Community Foundation announces Fall Grant awards

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced its most recent grant recipients from the Community Foundation’s largest unrestricted fund, the Community Grants Endowment, as well as from its 44 named unrestricted funds, created by generous organizations and community members.

“It’s always exciting to make grants that impact all of Putnam County,” Community Development Director Dean Gambill said.

The Community Foundation’s recently awarded more than $82,000 in grants to 11 community partners serving Putnam County. Grant recipients include:

• Summer Enrichment; General operating support for Summer Enrichment Program.

• Putnam County Hospital; Support for Food Rx Program.

• Greencastle High School; Purchase pug mill for ceramics program.

• Putnam County Coalition for Education and Creative Arts; Support for North Putnam film project.

• Putnam County Wellness Coalition; Purchase equipment for Putnam County food pantries.

• Beyond Homeless Inc.; Support for homeless prevention programs.

• South Putnam Youth League; Purchase football safety equipment.

• Gleaners Food Bank; Support for Mobile Food Pantries serving Putnam County.

• Putnam County Museum; Preservation of historical manuscript.

• New Maysville Cemetery Association; Support the repairs necessary after vandalism.

• Greencastle Civic League; Support for general program and events.

An additional $17,000 was disbursed between all the Putnam County schools to assist in purchasing supplies requested by teachers and staff.

These grants were recommended by the Grants Committee, comprised of 12 members, who reside throughout the county.

“I am so proud of the work done by the volunteers serving on the Grants Committee. Their dedication, commitment, and judgment to do the right thing is extraordinary,” Grants Committee Chairman Jeff Blaydes said.

The Community Foundation’s next grant cycle will take place in the spring of 2022, with grant applications due by Feb. 1.

For questions about the grants program or how to start an endowment, persons may contact Dean Gambill at 653-4978.

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