$4,200 Awarded from Community Foundation for Local Youth Projects

Members of the Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council recently presented $4,200 in grant awards to five local organizations for projects serving youth in Daviess County.

“The efforts of our youth to select the organizations to receive these grant awards were outstanding,” says Alex Knepp, president of the Foundation’s Advisory Board who also serves as a mentor of Council members.  “Their work, in completing the required training, reviewing, deliberating, and ultimately making recommendations for grants to the local Board, is a very positive impact on youth all over our county.”

The Youth Council accepts funding requests once a year, according to a yearly cycle that this year, began in February. The Council reviewed all grant applications and made its recommendations on funding to the Daviess County Community Foundation Board in May. Youth council members visited local organizations to present the grant awards in this summer.

Grant recipients this year were

  • $1,000 to Illiana Christian Assembly, Inc. for the Six Grade Day at Camp Illiana from the Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund,
  • $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for Junior Achievement in Daviess County from the Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund,
  • $200 to Odon Winklepleck Public Library for the Summer Reading Program from the Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund,
  • $1,000 to Southwest Indiana Power House for the Power House Gardening Initiative from the Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council Endowed Fund, and
  • $1,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Washington H3 (Hatchets to the 3rd Power), also none as Hatchets Helping Hatchets Program, from the Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council Endowed Fund.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Board of Trustees, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Camp Illiana. Community Foundation Youth Council member, Mary Barnard (right) presents the grant award to Camp Illiana representatives from left Ashlynn Stoll, Amanda Matthews, and Rebecca Guthrie. The grant supports the Camp’s Six Grade Day.
Camp Illiana. Community Foundation Youth Council member, Mary Barnard (right) presents the grant award to Camp Illiana representatives from left Ashlynn Stoll, Amanda Matthews, and Rebecca Guthrie. The grant supports the Camp’s Six Grade Day.
Southwest Indiana Powerhouse. Nathanial Rainey, Southwest Indiana PowerHouse Executive Director (left) accepts a grant check from Youth Council members Clayton Underhill (center) and Emma Schuler (right). The grant supports the Power House Gardening Initi
Southwest Indiana Powerhouse. Nathanial Rainey, Southwest Indiana PowerHouse Executive Director (left) accepts a grant check from Youth Council members Clayton Underhill (center) and Emma Schuler (right). The grant supports the Power House Gardening Initi
Youth Council member Jenna Johnson (second from right) makes a grant presentation to Dr. Dan Roach (left), Barb Knepp (center) and former WHS principal, Leanne Kelly. The grant supports Washington Community Schools’ Washington H3 Program.
Youth Council member Jenna Johnson (second from right) makes a grant presentation to Dr. Dan Roach (left), Barb Knepp (center) and former WHS principal, Leanne Kelly. The grant supports Washington Community Schools’ Washington H3 Program.
Junior Achievement. Community Foundation Youth Council member, Jeremiah Kirsch (right) presents the grant award to Stacy Carr, Junior Achievement Events and Grant Manager for Junior Achievement in Daviess County.
Junior Achievement. Community Foundation Youth Council member, Jeremiah Kirsch (right) presents the grant award to Stacy Carr, Junior Achievement Events and Grant Manager for Junior Achievement in Daviess County.
Odon Winklepleck Public Library. Youth Council members members present a grant check to Odon Library for the Summer Reading Program. Shown (l to r) are Sarah Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Stallman, Marsha Lynn with the Odon Library, and Lily Durnil.
Odon Winklepleck Public Library. Youth Council members members present a grant check to Odon Library for the Summer Reading Program. Shown (l to r) are Sarah Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Stallman, Marsha Lynn with the Odon Library, and Lily Durnil.