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Numerous area nonprofit groups have recently shared . . .


. . . in grants from the Western Indiana Community Foundation and its affiliates of Attica, Covington, Southeast Fountain, and Vermillion County Community Foundations.

Grant monies are made available by area citizens who want to help worthwhile projects and programs succeed. Many donations also come in from former area citizens who have moved away, found success and now want to give back to their hometown community. It is because of the generosity of hundreds of people like these that community grants are made possible.
Latest Recipients
Leadership Academy ~ Fountain County
$2750 - For start-up costs associated with the development of the Academy thru a partnership with Purdue Extension ~ Fountain County (Attica, Covington and Southeast Fountain Community Foundation)

Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park
$20000 - For costs associated with the rebuilding of the grandstands that were destroyed by fire in January 2017 (Vermillion County CF Unrestricted Fund, Elanco - Clinton Labs)

City of Covington
$12800 - For "Safe Route to School" sidewalks on Railroad St. near the elementary school (Covington CF Special Projects Fund)

Attica Main Street
$4000 - For new City entrance signage (Attica Unrestricted Fund)

Covington Christian School
$5750 - For Chromebooks and accessories for 25 students in grades 3-8 (Don & Peggy Clark Unrestricted Fund, Southeast Fountain CF Unrestricted Fund)

Covington Summer Park Program
$4000 - To provide support for the 6-week summer park program - (Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Covington Food Pantry
$15000 - For materials and other costs associated with the construction of an new Food Pantry facility (Charles & Rosemarie Haas Donor-Advised Fund)

Fountain County Mentoring
$6800 - For scholarships for 18 children from Attica and Covington, in the school-based mentoring program, to attend Twin Lakes Camp - Hillsboro (Christian Ministry Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
$3500 - For the processing and packaging of donated meat to food pantries and other relief organizations whose services are for low income populations (Shawnee Land Fund, Christian Ministry Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund, Southeast Fountain Unrestricted Fund, Vermillion County - Elanco)

Community Action Program
$1500 - For the HELP Directory, a hardcopy directory of services provided in Fountain and Warren County by nonprofit organizations. Nearly 3,000 directories will be distributed. (Harold & WaStella VanDame Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund, Southeast Fountain CF Special Projects Fund)

City of Clinton - Police Department
$500 - To help in the replacement of the city's k-9 dog to assist police and other law enforcement personnel in their work

Veedersburg Public Library
$2795 - Annual payout to Friends of the Veedersburg Public Library for needs at the library

Attica High School - Travel & Adventure Club
$6000 - To provide partial costs for student trip to Italy during Spring Break 2018

South Vermillion High School
$1400 - to provide support for the annual Academic Excellence Program and the Academic Super Bowl teams Hillcrest Community Center ($500), Hub Civic Center ($5,000)

Hub Civic Center
$5000 - For partial cost of the repairs and replacement of the roof at the former Veedersburg High School gymnasium

Wabash Valley Alliance
$1800 - For a variety of services to Fountain County students and residents through the "Beyond the Violence" program

Union Hospital
$500 - To assist in the purchase of a new portable ultrasound machine to be used at Union Hospital - Clinton (Vermillion County CF Community Fund)

Valley Child Development Center
$1000 - This 40+ year old child care organization provides quality care to over 50 children per day in the Wabash Valley area. This grant will help with the day-to-day operations or for special needs that may arise throughout the year.

Community Action Program of Western Indiana
$6800 - For scholarships for students who participate in the T.A.L.K.S. mentoring/youth leadership program to attend summer camp at Twin Lakes Camp in Hillsboro (ACF Unrestricted Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Fountain Central High School
$500 - For 17 students from the AP Calculus class at Fountain Central High School to visit the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry this spring.

Friends of the Covington City Park
$100000 - $100,000 matching grant ($1 for $1) to replace the ageing playground equipment at the Covington City Park. The matching gift program expires on December 31, 2017.

Covington Youth Baseball League
$2600 - To replace two dugouts at the Major League baseball diamond (Ed & Diane Johnson Grogg Unrestricted Fund)

South Vermillion High School
$500 - For students in the U.S. and World History classes to take a field trip to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Terre Haute.

North Vermillion High School
$500 - For costs associated with the popular Science Fair (Vermillion County Community Fund)

Attica High School
$700 - For 40 students in the U.S. and World History classes to take a field trip to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Terre Haute.

South Vermillion High School
$500 - For costs associated with a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute (Vermillion County Community Fund)

Attica Public Library
$15000 - A 1:1 match up to $15,000 to repair the two damaged fountains at the library. Total cost of the project is $37,000.

Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department
$1500 - For 100 new chairs and 12 new tables for the Community Room.

Rediscover Clinton (an Indiana Main Street organization)
$500 - To assist with the focus of revitalization of downtown Clinton and Sportland Park,

Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds
$8170 - For the annual payout from the 4-H Fairgrounds fund plus support of the 4-H auction.

City of Covington
$1500 - For the annual "Winter Coat Drive" to provide coats, hats and gloves to those in need.

Vermillion Trails Alliance
$1000 - For costs associated with incorporating, achieving tax-exempt status, etc. to grow and connect the people of Vermillion County by expanding its network of trail and recreation opportunities.

City of Attica
$8450 - To resurface the one-half mile nature trail in Ravine Park.

Attica Main Street
$4750 - For the purchase and installation of 5 new benches, 15 flower planters, 9 trash receptacles, and 4 bike racks within the downtown area.

Parke-Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center
$410 - For lessons on parenting for young mothers held at Hillcrest Community Center Clinton.

Attica High School Choir
$650 - To provide stipends for the guest conductor and accompanist for the Wabash River Choral Festival hosted by AHS.

Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
Email: info@wicf-inc.org

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