Foundation issues fall grants
From patches and camping gear for the scouts to preserving historical landmarks, the Washington County Community Foundation awarded almost $18,000.00 to local non-profits through its fall grant cycle. “The fall grant cycle is funded by our Touch Tomorrow funds,” explained Judy Johnson, Executive Director for the Foundation. “Interest and earnings from these funds allow the Foundation Board of Directors to address community needs by awarding grants to local charities through a competitive grant application process.”
Grants awarded in the fall cycle include: $6,000.00 to the Salem/Washington Township Public Library for an on-line tutorial assistance program. This grant was partially funded by the Gene and Judy Hedrick Touch Tomorrow fund; $5,000.00 to the Washington County Family YMCA for start-up expenses for a year-round aquatics program. This grant was partially funded by the John and Paula Jones Touch Tomorrow fund; $264.78 to Boy Scout Troop 26 for camping equipment; $5,100.00 to the Friends of Beck’s Mill to fund a feasibility study and for stat-up expenses; $1,000.00 to the Hardinsburg Lion’s Club for interior and exterior lighting for the Bearcat Civic Center. This grant was partially funded by the 1st Harrison Bank Touch Tomorrow Fund; and $375.00 to Cub Scout Pack 29 for patches and flags.
The next grant cycle will be held in the spring of 2006. For more information, or to request a free copy of Year-End Planning: Strategies for Giving and saving Taxes you may contact the Foundation office at 883-7334
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever