The Ripley County Community Foundation awarded $12,740.69 in grants from the Frank Tarter Community Trust Fund and the Ray E. Herman & Louise (Herman) Crum Memorial Endowment Fund, both of which were established by lifelong Osgood residents who wanted to improve the quality and enjoyment of life for the residents of Osgood and the surrounding rural community. The grants went to nonprofit organizations in Osgood including:
- Osgood Beautification and Main Street Development Foundation ($2,500.00)
- Osgood Lions Club ($2,050.00)
- Ripley County EMS ($2,500.00)
- Ripley County Humane Society ($1,200.00)
- Ripley County Food Pantry ($1,00.00)
- Town of Osgood ($1,500.00)
- Child Evangelism Fellowship ($1,990.69)
These grants will support projects such as a mural, the Ripley County Fair, summer camps, and more.
“The committee is excited to once again distribute funding from the Tarter and Herman-Crum Funds to the local organizations that serve and benefit the residents that reside within the Osgood community,” stated Owen Menchhofer, the Advisor for the Tarter and Herman-Crum Funds. Menchhofer further noted, “Since the early establishment of these funds, I’ve been able to watch firsthand how these distributions have positively impacted the community, and I’m looking forward to what opportunities these funds can benefit in the future.”
Fred Crum hoped that the grant he created would benefit Osgood, and the hope of Frank Tarter was that the trust would provide a way for the town of Osgood to become a better place. With these grants, the nonprofits are doing just that.