Grantee Updates
   

New Horizons Band of Indianapolis

New Music Purchase
$253  - Central Indiana Community Band Fund
New Horizons Band of Indianapolis believes in the philosophy of music making and undertakes initiatives designed to support the development and growth of music. The Indianapolis chapter of the New Horizons International Music Association received an award to purchase new music for their band. The grant served 60 individuals who play and perform in the local New Horizons Band.

     
   

Van Buren Elementary School

Bucket Filling Character Education
$3,300 - Anonymous Fund
A grant from an anonymous fund at the Community Foundation allowed Van Buren Elementary School to bring in one of the top Character Education Specialist to train and equip students and staff, Bucket Fillers Inc. The 546 students who were served have been living out the taught bucket filling principles. Staff members have seen a ripple effect where the students are extending encouragement at school but also at home. Van Buren Elementary School was awarded the prestigious “Bucket Filling School” award.

     
   

Plainfield Community High School

Moderate and Severe Disabilities Program

$169 - Cody Cole Blanton Memorial Endowment Fund
The Moderate and Severe Program at Plainfield Community High School received a grant from the Cody Cole Blanton Memorial Endowment Fund that benefited 20 students. The students involved with this program were able to participate in a real life banking job experience which allowed them to recognize a correlation between working, getting paid, and using the money in the community. The Moderate and Severe Program allows students to be a part of community activities and outings in which they normally would not be able to do so.

     
 

Handicapable Camp

General Operating

$4,000 - Anonymous Fund
Handicapable Camp provides outdoor recreation and overnight camping in scenic Southern Indiana to approximately 100 physically, mentally, and emotional handicapped individuals each year. It gives many of these people an opportunity to enjoy camping for the first time. In 2013, 45% of the campers were from Hendricks County. The smiles, hugs, and relationships that are built at Handicapable Camp are a great reward for the campers, their full-time care givers, and the camp volunteers.

For more information, visit

http://www.handicapablecamp.com/

     
 

Pittsboro One Room School

General Operating

$674.00 - One Room School Fund
This One Room School Fund was established in 1999 by North West Hendricks School Corporation. The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the maintenance of the One Room School that was built in 1883 and is now located in Pittsboro. The One Room School offers an experience that mocks a day in the life of a student at the school in 1892.

For more information, visit

Pittsboro One Room School

     
   

North West Hendricks School Corporation

Scholarships
$5,000 - North West Hendricks School Corporation

Scholarship Fund
The North West Hendricks School Corporation Scholarship Fund was created by the North West Hendricks School Corporation, Inc. with the purpose providing scholarships to Tri-West High School graduating seniors. In addition the fund provides professional development for the staff of North West Hendricks School Corporation. With this grant, 5 scholarships were awarded to recipients in the North West Hendricks School Corporation district.

     
   

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

Cartlidge Circle
$4,082.72 - Charles and Harriett Muston Family Fund
The mission of Hendricks Regional Health Foundation is to raise awareness of and provide support for initiatives to enhance community health, patient comfort, safety, and medical care at Hendricks Regional Health. Charitable giving is an integral part of Hendrick Regional Health’s Treat People Better philosophy. The financial support was for general operating of Hendricks Regional Health Foundation.

For more information, visit
http://www.supporthendricks.org/

     
 

Brownsburg Rotary Club

Brownsburg Beautification Project

$649.73 - Brownsburg Beautification Fund (2013)
The Brownsburg Rotary Club received funding to renovate the rotary sign and provide new landscaping along Northfield Drive in Brownsburg as a part of the Brownsburg Beautification Project. This project was planned with the Brownsburg Planning Department in addition to the Brownsburg Rotary Club.

For more information, visit

http://www.brownsburgrotary.org/

     
   

Putnam County Public Library

General Operating
$1,315.35 - Dr. James F. Elrod Fund (2013)
The Putnam County Library offers a variety of programs to the surrounding community. Clubs, concerts, and other educational programs are offered through the library. Children’s department renovations, along with repurposing of existing space and development of meaningful technology will be occuring at the library to transform it into something unprecendented. The grant from the Dr. James F. Elrod Fund assisted with the general operations of the libray.

