Impact Stories

Scholarships Then and Now

  By: Amber Estelle What do two Blue River graduates, one New Castle graduate, and one Tri High graduate have in common? They all received scholarships from the Henry County Community Foundation! Jennifer Fox, Rachel Snavely, Amber Estelle, and Hilary Bennett are their names, and if they sound familiar to you that’s because they all […]

The River Launch

The River Launch By: Rachel Snavely In Henry County, the local population enjoys many hidden gems. One gem, in particular, has been made possible by generous donors through the Henry County Community Foundation. Beautify Knightstown INC received an HCCF grant to renovate the Sunset Park Extension for the kayak and canoe launch. Initially, the surrounding […]

A Legacy of Joy

By: Amber Estelle A classroom is primarily a place of learning. It’s where students go to understand new subjects and concepts. It’s an environment of exploration and creativity. Some classrooms manage to stretch beyond the educational needs of students and provide a safe space. In these classrooms, there is freedom to be yourself and find […]

TASC Funding Provides Softball League with Equipment and Life Lessons

By Amber Estelle When Henry County community member, Josh Estelle, became involved with the New Castle Youth Girls Softball League, he immediately noticed a need and he came to the TASC (Teens About Serving the County) Youth Grants Committee for help.  The New Castle Youth Girls Softball League serves girls ages 5-14 in Henry County. […]

Community Effort Supplies Students with School Necessities

Community Effort Supplies Students with School Necessities By: Amber Estelle Imagine walking into your first day of school without any crayons, pencils, or paper. You sit at your desk while watching the other students fill up their desks with shiny new folders. You feel embarrassed when the teacher tells the class to pull out their […]

Choose Henry Grants – Fall 2021

When you support the Choose Henry Flex Fund, you are meeting needs in Henry County! The annual payout is used to help where the needs are the greatest, and the benefits to the community and its citizens are most substantial. This year during the fall grant cycle, the Choose Henry Flex Fund was able to […]

Spirit of Generosity Carries on Through Scholarship

Spirit of Generosity Carries on Through Scholarship By: Amber Estelle If you were to ask me about some of my very favorite things from working at the Foundation this year, I would have to include the day I met Ray and Karen Pavy. Having never met them, I knocked on their door and introduced myself […]

Share Your Story this Giving Tuesday!

Share Your Story through giving to the Foundation! As the holiday season begins, you can give back to the community by making a gift to the Henry County Community Foundation this #GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday was created as a day that encourages people to do good, and now it’s a global movement that inspires […]

Fostering Care for Students – For Generations to Come

  By Amber Estelle Katie McClure participated in several things during her 75 years on this earth. She was a life-long New Castle resident and a graduate of New Castle High School. She also enjoyed being a member of the First United Methodist Church. Katie worked as a teller at First National Bank, secretary for […]

Garden Club Brings New Life to Abandoned Land

By: Amber Estelle What happens to abandoned houses? The buildings start to fall apart and become targets for arsonists. They attract wild animals and cause disturbances. Ultimately, they bring down the value and morale of the neighborhood. But what can be done? In Henry County, a group of caring citizens and organizations are working together […]