Grants

** Grant Applications for the 2019 Grant Cycle are now closed.

Special Assistance Grant Applications

2019 Grant Recipients (from Applicants)

Grants to Applicants – A total of $44,090 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. 

  • Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway – furniture for Depot building  (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • United Way of Franklin County – marketing campaign (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Franklin County Children’s Theatre – licensing and show materials (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Franklin County 4-H Association – Spring Break at the Fairgrounds (Bath State Bank Fund for Community Grantmaking, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Franklin County Girls Softball Organization – ball field improvements (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Franklin County Humane Society – storage wars part 2 (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Franklin County Recreational Baseball League – roof replacement (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund, Cptn. Charles N. Fox USAF Memorial Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Special Olympics – Fitbit activity trackers  (General Community Grants Endowment, Lloyd Ratz Handicap Endowment, Marty Mullin pass-through)
  • Safe Passage – shelter and administrative support (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund, Marty Mullin pass-through)
  • Imagination Library of Franklin County – filing cabinet (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Mt. Carmel School – building up STEAM – (Bath State Bank Fund for Community Grantmaking)
  • Brookville Kiwanis – building past for better future - (Brookville Foundation Endowment for Community Projects, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Brookville Elementary School, Laurel Elementary School and Mt. Carmel School – sensory room and pathways ( Otto Family Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • United Way of Franklin County Student Board – FC PLAYS – (Mary Horstman Unrestricted Fund )
  • Whitewater Canal Trail – Feeder Dam Trail North (Main Source Bank Fund for Community Grant Making, General Community Grants Endowment, Franklin County Home & Garden Show Endowment)
  • Town of Laurel – Community Center renovation (Eunice Dare Unrestricted Fund)
  • Metamora Volunteer Fire Department – Community Center upgrade (Robert & Ethel Crawford Unrestricted Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • FCHS Office of Student Services – SAT school day for Juniors (Bob & Marge Seibert Endowment. General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Brookville Volunteer Fire Department – radios for trucks (Dr. Calvin & Barbara Finch Community Grants Endowment, Clayton “Clay” John Seale Memorial Endowment, General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Franklin County EMS – GPS units (Eunice Date Unrestricted Fund)
  • Twin Forks Chapter DAR – Stone House project (General Community Grants Endowment)
  • Franklin County Historical Society – Little Cedar Grove Baptist Church (FCN Bank Fund for Community Grantmaking, General Community Grants)
  • Laurel Volunteer Fire Department – radio upgrades (General Community Grants Endowment)

Designated Annual Grants – a total of $38,710 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, Eunice Dare 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 4-H Mustangers Horse & Pony Club – general support (4-H Mustangers Horse & Pony Club 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)

Franklin County Community Foundation, Inc.

527 Main Steet, Brookville, Indiana 47012