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Grant monies are made available by area citizens who want to help worthwhile projects and programs succeed. Many donations also come in from former area citizens who have moved away, found success and now want to give back to their hometown community. It is because of the generosity of hundreds of people like these that community grants are made possible.
Latest Grant Recipients
Cayuga Christian Church
$1000 - For Thanksgiving food baskets as a part of the Northern Vermillion County Community Food Drive

South Vermillion School Corporation
$500 - To the Science Department for the aquaponics in the classroom project

Clinton Little League
$540 - Annual payout from the Andrew F. & Helen J. Fenoglio Joseph Bara Fund to support the Clinton Little League

Perrysville Volunteer Fire Department
$3000 - To assist in the purchase of pagers to support in the communications efforts of the volunteer firefighters

City of Clinton
$2000 - To assist with the upgrades to the basketball court at Sportland Park

Sacred Heart Church
$540 - Annual payout from the Andrew F. & Helen J. Fenoglio Joseph Bara Fund to support the Sacred Heart Church (Clinton)

City of Attica
$1000 - For t-shirts for "parkies" attending the Summer Park Program

Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene
$1000 - For Care Packages to the Care Network as part of the Young at Heart countywide senior citizen ministry. Care Packages contain shelf staple foods, recreational materials (e.g., puzzle books, coloring books, and magazines), and personal hygiene items

North Vermillion High School
$1000 - To provide funding for materials, tshirts, and food for junior and senior high school students who participate in the statewide Academic Super Bowl Competition

City of Covington
$1000 - In partnership with the City of Covington and the Covington United Methodist Church, the Winter Coat Giveaway provides new and gently used coats for children and adults to area residents in need

Wabash Valley 83 Cluster
$2000 - For the South Vermillion High School Wildcat Christmas Store to assist nearly 100 carefully selected middle school and high school students with new pillows, blankets, pillowcases, clothing, winter coats, hats, gloves and toiletries and some fun items to help make their Christmas Season a little brighter

North Vermillion High School
$1000 - For the purchase of academic letter jackets for students who earn all A's for two consecutive semesters

Leadership Vermillion County
$1000 - To assist Vermillion County in continuing on a path of fostering professional leadership development opportunities and providing a network of connected individuals

Covington Youth Baseball
$1833 - Includes the annual payout from its endowment fund in the amount of $833 and a $1,000 donation for safety signs, hand wipes. and sanitizers

City of Clinton
$3000 - For the Police Department to purchase new bullet proof vests

Town of Dana
$10000 - For Phase II of a fivephase Dana Community Center project that will span 2020-2023

Helt Fire & Rescue
$15000 - For commercial grade hydraulic extrication tools to aid first responders and rescue personnel in emergency situations

Attica North Neighborhood Association
$8175 - For a bus stop shelter at the Ben & Mary Bowles Park

Eugene Station Community Garden
$4400 - For startup costs for the new community garden in Cayuga

North Vermillion Falcon Christmas Store
$2000 - To purchase and provide essential items for children within the North Vermillion Vermillion School Corporation during the Christmas Season (Falcon Christmas Store)

Covington Christian School
$4965 - To purchase of a book vending machine to assist in incentivizing student reading

Covington Youth Soccer
$4200 - For new soccer goals

Newtown Community Church
$1000 - To provide Back-2-School supplies for area children in need

North Vermillion Elementary School
$1812 - To purchase the "Mystery Science curriculum for the Kindergarten 2nd grade classrooms

Fountain County ARC
$1893 - Annual payout from its endowment fund to the Shawnee Center to provide daytime programming for adults who have a wide range of disabilities

Clinton Public Library
$3000 - For costs associated with the development of the Henry Dana Washburn Educational Exhibit

Purdue Extension - Fountain County
$7000 - To provide needed resources to assist in training Fountain County residents in CPR, AED, & First Aid Training

Sugar Creek Resource Center
$5000 - To provide for the purchase of food, supplies, and equipment for the food pantry

Paws-N-Claws Animal Shelter
$725 - To purchase a new commercial washing machine for the shelter

$2000 - For remote starters in vehicles that transport seasoned citizens to medical appointments and grocery shopping

