The Henry County Community Foundation’s Teens About Serving the County (TASC) Youth Grants Committee selected seven Henry County non-profit projects to receive their fourth cycle of grants this year. The grants awarded total $6,137.00.
Selected organizations and projects receiving grants are Spiceland Township Public Library for the Summer Reading program, New Castle School Corporation Music Department for the Achievement in Music program, Westwood Elementary Music Department for a drumming program, and Blue River School Corporation Podcasting Team for a podcasting studio. Grants were also given to the Christian Love Center for the annual Back to School Festival, Girl Scout Troop 30612 for a Gold Award health program, and New Castle Pediatrics for the Reach Out and Read program. This decision was supported by the Henry County Community Foundation Board of Directors by a unanimous vote at their April 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 The next grant application deadline is in fall of 2016. The date will be determined at the beginning of the school year and posted on the HCCF website and social media. 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.