For more information, visit

http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/joomla/

     
 

Lizton Lions Club

Tri-West High School Every 15 Minutes Program

$1,400 - Anonymous Fund (2014)
$600 - Marsha Louise Moore Family Fund (2014)
With the Every 15 Minutes Program at Tri-West High School, one student was removed every 15 minutes from the class body to represent that someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision every 15 minutes. A simulated traffic collision was also viewable by students to enhance the reality of the program. This powerful program is designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving.

     
   

Cascade High School

S. A. D. D. Every 15 Minutes Program
$900 - Mill Creek Community Fund

$600 - Marsha Louise Moore Family Fund
With the Every 15 Minutes Program at Cascade High School, one student was removed every 15 minutes from the class body to represent that someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision every 15 minutes. A simulated traffic collision was also viewable by students to enhance the reality of the program. This powerful program is designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving.

     
   

Pittsboro United Methodist Church

General Operating
$987 - Pittsboro United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
The Pittsboro United Methodist Church was able to give five scholarships forr young scholars furthering their education. Each scholarship was $700. The funds from the Pittsoboro United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund helps with the funding of those scholarships each year.

     
   

Hendricks Regional Health

Teddy Bear Ministry
$500 - “Bear”ing Love Ministry Fund (Since 2005)
The Teddy Bear Ministry distributes teddy bears to console adult cancer and Alzheimer’s patients within Hendricks Regional Health. Teddy bears are a tangible way to offer encouragement and comfort to a patient to show them they are valued. This ministry is a part of the Chaplaincy Department and distributes appoximately 53 bears each month at the various Hendricks Regional Health locations.

     
   

Plainfield Community Middle School

The Junior Optimist Club
$850 -Carrie Thomas Youth in Philanthropy Fund (Since 2002)
The Junior Optimist Club of Plainfield Community Middle School does several service projects throughout the year. The main projects is making fleece tie blankets for the Plainfield School Corporation Developmental Preschool students. The funds from the Carrie Thomas Youth in Philanthropy Fund have helped the club with the costs of materials and other supplies over the years. Each year the middle school students deliver the blankets to the younger students and have fun reading books to them and playing games with them.

     
 

The Porcelain Art School of Indiana
General Opearting

$1,500 - Porcelain Art School Education Fund (Since 2007)
The Porcelain Art School of Indiana has teachings students ranging in age from 14 to 90. The program includes youth instruction class and an adult beginner class to introduce more people to this art form. The support of the school from the Porcelain Art School Education Fund helps to keep the cost of tuition as low as possible so more students are able to afford the schooling opportunity.

     
   

Greencastle Presbyterian Church

General Operating
$3,500 - Dr. James F. Elrod Fund (2013)
Greencastle Presbyterian Church operates upon three principles: worship, community, and serivce. These principles will be the foundation for which the new youth pastor will be hired. The grant the Greencastle Presbyterian Church received through the Community Foundation secured funding for their future hire and expansion of their youth ministry.

For more information, visit

http://yourgpc.blogspot.com/

     
   

Tri-West Distinguished Young Women, Inc.

General Operating
$1,000 - Louise W. Broyles Memorial Fund
The Tri-West Distinguished Young Women, Inc. is a national scholarship program for female students who are seniors at Tri-West High School. Young women compete for the change to become coined the Young Woman of Tri-West for their graduating year, The program includes five judged categories including Scholastics, Talent, Interview, Fitness, and Self-Expression. Thirteen scholarships are awarded each year ranging from $150 to $1250.The grant allowed the organization to financially support the operations of the program so that more scholarships may be awarded.


For more information, visit

Tri-West Distinguised Young Women, Inc.

     
 

AgrIInstitute

Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program

$288 - AgrIInstitute Fund (2013)

The Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program (ALP) is sponsored by AgrIInstitue with the purpose of creating a framework of self-assured, highly motivated, professionals who possess the leadership capacity to serve agriculture and rural communitites in Indiana. The grant contributed toward the costs of one of the twelve seminars that ALP provides. This year’s seminars assist with the advancement of leadership skills, agricultural understanding, and expertise in public affairs for 30 individuals.

