Fund Purpose Provides educational scholarships for graduating seniors of Harrison County who are majoring in agriculture business, agriculture education or an agriculture-related field. Recipients must be attending an accredited public or private institution.
Fund Story The family of Charles “Bob” and Frances Chinn has established an endowment fund with the Harrison County Community Foundation to honor the memory of their parents. The Charles R. and Frances M. Chinn Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Harrison County and who are majoring in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, or an Agriculture Related Field. The award will be announced upon the student’s high school graduation and become available following the completion of 24 college credit hours. Students may be pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.
Bob Chinn was a well know businessman who owned and operated Chinn Equipment Company, Inc. in Ramsey. Bob and Frances met while attending Corydon Central High School. Frances graduated in 1946 but Bob had left school early to join the Navy during WWII. He came back to finish and graduated in 1947. Their family included son Larry Chinn who continues to operate the equipment business, Robert A. Chinn, and daughter Judith Chinn Howey. The family grew to include their children’s spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob Chinn died in April 2013; Frances preceded him in April 1982.
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.