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Numerous area nonprofit groups have recently shared . . .

 $76,510 

. . . in grants from the Western Indiana Community Foundation and its affiliates of Attica, Covington, Southeast Fountain, and Vermillion County Community Foundations.

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 Recipients
Attica Elementary School
$6000 - For "Peaceful Playgrounds" equipment and training for staff (ACF Unrestricted Fund)

Attica Heritage Days
$4500 - For bluegrass festival held annually to honor Attica native and founder of the Grand Old Opry, George D. Hay (Attica Unrestricted Fund)

City of Covington
$7375 - To the Park Board for architectural costs associated with the City Park Playground Project (Verna Glascock Shelton Fund)

Community Action Program of Western Indiana
$10000 - To provide services to the disadvantaged in Fountain County in honor of the agency's 50th anniversary (Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Covington Elementary School
$4000 - For Hoosier Summer School, a program for any 4th or 5th grade student to participate in 3 day trips and 1 overnight camping trip to historic sights and places of interest throughout the state of Indiana (Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Covington Summer Park Program
$4000 - To provide support for the 6-week summer park program - (Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Fountain County Landmarks
$3000 - For Fountain County/Indiana Bicentennial Historical Map to identify points of interest in Fountain County (ACF Unrestricted Fund, SFCF Unrestricted Fund, Verna Glascock Shelton Fund)

Fountain County Mentoring
$5850 - For scholarships for 18 children from Attica and Covington, in the school-based mentoring program, to attend Twin Lakes Camp - Hillsboro (Christian Ministry Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Friendship Circle Center
$11585 - For annual operating support and for new tile and carpeting in the facility (FCC Operating and Field of Interest Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
$4500 - For food distribution to Fountain County food pantries (SFCF Unrestricted Fund, ACF Unrestricted Fund, Verna Glascock Shelton Fund)

Southeast Fountain Elementary School
$3000 - For 635 students (K-6) to attend a performance of "Disney on Ice" at Banker's Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis (SFCF Unrestricted Fund)

Sterling Christian Church
$1500 - For the "Back Pack Attack" Program to provide back-to-school supplies to elementary school children in Fountain County - (Christian Ministry Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund, Southeast Fountain CF Unrestricted Fund)

Twin Lakes Camp & Conference Center
$1600 - For supplies to repair covered foot bridge and dam maintenance work at it camp in Hillsboro (SFCF Unrestricted Fund)

Veedersburg Summer Park Program
$4000 - To provide support for the 6-week summer park program - (Charles & Rosemarie Haas Fund)

Attica High School - Travel & Adventure Club
$6000 - To provide partial costs for student trip to Italy during Spring Break 2018

Covington Music Boosters
$6319 - To provide partial costs for student music trip to Nashville, TN in the spring of 2017

South Vermillion High School
$1400 - to provide support for the annual Academic Excellence Program and the Academic Super Bowl teams Hillcrest Community Center ($500), Hub Civic Center ($5,000)

Hub Civic Center
$5000 - For partial cost of the repairs and replacement of the roof at the former Veedersburg High School gymnasium

Hillcrest Community Center
$500 - To provide approximately 800 meals for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for families from the greater Clinton area

Wabash Valley Alliance
$1800 - For a variety of services to Fountain County students and residents through the "Beyond the Violence" program.

Attica Public Library
$705 - To ensure the funding for the popular Summer Reading Program. Also, the remodeled facility is the one of the best in the area -- check it out!

Valley Child Development Center
$1000 - This 40+ year old child care organization provides quality care to over 50 children per day in the Wabash Valley area. This grant will help with the day-to-day operations or for special needs that may arise throughout the year.

Attica School Corporation & City of Attica
$3000 - This grant will help fund a quarterly newsletter to be published jointly by the School and City.

North Vermillion High School
$500 - Funding will assist with the Academic Bowl competition (materials, travel, meals) this Spring for over 40 Jr. and Sr. high school students. The grant also provides funding for honor jackets for those that have met the rigid academic requirements.

Community Action Program of Western Indiana
$6800 - For scholarships for students who participate in the T.A.L.K.S. mentoring/youth leadership program to attend summer camp at Twin Lakes Camp in Hillsboro. (ACF Unrestricted Fund, Don & Peggy Clark Fund)

City of Covington
$2000 - For support to replace 95 U.S. flags on light poles on the Liberty St./3rd St. corridor.

Friends of the Covington City Park
$100000 - For a $100,000 matching grant ($1 for $1) to replace the ageing playground equipment at the Covington City Park. The matching gift program expires on September 1, 2017.

Fountain Central High School
$2000 - For support of the Academic Awards Night Program (Charles & Rosemarie Haas Donor-Advised Fund).

Veedersburg/Van Buren Fire Department
$2000 - To replace air masks (Southeast Fountain Unrestricted Fund).

North Vermillion High School
$500 - For support of the Academic Honors Night Program (North Vermillion Optimist Club Fund)

North Vermillion High School
$500 - For costs associated with the popular Science Fair (Vermillion County Community Fund).

North Vermillion High School
$1000 - For support of the purchase of percussion equipment in the Band Program (Helen Riggs Music Fund).

South Vermillion High School
$500 - For costs associated with a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute (Vermillion County Community Fund).




Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
Email: info@wicf-inc.org

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