For more information, visit

http://www.agriinstitute.org/

     
   

Hendricks County Fire Chief’s Association

Creating Leadership Integrity

$3,000 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund

The Hendricks County Fire Chief’s Association was able to support the one day seminar for fire service leaders. Creating Leadership Integrity included discussions on transformational leadership, critical thinking and decision making, as well as the chief officer of the future. The seminar was lead by Kelvin J. Cochran, a Fire Chief from Atlanta, Georgia who has been in the fire service industry for over 31 years. 60 people were served through the grant administered for the Creating Leadership Integrity fire service seminar.

     
 

Kingsway Community Care Center

Dental Care Exansion and Improvement

$4,000 Anonymous Fund (2013)

$715 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2013)
The Kingsway Community Care Center was able to purchase a piece of state-of-the-art dental equipment with the grants administered by the Community Foundation. The much needed dental tool is similar to the equipment that is used in the offices of the volunteer dental professionals, which makes their volunteering with the KCCC more productive and efficient. This furthers the dental care for the KCCC patients of the community. So far, 128 indidivduals have received care utilizing this dental equipment purchase.

For more information, visit

http://www.kingswaycarecenter.org/

     
   

The Salvation Army Hendricks County

Service Extension

Emergency Assistance Program

$2,000 Anonymous Fund (2013)
The Salvation Army Hendricks County Service Extension was able to assist 70 individuals in need in Hendricks County for the 2013 year. The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Some of the programs offered by The Salvation Army include drug and alcohol treatement, help for homeless as well as assistance for abused women and children.


For more information, visit

http://salvationarmyindiana.org/who-we-are/


     
 

Leadership Hendricks County

Adult and Youth Program

$5,000 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2013)
Leadership Hendricks County (LHC) exsists to seek prepare, involve and sustain leaders from diverse backgrounds to address community and countywide changes. LHC has both adult and youth programs that foster leaders of excellence for Hendricks County. These classes meet for full days throughout the year and enlighten the individuals on the ins and outs of what the county has to offer, while fostering civic awareness and volunteerism. The grant from the Opportunity fund support both the adult and youth programs for the 2013 year.

For more information, visit

http://www.lhcinc.org/

     
 

Strides to Success

Child Scholarships

$6,2000 David H. Kiebach Smile Fund (2013)
Strides to Success provides unique equine experiences that promote learning opportunities that strengthen and develop lives. The grant awarded by the David H. Kiebach Smile Fund gave 5 famillies scholarships for their grieving children to interactive with horses for comfort and development. Each child experienced approximately 14 equine sessions through the David H. Kiebach Smile Fund funding. Multiple scholarship recipients expressed their progress from working with Strides.

For more information, visit

http://www.stridestosuccess.org/

     
   

Hendricks County Senior Services, Inc.

Hendricks County Public Transit

$5,000  Anonymous Fund
The Hendricks County Senior Services was awarded $5,000.00 from an anonymous fund at the Community Foundation to support the public transportation for the elderly. This financial support assisted the with the driver salaries, insurance, and fuel costs of the public transit. Appoximately 558 individuals were served during the grant period. Because of generous funding like this, the number of trips and individuals assisted has increased over the past year.

For more information, visit

http://www.hendricksseniors.org/transportation/

     
 

Hendricks County Honor Guard, Inc.

Uniform Procurement and Maintenance

$3,000 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2013)

The Hendricks County Honor Guard now has adequate uniforms for a full crew to attend funerals of those  who have served for our country. While they do partake in many other volunteer activities, honoring veterans at their memorial is a crutial role of members of the Hendricks County Honor Guard. The grant administered through the HCCF has enabled the organization to purchase windbreakers, jackets, pants, long sleeve shirts, rain coats, tie chains, and patches for members of the Honor Guard that would otherwise not have them. The Hendricks County Honor Guard is now prepared to honor veterans regardless of weather conditions.

     
   

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

General Operating

$1,312 Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library Fund (2013)

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has been offering resources to the Plainfield area since 1901. The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library used the grant received in 2013 to assit with operating expenses. This allowed the library to administer fiancial support where needed, and helped support current programs such as: technology classes, book clubs, various story times, as well as multiple other library activities and events.

