repairs for low income elderly and disabled homeowners
• StageOne Family Theatre, $10,000, to provide students with theatre arts programming
• TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana, $10,000, to create a second performance space to help arts groups connect with audiences, provide opportunities for local artists and promote the education of cultural arts in the county
• Georgetown Township Fire Protection District, $11,448, to purchase eight defibtech lifeline AED's
• Graceland Baptist Church, $12,000, for start up cost for Miles of Smiles mobile dental clinic
• Fund for the Arts, $12,500, to provide elementary students with at least five curriculum-based arts experiences
• Our Place Drug & Alcohol Education Services, Inc., $12,711, to support after school ROCKS, a program for fourth-graders to prevent early initiation of substance abuse, bullying and violence
• American Red Cross, $15,000, to support the purchase of cutting-edge blood scales and the software and training to use them
• Dare to Care Food Bank, $15,000, to cover cost of purchasing fresh produce and non-perishable foods as well as transportation expenses for food delivery
• Hispanic Connection of Southern Indiana, $15,950, to support consultants/teachers that will be conducting ESL, computer and Spanish classes as well as materials and supplies
• Louisville Urban League, $16,080, to provide HUD-certified financial skill building and empowerment counseling and group education in consumer credit, home ownership preparation and rental readiness
• YMCA of Souther Indiana, $17,000, to provide week long residential camperships to 25 low income third-fifth grade students at YMCA Camp Piomingo
• Actors Theatre of Louisville, $17,192, to provide play writing residencies to New Albany and Floyd Central high school students, teaching critical academic and life skills through participation in the New Voices Young Playwrights Contest
• Center for Lay Ministries, $17,630, to support a minimum of six Floyd County residents to receive recovery, treatment and housing services while residing in Bliss House
• Centerstone, $20,000, to ensure Floyd County students with a mental health diagnosis and without insurance receive treatment
• Family & Child's Place, $20,000, to support expansion and prevention and intervention services to meet needs resulting from increases in child abuse and neglect
• New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation, $20,000, to fund $500 Great Classroom Projects in New Albany-Floyd County classrooms.