Spencer County Community Foundation Awards Community Good Grants Over $35,000

The Spencer County Community Foundation recently presented Community Good Grant awards totaling over $35,000 to six organizations serving Spencer County. These grant were made possible by the Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.  

The grant recipients are as follows: Leadership Spencer County; Tri-State Food Bank; St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department; Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa; Deaconess Foundation; and The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc.  The grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to funds held by the Foundation.

Leadership Spencer County was awarded $7,040 to cover the cost of website creation that promotes Spencer County’s quality of place assets to current and potential residents.

Tri-State Food Bank was awarded $9,907 to provide bags of food for children at Rockport Elementary School who rely on the free lunch program during the week and need food for the weekend.

St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $9,500 for the purchase of new battery operated extrication tools.

Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa was awarded $1,300 to cover the cost of the judge, building use, clean up, advertising, and food for the Anabel Wood Plein Air Paint Out event.

Deaconess Foundation was awarded $7,000 for the purchase of five AEDs to be placed in the vehicles of Rockport Police Department. 

The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc. was awarded $635 for the purchase of drug and alcohol test kits. 

These grants are made possibly by generous donors that created Community Good Funds (Unrestricted Funds) with The Spencer County Community Foundation. Funds can be established at any time by contacting Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.649.5724 or mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.