Henry County Community Foundation Awards over $100,000 in Community Grants

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The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors approved and awarded $114,122.19 to 22 projects serving Henry County residents on March 29, 2016. 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.

Agape Learning Center: $6,102.91 for infant room furniture.

Art Association of Henry County: $2,347.54 for annual mural camp.

Beautify Knightstown, Inc: $5,000.00 for mural project.

Crushing Chiari, Inc:  $645.00 for 2nd annual awareness event.

Feed My Sheep: $3,038.95 for soup kitchen renovation.

Henry County Community Band: $2,050.00 to purchase music, stands, and instruments.

Henry County United Fund: $2,668.75 for the Bison-tennial Project.

Information and Referral Network (211): $2,985.00 to assist with training technology.

Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House: $2,500.00 for restroom installation.

Knightstown Kids, Inc.: $557.97 for a five foot bench on the community trail.

New Castle Babe Ruth Baseball: $5,438.19 for the upgrade of facilities.

New Castle Broad Street Cruise-In: $3,000.00 to assist with the 50s Day event.

New Castle-Henry County Animal Shelter: $1,348.88 for the Educating our Children to be a Pet’s Best
Friend program.

Shirley Historical Society: $4,000.00 to assist with building a historic area picnic shelter.

Youth Opportunity Center: $49,023.00 to assist with the Residential SEC Program.

Tri Elementary School: $3,000 for the preventative/remedial reading program.

Blountsville Fireman’s Association: $3,000.00 for the Stoneycreek Food Pantry furniture.

Cadiz Park: $2,500.00 for the Cadiz Park Playground Project.

Lewisville/Franklin Township Fire Dept.: $3,600.00 for supplies with the Mobile Live Fire
Training Project.

Middletown Park Dept.: $2,000.00 to assist with the Community Building restroom upgrades.

NC Area Career Center: $9,316.00 to assist with both the computer upgrade and purchase of
broadcasting equipment.


“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, August 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