For more information, visit

http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/

     
   

Plainfield Friends Meeting

Beautify Western Yearly Meeting Grounds

$2,500 Bee Reedy Beautification Fund (2013)

The community grounds near Plainfield Friends Meeting was recently enhanced with through a grant from the Bee Reedy Beautification Fund. This funding allowed for the planting of new trees, as well as the mulching of exsisting trees and shrubs. A newly planted tree was planted in memory of Bee Reedy, the individual who originally started the Bee Reedy Beautification Fund at the HCCF.

For more information, visit

http://plainfieldfriends.com

     
   

Light and Life Free Methodist Church

Food Pantry

General Operating

$1,000 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2013)

In order to preserve the dry stored foods of the Light and Life Free Methodist Church Food Pantry, the HCCF granted money for them to purchase an air conditioner. The air conditioner ensures safe temperatures for the food to be stored in until clients are able to retrieve them. Along with the purchase of an air conditioner, this grant from the HCCF allowed the food pantry to purchase meats for their clients. It was reported that clients greatly appreciated the meat they were provided with as it is a treat for them and helps them stretch their grocery dollars.

For more information, visit

http://www.avonlightandlife.org

     
   

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

Plan Today for Tomorrow's Needs

$3,970 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2013)

The HCCF teamed up with the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation and Edward Jones to provide the community with free informational sessions on ways they can fulfill their charitable dreams in a way that costs them nothing today. There were three separate sessions: the first directed towards professional advisors, second for nonprofit leaders, and the third was open to the public. Overall, the 2013 planned giving event attracted 52 attendees between the three sessions.

     
 

Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library

General Operating

$1,000 Amo High School Alumni Education Fund (2013)

Coatesville Clay Township Public Library offers many programs to the Coatesville area. Some of the programs include preschool story time, summer reading, mystery book club and a knitting club. Many residents join the Coatesville Clay Township Public Library for their special holiday events that can be found on the library’s online calendar. The grant through the Amo High School Alumni Education Fund supports the general operating of the library.

For more information, visit

http://www.coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us/LightNEasy.php?page=index

     
   

Kingsway Community Care Center

Liability Insurance Conversion

$1,500 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

Within the past year, 1179 patients visited Kingsway Community Care Center (KCCC). At KCCC, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay the modest fees. With the grant from the Community Foundation, KCCC was able to obtain medical malpractice insurance for all of its licensed medical and dental volunteers and staff.

For more information, visit

http://www.kingswaycarecenter.org/

     
   

The National Center for College Costs

2012 FAFSA Days in Hendricks County

The National Center for College Costs was able to host FAFSA Days for the six high schools in Hendricks County. The FAFSA Days brought in 216 local families where they discovered they were eligible for a total of $603,919 in federal and state grant dollars that would help make their college dreams a reality! After attending FAFSA Days in Hendricks County one student appreciated how informative the experience was, commenting, “They helped me realize I actually can go to college”. North Salem State Bank, Duke Energy Foundation, Smithville Charitable Foundation, Hendricks Power Cooperative, State Bank of Lizton, Hendricks College Network, Avon High School, Brownsburg Education Foundation, Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation, First National Bank, and the Hendricks County Community Foundation made the 2013 FAFSA Days possible.

     
   

Get REAL inC

The Lil Sis

$1,500 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

Get REAL inC exists to exists to encourage, equip and empower girls to Get Respected Educated Able and Loyal in Christ through the support of multigenerational and peer mentors. The Lil’ Sis group engages girls through an icebreaker, encourages them through a testimony, story or hands-on activity, equips them with the word of God and empowers them to live it out.

For more information, visit

http://www.getrealinc.org/

     
   

Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County

Hendricks County Artisan Marketplace

$700 Anonymous Fund of the HCCF (2012)

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that promotes good health, independence and eases loneliness for homebound seniors in Hendricks County. The meals are delieverd to those who cannot prepare meals for themselves due to illness, disability or age. Meals are transported to the homes of the individuals by generous volunteers of the organization. The grant from the Anonymous Fund of the HCCF helped Meals on Wheels purchase coolers and promotional and marketing items.

