Ripley County Community Foundation Blog

Recent News

RYO Grant Makes a Difference!

A grant was awarded by Ripley Youth Outreach to St. Louis School for the purchase of a set of Cubelets for a classroom. These Cubelets allow students to explore coding and robotics. The students first objective is to distinguish between THINK, ACT, and SENSE cubes....

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Large Grant in Action

St. Nicholas Catholic School used a large grant for flexible seating… LARGE Grants make a big difference in our schools and community! Our next LARGE grant cycle applications are due Friday, August 2!

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Jacob Vogel Fund Distribution

The Jacob Vogel Fund supports students attending the Fire and Rescue Program at the Southeastern Career Center. Because of this support, students from 12 school districts are able to acquire credentials in Emergency Response Programs. Aid our future Rescue personnel...

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Another Small Grant Awarded

Today we delivered a $500 grant to the Tyson Activity Center to purchase equipment for their senior exercise group.  Thanks ladies for taking a break to pose for a photo!

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Small Grants Awarded

The Foundation awarded $3,000 in small grants to six non-profits in the first quarter of 2019.  The small grant cycle was developed to assist local charitable organizations with short-term immediate needs.  The RCCF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the...

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New Scholarship Fund Established

Tammy Pickett was a lifelong resident of Ripley County who cherished her family and friends.  Tammy tragically passed away on December 5, 2018 in a car accident.  Tammy’s love for her community will live on through the “Tammy Pickett Memorial Scholarship” which was...

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Hill-Rom and RYO make a BIG IMPACT!

Hill-Rom employees used a team building exercise to benefit Ripley County.  They assembled 45 bicycles and donated the bicycles to Ripley Youth Outreach to support RYO’s mission “to improve the lives of Ripley County’s youth.”  Through this generous donation, Ripley...

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Ripley Youth Outreach Grant Opportunity

$10,000 Change Ripley County Grant Ripley Youth Outreach members developed the Change Ripley County Grant to provide local youth, ages 14-23, with the resources needed to bring their ideas for enhancing the quality of life in their communities to reality. “Over the...

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