Community Foundation Awards More than $51,000 in Spring Grant Cycle

Photo of representatives of grant recipient organizations.

WINCHESTER, INDIANA, May 10, 2024 – The Community Foundation of Randolph County presented checks totaling more than $51,000 to fifteen (15) non-profit organizations supporting Randolph County at their Spring Grants Reception on May 9th at Vision Corner Learning Center in Union City with a live-stream of the event provided by KISS Communications. The Foundation stewards its unrestricted dollars to assist non-profits in competitive grant cycles each spring and fall.

“We are proud to be the stewards of community resources that can continue to make Randolph County a better place to live, work and play,” Executive Director Lisa Jennings said. “These grants will inspire good and are milestones for improving our community.”

The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the recommendations made by the Foundation’s Grants Committee, having reviewed applications based on established criteria and scoring. The following organizations received support through the 2024 Spring Grant Cycle:

  • Art Association of Randolph County, $2,500
    • To support the Two Languages Together: Reading, Art, Fellowship programming.
  • Countryside Christian Church, $4,000
    • To support the Summer Faith Concert, featuring Texas Star.
  • Farmland Friends Food Pantry, $4,000
    • To support the Most Important Meal of the Day program of food distributions.
  • Gracie’s Gift, $2,000
    • To support a spay-neuter program for felines in Randolph County.
  • Monroe Central School Corporation, $2,000
    • To support the purchase of new recess equipment at the elementary school.
  • Preservation Society of Union City IN-OH, $6,000
    • To support painting of a mural at the Body Company Museum.
  • Randolph County United, $2,000
    • To support technology updates, including OWL Technology.
  • Randolph County YMCA, $4,000
    • To support Y Summer Day Camp.
  • Randolph Southern School Corporation, $2,000
    • To support the Empowering Education: Introducing Sensory Rooms
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, $5,000
    • To support mobile distributions & a mobile market for Randolph County
  • Start with Art, $2,000
    • To support the Little Picassos program.
  • State Line Heritage Days, $6,000
    • To support this year’s festival.
  • Union City Education Foundation, $2,000
    • To support advanced guidance counseling for Randolph Eastern School Corporation
  • Vision Corner, $4,000
    • To support additional signage at the Vision Corner facility.
  • Winchester Main Street, $4,000
    • To support the Growing Downtown Winchester program, including the purchase of a sound system.

Grants were made possible from the generous support of the Foundation’s Community Enrichment Fund; the Union City Community Fund; the Chris & Doreen Culy Family Charitable Fund; the David & Lisa Jennings Charitable Fund; EDP Renewables Charitable Fund; the Goodrich Bandshell Fund; Joel & Jane Flesher Family Endowment Fund; the Randolph County Heroes Fund; the Starr Family Fund; the Thomas L. and Janice A. Powers Family Charitable Fund; the Whitacre Family Charitable Fund, In Honor of Lowell and Kathryn Whitacre; and the Wick’s Employees Giving Fund.
The next competitive grant cycle is scheduled for this fall with applications due by Monday, September 30th.

Community Foundation of Randolph County partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives. Since 1993, the Community Foundation has helped generous donors to meet community needs, provide scholarship opportunities to local students, and made grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve Randolph County. The Community Foundation strives to be a local entity known for inspiring good and impacting success by bringing people and resources together. To learn more, go to