For more information, visit

http://www.hendricks.org/MealsonWheels

     
 

Hendricks County Arts Council

Hendricks County Artisan Marketplace

$5,000 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The first Hendricks County Artisan Marketplace held 38 booths representing a variety of art forms. Nearly 400 individuals attended the event to view and purchase locally made studio, glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, photography and sculpture art. Also included at the Artisan Marketplace were local musical group and vocal enterainment performances. The event was partially funded by the $5,000 grant from the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund. The Artisan Marketplace will occur again in October of 2013.

For more information, visit

http://hendrickscountyarts.org/?page_id=331

     
   

Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library

General Operating

$876.90 - Dr. James F. Elrod Fund (2012)

The Coatesville Clay Township Public Library has been offering the community reading and educational resources since 1912. They were granted general operating support from the Elrod Fund in honor of Dr. Eldrod’s relationship with the library. Programs offered by the library include preschool storytime, summer reading programs, knitting club, book clubs, as well as other clubs and programs.

For more information, visit

http://www.coatesvillectpl.lib.in.us/LightNEasy.php?page=index

     
 

Hendricks Symphonic Society, Inc.

General Operating

$1,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The Hendricks Symphony Society is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to provide an educational, cultural, and recreational outlet for talented area performers to share and promote the arts of choral and orchestral music, perform on a regular basis, and produce quality music for the community to enjoy. It was founded in 2007 as a result of music lovers from Hendricks County. This general operating grant from the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund allowed the Society to continue to exist.

For more information, visit

http://www.hendrickssymphonic.org/

     
   

Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition

Benefit Bank

$2,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition fund was established to enhance the collaborative efforts of Hendricks County food pantries to help meet basic nutritional needs of residents who lack financial resources to meet grocery needs. The Coalition also provides financial grants to families to meet immediate needs that cannot be met by other agencies within the county. This grant funded the purchase of two laptops and two portable printers to offer assistance with Federal taxes and FAFSA to low income residents in their homes.

     
 

Impact Youth, Inc.

Expansion

$1,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The mission of Impact Youth, Inc. is to serve the kids of Hendricks County by providing them with positive, invested influences in their lives. Children are paired with a mentor that will provide productive interactions a few hours a week. The grant that was provided through the Community Foundation was used to purchase a computer and insurance to enable the organization to expand throughout the county.

For more information, visit

https://impactyouthmentoring.org/Home_Page.php

     
 

Indy Honor Flight

Indy Honor Flight #2

$10,000 - Indy Honor Flight Fund (2012)

Indy Honor Flight transports America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials that are dedicated to honor their sacrifices. This grant enabled 70 Hoosier veterans to attend Indy Flight #2. The trip included visits to the National WW II Memorial, Freedom Wall, Arlington National Cemetery, Marine Corps Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, along with others.

For more information, visit

http://www.indyhonorflight.org/

     
   

Hope United Presbyterian Church

Continuing Education for Rev. James Gray Marshall

$188 - Foster and Thelma Jean Jensen Christian

Ministry Fund  (2011)

This grant enabled the current pastor at Hope United Presbyterian Church to attend a continuing education class. The pastor gained knowledge on small church ministry at the Union Presbyterian Smeinary in Richmond, Virginia. The education the pastor has received has helped him continue to grow as the leader of the congregation while also allowing for new programming for the church.

For more information, visit

http://www.hopepresplainfield.org/index.html

     
   

Hope United Presbyterian Church

Hope Hygiene Products Pantry

$1,500- Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2011)

The Hope Hygiene Products Pantry delievers essential items that cannot be bought with food stamps to 9 local food pantries in Hendricks County. These household and hygiene items include toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, toothpaste, tooth burshes, dish soap, and laundry detergent. With the help of the grant from the Opportunity Fund, Hope Hygiene Products Pantry was able to stock their shelves for appoximately six months.

For more information, visit

http://www.hopepresplainfield.org/index.html

     
 

Brownsburg Rotary Club

B & O Trailhead Park Project

$2,000- Anonymous Fund of the HCCF (2010)

The Brownsburg Rotary Club donated a shelter house for the B & O Trail. This will provide a scenic stop for hikers, bikers, or picnickers along the trail. The grant from an anonymous fund of the HCCF provided 15% of the funding for the shelter house. The Rotary Club is also providing a parking lot for the shelter that will be completed Summer 2014.

