This month, the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) awarded five grants to Harrison County-serving organizations. The total amount awarded was $185,500, which was made possible as a result of the generous support from community donors and Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
The Harrison County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (HCSAPC) was awarded $171,000 to make renovations to an existing structure that will eventually become Genesis House, a transitional living environment for women to overcome past destructive behavior of substance abuse. Of the amount awarded, $13,300 is coming from HCCF Builder’s Funds, $1,200 is coming from HCCF’s Health and Safety Field of Interest Endowment Fund, and the remainder is coming from the foundation’s general unrestricted fund.
Jeff Skaggs, coordinator for the HCSAPC, said the organization would like to thank HCCF for its continued goal to understand Harrison County’s needs and seek solutions. He added that the grant for the Genesis House will provide much-needed support for up to 28 women annually who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The Genesis House has been in the planning stages for more than two years, and the HCSAPC has conducted research to provide the best possible support.
“Few programs exist in southern Indiana that provide a multi-faceted approach of individual counseling, 12-step programming, cognitive change classes and a comprehensive relapse prevention plan for women,” Skaggs said. “The Genesis House will change lives for women in Harrison County. Thank you again to the Harrison County Community Foundation for providing support in returning a mother, daughter, employee and community member back to their families by overcoming addiction.”
The Kiwanis Club of Historic Harrison County received $5,000 for the Kiwanis Fireworks display held at the Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon on Wednesday, July 3. This free annual event allows the community to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.
Fund for the Arts received $4,500 to support the expansion of its Cultural Pass program into Harrison County this summer. Of the amount awarded, $3,400 is coming from HCCF Builder’s Funds and $1,100 is coming from HCCF’s Arts Field of Interest Endowment Fund. This grant is leveraging $2,500 from the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau and $500 from the Harrison County Public Library.
The Cultural Pass provides access to Harrison County arts and culture institutions, as well as many in greater Louisville, for children and one adult. Passes are available at the Harrison County Public Library.
The Battle of Corydon Memorial Park Committee, Inc. was awarded $2,500 to present a living history event at the Battle of Corydon Memorial Park on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Of the amount awarded, $2,100 is coming from HCCF’s Historical Preservation Field of Interest Endowment Fund and the remainder is coming from the foundation’s general unrestricted fund. This event allows the public to visit the Battle Park, tour the cabin and feel as if they have stepped back into time to witness how people during the Civil War period would have lived.
North Harrison Community Schools was awarded $2,500 to assist with funding the attendance of seven members of the North Harrison FFA Chapter to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. from Monday, June 24 to Sunday, June 30.
“We are extremely grateful to the Harrison County Community Foundation for their support of our students’ attendance of the Washington Leadership Conference,” Archie Sauerheber, an agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at North Harrison High School, said. “The students will bring back what they learn to serve our community.”
All nonprofit agencies serving Harrison County residents may apply for grants anytime throughout the year. Nonprofits must have at least one current board member complete a HCCF-approved nonprofit board governance training program before applying for funding. The online grant application is available at hccfindiana.org.
For more information about HCCF grants and policies, visit hccfindiana.org, or contact Anna Curts, Grants Manager, at 812-738-6668 or email@example.com.
To date, HCCF has awarded more than $94 million in grants, scholarships and other support to Harrison County nonprofits and residents. If you wish to create your own Builder’s Fund or make a donation to an existing Field of Interest Endowment Fund to assist with grantmaking in Harrison County, visit hccfindiana.org, or contact Kim Harmon, Director of Development, at 812-738-6668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committed to being a resource to help address the needs as they arise in our community resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The
HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to our nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County residents as they address immediate and long-term needs. HCCF will serve as a
partner in the effort.
If you would like to join us in helping meet the need, you are invited to make a gift to the HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. Gifts may be made online at hccfindiana.org or by mailing a
check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a public foundation supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience
philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.