2022 Choose Henry Grants

HCCF Awards over $315,839.83 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors awarded $315,839.83 to 35 organizations serving Henry County residents during its spring and fall grant cycles for 2023.  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 awarded through the Choose Henry Fund are:

Health & Medical
Knightstown Healthcare Center: Training for SANE’s
Kennard Volunteer Fire Department: Fire/EMS Safety Equipment
New Castle Parks and Recreation: Lifeguard certification/ recertification and supplies
New Castle – Henry County EMS: The Red Initiative
American Red Cross: Relief funding for Henry County
Healthy Communities of HC: Wilbur Wright Trail Phase 3
Memorial Park: Toddler Playground Equipment
Lewisville Park: Skating rink renovation



Social Services 

Kennard Krusaiders: General Operating
ICAP: Emergency Furnace replacement for homeowners
St. James Episcopal Church: Money for SAW’s ministries and tools
Christian Love Help Center/ Shelter: Shelter Operations
Victory Lane Camp: Marketing Promotional Bundle
Raintree Habitat for Humanity: Building materials to construct homes
B.A.M.: General Operating
Academy Place: Operation Expenses
Servants at Work (SAWs): Ramp supplies for Henry County
The Guest House: New Mattresses
God’s Grain Bin: Feed Thy Neighbor Program
Heavens Bread Basket: Thanksgiving and Christmas food give away



Henry County Child Care Network: Educate, appreciate and advocate for high quality care
The Salvation Army of Henry County: Summer Camp
New Castle Band Boosters: To replace the field frames on 8 percussion mallet instruments
Second Harvest Food Bank: The Big Idea School Initiative
HC REMC: Table top electrical display



Cultural Affairs
New Castle-Henry County Renaissance Festival, Inc.: Funding for 3 events
Rose City Game Library: Maintain a safe place to play
Henry County Farmer’s Market: Online Marketing Development
New Castle Broad Street Cruise-In: Safety, Communication and weather protection
The Art Association of HC: Restroom updates and LED light retrofit
Henry County Young Life: WyldLife Program at Tri



Civic Affairs
Henry County Historical Society: Museum Annex Tuck-pointing
Middletown Fall Creek Twp. Public Library: Teen Space
Mooreland Historical Society: Winter heating and replace window treatments
Knightstown Public Library: Getting the word out & getting people in