Darke County Foundation awards $50,000 in grants


DARKE COUNTY – The Darke County Foundation recently awarded $50,000 in community grants to 20 non-profit organizations serving Darke County residents. The following groups received grants to support their programs and services:

Ansonia Elementary Music Dept., Ansonia United Methodist Church, Arcanum A Sharp Music Boosters, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Brethren Retirement Community, Cancer Association of Darke County, Council on Rural Services (ACES school), Council on Rural Services (prevention program), Darke County Center for the Arts, Darke County Historical Society, Darke County Humane Society, Darke County Park District, Darke County Special Olympics, Darke County United Way, FAME (Financial Assistance for Medical Emergencies), Grace Resurrection Community Center, Greenville Community Unity, TASKS, Inc., Versailles H.S. Social Studies Dept., Worch Memorial Public Library

The following funds at the Darke County Foundation provided money for the grants:

Ruth Elaine Furlong Fund, Helen L. Hawkey Music Project, Jan Johns Fund, Kremer Family Farms Fund, Ami McClurkin Fund, William Michael and Caleb Knick Fund, Oliver Family Fund, William Robertson Fund, Greyson James Steyer Fund, Jean Louise Thieme Fund, Dr. Marlin Thompson Founder’s Fund, United Way Agency Fund, Ella VanDyke/St. Clair Home Fund, Beth Bolen Warner Fund and Darke County Foundation Unrestricted Fund.

The Darke County Foundation enriches the quality of life in Darke County by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts for the benefit of the community. Non-profit organizations in Darke County may apply for grants from the Darke County Foundation by filling out the grant application made available in April each year.

Deadline to submit the application is in early June.

For more information, call 548-4673 or visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org.


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