Henry County Community Foundation Awards $86,727 in Community Grants

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The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors approved and awarded $86,727 to 19 not-for-profits serving Henry County residents on September 22, 2015. The purpose of these grants is to assist local groups to promote and support human services, arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs and the educational needs of Henry County residents.

The needs in Henry County are always changing, making the Unrestricted Fund an essential part of our community. The following grants are awarded through the Unrestricted Fund.

American Red Cross: to assist with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County: to assist with operating expenses.

Christian Love Center: for the Hot Meals Program.

Family Services & Prevention Programs: to assist with the Healthy Sleep for Babies program.

Henry County Historical Society: for historical building repairs.

Henry County YMCA: to assist with the purchase of a portable aquatic lift chair.

Hoosier Gym Community Center: to purchase a new furnace.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry: for the “Meat the Need” program.

House of Hope Madison County: for the purchase of new metal frame beds for Henry County residents.

Kennard Volunteer Fire Department: to obtain new safety equipment.

Knightstown Main Street, Inc.: for the flower pot project.

Middletown Civic Center: for carpet replacement.

New Castle Main Street, Inc.: to assist with the Robert Indiana Arts & Culture Streetscape Plan.

New Castle Pediatrics: for the Reach Out & Read program.

New Castle Police Department: for traffic safety equipment.

Raintree Habitat for Humanity: to assist with the purchase of a light utility box truck.

Second Harvest Food Bank: for the Tailgate Program.

Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum: to assist with the repair of roof and beams for the wellhead/cistern and also wheelchair ramp replacement.

“The HCCF Grants Committee works hard to fulfill the intent of our donors, to support our community groups and organizations and help make a difference in what they do.  Times are tough for all of our non-profits and we are pleased to assist them as they continue helping others in Henry County,” stated Debi Ware, HCCF Grants Committee Chair.

The Unrestricted Fund Workshop for the next grant cycle is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM.  The workshop is required for any interested nonprofit wishing to apply for a grant.  If you would like more information about how to support this program or to submit a request, contact the Henry County Community Foundation at 700 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362, call 765-529-2235, or visit