The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County awarded $80,794 to 16 nonprofit groups in its fall 2012 grant cycle.

The grant recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

• A Dog On Prison Turf (ADOPT): $1,000 to purchase supplies and agility equipment to implement a day camp program.

• 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 the Pure 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 from the second floor.

• 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.

The foundation also allocated $5,000 to the Long-term Disaster Relief Fund to assist residents of Jefferson County with long-term recovery relief needs after a disaster.

"I congratulate the staff and volunteers of all the organizations awarded grants," said Bill Barnes, president and CEO of the foundation. "The board of directors, our grants committee and I are proud to support such an amazing group of non-profits, who are leaders in meeting the diverse needs of our community."

The Fall 2012 Grant Cycle was made possible by investment income earned on the Community Foundation's Unrestricted Endowment. Donors to this endowment leave the annual decision of which non-profit agencies should receive financial support from the foundation up to the board of directors.