     
 

Sheltering Wings

Adult Basic Education and GED Program

$5,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2011)

The Adult Basic Education and GED program at Sheltering Wings enabled four students to receive their GED this past year, one passing with an honors diploma. Fifteen other students, 14 female, one male, were enrolled in the program as well. Studies show that children will attend school and achieve to the educational level of their mother. With help from the $5,000 grant, the Sheltering Wings Adult Basic Education and GED program is giving mothers new opportunities for a new life for financial freedom, while also encouraging their child’s education.

For more information, visit

http://www.shelteringwings.org/

     
   

Greencastle Presbyterian Church

General Operating

$2,886.80 - Dr. James F. Elrod Fund (2012)

Greencastle Presbyterian Church operates upon three principles: worship, community, and serivce. These are the basis for what takes place inside the church’s 20 year old buildilng. Due to its’ age, the building itself is in need of many updates. The grant the Greencastle Presbyterian Church received through the Community Foundation enabled them to replace to 2 air conditioner and furnace units for their building. These units will enhance the church’s outreach missions.

For more information, visit

http://yourgpc.blogspot.com/

     
 

West Central Indiana Fellowship of

Christian Athletes

20/20 Vision

$358.16 - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fund (2013)

FCA of Central Indiana has 4 Core Values that help demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, and Excellence. WCI FCA reaches 31 schools in their 60 school district. 16 of those schools are in Hendricks County. The 20/20 vision platform enhances the WCI FCA reach and includes additional sports ministry events, training, and outreach.

For more information, visit

http://www.indyfca.org/wci

     
 

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

Patient discharge notebooks

$10,000 - Smithville Charitable Foundation (2012)

Grant monies from the Smithville Charitable Foundation, HCCF partner, the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation was able to purchase 7,000 binders, divider tabs and copied materials for patient discharge notebooks.  The binders include aftercare instructions for patients, family members and caregivers.  Patients appreciate having pertinent information at their fingertips and healthcare providers are receiving less questions about follow-up care with thanks to the notebooks.  Because of the outstanding feedback regarding he discharge notebooks, other hospitals such as Community Hospital North in Indianapolis is replicating the notebook program.

For more information, visit

http://www.supporthendricks.org/

     
   

Westside Secondary Transition Council

Transition Isn't Scary...Let's Keep it that Way!

$600 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The goal of Transition Isn't Scary...Let's Keep it that Way! is to provide a means to educate and refer families and young adults with disabilities to appropriate life after high school services.  The fair conducted mini-classes about vital transitional topics for the young adults.  Over 50 local families were administered resources about the transition between high school and adulthood at this year's fair.

For more information visit,

http://www.wstcouncil.com/

     
 

Plainfield Fire Territory

Smoke Alarm Distribution

$1,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

There are many struggling families living in Plainfield Fire Territory jurisdiction without the life-saving technology of a smoke detector in their home.  With the $1,000 grant from the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund, the Plainfield Fire Territory was able to purchase 50 smoke alarms for distribution to homes of the elderly, disabled and those who lack sufficient financial support.

     
   

Avon High School DECA

National Leadership DECA Competition

$2,021 - Avon Chamber of Commerce Fund (2013)

This grant helped fund eight Avon High School students attend the National Leadership DECA Championships in California.

For more information, visit

http://www.deca.org/

     
   

Arts for Learning

Arts programming at Hendricks County Elementary Schools

$3,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

Brown Elementary K through 5th grade students learned the musical styles of Latin America from Mundo Beat.

Central Elementary 4th grade students learned about street art and the principals separating street art from vandalism.

Hickory Elementary K through 4th grade students combined African drum with folktales from Africa with the Griot Drum Ensemble.

River Birch Elementary 4th grade students were taught the connections for students between clogging and patterns inherent in math.

Van Buren Elementary 5th grad students learned the techniques of clay building.

