Grants totaling over $27,000.00 were awarded to several organizations serving Washington County by the generous donors of the Washington County Community Foundation for the Spring 2019 grant cycle. Grants are awarded from the Foundation’s Touch Tomorrow funds.
Friends of Beck’s Mill has been awarded a $3,000.00 grant to install gates for the parking lots in order to make the landmark safer for guests.
A $2,000.00 grant has been awarded to the Knobstone Hiking Trail Association to build a bridge, install drainage, and post signage for the section of the trail that passes through the Buffalo Bottoms area of the county.
Choices Life Resource Center has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2070.00 to update the Parent Program curriculum to teach parenting and life-skills which are offered free of charge to families.
A $3000.00 grant has been awarded to Jump Start to provide back-to-school supplies to students in need.
Washington County Senior Citizen Housing has been awarded a $6200.00 grant to assist with a grant writer in preparation to obtain a much larger grant from the Affordable Housing Program. The grant will also be used to fund the cost of a capital needs assessment.
The Washington County Food Bank has been awarded a $2800.00 grant to build a roof system over the delivery entrance of the food bank to protect deliveries in inclement weather.
A $3000.00 grant has been awarded to the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department to construct two small ridges and a boardwalk across a bike trail so those utilizing the trail can safely cross soft ground.
Ivy Tech Community College has been awarded a $5000.00 grant so they may offer free basic computer classes at the Community Learning Center one a month for a year. Each course will be three hours long ad will cover a variety of topics such as Microsoft programs, cell phone operating systems, social media, and other technology skills.
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