GRANT RECIPIENTS: Representatives from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County and the recipient organizations of more than $145,000 in grants gathered at the the Old Market on Main on Wednesday. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
GRANT RECIPIENTS: Representatives from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County and the recipient organizations of more than $145,000 in grants gathered at the the Old Market on Main on Wednesday. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County awarded more than $145,000 to several nonprofit organizations Wednesday as part of its annual funding cycle.

The Foundation held a ceremony and dinner at the Old Market on Main to announce the recipients to a room of about 40 community members and nonprofits leaders.

Bill Barnes, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said the board received about 40 applications and awarded 20 grants.

The total amount of $145,150 was the most awarded by the Community Foundation during one giving cycle.

The money awarded Wednesday was taken from 17 different active funds entrusted to the Foundation, meaning the board of directors decides what organizations to fund through a detailed application process.

The Foundation requests a full application and then conducts site visits before making a decision on who and how much to fund.

"These funds allow the Community Foundation and our grant committee to choose the programs and projects to fund on an annual basis," Barnes said.

The grant recipients included:

• Channel 15 for equipment improvements.

• Turning Point Domestic Violence Services for office equipment at its outreach facility in Jefferson County.

• Englishton Park to purchase a new swimming pool liner and to have dining room stools rewooven for camp.

• Gleaners Food Bank for its backsack program for kids.

• Heritage Trail Conservancy for trail and park development.

• Boys Scouts for cabin repairs at Camp Louis Ernst in Dupont.

• Historic Madison Inc. to update the organization's digital presence.

• Jefferson County Historical Society for Southern Indiana Folk School.

• Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for a new K-9.

• Jefferson County Soccer Association for new nets and goals.

• Lanier Mansion Foundation for student workshop.

• Boys and Girls Club for after-school care, summer care and sports memberships

• Madison Community Players for a wireless sound system and individual microphones and portable mixer.

• Oak Heritage Conservancy for removal and disposal of tornado debris and trail construction in Webster Woods.

• OVO for a stationary computer system and two iPads for children to use in the classroom.

• Project Phoenix for replacement of roof and dilapidated garage at the Madison Community Gardens.

• Trinity United Methodist Church for support of the Trinity Summer Sneaker Program.

• Indiana Special Olympics for area Jefferson County Special Olympics bowling ramps, participant T-shirts and supplies.

• River Valley Resources for the Clearinghouse Project

• Madison Area Arts Alliance for startup funds.