The Henry County Community Foundation’s Teens About Serving the County (TASC) Youth Grants Committee selected three Henry County non-profit projects to receive their first cycle of grants this year. The grants awarded totaled $3,489.
Selected organizations and projects receiving grants are Shenandoah Honor Society and FFA for the Operation Christmas program, Knightstown High School (U.S. History and Family and Consumer Science classes) for the Veteran’s Day project, and Eagle Scout Troop 293 for the Seven Hills camp renovation at Westwood Park. This decision was supported by the Henry County Community Foundation Board of Directors by a unanimous vote at the October board meeting.
Composed of students from the five county high schools, the TASC grants committee meets four times a year to evaluate grant submissions relating to youth and educational programs. Monies are awarded from the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants. Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.henrycountycf.org.
The next grant application deadline is Friday, November 6th, 2016 at noon. Bill Bergmann, retired teacher and Foundation volunteer from Knightstown, is the TASC Committee Chair. Susan Falck-Neal, Henry County Community Foundation board member, also serves as an advisor to the youth grants committee.
The Henry County Community Foundation appreciates the generosity of donors who have made gifts to the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants which makes programs like TASC possible. Through these donations, important social needs in our community can be addressed, producing a healthier, more vibrant place to live – an enduring legacy of real benefit to current residents and future generations.
All donations made to the Henry County Community Foundation are tax exempt. For more information about the Henry County Community Foundation or the TASC Grant Program, call 765-529-2235 or visit www.henrycountycf.org. The Henry County Community Foundation office is located at 700 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.