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.

Tom Herold giving remarks about his healthcare education fund

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.

Missy Williams (CFRC), Michael Rogers (EDP), Marie Nunley (EDP), Austin Kirch (EDP), Chris Beasly (EDP), Nick Dunham (CFRC), Grace Minkis (EDP), & Greg Beumer (CFRC)

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 to learn more or to make a donation.