The Community Foundation presented checks totaling $75,575 to twenty (20) nonprofit organizations supporting Randolph County at their Annual Dinner event on November 10th. The Foundation stewards its unrestricted dollars to assist non-profits in competitive grant cycles each Spring and Fall. The Foundation’s Grants Committee, having reviewed applications based on established criteria and scoring, selected the following organizations to receive support for the 2022 Fall Grant Cycle.
|Randolph Southern Jr./Sr High School||$3,000||Marching Band Additional Start Up Needs|
|Dylan Williams Forever An All Star Foundation||$6,000||Bleacher Project at Memorial Park|
|Fountain Park Cemetery Association||$4,000||Cementing the back entrance to the cemetery|
|Cardinal Greenway, Inc.||$7,000||Asphalt Repair|
|Randolph County 4-H Inc Future Needs Committee||$6,000||Goat Barn Northside Pen Renovation Project|
|Community Christmas Corporation||$6,500||Christmas Light Show|
|Union City Community Help Center||$3,000||Finish the walk in freezer|
|Parker City Christ Fellowship||$1,000||“The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” production|
|Winchester Main Street (Winchester Downtown Charitable Association Inc.)||$2,000||Expanding the impact of Winchester Main Street|
|Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana||$5,000||Randolph County Food Assistance Programs|
|Town of Modoc||$5,000||Upgrades to Police Truck|
|Pregnancy Decisions Resources||$5,000||Safe Haven Baby Box|
|Randolph Central School Corporation||$5,000||Randolph Central School Corporation Weekend Backpack Program|
|Randolph Amateur Radio Club, Inc||$1,500||Increasing Amateur Radio in Randolph County|
|Monroe Central Elementary||$1,500||MCE Robotics Team|
|Modoc Fire Department||$3,875||Pagers & Helmet Lights|
|Sweet Dreams for Randolph County Kids, Inc.||$2,400||Building beds for Union City & Union Township, and the rest of Randolph County|
|Jay-Randolph Developmental Services, Inc.||$2,500||Programming Supplies|
|Town of Losantville||$3,000||Beautification of Main Street|
|Youth Service Bureau of Jay County Inc.||$2,300||BASE Program|
Grants were made possible from the generous support of the Foundation’s Community Enrichment Fund, the Union City Community Fund, the Riverstart Union Township Endowment Fund, the Wick’s Employees Giving Fund, Rural Randolph Cares Agricultural Fund, the Joel & Jane Flesher Family Endowment Fund, the EDP Renewables Charitable Fund, the David & Lisa Jennings Charitable Fund, the Randolph County Hero Fund, the Thomas & Janice Powers Family Charitable Fund, the Chip & Ruth Loney Fund, and the Starr Family Fund.
The night also featured a spotlight on one of our new funds, the Tom Herold Health Care Education Fund. The fund was created to support educational initiatives of the Ascension St. Vincent Randolph County Hospital located in Winchester, Indiana. The community foundation welcomed Tom Herold to say a few words on why he created the fund. Tom and his late wife Betty are excellent examples of always giving back, encouraging others to be an active part of their communities, and raising their families to serve others.
EDP Renewables made a presentation for their new Riverstart Union Township Endowment Fund, an endowment fund created to fund projects in Union Township. There was $20,000 available to be granted this fall, which aligned with the Community Foundation’s Fall Grant Cycle. Non-profit organizations in Union Township were encouraged to apply, with six projects receiving funding from the endowment fund. EDP Renewables has committed $360,000 to the fund over the next fifteen years to leave a lasting impact on Union Township. There will be money available to be awarded from this fund each grant cycle, with the next one opening up on February 15, 2023.
The night concluded with a kick-off of the Foundation’s 30th year anniversary! They kicked off their 30th-year celebrations with two fundraising opportunities. The Community Foundation is offering a $1 to $1 match opportunity, up to $1,000 to any donation going to an unrestricted fund held at the foundation. They are also encouraging the community to make donations of $1,000 or more by doing a donor spotlight for the first 30 $1,000 and up gifts. This spotlight can highlight an individual, honor someone, recognize a business, etc. It is open to be a spotlight for whatever fits the donor’s needs. Lastly, one other matching opportunity is now available at the foundation. They are also doing a $1 to $1 match up to $10,000 to go towards the Community Foundation’s Operating Endowment Fund. With these matching opportunities, donors’ gifts will go twice as far and make twice the impact!
The next competitive grant cycle will be in Spring 2023. Please contact the Foundation at 765-584-9077 or visit www.randolphcountyfoundation.org to learn more or to make a donation.