For more information, visit

http://www.arts4learning.org/

     
   

North West Hendricks School Corporation

North Salem Elementary School

$400 - North Salem High School Alumni

Assocation Fund (2013)

The North Salem High School Alumni Association Fund at HCCF granted $400 to North Salem Elementary School for science supplies. Current and up-to-date equipment for students advances learning by providing more opportunites.

For more information, visit

http://nses.hendricks.k12.in.us/

     
 

AgrIInstitute

Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program

$242 - AgrIInstitute Fund (2013)

The Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program (ALP) is sponsored by AgrIInstitue with the purpose of creating a framework of self-assured, highly motivated, professionals who possess the leadership capacity to serve agriculture and rural communitites in Indiana. The grant contributed toward the costs of one of the twelve seminars that ALP provides. This year’s seminars assist with the advancement of leadership skills, agricultural understanding, and expertise in public affairs for 30 individuals.

For more information, visit

http://www.agriinstitute.org/

     
 

B&O Trail Association

Trail Expansion

$2,850 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund

$2,500 - Anonymous Fund of the HCCF (2012)

With the help of the grants given by funds at the Community Foundation, the B&O Trail Association was able to purchase the first section of the land parcel in the gap between the two already constructed sections o f the B&O Trail. This is the first purchase of land of five that are required to connect the two existing sections of the trail. The $5,000 received through funds at HCCF assisted the B&O Trail Association in progressing the trail extension.

For more information, visit

http://www.botrail.org/

     
   

Handicapable Camp, Inc.

General Operating

$6,274 - David H. Kiebach Smile Fund (2012)

$2,500 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

$2,500 - Anonymous Fund of the HCCF (2012)

$500 - Hendricks County Youth Philanthropy Fund (2012)

Handicapable Camp provides outdoor recreation and overnight camping in scenic Souther Indiana to appoximately 100 phsyically, mentally, and emotional handicapped individuals each year. In 2012, 65% of the campers were from Hendricks County. The grant given to Handicapable Camp ensured campers cost of the 3 day program at $50. The smiles, hugs, and relationships that are built at Handicapable Camp are a great reward for the campers, their full-time care givers, and the camp volunteers.

For more information, visit

http://www.handicapablecamp.com/

     
   

Tri-West Junior Miss, Inc.

General Operating

$1,000 - Louise W. Broyles Memorial Fund (2012)

The Tri-West Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship program is managed by Tri-West Junior Miss Inc. The program gives Tri-West senior girls the opportnity to particapte in the program including 5 judged categories Scholastics, Talent, Interview, Fitness, and Self-Expression. 13 scholarships are awarded each year ranging from $150 to $1250. This year’s winner, Lauren DeSutter, will compete in the State program in Kokomo, Indiana and will return with a great learning experience.

For more information, visit

http://www.ajm.org/programs/state_n_local_programs/

indiana/local_programs/tri_west/

     
   

Sycamore Services, Inc.

General Operating

$2,000 - Hancel and Dorotha Owens Sycamore Services Day Program Fund (2012)

Sycamore Gardens is located behind Sycamore Services Inc. in Danville. The garden has raised flower beds and wide pathways for individuals with disabilities and other daily challenges to participate in arranging and maintaing the garden. The $2,000 grant allowed Sycamore Services to purchase a tiller for the garden’s preparation. Participants receive positive experience from being outside, watching the plants grow, and being part of the “harvest” process.

For more information, visit

http://sycamoreservices.com/

     

 

Sheltering Wings Center for Women

General Operating

$15,000 - Anderson Family Fund (2012)

Sheltering Wings provides a safe shelter for women and children who are facing the desperate circumstances of domestic violence. With the help of the Anderson Family Fund Grant, Sheltering Wings served 159 women and 172 children with residential services in 2012. In addition, they were able to respond to over 1,097 crisis calls and educated over 20,007 individuals about domestic violence, sexual assault and teen dating violence. Other services provided by the shelter includes comprehenvsive assessments, advocacy, mentoring, case management as well as job and life skills training.

