HCCF Awards Five Grants to Local Non-Profits
Harrison County Community Foundation continues to provide support for organizations serving Harrison County. HCCF recently awarded a total of $128,436 in grants to non-profits, including Harrison County Community Services, Purdue Extension, and Align Southern Indiana. Harrison County Community Foundation is excited to support all of these programs and looks forward to seeing how they impact our community.
Harrison County Community Services, Inc. (HCCS) has been providing services to the most vulnerable in our community for the last 45 years. HCCS is establishing a mobile office. The Mobile Office will benefit county residents by providing food and direct assistance (utilities, rent, prescriptions, help paying for GED testing, etc.) directly to clients, in their own communities. HCCS believes the mobile solution can expand its reach into the community and significantly impact Harrison County residents.
“While this particular project has been in the works for about a year, we have actually been dreaming of this day for four to five years. We have tried several times to obtain and fund different kinds of vehicles to help us reach further into the community--to meet people where they live; to try and help them and their families meet their basic needs. To say that we are excited to finally bring this project to life is an understatement!” said Richard Cooper, Executive Director, Harrison County Community Services, Inc.
Purdue Extension in Harrison County is creating a Rainscape Garden in the parking lot at the Government Center to provide demonstration gardens for adult and youth educational programs. Participants will receive hands-on training for native habitats to be used to create landscapes at their own homes.
Align Southern Indiana (ASI) is a collective impact organization bringing five counties in Southern Indiana-Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington-together to achieve agreed long-term outcomes for the region resulting in transformational change. ASI supports various programs here in Harrison County, such as kindergarten readiness, trails, and addiction prevention.
In addition to the grants mentioned above, HCCF also awarded grants to Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana to purchase art supplies for the community and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana. “We are honored the Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana a grant to serve 350 students in Harrison County schools with Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs,” said Debra H. Hoffer, President of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana.
Harrison County Community Foundation has also created a COVID Needs Grant Application that is available at hccfindiana.org/grants. This grant application relates to programmatic expenses, and questions within the application are specific to COVID-19 issues. HCCF aims to help our community’s vital non-profits continue to provide necessary services during this pandemic.