Grant recipient New Creation Addiction Ministries with fundholders L.L. and Juanita Lowry
We have?awarded $122,000 in grants to several local agencies during our?2017 Community Grants Program. The agencies were honored at a recent grants breakfast.
The organizations, the purpose of the request and amount awarded are:
? CASA of Scott County, volunteer coordinator for children who are abused and neglected, $15,000;
? Child and Family Advocates, offer therapeutic support groups for children in separated and divorced families, $5,000;
? Community Action of Southern Indiana (CASI), Life Literacy Academy, $7,000;
? Gleaners Food Bank, mobile food pantry for senior citizens, $5,000;
? Lexington Good Faith Preschool, provide free preschool for children in Lexington Township, $6,000;
? New Creation Addiction Ministries, provide mileage to treatment centers to transport those with substance addictions, $5,150;
? Scott County Family YMCA, afterschool program at Vienna-Finley Elementary School, $5,000;
? Scott County Historical Society, purchase materials to preserve exhibits, $2,500;
? Scott County Partnership, Conquer the Chaos (formerly Circles) poverty program, $5,000;
? Scott County Partnership, Clearinghouse/AmeriCorps match, $4,000;
? Scott County Partnership, CAPE educational initiatives, $45,265;
? Scottsburg Band Parent Association, purchase new and updated instruments for SHS and SMS band programs, $9,000;
? Scottsburg Football Program, purchase box trailer for football program, $3,000;
? United Way of Scott County, $5,000 to provide free books for children from birth until age five through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
The Donald R. Collins Sr. Family Fund provided funding for the grant to the Scott County Historical Society. The L.L. and Juanita Lowry Unrestricted Fund assisted with funding for the grant to New Creation Addiction Ministries. Through the Collins and Lowry families? memberships in the Forever Tree Society, earnings from their family funds are able to support specific charitable projects in the community.
The Board of Directors also awarded $45,265 from the Scott County CAPE Educational Endowment Fund to the Scott County Partnership to continue educational initiatives. These include LifeSkills and guidance activities at Austin and Scottsburg middle schools, coordinate youth summer feeding program in Austin, coordinate other educational programs including Reality Stores, Scott County Attendance Review Board, Youth/education Committee, Career Clusters, and more.
The grants were also made possible from the Laurence and Myrtle Bridge Memorial Fund, Terry Fewell Memorial Unrestricted Fund, Addie Mae Graham Memorial Fund, Lauren Graham Memorial Fund, Hazel and Lowell Lowry Sr. Memorial Fund, John and Janice Martin Unrestricted Fund, Dr. William and Diann Scott Unrestricted Fund, Dan and Mary Lou Slattery Fund, Scott County Immediate Response Fund, Scott County Memorial Fund and the Community Enrichment Fund.
?Working with the Scott County Community Foundation is such a rewarding experience,? shared Grants Committee Chairperson Nancy Barr. ?It has provided me the opportunity to meet so many wonderfully caring people within the community. The financial support through the Community Grants Program supports the efforts of individuals and programs to successfully reach their goal of community enrichment.?