2019 Choose Henry Grants

HCCF Awards over $140,000 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors awarded $142,794.93 to 26 organizations serving Henry County residents on March 26, 2019.  The purpose of these grants is to assist local nonprofits to promote and support social services, arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs, and the educational needs of Henry County residents.

The grants were made out of the Choose Henry Fund, formerly the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants, which was established by generous donors across Henry County to help address local needs and enhance our community. Every dollar donated to the Choose Henry Fund makes a difference.  The needs in the county are always changing, making the Choose Henry Fund an essential part of our community.

The following grants are awarded through the Choose Henry Fund, supporting the following categories:

CULTURAL AFFAIRS:

Guyer Opera House: $11,225 for the theatre to become handicap accessible and ADA compliant.

Hoosier Gym: $1,000 for brochures.

Mooreland Free Fair: $7,000 for fairground improvement project.

New Castle Broad Street Cruise-In: $1,000 for safety equipment.

Peace Committee of New Castle: $500 for International Day of Peace Celebration

Shenandoah Boys Baseball: $1,000 for safety netting, fence guard, and bleachers

Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum: $8,000 for security and landscaping improvements.

SOCIAL SERVICES:

Academy Place Apartments: $4,694 for building upgrades.

Believe and Achieve Mentoring: $10,000 for operating expenses.

Christian Love Help Center: $8,000 for housing shelter.

The Guest House: $4,000 for heat and water improvements.

Special Olympics of Henry County: $4,500 for athlete enrichment.

Victory Lane Camp: $1,200 for fire recovery.

Westminster Community Center: $3,970 for three door freezer in food pantry.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL:

Brianna’s Hope: $11,000 for operating expenses.

Centerstone: $3,200 for suicide awareness and prevention

Interlocal Community Action Plan: $7,754 for safe and healthy Henry County.

Purdue Extension/4-H: $848.75 for navigating mental health.

CIVIC AFFAIRS:

Cadiz/Harrison Volunteer Fire Department: $12,000 for new grass rig

Economic Development Commission of Henry County: $8,000 for tourism capacity building

Knightstown Public Library: $850 for large print books

Middletown/Fallcreek Township Park Board: $10,000 for Honeycreek trail bridge project

New Castle-Henry County Public Library: $10,000 for auditorium assisted listening system

EDUCATION:

Achieva Resources: $2,500 for EXCEL program in Henry County

Agape Learning Center: $10,138.18 for Agape expansion and furnishing.

New Castle Community School Health Clinics: $415.00 for updating health clinics.

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