Martin County Community Foundation  


Thirteen organizations, a university, and an elementary school have been named recipients of the 2016 Martin County Community Foundation Open Grant Cycle.  The MCCF Board of Directors will award the grants totaling over $18,000 at their Annual Dinner on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Funding for the grant cycle is provided by unrestricted permanent endowments held by the Martin County Community Foundation.  These funds include the Leo Harding Family Unrestricted Fund, Rich and Judy Kluesner Fund, Wendell Bough Family Fund, German American Bank Community Fund, Ken and Juanita Crane Fund, Michael B. and Beth A. Lett Fund, Old National Fund, Gregory Family Humanitarian Fund, John T. and Elizabeth J. Chattin Community Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund, Tri-Kappa of Loogootee-Shoals Community Grants Fund, Courter Family Fund, Donald and Janett Walton Fund for the Betterment of Martin County, Al and Helen Friesenhengst Fund,  and the MCCF Unrestricted Fund.  Additional funding is provided by the Sarah Bowling Fuhrman Fund for Youth, the MCCF Education Fund, and the Expectant Mothers Assistance Fund.

Recipients of 2016 Martin County Community Foundation grants:

·         ACCTS, Martin County Toy Store, $1,000

·         Camp Rivervale Royal Family Kids Camp, RFKC Celebration, $820

·         Daviess Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Dept., Lively Lakefront, $2,000

·         Four Rivers Martin County, Sensory Room, $1,339

·         Martin Co. Community Corrections, Cognitive Behav. Intervention- Substance Abuse Training, $1,000

·         Martin Co. Humane Society, Shelter Improvement Project, $2,500 (challenge grant)

·         Martin County SOAR, Promoting Family Literacy, $1,200

·         Middle Way House – Martin County, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention, $300

·         New Beginnings Community Church, Kid’s Lunches, $1,000

·         Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Baby Essentials EWYL Program, $750

·         Redemption Christian Church, Backpack Blessings, $1,200

·         Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Food for Friends Partnership Program, $1,500

·         Salvation Army – Martin County Extension, Emergency Assistance Program, $1,000

·         Vincennes University Jasper Campus, Firefighter EMT Program- Martin County, $2,500

·         Shoals Elementary School, Music Helps People Move, $220

 The Martin County Humane Society was awarded a 2:1 challenge grant to make needed improvements and repairs at the animal shelter.  Every dollar raised by the Martin County Humane Society will earn a two-dollar match, with a maximum $2,500 award.

Grants are awarded for projects and programs that directly benefit Martin County residents.  The Grants Committee for the Martin County Community Foundation is comprised of select board members and Martin County community representatives.  Melissa Courter, chairperson, said, “It was an honor and privilege to chair the Grants Committee.  They spent several hours reviewing all of the proposals and made many tough decisions. The committee and I were excited to see such great applications for programs that will help Martin County and the people that live and work here.  I encourage the community to join us as we recognize and support these organizations when they are awarded their grants at the MCCF Annual Dinner.”

For information on ways to give back to Martin County through the Community Foundation, call MCCF Executive Director Curt Johnson at (812) 295-1022.



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