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November 12, 2013

RCCF awards $70,671 in grants

Ripley County Community Foundation leaders recently awarded $70,671 in grants for its fall cycle:

• Batesville Police Department, dispatch center improvement, $5,000;

• Rescue 69, ambulance remount, $5,000;

• Southeastern Career Center, SCC engineering academy, $5,000;

• Tyson Activity Center, TAC Tumblers and summer drama program, $5,000;

• Child Evangelism Fellowship, Good News and Good News Archery Clubs, $4,970;

• New Horizons Rehabilitation, upgrading technology, $4,787;

• Milan 54, remodel museum barbershop, $4,783;

• Southeast Indiana Health Center, diabetes management, $4,475;

• Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department, fire station cabinets, $4,394;

• Ripley County Family Services, technology upgrade, $3,364;

• Life Time Housing Group, owner-occupied rehabilitation, $3,000;

• Batesville Kiwanis, Kids & Us mentoring, $2,800;

• Oldenburg Academy, steel drums, $2,800;

• Angels of Giving, $2,500;

• Reward Riding, wheelchair ramp, $2,398;

• National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, restoration of Rand House and museum, $2,000;

• Salvation Army, emergency assistance program, $2,000; and

• Versailles Volunteer Fire Department, emergency multi-gas meters, $1,900.

The RCCF has granted about $90,000 for 2013, including the small project grants made throughout the year, reports program officer Jane Deiwert.

Available funds to grant to the community come from the Ripley County Community Foundation Community Granting Fund and the other 10 named Community Granting Funds within the foundation, including The Greg & Judy Rust Family Fund, Bruns-Gutzwiller Fund, Al & Norma Hartman Family Fund, Ralph & Ethel Dunbar Fund, City of Batesville Fund, Duwane & Doris Bonfer Family Fund, Dan & Jamie Schantz Family Fund, Ollier Family Fund, Gilmore & Golda Reynolds Community Granting Fund and John A. Hillenbrand Foundation Community Granting Fund.

For more information, contact the foundation at 933-1098, 877-234-5220 or

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