Current and past staff, board members, and donors of the Community Foundation of Randolph County gathered recently at Towne Square Community Centre in Winchester to celebrate 25 years of giving.
Guests enjoyed a catered meal prepared by Chef Dugan of Reid Health and heard presentations about four different endowed funds held at the Community Foundation: The Max and Dianne Jones Memorial Music Lesson Scholarship Fund, Randolph Promise Fund, Rural Randolph Cares Agricultural Fund, and Union City Community Fund. Guests were given 10 minutes to donate to the fund or funds of their choice. A total of $6,440 was raised. The Community Foundation provided matching dollars totaling $5,082.50 bringing the amount raised for the four funds to $11,522.50!!!
The Community Foundation also presented grants at the event. Five Randolph County non-profit organizations received a total of $20,450 as part of the foundation’s annual fall grant cycle. They include:
Community & Family Services Head Start–$3,280 to purchase a new D.I.G. Curriculum for the Winchester location; Jay-Randolph Developmental Services–$4,430 for website redesign; Randolph Central School Corporation–$500 to purchase show kits for a school musical at Willard Elementary; Second Harvest Food Bank–$10,000 to support the school pantry program in Randolph County elementary schools; Youth Services Bureau–$2,240 to help support the B.A.S.E. Program for high risk youth. Grants were paid from the Community Enrichment Fund, Union City Community Fund, Randolph County Heroes Fund, Starr Family Fund, and Whitacre Family Charitable Fund.
Indiana Arts Commission grants were also presented to 29 organizations from 11 surrounding counties. As Region 5 Arts Partner, the Community Foundation of Randolph County is responsible for assisting organizations in applying for grants, recruiting panelists to review and score grant applications, ensuring funds are dispersed in a timely manner, and ensuring that all follow up reports are submitted. For more information about Community Foundation grants, please contact Program Director, Stephanie Ward, at 765.584.9077 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org