awards $403,378 in new grants
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation announced that it has awarded
a total of $403,378 in 22 new grants for its 2007 fourth quarter
grants cycle. These grants include:
$1,000 to Family Connections toward marketing materials for
its community outreach and donor development program.
$1,500 to the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation
toward the purchase of instruments to assist with the start-up of
a new musical strings program in its sixth grade.
$2,500 to the Dearborn County FARM Club toward expenses associated
with its 2008 FARM Club show at the Ripley County Fairgrounds.
$16,000 to St. Louis School in Batesville toward the purchase
of Classroom Performance Systems.
$45,750 to the Youth Encouragement Services toward the construction
of a wastewater disposal system for its regional James B. Wismann
Youth Home shelter.
$5,000 to the Napoleon Recreation & Restoration Corporation
toward its second annual presentation of a Civil War Reenactment
History weekend in Napoleon.
$50,000 to the Aurora Emergency Rescue toward the purchase
of a new ambulance.
$25,000 to the City of Aurora to assist with an Indiana Housing
Community and Community Development grant, which is to be used for
owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in Aurora.
$6,554 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the purchase
of risers in the music room at its elementary school.
$20,000 to Southeast Indiana Community Preservation and Development
Corporation to provide matching funds for a State of Indiana grant
program called First Time Homebuyer Homeownership Education, Counseling
and Downpayment Assistance.
$1,500 to Batesville Community School Corporation toward
the purchase of audio-visual equipment for its intermediate school.
$3,100 to Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department toward the
purchase of new pagers.
$15,000 to the Versailles Police Department toward the purchase
and installation of in-car videos.
$14,940 to Oldenburg Academy toward the purchase of a new
sound system for its auditorium.
$16,066 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase
of new digital recording systems for the Ripley County Superior
Court room and Commissioners public meeting room.
$100,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward the construction
of a Veterans Tribute Tower, the first in the nation of these limited
edition towers, part of the proceeds from which will support the
National Commission on the Future of Americas Veterans.
$13,785 to the Rising Sun & Ohio County Senior Citizens
Housing, Inc. for the installation of carports at its new Fulton
Place affordable housing complex.
$11,884 to the Rising Sun Community School Corporation toward
the purchase of a new public address system for its high school
$20,000 to the Rising Sun Community School Corporation toward
the purchase of equipment and supplies to equip 16 science lab stations
for middle and high school students.
$8,799 to the Ohio County Rescue Services toward the purchase
of professional and volunteer safety uniforms.
$5,000 to Phi Beta Psi Sorority to provide Lifeline screenings
to low-to-moderate-income Ohio County residents.
$20,000 to The Vince, Inc. toward the construction of cabins
at its family oriented outdoor retreat facility in Ohio County.
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation has just completed its 11th year
of grantmaking and has invested in excess of $21 million in grants
to governmental, educational, and nonprofit organizations, according
to foundation President Marianne Wiggers. We can only believe
that during this season of giving, these most recent RSRF grants
will make this a joyous season for their recipients as have past
foundation grants over the last 11 years.