Thursday, September 17, 2015

Darke County Foundation Awards Community Grants

The Darke County Foundation recently awarded $50,000 in community grants to 20 non-profit organizations that serve Darke County residents. Pictured are representatives from each organization that gathered for a reception at the Brethren Retirement Community.

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
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
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

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