Ohio County Community Foundation Receives $300,000 Grant

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12:06 PM

By Ohio County Community Foundation, news release

The grant will assist OCCF with unrestricted endowment building.

(Ohio County, Ind.) - The Ohio County Community Foundation (OCCF) has received a matching fund grant totaling $300,000 as part of the eighth phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s initiative, Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (Gift VIII). The purpose of the grant is to assist OCCF with unrestricted endowment building.

Qualifying matching funds raised to support the community foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds will be eligible for a $2 to $1 match from now until December 31, 2025 or until the matching funds have been expended. Grants from unrestricted funds allow for adaptability in grantmaking. In turn, this allows OCCF the ability to address the constantly changing needs of Ohio County and its residents, not only today but also tomorrow.

“Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided us with an invaluable tool in Gift VIII and we are extremely grateful.” said Jane Angst, OCCF Executive Director. “They have given us the means to cultivate our unrestricted funds by allowing donors the ability to triple their gifts to the funds that provide OCCF with an avenue for the most flexible grantmaking.”

OCCF currently administers the following 31 unrestricted endowments:

Galbreath Vineyard Fund

Dr. Art Jay Community Fund

Amado Mauricio, MD Memorial Fund

Ohio County Today & Tomorrow

Ynez Taylor Community Fund

Laverne Hayes Community Fund

Todd Burgess Memorial Endowment Fund

City of Rising Sun Honored/Memorial Fund

Donna Moore Community Fund

April Hautman Community Fund

Rising Sun Regional Foundation for Ohio County Fund

Dennis & Angie Elliott Community Fund

Harlan “Holt” Hoffman Community Fund

Sherry Timms Community Fund

Mike Padgett Community Fund

Henry & Dortha Curry Endowment Fund

Susan J. Alwin Community Fund

Rising Sun Rotary Community Endowment Fund

Juanita Radcliff Community Endowment Fund

Bob Sommer Community Endowment Fund

Jodie Cole-Mulle’ Community Endowment Fund

Nancy Parks Community Endowment Fund

Nanci C. Ross Community Endowment Fund

Deborah Brightwell Community Endowment Fund

Rhonda (Dee Dee) Brown Community Endowment Fund

Debra Cappel Community Endowment Fund

Patricia Kinnett Community Endowment Fund

William Marksberry Community Endowment Fund

Cetine & Theodore Simmons-Redwine Community Endowment Fund

Stephanie Scott Community Fund

Jesse McClure Community Endowment Fund

Qualifying donations to any of these funds would receive the $2 for $1 match being offered by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

This would be an opportune time to establish a newly named unrestricted fund. The $2 for $1 match enables donors to provide a lasting impact on Ohio County. Funds may be established by individuals, businesses and organizations.

For additional information concerning Gift VIII matching, call 812-438-9401 or visit the OCCF office at 330 Industrial Access Drive in Rising Sun.

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