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Union County Foundation awards more than $14,000 in community grants

July 27, 2016 - Liberty, IN 

The grants committee at the Union County Foundation in Liberty recently reviewed community grant applications submitted in the second quarter of 2016. A total of $14,881 was awarded to eight local projects. Congratulations to following grantees!

Union County High School received three grants. $431 for the Model Legislature Program, which will secure transportation and awards for participating students.

The Tutor U program located at Union County High School received $1,500 to help run its second year of free tutoring service available to all students in our school district.

The Academic Teams Competition program at High School is receiving $1,200 – funding that will help relieve students of expenses of participating in the program such as competition attendance and awards.

A $6,500 grant award is going towards installation of two Pickleball courts in Brownsville – a project undertaken by the Brownsville United Methodist Church. This new recreational activity space will be a nice addition that will benefit residents of all ages.

The Union County Community Care is receiving $2,000 towards purchasing classroom items that will assure compliance with current health and safety regulations.

Down Syndrome Indiana, Inc. was awarded with $250 to create and distribute New Parent Packets for local families whose child has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

The Union County Historical Society was granted $1,000 grant that will help with the upcoming 2016 Founders Day festival in Liberty.

A grant of $2,000 was awarded to Union County Development Corporation to fund the local celebration of Indiana Bicentennial and Harvest Fest in September of 2016.

What an exciting grant period! We look forward to watching these programs and projects unfold.  

If you are involved with a non-profit organization that could use grant money, the Foundation invites you to apply for the next round of our competitive community grants. The application deadline for the third quarter of 2016 is September 30. More information about the grant process can be found on our website. If you have questions please contact the Foundation office by phone at 765-458-7664 or by emailing the Executive Director, Danka Klein at dklein@ucfoundationinc.org .