2021 Large Grants Awarded

The Ripley County Community Foundation Distributed thirteen 2021 Large Project Grants:

  • Batesville Area Resource Center ($5,000.00) to replace a HVAC unit within the building premises, which is home to several nonprofit organizations
  • Batesville Memorial Public Library ($5,000.00) to assist with adding stamped concrete attached to the Outdoor Reading Garden, which will become a permanent outdoor meeting space for library programming and the community
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship ($1,000.00) to purchase a snow cone maker and cotton candy maker for Party Clubs / Good News Club
  • Englishton Park ($1,800.00) to assist with Ripley County student attendance fees for the
  • Englishton Park Children’s Summer Camp Program happening in 2022
  • Friends of the Gibson Theatre ($1,400.00) to support the 100th-year anniversary celebration by showing free movies to the public
  • GinnFarms Corporation ($5,000.00) to support Harvest of the Month within Ripley County Schools
  • Laughery Valley Fish & Game Association ($4,000.00) to assist in Phase 2 of the Range Improvement Project, which will helping the purchase of concrete barricades, gravel for the foundation, an automated defibrillator, and 2 first aid trauma kits
  • Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum ($1,000.00) to redesign and replace the current museum’s marketing brochure, which will reflect new features the museum has to offer
  • Milan Middle School ($2,700.00) to support the Milan Robotics After School Program, specifically to purchase VEX Robotics equipment and a drone
  • Oak Heritage Conservancy to ($3,600.00) bring “Nature to the Classroom” in Ripley County Schools through STEAM lessons for 3rd-5th graders
  • So Loved Closet ($1,500.00) to replenish the organization’s supplies, such as clothing, socks, and underwear, to continue to be able to meet the needs of the community through the changing seasons and winter months
  • Versailles Volunteer Fire Department ($5,000.00) to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) for firefighters
  • Youth to Yellowstone ($3,000.00) to purchase spotting scopes, tripods, and cell phone adapters for students to utilize while they are visiting Yellowstone National Park
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