2019 Choose Henry Grants

HCCF Awards over $112,000 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors awarded $112,473.50 to 24 organizations serving Henry County residents on September 24, 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:


Art Association of Henry County: $1,409 to provide free oil painting classes.

Cardinal Greenways: $2,769 for bridge repair.

Henry County Historical Society: $2,150 for the annex and interurban station preservation.

New Castle Little League: $15,000 for dugouts, backstops, netting, and fences.

New Castle Main Street: $10,000 for Henry Co. Creators for new and existing entrepreneurs.

Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum: $3,800 for repair and maintenance.


Academy Place Apartments: $3,500 for transportation services.

Children’s Bureau: $6,000 for urgent and emergency basic needs assistance.

Developmental Services: $3,295 for ADA compliant outdoor furniture.

Family Services & Prevention Programs: $4,421 for the Baby Bucks program.

Henry County Pregnancy Care Center: $1,920 for safe baby beds.

Interlocal Community Action Program: $6,000 for temporary food and emergency assistance.

Second Harvest Food Bank: $7,223 for Henry County Tailgate program.


Freedom House: $9,758 for drug testing and counseling.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency: $2,500 for Rides of Hope transportation program.


Knightstown Public Library: $1,048 for a message board.

Middletown Civic Center: $3,000 for commercial grade sump pump.

Middletown/Fallcreek Township Public Library: $1,030 to lease refurbished Notebooks and five Wi-Fi hotspots.

Middletown Police Department: $3,100 for vehicle communication system.

Mooreland Volunteer Fire Department: $6,859 for a thermal imaging camera.


Agape Learning Center: $4,458.50 to improve security to the building.

Charles A. Beard Schools: $3,600 for therapy dog acquisition/maintenance.

Knightstown High School: $3,633 for Chromebooks for FACS classroom.

Young Life of Henry County: $6,000 for the WyldLife program targeting middle school youth.

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