The Community Foundation of Crawford County recently awarded $79,875 in grants to 20 non-profit organizations serving Crawford County residents. While not all of those organizations have an office in Crawford County, the CFCC confirmed that services are provided to residents there.
Grants were awarded in two categories: open (unrestricted) grants and education grants.
This year was especially challenging to grant committee members in light of COVID-19 and stress put on area nonprofits, according to the Foundation. The committee carefully reviewed and evaluated each proposal then met to discuss awards.
Committee members said they recognize each nonprofit that applied as a partner with the CFCC in providing for needs of the community as they help residents to be better and stronger.
For the competitive unrestricted grants, a total of $58,025.48 was requested. The committee was able to fund $21,875 to:
Crawford County Solid Waste Management District, tire recycling days, $1,600, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
Crawford County United Ministries, food pantry and assistance program, $11,000, Milton Ruth Roggenkamp Family Unrestricted Fund and Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
English Food Pantry, electric pallet jack, $1,175, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
GRACE, donor management software, $2,100, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
Lincoln Hills Development Corp., program/disaster preparation, $500, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church’s food pantry, food bank manager software, $2,000, Schulz/Schultz Family Charitable Fund and Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
Milltown Police Department, UAS Program, $1,000, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund;
Southern Indiana Communications (WBRO), legal services and software/equipment updates, $2,000, Earl E. Harbeson and Ronald J. Knies Grantmaking Fund and Making Generosity Last Forever Fund; and
Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition, facility remodel, $500, Making Generosity Last Forever Fund.
A total of $72,517.54 was requested in the competitive education fund grant applications, with $58,000 funded, all from the CFCC Education Attainment Fund. Recipients were:
Boys & Girls Club of Harrison-Crawford Counties, general funding, $10,000;
Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, training, $1,500;
Crawford County Community Park, youth STEM programs, $7,000;
Crawford County High School, weight-room improvements, $6,000;
East Crawford Elementary School, virtual enrichment, $10,065;
Harrison County Lifelong Learning, training, $3,000;
LifeSpring Health System, training, $1,751.14;
Peacock Children’s Theatre, general funding, $1,497.54;
Personal Counseling Services, mental health improvement, $7,311.32;
South Crawford Elementary School, STEAM programs, $4,275; and
YMCA of Harrison County, SPLASH program, $5,600.
The Community Foundation of Crawford County is committed to raising more unrestricted funds so it can meet the needs of the county’s non-profit sector. Anyone can make a contribution to one of the Foundation’s unrestricted funds and potentially receive a $2 matching grant for each $1 donated. Unrestricted funds are used for community grantmaking.
For as little as $5,000, one can create their own named, unrestricted fund.
For a complete list of funds, go to https://www.cf-cc.org/cfcc-funds.html.
For more information about how to donate, what endowment funds are or how to make a gift from a personal donor advised fund, contact Christine Harbeson, the CFCC’s executive director, by email at email@example.com or call 812-365-2900 or 812-734-4852.