The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (“YGC”), a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, awarded $6,813.05 in grants to youth-related projects in the community. The YGC honored grant recipients at their annual celebration on May 13.

Austin Middle and High School was awarded $600 for “Life Skills in the Community.” Teacher Lee Anne Hahn will take her students on restaurant outings to help teach life and social skills.

Austin High School was awarded $125 for Teens Linked to Care’s “Resilience Ambassadors” project. The grant will be used for stress-relieving items.

Bree’s Blessings was awarded $1,000 for “Community Art Box.” They will provide an art box outside their office filled with art supplies and kits for children of all ages in Scott County.

CEASe of Scott County was awarded $500 for “Back to School Bash.” The grant will purchase supplies for the annual back to school gathering. The Back to School Bash provides free sports physicals, immunizations, vision screening, school supplies, and resources.

CRADLE Family Resource Center was awarded $900 for “Positive Childhood Experiences.” They will purchase make-and-take kits with materials to provide positive experiences for families.

Englishton Park was awarded $600 for “Summer Camp Clothes Closet.” They provide a 10-day overnight summer camp for at-risk children ages 8-12. The grant will provide clothes and shoes for children who do not have any when they come to camp.

Johnson Elementary School was awarded $1,000 for “HERO Project.” This is a positive behavior incentive program that will provide rewards for students who have positive behavior and achievements.

Scott County 4-H was awarded $500 for “Camp scholarships.” The grant will provide financial assistance for members attending the annual 4-H summer camp.

Scott County Family YMCA was awarded $500 for “Kids Fun and Fitness.” They will purchase equipment for children to be active in physical activities while attending summer and school break camps.

Scottsburg Boys Booster Club was awarded $1,000 for “Warriors Basketball Camp.” They will host a summer basketball camp, providing a basketball and t-shirt to each player.

Vienna-Finley Elementary School was awarded $88.05 for the YGC’s Philanthropy in the Classroom project. Music teacher Raneigh Comer will purchase books for her students to learn to play different instruments.

The total amount of grants awarded since the YGC’s inception is over $98,600. “I am very excited for the community and our grants,” shared Grants Committee Co-Chair Kati Craig. “This year’s grant recipients varies from the arts to athletics which will hopefully spread the YGC’s mission. We hope everyone can find something they are passionate about.”

Photos of the grant recipients can be viewed on the YGC’s Facebook page, For more information on the YGC, please call 812-752-2057, email or visit