• Grants given to 12 local organizations

    September 17, 2012 No comments

    Nearly $30,000 was awarded this week by the Hendricks County Community Foundation during its second round of Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund grants for the year. The grants benefit a dozen charitable organizations that help thousands of Hendricks County residents, including those in difficult circumstances or seeking educational opportunities. Other grants add to the quality of life in Hendricks County.

    “We received letters of intent from 43 respected organizations and identified 12 for grants underwritten by the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund and one anonymous donor fund,” said William A. Rhodehamel, executive director of the Community Foundation. “Many organizations provide valuable services to Hendricks County and we’re working hard to increase the Community Foundation’s endowments so we can accept more requests each year.”

    The next grant cycle of the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund begins this winter. Hendricks County organizations and projects may submit applications to the Foundation between Dec. 1 of this year and

    Jan. 13, 2013.  Information will be available at  http://www.hendrickscountycf.org/grants/oppfund_grants/index.shtml

    This cycle’s recipients and funded projects are:

    Arts for Learning, $3,000

    School partnership expansion

    B & O Trail Association, $5,000

    Trail expansion and land purchase

    Hendricks College Network, $1,500

    Student tracking system

    Hendricks County Arts Council, $5,000

    Artisan Marketplace

    Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition, $2,000

    Shelving / freezers 

    Hendricks Symphonic Society, $1,500

    General operating support 

    Hope United Presbyterian Church, $1,500

    Personal hygiene products pantry

    Kingsway Care Center, $1,500

    Liability insurance conversion

    Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County, $700

    General operating support

    Mental Health America of Hendricks County, $1,200

    Live for Tomorrow program

    Susie’s Place, $5,000

    Relocation needs and facility security

    Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Hendricks County, $2,000

    Christmas Day Dinner

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