Here are some of the organizations that have received grants from the Community Foundation of Randolph County over the years.
During the 2015-2016 school year, several educators received teacher grants as part of a special initiative by the Foundation.
The YMCA preschool received a grant to purchase iPads for students. Winchester Community High School Band-Aides was able to purchase 110 new uniforms for the Force with donations and matching Lilly Funds during the Community Foundation’s Community Match Grant Initiative. Pictured is former band director Doug Fletcher.
Each year, the Community Foundation gives nearly 100 scholarships to graduating seniors from Randolph County. The Foundation also coordinates the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, which provides a full tuition scholarship for 4 years to one deserving student. Below is a photo of this year’s top 10 candidates for the Lilly Scholarship plus the recipient of the scholarship, Elizabeth Sowinski.
Each October, the Community Foundation gifts every 3rd grade student in the county with a free dictionary. Each 5th grader receives and atlas and each 6th grader receives a thesaurus. The Literacy Coalition provides free books to students in each of the other elementary grades. Below is a photo of CFRC board member James Meinerding presenting a dictionary to a student.