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Addressing Today’s Needs – 2016 Community Grants

Categories: Grant Impact Stories |

Since 1991, the Community Foundation’s Community Impact Fund has granted over $2.4 million to organizations serving the residents of Clark and Floyd counties. This permanent, unrestricted fund is used each year by our board of directors and our Community Grants Committee to award grants that provide for the community’s most pressing needs.

If you’re interested in giving back to the community you call home, but don’t have a specific cause in mind or want to provide flexibility to address future needs, your contribution to the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Community Impact Fund will support the greatest needs of our community, now and forever. As our region’s future needs and objectives may differ greatly from those in place today, establishing a fund within the unrestricted Community Impact Fund will provide important flexibility to future Foundation leaders, helping them address the evolving needs of our community.

2016 Community Grants Provided by the Community Impact Fund

Assist Grants (Up to $5,000)

  • – Blessings in a Backpack, Inc., Feeding the Future of Clark & Floyd Counties
  • – Brandon’s House Counseling Center, Inc., Counseling for Teenagers and Families in Clark/Floyd Counties
  • – Choices for Women Resource Center, Inc., Earn While you Learn Blessing Boutique
  • – Communities In Schools of Clark County, Inc., Tier 1 Services in Clark Co. Elementary Schools
  • – Community Action of Southern Indiana, Grassroots Family Life Academy
  • – Family Scholar House, Inc., Learning for Life
  • – Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, One Smart Cookie Financial Literacy Workshop
  • – Greater Clark County Schools, Giving Legs to Literature and Project Discovery Functional Skills Classes
  • – Jeffersonville Public Art Commission, Family Cultural Festival – Sugar Skull Shake, Shake
  • – Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc., Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship Programs for Youth
  • – LifeSpan Resources, Inc., Lift-equipped Vehicle
  • – Metro United Way, Inc., Begindergarten in Floyd County
  • – New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, After School Enrichment Program
  • – Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, Inc., Adaptive Equipment Accessibility Project
  • – Open Door Youth Services, purchase of a mini-van for transportation
  • – Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, Inc., Early Intervention Program
  • – St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Loaves & Fishes Project-Feeding the Hungry
  • – Stage One Family Theatre, Play It Forward-Bringing students to a professional production

 

Catalyst Grants ($5,001 – $15,000)

  • – Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, School to Work 1-on-1 Mentoring Program
  • – Greater Clark County Schools, Alignment Southern Indiana and Student Health Clinics
  • – Hope Southern Indiana, Incentivized Self-Sufficiency Program
  • – New Albany Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, 2016 Home Builds
  • – Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Bees and Beekeeping A-Z
  • – St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, Case management of residents in Maternity Home and Transitional Shelter
  • – Trustees of Indiana University, Poverty Simulation

 

Discretionary Grants

  • – Center For Nonprofit Excellence, Nonprofit Sustainability Workshop
  • – Clarksville Community School Corporation, Education Block Grant
  • – Clarksville Little Theatre, Emergency Grant
  • – The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, Inc., New Film Production
  • – Greater Clark County Schools, Education Block Grant
  • – Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Nonprofit Mapping Project
  • – Keep New Albany Clean and Green, Town Clock Church Renovation
  • – New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, Education Block Grant
  • – New Roots, Inc., Fresh Stop Market (New Albany)
  • – Norton Healthcare Foundation, Pat Harrison Cancer Center
  • – West Clark Community Schools, Education Block Grant