Hillcrest Community Center
$500 - To assist with serving nearly 1,000 meals individuals at the 16th annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Fountain Central Jr/Sr High School
$1000 - For costs associated with the 6th grade beginning band program

Dana Christian School
$1525 - To refurbish student Ipads and cases

Vermillion County Soil & Water Conservation District
$1100 - For a new public address system

City of Covington
$6500 - For expenses associated with entertainment and fireworks for the 4th of July Celebration

Covington Nursery School
$1189 - Annual distribution from the Covington Nursery School Fund to provide support for the daytoday operations of the organization and $1,000 for new yard signs and banners for the annual "Covington Nursery School Halloween 5K/10K Run and Walk"

Charles Forrest American Legion Post 288
$2298 - Annual distribution to the organization to fulfill its charitable purpose

Attica Public Library
$800 - To support the October 15th children's program of Legend of Sleepy Hollow performed by the Madcap Puppet Theatre

North Vermillion Elementary School
$1000 - To purchase a Theremin, an electronic instrument used without physical contact by the performer. It works by generating electromagnetic fields around two antennas. A vertical antenna controls the pitch of the instrument and a horizontal, looped antenna controls the volume. The performer uses their hands to disrupt the electromagnetic field to create different pitches by proximity to the vertical antenna. This is a great device to use with students at all levels and connects very well with the schools' STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program.

North Vermillion Jr./Sr. High School
$500 - For costs associated with the annual Science Fair (STEAM Fair)

Town of Cayuga - Volunteer Fire Department
$5400 - For pagers to receive emergency notifications from the dispatch center and alert members of the address and nature of the emergency

City of Clinton Fire Department
$300 - To provide materials to children regarding fire prevention information, such as; smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, candle safety, and escape routes

Attica Parks Board
$10000 - For costs associated with the removal of invasive species and thin overabundant sugar maple trees within the Attica Park system

Johnny's House
$10000 - For start-up costs for the 24-hour residential facility for men who struggle with addiction

Little Italy Festival
$1500 - To purchase new chairs at the Wine Garden

Parke-Vermillion Retired Teachers Association
$450 - To purchase books for Vermillion County Kindergarten students

Wabash Valley Cluster 83 of the United Methodist Church
$1000 - To provide funding for the free laundry day program for those in need

City of Clinton
$1800 - To provide partial funding for the Hero Banner Project

Hope Springs Safe House
$1371 - To provide security cameras at various housing locations

Clinton Little League
$3000 - To assist in creating a new T-ball field at Sportland Park

Miss Fountain County Queen Pageant
$500 - To provide funding for the purchase of supplies of the annual Miss Fountain County Queen Pageant

Attica Jr/Sr High School
$2000 - To provide funding for the Promoting Literacy initiative

Valley Oaks Health
$4000 - For costs associated with the Beyond the Violence program - work books, curriculum, supplies, guest speaker costs, etc.

Parke-Vermillion Humane Society
$1000 - Corporate sponsorship for the Wabash River Run, a canoe/kayak race & family recreation day held on August 27

Covington Music Boosters
$10000 - For new equipment for the concession stand at the Covington Trojan Sports Complex

North Vermillion School Corporation
$400 - To provide easily identifiable t-shirts for high school students who will be mentoring incoming 7th grade students

Wabash River Career & Technical Education District
$15000 - For partial costs associated with the building of a new home in the Building Trades Program

Veedersburg Revitalization Association
$4500 - For partial costs associated with the life-sized bronze railroad conductor statue to be installed at the newly restored Clover Leaf Depot

City of Clinton
$3500 - For security cameras at Sportland Park

Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department
$3068 - For equipment to assist the department in becoming a BLS (basic life support) Non-Transport Certified Department

Town of Fairview Park
$10000 - To repurpose two poorly conditioned tennis courts into pickleball courts

Community Action Program of Western Indiana
$10000 - For partial costs to purchase a new vehicle (MAC Van ' "Mobility for Area Citizens") to transport elderly and disabled citizens to medical appointments and for other critical services

Eugene Station Farmer's Market
$4500 - For start-up costs for the new market

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