Foundation grants will serve many in our community
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:00 AM
The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County has announced the recipients of its fall grants program. The foundation awarded $80,794 to 16 nonprofit groups in the community.
Once again, the foundation's board of directors has done a good job identifying a wide variety of needs in the community.
Grants awarded were:
A Dog On Prison Turf (ADOPT): $1,000 to purchase supplies.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County: $2,500 to fund the new Agency Information Management (AIM) system.
Choices for Women: $8,116 to fund a classroom technology project.
City of Madison: $500 to fund the Madison Timeline Mural.
Clifty Volunteer Fire Co. No. 6: $10,000 to purchase upgraded rescue tools.
Girls Inc. of Jefferson County: $15,000 to fund the construction and installation of a fire escape.
Heritage Trail Conservancy: $10,000 to purchase 4.9 acres adjacent to Heritage Park.
Jefferson County: $7,000 to fund the Courthouse bell project.
Jefferson County Historical Society: $960 to fund the development of the Founders and Settlers program.
Jefferson County United Way Inc.: $2,000 to fund the background checks, printing costs and information kickoff for the Decision to Win program.
LifeTtime Resources Inc.: $10,608 to purchase a new Catch-A-Ride vehicle for Madison and Jefferson County.
Madison Ulster Project: $1,950 to fund leadership training, materials, and post-training team project for the Leadership Development program.
O.V.O. Head Start: $1,535 to purchase math and science materials for the Head Start classroom in the Southwestern School District.
River Valley Resources Inc.: $6,125 to fund the technology improvement project.
Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Inc.: $1,000 to purchase updated equipment and materials for the DVD library.
Southwestern Middle/High School: $2,500 to fund the Star Reading assessment model/Accelerated Reading program.
A special thanks goes to the people and organizations that have contributed to the Foundation to make the grants possible.
The Foundation is a wonderful option for those who wish to financially support the good initiatives that many community organizations provide.
There is no question that many programs would have a difficult time surviving without the generosity of donors.
For more information about the Foundation and its programs, call the Foundation at 265-3327, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the foundation's website at .www.cfmjc.org.