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Henry County Community Foundation TASC Grants Awarded

The Henry County Community Foundation’s Teens About Serving the County (TASC) Youth Grants Committee selected four Henry County non-profit organizations to receive their second cycle of grants this year. The grants awarded total $3,325.

Selected organizations and projects receiving grants are Big Brothers Big Sisters for program supplies, Christian Love Help Center for the Back to School Festival, Knightstown High School to assist with the broadcasting program expansion, and New Castle Pediatrics to assist with the Reach Out and Read program. This decision was supported by the Henry County Community Foundation Board of Directors by a unanimous vote at the April board meeting.

Teens About Serving the County (T.A.S.C.) Grantmaking Committee Row 1-  Molly West,  Audrey Felix, Rachel Weiland, Katie Pfaff,  Lauren Congdon, Brooklynn Byrer,  Jessica Butler Row 2- Carly Allen, William Burgess, Brenna Koontz, Andrew Whitinger, Bobby Pierce,  JJ Myers, Joffrey Niessen, Gwen Mathis, Katelyn Goodpaster Row 3- Deven Jones, Noah Brown, Pete Wissel, Sam Thompson, Thomas Witham, Michael Weiland, Jon Lukens, Hayden Hutson  Not pictured:  Brandon Barnes
Teens About Serving the County (T.A.S.C.) Grantmaking Committee
Row 1- Molly West, Audrey Felix, Rachel Weiland, Katie Pfaff, Lauren Congdon, Brooklynn Byrer, Jessica Butler
Row 2- Carly Allen, William Burgess, Brenna Koontz, Andrew Whitinger, Bobby Pierce, JJ Myers, Joffrey Niessen, Gwen Mathis, Katelyn Goodpaster
Row 3- Deven Jones, Noah Brown, Pete Wissel, Sam Thompson, Thomas Witham, Michael Weiland, Jon Lukens, Hayden Hutson
Not pictured: Brandon Barnes

Composed of students from the five county high schools, the TASC grants committee meets four times a year to evaluate grant submissions relating to youth and educational programs. Monies are awarded from the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants. Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.henrycountycf.org/tasc.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall.  Information and dates will be announced on the Henry County Community Foundation website and social media. Bill Bergmann, retired teacher and Foundation volunteer from Knightstown, is the TASC Committee Chair.  Susan Falck-Neal, Henry County Community Foundation board member also serves as an advisor to the youth grants committee.

The Henry County Community Foundation appreciates the generosity of donors who have made gifts to the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants which makes programs like TASC possible. Through these donations, important social needs in our community can be addressed, producing a healthier, more vibrant place to live – an enduring legacy of real benefit to current residents and future generations.

All donations made to the Henry County Community Foundation are tax exempt.  For more information about the Henry County Community Foundation or the TASC Grant Program, call 765-529-2235 or visit www.henrycountycf.org. The Henry County Community Foundation office is located at 700 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.

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