Ripley County Community Foundation Blog

Recent News

Big Oaks Conservation Society Starts Fund

Big Oaks Conservation Society has invested in the future of Ripley County by establishing an endowment fund with the Ripley County Community Foundation. Big Oaks chose the Community Foundation’s annual Day of Giving matching event to start their fund because they...

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Versailles Main Street Mural Dedication

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...

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Batesville High School Football Gives Back

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...

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Ripley County Community Foundation Awards Small Grants

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 or come see us at 13 E. George Street, Suite B in Batesville for more application information!

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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!

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