Franklin County Community Foundation, Inc

 Brookville, Indiana

Special Assistance Grant Applications

2017 Grant Recipients (from Applicants)

Grants to Applicants – A total of $34,024 was awarded to organizations that went through the application process.  These grants were selected by the Grants committee to fund projects that followed FCCF’s guidelines as well as fit the criteria established by the donor when the fund was created. 

  • Franklin County 4-H Association – fair office renovations (Bath State Bank Fund for Community Grantmaking, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Town of Laurel Police Department – “Vest a Cop” program (General Community Grants Endowment , Cptn. Charles N. Fox USAF Memorial Endowment)
  • Oldenburg Town Council – replace windows (Home & Garden Show Endowment, Mary Horstman Unrestricted Fund, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Laurel School Art Club – after school art club equipment (Otto Family Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • River Valley Resources – Adult Education testing fees (Bob & Marge Seibert Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Special Olympics – technology, community outreach & projector  (Robert & Ethel Crawford Unrestricted Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment, Marty Mullin Family pass-through)
  • Batesville Area Resource Center – property impovements (FCN Bank Fund for Community Grantmaking, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • New Horizons Rehabilitation – computers and printer (Lloyd Ratz Handicap Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry – “Meat” the Need program (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Franklin County Girls Softball Organization – new bleachers (MainSource Bank Community Grantmaking Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Down Syndrome Indiana – parent packet materials (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Oldenburg Housing Council – call box and security camera (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Franklin County Arts Council – Veterans Day USO show (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Margaret Mary Health – Franklin County Middle School motivational speaker (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Southeastern Indiana YMCA – CPR manikin (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Stayin’ Alive – marketing materials (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • United Way of Franklin County – fingerprint kits and community outreach (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Bear & Friends Animal Society - fencing (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Pregnancy Help Center – printing expenses for Teen Mother Choices program (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • English as a Second Language program – computer work station (Marty Mullin Family pass-through)

Designated Annual Grants – a total of $34,910 was awarded for designated grants.  These grants were made from endowment funds that were established to support a specific purpose.  The recipients did not have to apply for these grants.

  • Antique Farm Machinery Club – Antique Farm Machinery Club for museum (Antique Farm Machinery Club Museum Endowment)
  • Bath Conservation Club – general support (Eugene “Tude” Schultz Memorial Endowment)
  • Big Cedar Cemetery – cemetery maintenance  (Big Cedar Cemetery Endowment)
  • Brookville American Legion – to honor veterans (American Legion Veterans Memorial Endowment)
  • Brookville Elementary School – tutoring programs (BES Tutoring Endowment)
  • Franklin County Chamber of Commerce – general support (Lois Clark / Brookville Franklin County Chamber Endowment)
  • Brookville Volunteer Fire Department – general support (Bill & Anita Ratz Wind Beneath My Wings Endowment)
  • Drewersburg Cemetery – cemetery upkeep (Drewersburg Cemetery Preservation Endowment)
  • FCHS Athletic Department - women’s athletic program and men’s baseball program (Carl & Marjorie Hinesley Memorial Athletic Endowment)
  • Franklin County 4-H Association - support of 4-H (Franklin County 4-H Association Endowment)
  • Franklin County Cemetery Commission – cemetery maintenance (Bethlehem & Harmony Cemetery Preservation Endowment)
  • Franklin County Community Foundation – general operating (Operations Endowment, David & Marjorie Barrett Family Endowment, Fred & Margaret Chappelow Operations Endowment, Mullin Cooney Family Endowment, Mabel & Maurice Brackney Operations Endowment, FCCF Board of Directors Operations Endowment, Cultivate Donor Development Endowment)
  • Franklin County Historical Society  - Old Brick Church maintenance  (Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Peters Endowment)
  • Franklin County Historical Society – maintenance & educational programs  (Harvey-Osborn Franklin County Historical Society Endowment Fund)
  • Franklin County Humane Society – general operating (Franklin County Humane Society Endowment)
  • Franklin County Public Library District - artwork in libraries (Franklin County Public Library District Art Endowment)
  • Guardian Angels Preservation Organization – general support (Holy Guardian Angels Preservation Endowment)
  • Hero Park Gazebo – gazebo maintenance (Hero Park Gazebo Endowment)
  • Holy Guardian Angels – Holy Guardian Angels church and cemetery maintenance (Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church Endowment)
  • McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital – education for Franklin County employees (McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital Education Endowment)
  • Old Franklin Church Cemetery Association – cemetery maintenance (Old Franklin Church Cemetery Endowment)
  • Old Franklin Church – general support (Old Franklin Church Endowment)
  • Oxford Society – Salt Creek Nature Sanctuary (Salt Creek Nature Sanctuary Endowment)
  • Pregnancy Help Center – general support (Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Memorial Endowment)
  • St. Michael Catholic Church – families in need, blind or nearly blind (Robert & Joan Nau Family Endowment)
  • St. Michael Catholic Church – youth group support (Aloys “Butch” & Cathy Knecht Youth Group Endowment)
  • St. Michael School – art department (SMART Endowment)
  • St. Michael School – education (Dr. & Mrs. Elmer Peters Endowment)
  • St. Michael School – technology (Raymond & Leo Amrhein Family Endowment)
  • St. Michael School – school maintenance (St. Michael School Maintenance Endowment)
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church – cemetery maintenance (Hank & Georgianna Suding Family Endowment for St. Peter’s Cemetery)
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church - youth group support (Aloys “Butch” & Cathy Knecht Youth Group Endowment)
  • St. Thomas Lutheran Church – funeral meals (Florence Underwood/Virginia Hunt Endowment)
  • Town of Brookville – Brookville Town Park (Canoe Festival Club Endowment)
  • Town of Brookville - Brookville Town Park or Heap Memorial  Swimming Pool (Danny Fox Memorial Endowment)
  • Town of Oldenburg – youth projects, town park or beautification (Oldenburg Town Fund in honor of Stan and Helen Enneking)
  • Tri-Kappa – enhance the quality of life in Brookville (Helen Strohmier Siebert Memorial Endowment)
  • United Way of Franklin County – United Way operations (United Way of Franklin County Endowment)
  • Whitewater Canal Trail – trail improvements (Whitewater Canal Trail Endowment)

Special Assistance Grants – $13,318 is still available from endowment funds and pass-throughs that were established to support a specific purpose.  Applications for these special assistance grants are available on our website, www.franklincountyindiana.com or from the FCCF office

  • For families dealing with the loss of a dependent child (Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Memorial Endowment)
  • For families dealing with childhood cancer (Bill & Marge Zimmer Family Endowment)
  • For help with a medical related expense for a child under age 18 (Lorraine & Frank Misasi Children’s Medical Fund)
  • For assistance with expenses related to a speech or hearing disability (John & Joyce Back Speech & Hearing Disability Endowment)
  • For help with expenses for a physically or mentally handicapped child (Colton Jacob Brewer Memorial Endowment)
  • For families dealing with the loss of a dependent child (Maxwell James Grimmeissen Memorial Endowment)
  • For substance abuse rehabilitation expenses (Eric Biehl Memorial Endowment)

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