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

2022 Fall Intern

The Ripley County Community Foundation welcomed its newest intern on August 15th. The foundation’s internship program seeks to, “engage local young people into the work

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Welcome Summer Interns!

The Ripley County Community Foundation wants to welcome our newest summer interns Riley Schebler and Caroline Kellerman! While interning, the students will assist with general

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