The Posey County Community Foundation’s board of trustees announced today that the foundation will award grants to 16 nonprofit organizations totaling over $50,000.
Each year, the Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to submit proposals for projects benefiting Posey County. Support for these organizations is made possible by endowed funds created by donors who have entrusted the Foundation to determine where the community’s needs are greatest from year to year.
•New Harmony Parks & Recreation/ Tree Board: Town Re-leaf Project $2,500 to purchase trees and self-watering reservoirs for the town of New Harmony
•St. Philip Catholic School : Pre-School Playground Project $500 to help fund a playground for the pre-school.
•Big Brother Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley: Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) serving Posey County Mentoring Matches Project $3,200 to provide for new school/community-based mentoring matches. Mentors and children participate in activities, share common interests, and talk about life. The matches provide an important support system socially, emotionally, and academically for at-risk children.
•Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Group: ADA Compliant Entrance to Ribeyre Gymnasium Project $5,000 to fund construction of an outside entrance to comply with ADA regulations.
•Zion Lippe United Church of Christ: $5,000 to fund twenty (20) producer partners in the “Partners in Food” program to provide resources for local entities to provide food assistance for local needs.
•Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana: Junior Achievement in Posey County $2,000 to fund the JA classes being taught to students at Mount Vernon Junior High School.
•University of Southern Indiana: Posey County SeaPerch Expansion Project
$4,500.00 SeaPerch is an underwater project-based learning program sponsored by the ONR and the AUVSI. The goal of the program is to train teachers to teach their students basic engineering concepts associated with building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle.
• New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department: Helicopter Landing Pad
$4,000.00 to help build a permanent landing area for the Medical Helicopter service in the tri-state area.
• The Salvation Army: Emergency Assistance Program
$3,000.00 to partially fund the Emergency Assistance Program which provides financial assistance for food, lodging or rent, transportation, medical needs, utilities, and/or clothing for residents of Posey County.
• St. Philip Catholic School: Listening Stations K-2
$2,500.00 to partially fund listening station is that is a set-aside area of a classroom designed to allow young children to listen to audio books while following along in a corresponding book.
• Posey County Council on Aging: Match Money for Mini Vans
$5,000.00 to provide match money for 1 regular mini-van and 1 low floor w/c mini-van. PCCA is the only transportation provider in the county. The service is for senior citizens 60 years or older, disabled or Medicaid client.
• Family Matters of Posey County: Community Healthy Choices Project
$500.00 to provide partial funding for the community weight loss challenge.
• MSD of North Posey: The iPad+ Project
$3,356.00 to purchase 4 iPads and protective cases for the special education classroom.
• Children’s Learning Center: Parking Lot Repair
$4,450.00 to partially fund the repair of all the parking deterioration issues which will create a safe environment for all who enter and leave the center.
• PCCF Youth Council: Riverfront Project
$2,500.00 to partially fund the purchase of a slide for the Mount Vernon Riverfront
• PCCF Women’s Fund: Helping Women & Children
$1,913.97 to help fund their mission of helping women and children in Posey County.
The Posey County Community Foundation, a member of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. in Evansville, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and has invested over 2.6 million dollars in Posey County since its beginning in 1992. The check presentation for these awards will happen at PCCF’s Annual Meeting on June 6th at the Rapp-Owen Granary. For more information about the Foundation’s grant process, please contact Johnna Denning, Director, at 812-838-0288 or visit our web site at www.poseycommunityfoundation.org.