Ripley County Community Foundation BlogRecent News
Genesis: Pathways to Success, an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation that develops career pathways and supports STEM programs in Ripley County, is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Shopko Foundation. These funds will support the...read more
The Gavin Lee Fund granted $1,500 to the Batesville Community School Corporations Athletic Department.read more
The prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship drew fifty-nine applicants from Ripley County seniors in the class of 2019. The Ripley County Community Foundation review committee narrowed the field to five finalists, representing three area high schools. “The...read more
The Pumpkin Show, a Versailles tradition that brings past and present residents together, seemed like the perfect time to unveil and dedicate this beautiful piece of art. (View in person on the east side of the Lions Club Building in Versailles.) This mural will take...read more
Batesville High School Football team held a breakfast benefit to help support the Batesville Police and Fire Departments. Players showed their appreciation for both departments dedication to Batesville athletics, providing our athletes with immediate assistance when...read more
The Ripley County Community Foundation has awarded its 2nd Round of Small Grants for a total of $3,800 supporting 9 of our local organizations’ projects. The Margaret Mary Health Foundation received a grant for Autism Therapy training for nurses to support our local children, the Osgood Public Library was granted funding to start their new Art in the Library Program, Southeastern Indiana YMCA received funds to update their family friendly Recreational Room, the Milan Summer Baseball, Inc. received funding to construct new batting cages, Main Street Versailles was granted funds to support this year’s Bicentennial Celebration, Southeastern Indiana Mountain Bike Association was granted funding to purchase equipment needed to maintain the trails at the Versailles State Park, the Twice Blessed Resale Store of OA was granted funds for their “Walk this Way” program, Sunman American Legion Post 337 received funds to purchase new appliances for their kitchen, and the Tyson Activity Center was awarded funding to start their Pickle Ball Program, which is the new talk of the town so be sure to check it out!
“The Board of Directors strives to ensure that their grants positively impact as many people and places as possible, so it was wonderful to see the variety of projects funded during this grant cycle. We appreciate that local organizations look to RCCF as a trusted resource supporting their missions.” Stated Amy Streator, Executive Director.
Ripley County Community Foundation has two more Small Grant Cycles remaining in 2018. Visit our Grants page at https://rccfonline.org/grants/ or come see us at 13 E. George Street, Suite B in Batesville for more application information!read more
Because of the generosity of local businesses the Ripley County Community Foundation was able to support more than 94 organizations and over 174 projects in Ripley County.
The Foundation would like to recognize with gratefulness their 2018 partners:
Platinum level – Hillenbrand and Batesville
Diamond level – Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation, The Herald Tribune and Hill-Rom Holdings
Ruby level – FCN Bank, Global Atlantic Financial Group Margaret Mary Health, Napoleon State Bank, United Community Bank
Foundation Friends level – The Friendship State Bank, Heartwood Manufacturing, Inc., Indiana Virtual Academy, Laudick Trucking, Inc., McDonald’s Southeastern In. and St. Andrews Health Campus
Thank you for your commitment to the place we call home!read more
Public art is an essential element for the revitalization of our downtown squares; it reflects who we were, who we are and what we want to be. Community art sparks conversation and turns once unused spaces into gathering places. We are excited to announce that Batesville Main Street is a $5,000 Sally Morris Community Impact Grant Recipient. They are working with Rural Alliance for the Arts on the development of an Arts Corridor in downtown Batesville which has a project timeline of August 2020.read more
AFA CyberPatriot and Python Programming Camps Open Doors to Future Careers in Cybersecurity for Ripley County Middle School and High School Students
This summer, a select group of Ripley County middle school and high school students explored the field of cybersecurity at Air Force Association CyberPatriot Camp for middle school students and Python programming camp for high school students.read more
Joseph Paul Kennedy, Ivy Tech Community College, and Scot Cunningham, Northern Kentucky University, have
worked closely with Genesis and a team of local K-12 educators to develop the curriculum for 2017’s Cyber Camp 101 and to facilitate the 2018 CyberPatriot Camp.read more