- Leslie Goss
Community Foundation Announces $25,047 in Community Grant Awards
The Community Foundation of White County is pleased to announce the recipients of its
Spring 2021 Community Grants cycle.
“Each of our Foundation grants is a gift of dollars, but more much importantly, represents a
true partnership with people and organizations committed to strengthening our community,” commented CFWC Director Leslie Goss. “Every grant cycle reveals inspiring things happening in our White County community, and we are honored to be a part of them.”
The grantees for the 2021 Spring Community Grant Cycle are:
$ 2,000 Bauer Family Resources
This grant will help support a billboard campaign to increase awareness of
many resources available from Bauer, including employment opportunities.
$ 1,718 Boys & Girls Club of White County
Purchase of first aid supplies for the Club that serves ~200 area students
$ 575 City of Monticello, Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA
Funding for an “In Our Own Voice” community presentation by NAMI
(the National Alliance for Mental Illness)
$ 3,420 Honey Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Funding to purchase specially-designed grain bin rescue equipment; this will
be the only specialty equipment of this type in our agricultural county.
$ 6,100 Sagamore Council, Boys Scouts of America
Funding to support long-overdue renovation of the Ranger’s cabin at Camp
$ 1,500 Servants at Work, Inc. (SAWS)
Based in Indianapolis, but requiring local funding, with local units, this
organization is partnering with both the Frontier and Monticello Rotary Clubs
to build handicapped ramps in White County.
$ 2,000 Street of Monticello Association (SOMA)
Some of Monticello’s Christmas lights are over 30 years old, and it’s time to
replace them! This is a large and expensive project, but the time has come.
$ 5,000 Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Therapeion provides a unique and valuable opportunity for families
experiencing a variety of challenges. This grant will fund a strategic planning
initiative led by a professional facilitator.
$ 2,734 Wolcott Community Public Library
Wolcott Library is on a roll! After creating an upbeat, designated space for
its teen visitors, this grant will help design and create a “new” space for its
CFWC is thrilled to partner with these wonderful organizations to create opportunities that
strengthen and enhance the quality of life we all treasure in this place we call Home.
CFWC Community Grants are made possible by general donations to the Foundation placed into the Foundation’s Community Grants Fund, as well as by disbursements from other discretionary (unrestricted) funds created by generous donors. Grants are awarded through a process that includes an application, review by a Grants Committee, and approval by the Governing Council.
In 2020, CFWC awarded over $65,000 in community grants and over $260,000 in total from
its many funds.