Community (Competitive) are awarded to non-profit organizations for projects and programs that benefit the residents of Ohio County.
Peg Dickson, OCCF Executive Director presents grant award to Tom Moore, Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department. Photo provided.
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - The Ohio County Community Foundation has awarded a Community (Competitive) Grant to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department and the Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor. The Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department received a $5,000 grant towards the RSVFD’s project to raise funds to purchase a Spartan Fire Engine. The Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor was awarded $3, 895 to purchase a Thermal Binocular with Laser Rangefinder for the Special Crimes Unit Department. The equipment will be beneficial to the department when observing suspects or locating suspects and missing persons.
Both grants were funded by distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund. The endowment was established within the Ohio County Community Foundation by the City of Rising Sun and Ohio County.
Community (Competitive) are awarded to non-profit organizations for projects and programs that benefit the residents of Ohio County. Applicant's may request up to a maximum of $5,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of Community Development, Education, Scholarships, Health, Human Services and Cultural Affairs.
Application deadlines for the year 2022 are April 15 (Grant Cycle I) and October 15 (Grant Cycle 11). Applications must be submitted online through the Ohio County Community Foundation website at occfrisingsun.com. The Ohio County Community Foundation is located at 330 Industrial Access Drive, Rising Sun. For more information, call 812-438-9401. The mission of the Foundation is to build, manage and distribute a lasting source of charitable funds for Ohio County.