For more information, visit

http://www.shelteringwings.org/

     
   

Putnam County Public Library

General Operating

$1,237 - Dr. James F. Elrod Fund (2012)

The Putnam County Library hosted Converstaion with the Artists on October 5, 2012. A poet, photographer, and blues guitarist were featured at the book launch event. Conversation with Artists attracted over 40 attendees in 2012 . The Putnam County Public Library hopes to offer more experiences that blend together writing, music, and art.

For more information, visit

http://www.putnam.lib.in.us/

     
 

Hendricks County Senior Services

LINK- Hendricks Country Public Transit

$10,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

$40,000 - Hendricks County Senior Services Non-Permanent Fund (2012)

Hendricks County Senior Services operates LINK, the county’s public transportation system that is designed to meet the unique needs of disabled and frail riders. During 2012, LINK enabled 491 individuals to access 21,752 trips. Because 70% of the program participants are low-income the services are provided on a donation basis. LINK allows elderly and disabled adults to live indepentedly and with dignity while promoting access to healthcare, social/recreational activities, employment, and life-essential destinations.

For more information, visit

http://www.hendricksseniors.org/transportation/

     
 

Avon High School

The Power of Physics (POP)

$1,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The Power of Physics (POP) project was designed to attract students to the science courses. Due to their reputation of being complex and difficult courses, physics classes are often times perceived as unattractive to students. POP finds ways to make physics presentations fun, cool, and exciting to students of all ages. With help of the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund grant, over 560 students saw the 70 minute POP presentation.

 

     
   

Connect2Help

Print Rainbow Guides

$2,500 - Anonymous Fund of the HCCF (2012)

Nearly 500 professionals in Hendricks County downloaded a Rainbow Book in 2012. These books exist to be a resource directory that is tailored specifically for organizations to assist their clients in Hendricks County. Rainbow Books are published semi-annually by geographical region and are available free for download from Connect2Help’s website. Each downloaded book connects individuals in need with services that provide.

Download the Rainbow Book

For more information visit

http://www.connect2help.org/

     
 

Kingsway Community Care Center

General Operating

$3,500 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

Over 8,500 (1,415 in 2012) patients have visited the Kingsway Community Care Center for medical attention since it’s opening in 2005. Because no one is turned away due to their inability of payment, approximately 31% of the office-visit fees were not collected in 2012. Fortunately, the HCCF grant provided enough funds to cover the costs of the lacking payments.

For more information, visit

http://www.kingswaycarecenter.org/

     
   

Hendricks County Museum/

Danville Public Library

Civil War Heritage Days

$2,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

Civil War Heritage Days is a project that seeks to bring living history to the residents of Hendricks County. The celebration exhibited Civil War re-enactments, era music, a grand ball, and memorabilia. It is estimated that 2,000 individuals from all over Indiana enjoyed the 2012 Civil War Heritage Day festivities.

For more information, visit

http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org/in-the-news/68-general/151-civil-war-heritage-dayshendricks-county

     
 

National Road Heritage Trail

Vandalia Trail Extension West

$2,000 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

A new 1.1 mile section of the Vandalia Trail was constructed with funds from the HCCF. The extension runs from west of Mill Street in Coatesville along the former Vandalia Railroad corridor to the east end of Putnam County’s Vandalia Trail.

For more information, visit

http://www.indianatrails.org/NRHT/vandalia/

     
   

Eel River Township Trustee

Community Building Refurbishment

$2,500 matching grant - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2012)

The Eel River Township Trustee exceeded their match goal and used the funds to purchase and install new floors in the Eel River Township Community Building in North Salem. The Community Center in Eel River Township served 1,700 individuals in 2012. This matching grant encouraged the Trustee to open a Donation Fund to benefit future operations of the Community Building.

     
 

Hendricks College Network

Hendricks County Graduate Fair

$1,500 - Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund (2011)

The Hendricks College Network hosted the Hendricks County Graduate Fair with the help of a grant from the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund at the HCCF. Over 30 graduate program representatives from 4 states attended to inform participants of their graduate programs. Workshops regarding information on graduate school funding, undergrad vs. graduate programs, test preparation, personal statements, and online vs. tradition graduate programs were also available to participants. The Graduate Degree Fair plans to continue for 3 years to build expectation, recognition, and success.

For more information, visit

http://hendrickscollegenetwork.org/