Posey County Community Foundation Awards Over $123,000 To 24 Nonprofit Partners

The Posey County Community Foundation has distributed $123,949.70 in grants to 24 local nonprofit organizations through its 2021 Community Good Grants program.

This year’s grants provide flexible funding for a variety of charitable projects and organizations serving Posey County. Grants awarded are:

  • $6,000 to At the Cross Mission to feed the hungry;
  • $2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. to provide funds to pay freight for donated food and to purchase food items at discounted prices to distribute to low income families in the Tri-State area;
  • $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to provide funds to pay processing fees for deer and livestock donated by hunters and farmers to donate to food pantries;

  • $8,683.54 to Rapp Granary – Owen Foundation to replace the 3-Phase electric elevator;

  • $4,391.62 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of Follett’s Destiny library automation system for the Saint Wendel Catholic School Library;

  • $7,850 to Thrive to fund high-quality, holistic afterschool programming to Mt. Vernon youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade from West Elementary School and Mt. Vernon Junior High School;

  • $10,000 to United Way of Posey County to provide funding for the mailing of one high-quality book per month from the Dolly’s Imagination Library to Posey County children ages birth to five years old;

  • $2,649.59 to Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association River Bend Food Pantry to purchase equipment and other items to help the food pantry to operate more efficiently;

  • $5,040 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate JA programming in Posey County, focusing on Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy;

  • $9,500 to Mount Vernon Youth Baseball for the replacement of batting cage nets and installing overhead safety netting;

  • $1,500 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program targeting elementary students that teaches skills to keep kids safe from abuse;

  • $4,330 to St. Stephens Episcopal Church for the repair of the interior of the bell tower, including the suspended ceiling, drywall, tile baseboards, and painting;

  • $3,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for funding to renovate the playground which is used daily by the surrounding community;

  • $3,314 to Griffin Community Ruritan Club Foundation, Inc. to provide funding to bring the emergency lighting system up to code at the Griffin Community Center;

  • $3,200 to Evansville Christian Life Center to provide funding for the Truth Talk program which collaborates with local schools to educate students with age appropriate curriculum focused on healthy relationships and sex education;

  • $7,000 to Youth First to fund the “Youth First Prevention & Early Intervention” program in eight Posey County Schools;

  • $5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ to provide funding to the “Partners in Food Program” to assist in the food needs of the Posey County Food pantries and United Caring Services;

  • $3,000 to Tri-State Food Bank to fund its “Mobile Food Distribution” program, partnering with St Peter’s United Church of Christ in Wadesville, Indiana, to provide food for 150 households at risk of hunger; 

  • $5,500 to Cancer Pathways Midwest to provide funding todeliver an interactive cancer prevention/coping skills curriculum to youth and teachers;

  • $7,650 to Mount Vernon-Black Township Parks and Recreation to provide funding for the painting of Brittlebank Park tennis courts, the addition of Pickleball courts, and for the purchase of equipment;

  • $3,878.95 to Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus for the purchase of a new instrument and equipment;

  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to fund the 2021-2022 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts which enables students from Posey County to attend the March 2022 performances;

  • $4,615 to Posey County Fair Association to provide funding for LED lighting updates to the Posey County Community Center external/parking lot lights; and

  • $8,747 to The Isaiah 1:17 Project to provide funding for the “Valuing Every Child & Supporting Fostering Families at Christmas” program.

Funding for the Community Good Grants program is provided by donors and organizations establishing and donating to community good and field of interest funds held by the Foundation. Those funds are: 

  • Atkins Family Fund
  • CountryMark Black Township Fund
  • Morris Family Fund
  • Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund-Posey
  • Posey County Youth Council Fund
  • Rosella and Doyle Oursler Fund
  • ConAgra Fund
  • CountryMark Posey County Fund
  • Ella and Stanley Maynor Memorial Fund
  • Friends of Posey County Fund
  • German American Bancorp Community Fund-Posey
  • Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Posey County
  • Memorial Fund of Posey County
  • Posey County Veterans of Foreign Wars Fund
  • Robert and Carole Rust Fund
  • Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Posey County
  • Smithville Targeting Lasting Change Fund
  • Tom and Nelda Hickey Fund