Franklin County Community Foundation leaders asked county charitable groups and organizations to each “make a wish” in July, reports executive director Shelly Lunsford. Thanks to income from endowments, many of those wishes have been granted.
Grants to Applicants
A total of $21,020 was awarded to organizations that went through the application process. These grants were selected by the grants committee to fund projects that followed FCCF’s guidelines as well as fit the criteria established by the donor when the fund was created. Names of endowment funds from which the grants came are in parentheses after the amounts.
• Family Connections, update Healthy Family Program curriculum, $1,000 (General Community Grants Endowment)
• Franklin County Arts Council, spring program, $1,250 (General Community Grants Endowment, Bath State Bank Unrestricted Endowment)
• Franklin County Historical Society, Little Cedar Church repairs, $3,200 (General Community Grants Endowment)
• Franklin County Special Olympics, refresh branding, $1,000 (Lloyd Ratz Handicap Endowment)
• Franklin County Women’s/Coed Softball League, dugout improvements, $2,745 (Cpt. Charles N. Fox USAF Memorial Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
• Indiana State Museum and Historical Sites, fifth-grade Civil War day, $1,000 (Otto Family Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment, Lloyd Ratz Handicap Endowment)
• Oldenburg Academy, steel drum band curriculum, $2,125 (MainSource Bank Community Grantmaking Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
• Oldenburg Housing Council, Meadowbrook Apartments update, $2,900 (Bob & Marge Seibert Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
• Oxford Free Clinic, medical support for uninsured Franklin County residents, $1,500 (Bath State Bank Unrestricted Endowment)
• Town of Brookville, Riverview subdivision basketball court and seating, $2,000 (Mary Horstman unrestricted pass-through)
• Upper Room Education Center, computers, $1,800 (General Community Grants Endowment, Franklin County Home & Garden Show Endowment (donor advised)
• United Way of Franklin County, laser printer, $500 (General Community Grants Endowment)
Designated Annual Grants
A total of $19,960 was awarded for designated grants. These grants were made from endowment funds that were established to support a specific purpose. The recipients did not have to apply for these grants.
• Antique Farm Machinery Club, museum, $200 (Antique Farm Machinery Club Museum Endowment)
• Brookville Elementary School, tutoring programs, $220 (BES Tutoring Endowment)
• Brookville Volunteer Fire Department, general support, $120 (Bill & Anita Ratz Wind Beneath My Wings Endowment)
• Drewersburg Cemetery, upkeep, $310 (Drewersburg Cemetery Preservation Endowment)
• Franklin County High School Athletic Department - women’s athletic and men’s baseball programs, $750 (Carl & Marjorie Hinesley Memorial Athletic Endowment)
• Franklin County 4-H Association, support, $290 (Franklin County 4-H Association Endowment)
• Franklin County Cemetery Commission, maintenance, $440 (Bethlehem & Harmony Cemetery Preservation Endowment)
• Franklin County Community Foundation, general operating, $9,040 (Operations Endowment, David & Marjorie Barrett Family Endowment, Fred & Margaret Chappelow Operations Endowment, Mullin Cooney Family Endowment, Mabel & Maurice Brackney Operations Endowment, FCCF Board of Directors Operations Endowment)
• Franklin County Historical Society, Old Brick Church Maintenance, $475 (Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Peters Endowment)
• Franklin County Historical Society, maintenance and educational programs, $640 (Harvey-Osborn Franklin County Historical Society Endowment Fund)
• Franklin County Public Library District, artwork in libraries, $540 (Franklin County Public Library District Art Endowment)
• Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, church or cemetery maintenance, $350 (Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church Endowment)
• McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, education for Franklin County employees, $190 (McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Education Endowment)
• Oxford Society, Salt Creek Nature Sanctuary, $340 (Salt Creek Nature Sanctuary Endowment)
• Pregnancy Help Center, general support, $690 (Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Memorial Endowment)
• St. Michael Church, families in need, blind or nearly blind, $1,240 (Robert & Joan Nau Family Endowment)
• St. Michael School, Art Department, $200 (SMART Endowment)
• St. Michael School, education, $475 (Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Peters Endowment)
• St. Michael School, technology, $890 (Raymond & Leo Amrhein Family Endowment)
• St. Thomas Lutheran Church, funeral meals, $440 (Florence Underwood Memorial Endowment)
• Town of Brookville, park, $270 (Canoe Festival Club Endowment)
• Town of Brookville, park or Heap Memorial Swimming Pool, $320 (Danny Fox Memorial Endowment)
• Town of Oldenburg, youth projects, town park or beautification, $530 (Oldenburg Town Fund in honor of Stan and Helen Enneking)
• Tri-Kappa, enhance the quality of life in Brookville, $180 (Helen Strohmier Siebert Memorial Endowment)
• United Way of Franklin County, operations, $640 (United Way of Franklin County Endowment)
• Whitewater Canal Trail, improvements, $180 (Whitewater Canal Trail Endowment)
Special Assistance Grants
A total of $11,247 in grants were made from endowment funds and pass-throughs that were established by donors to support specific purposes.
• Brookville Elementary Special Education Program, for programs for physically or mentally handicapped children, $210 (Colton Jacob Brewer Memorial Endowment)
• Three families dealing with the loss of dependent children, $9,687 (Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Memorial Endowment)
• Family dealing with childhood cancer, $1,350 (Bill & Marge Zimmer Family Endowment).
The next grant cycle will occur during fall 2014. More information about FCCF grants is available by contacting Lunsford at 765-647-6810 or email@example.com.