December 2020 Grants Announced

Whitley County residents continue to embrace the long held tradition of giving back to their community. Thanks to this long held spirit of generosity, the Community Foundation of Whitley County was able to award over $200,000 in grants this December. The following list of deserving charities and projects were recommended for funding by the Grants Committee and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors: 

South Whitley Police Department – $4,500 toward the cost of starting a K-9 Program at Whitko Schools
Town of Churubusco – $5,000 for an aluminum mural board on Churubusco Library
Whitley County Farmer’s Market – $4,000 for their double bucks program
Whitley County EDC – $7,500 toward the cost of website redesign
Friends of the Concord Cemetery – $4,840 for restoration efforts
Visiting Nurse – $5,000 for personal protective equipment
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana – $5,000 for services in Whitley County
Difference Maker/Impact Center – $5,000 for shelving units, boiler room door, mats and food
Whitley County Domestic Violence Taskforce – $7,500 for immediate needs of abuse victims, made possible in part with funding from the Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health
Salvation Army of Whitley County – $5,000 for energy assistance and internal development work
Whitley County Energy Assistance – $10,000 to help with local needs
Tri-Lakes Lions Club
– $10,000 for a new roof
The Center for Whitley County Youth – $40,000 for matching funds and property procurement
Boomerang Backpacks – $5,000 to provide weekend food for Whitley County children
Giving Gardens of Indiana – $5,295 for cold storage and youth programming costs
Respect Team – $2,000 for Whitley County programming
Humane Society of Whitley County – $6,340 for dishwasher and kitchen renovation
Smith Green Community Schools – $4,500 for touchless water bottle fillers
Churubusco Child Care Center – $4,500 for kitchen learning centers
BABE of Whitley County – $5,000 for operating assistance
Whitley County Consolidated Schools – $3,194 for special switch devices for the special needs EAGLE program
Mad Anthony Children’s Hope House – $5,000 to offset costs of Whitley County resident’s stays

In addition to these grants, the Community Foundation invited twenty local non-profits to participate in Giving Tuesday on December 1 by offering a dollar for dollar challenge match up to $2,500 per organization. The $50,000 offered by the Foundation helped local causes bring in an additional $95,000 from private gifts on that day.

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