Grant Awards

Each year the Foundation typically awards 15 to 30 community grants, ranging from $500 to $25,000.

2022

Out of Cycle

Project Leadership
Amount:  $9,625
Purpose: To help increase enrollment in the 21st Century Scholars program, which provides free tuition to eligible students for up to 4 years

Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair, Inc.
Amount:  $600
Purpose: To help re-paint the inside of the 4-H Building

Cycle II

Arts Place, Inc.
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To help fund the Arts in the Parks program for summer 2023

Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair, Inc.
Amount:  $5,021.69
Purpose: To help with the construction of the new cattle barn and show arena

Carey Services
Amount:  $10,000
Purpose: To help with construction costs associated with the Career Readiness Training Center

Hartford City Parks Department
Amount:  $5,021.69
Purpose: To help with beautification efforts at the disc golf course

Indiana University Health Foundation
Amount:  $3,684
Purpose: To help with technology costs associated with programming at the Blackford County Senior Citizens Center

McMillen Health
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To help provide preventative health education to Blackford County k-12th graders

Cycle I

Arts Place, Inc.
Amount:  $20,675.10 from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund
Purpose: To help fund the MusicWorks Program in 2022

Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair, Inc.
Amount:  $25,000
Purpose: To help fund the construction of the new cattle barn and show arena

Blackford County Schools
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To help reduce the cost of attendance for Camp Invention

Blackford County Schools
Amount:  $5,650
Purpose: To help purchase drumline equipment for the Blackford Jr. Sr. High School Marching Band

Blackford Greenway, Inc.
Amount:  $4,500
Purpose: To purchase a storage shed for the Blackford Greenway

Imagination Library
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To provide free books to children ages 0-5

Little Red Door Cancer Agency
Amount:  $2,500
Purpose: To support the Rides of Hope and Nutritional Supplements programs

Montpelier, Indiana Historical Society
Amount:  $1,350
Purpose: To provide additional programming at the Rendezvous on the Reserve

Science Central
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To provide Science4U Outreach programming to students in Blackford County

Visiting Nurse
Amount:  $2,500
Purpose: To help promote hospice and grief support programs in Blackford County

Youth for Christ
Amount:  $4,500
Purpose: To provide Campus Life programming to over 800+ Blackford County students

2021

Cycle II

Arts Place, Inc.
Amount:  $5,000
Purpose: To help fund the Arts in the Parks program for summer 2022

C.O.M.E. (Christian Outdoor Ministry Experience)
Amount:  $2,720 from the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund and the Blackford County HOPE Fund
Purpose:  To provide updated hunting and fishing equipment for youth mentoring program and support for annual game dinner

McMillen Health Center
Amount:  $2,500
Purpose:  To provide supplementary health education for Blackford County Schools classrooms

Montpelier Civic Center
Amount: $1,198 from the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund and the Rusha J. Marine Fund
Purpose: To purchase additional exercise equipment

Second Harvest Food Bank
Amount: $5,000 from the Vincent F. and Anna C. Cimino Fund, the Jeffery W. and Peggy L. Fisher Unrestricted Endowment Fund, the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund, the Paul L. Roderick Memorial Fund, the Joanne and Nolan Willman Unrestricted Fund, the Charles and Betty Walker Fund and the Thomas and Florence Bernice Johnson Memorial Fund
Purpose: To help support hunger alleviation programs in Blackford County

Cycle I

Arts Place, Inc.
Amount:  $19,250 from the Opal Greenlee Memorial Fund
Purpose: To help fund the MusicWorks program offering music lessons at the Blackford Arts Center for 2021-22

Blackford County Civil War Reenactment Club, Inc.
Amount:  $6,000 from the Joanne and Nolan Willman Unrestricted Fund
Purpose: To help purchase the services of professional reenactors for Civil War Days 2021

Hartford City Parks Department
Amount: $10,000
Purpose:  To make improvements to the skate park

Hartford City Parks Department
Amount: $5,000 partially from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund
Purpose: To provide funding for a new disc golf course

Hartford City Public Library
Amount:  $5,250 from the CAPE Fund
Purpose:  To help construct the outdoor classroom at the Nature Play Area

Blackford County Schools
Amount:  $5,000 from the Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Fund and the Paul L. Roderick Memorial Fund
Purpose:  To help reduce the cost for individual participants attending Camp Invention in 2021

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Amount:  $5,000 from the CAPE Fund
Purpose:  To help provide monthly books to local children under 5 years old

Montpelier Civic Center
Amount: $7,800 from the Dorothy Gadbury Fund
Purpose: To purchase additional exercise equipment