Greene County Foundation Announces COVID-19 Relief Grants

The Greene County Foundation concluded May and June grant cycles for COVID-19 relief. For the May cycle, the Foundation is happy to announce that $45,000 was granted to the following organizations:

  • Glenburn Home, Inc.
  • Bless Bloomfield/Tulip Church of God Community Relief
  • Greene County Health, Inc.
  • Greene County Ambulance Service
  • Generations
  • Leap Ahead Center

Sherri Knieriem, the Foundation’s executive director, said, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, Glenburn Home has experienced many difficulties, so the Foundation is thankful we can provide resources to allow them to continue providing quality care for their residents, as well as protect both residents and staff.”

The grants awarded to the Greene County Ambulance Service and Greene County Health will also help support employees who have been on the frontline of this pandemic.

During the June grant cycle, the Foundation granted $28,388 to the following organizations:

  • Hendricksville Area Association
  • Leap Ahead Center
  • Middle Way House
  • MSD of Shakamak
  • Open Arms
  • Pregnancy Choices
  • The Salvation Army

The grant awarded to MSD of Shakamak will be used for Macbooks to teach an E-learning graphic design class. The Leap Ahead Center will be using their grant to purchase outdoor classroom equipment to better accommodate social distancing.

The COVID-19 relief funding is made possible through a generous grant by United Way of Monroe County, Indiana United Ways, and Lilly Endowment Inc. Organizations are strongly encouraged to apply for COVID-19 relief via a streamlined process during the Foundation’s next grant cycle, open September 1-15.

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