HCCF awards three grants in support of education and equitable food access

Tyler Best
December 20, 2023 / 5 mins read

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently announced the recipients of three grant awards aimed at promoting education and equitable food access in Harrison County. The grant awards, totaling $36,379, will support projects led by North Harrison Community School Corporation, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, and Dare to Care.

  • The North Harrison Community School Corporation (NHCS) grant of $11,879 will be used to establish a state-of-the-art STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) at the North Harrison High School. The lab is set to provide hands-on learning experiences in multiple subjects and will help North Harrison High School in the process of becoming a STEM certified high school.
  • Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana has been granted $6,000 to bolster its financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs for Harrison County students across three school districts.
  • Dare to Care has been awarded $18,500 to support its mission to provide free, nutritious food to families in Harrison County. This grant will help cover food and freight costs. Dare to Care partners with thirteen access points throughout Harrison County, including seven schools, that will distribute around 30,000 pounds of food to students.

“We are excited to support these great initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of Harrison County families today and in the future,” said Julie Moorman, HCCF President & CEO.

Nonprofits serving Harrison County can apply for grants at hccfindiana.org/grants. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To learn more about eligibility requirements and the grant application process, you can contact Anna Curts, HCCF Grants Manager, at (812) 738-6668 or annac@hccfindiana.org.