DCF 20th Anniversary Grant Helps Volunteers With Greendale Community Garden

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 9:43am

By Dearborn Community Foundation, news release

The Greendale Community Garden is located on Ludlow Street on the old Greendale Middle School site.

Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Tim Russell, right, delivers a $1,000 grant check to City of Greendale Mayor Alan Weiss, left, and Clerk-Treasurer Mary Jo “Joey” Lynch. The DCF grant monies will help volunteers with Greendale’s community garden project. Photo provided. 

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 Lauren Hill Make A Difference Grant to the City of Greendale to help with its community garden project.

As a part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, DCF is awarding 20 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2018. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members is recommending a grant. Five lucky attendees at DCF’s 20th Anniversary Dinner in late July also were randomly drawn to recommend a $1,000 grant.

The $1,000 grant to the community garden project was recommended by DCF Board member Tim Russell of Greendale. Russell, who knows the volunteers involved in the project, recommended the grant for the Southeast Indiana Community Gardens project in Greendale because it’s an outreach into the community to help others.

“The people involved with the community garden are so excited to reach out into the community to help others,” said Russell, who is minister at Greendale First Church of Christ. “That really meant something to me, so it was an easy grant to recommend. It also can provide an opportunity to garden for those who don’t have a place to do so.”

The Greendale Community Garden is located on Ludlow Street on the old Greendale Middle School site. The City of Greendale is providing the location for the volunteer-driven community garden. The community garden project is aimed at providing an inclusive environment for all members of the community to work together toward improving food and social insecurities, physical and emotional wellness, and nutritional and ecological awareness.

For 20 years, DCF, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity, has helped donors’ dreams come true by safeguarding endowments for the community through contributions large and small. Grants awarded by the Dearborn Community Foundation support the needs and interests in Dearborn County in the fields of Art, Culture and Humanities, Community and Public Benefit, Education, Environment and Animal Protection, Human Services, Public Safety and Youth Programs.

In January 2009, DCF received the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability: the seal of approval from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program operated by the Council on Foundations (COF), a national professional association based in Washington, D.C. DCF was reconfirmed for the National Standards by the COF in 2014.

To learn more about DCF, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org. If you are interested in making a contribution to DCF, visit our website’s “Give Now” page to donate on line and to learn other giving options.

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