Greene County Foundation awards grant funding to 20 area groups

Greene County Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Jackson and Program Manager Katie Stout welcomed representatives from 20 different Greene County entities and organizations to the Community Event Center Tuesday evening.

The event featured lively conversation and camaraderie, meat trays, fruit trays, cookies by Dave’s Deli and, most importantly to the organizations who applied, community support grant funding for a multitude of projects they have planned to better Greene County.

35 groups applied and 20 qualified, receiving a collective $126,220 as well as a yard sign declaring their organization as a Greene County Foundation 2023 grant recipient.

The following groups and organizations were recognized and awarded funding for the following projects:

• Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library – $15,000 to repair the facade of the library in downtown Bloomfield

• Eastern Greene Schools – $13,000 for playground renovation at the elementary school

• Glenburn Home – $9,200 to upgrade four of their beds to new electric beds

• The Greene County Cemetery Commission – $4,005 for equipment updates, fuel costs and new signs for some of the cemeteries

• The Greene County Literacy Coalition – $2,700 for the construction of eight new Little Free Libraries across the county with charter signs to register them as official

• Greene County Master Gardener Association – $3,477 for a new garden shed for the organization

• GROW Jasonville, Inc. – $14,291 to assist in the beautification and renovation of a downtown Jasonville building

• Healthy Hearts WRV (unable to attend) – $5,000 to purchase food for WRV’s weekend food program

• Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce – $1,770 to purchase a new, upgraded sound system and speakers for the Linton Freedom Festival and other events

• Linton Farmers Market, Inc. – $5,000 for the Market Bucks program

• Lyons Community Food Pantry – $5,000 to assist in the pantry’s food expenses at Catholic Charities

• Middle Way House, Inc. – $2,200 for rent at their Bloomfield location

• MSD of Shakamak – $13,000 for Dreamland playground renovations

• Open Arms Christian Ministries – $2,750 for therapeutic services for foster children

• Pace Community Action Agency/Headstart – $2,800 for their Healthy Minds, Healthy Body program

• Rebuilt Recovery and Discipleship – $6,687 to help cover participant fees

• Scotland Historical Society, Inc. – $3,000 for interior repair of the Scotland Barbershop

• Shawnee Theatre of Greene County, Inc. – $3,680 for dressing room and concession stand upgrade and repairs

• Tulip Trestle Community Restoration, Inc. – $1,200 for restroom facility services

• White River Valley School District – $5,960 for school security and safety at WRV Middle School

• White River Valley School District – $6,500 to upgrade the music department sound system at WRV Elementary.

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