Community Foundation Announces Spring 2023 Community Grant Recipients

The Putnam County Community Foundation is excited to announce 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. 

“The Grants Committee works hard each grant cycle to ensure that funds make it into the hands of organizations doing great work in Putnam County,” said Dean Gambill, Community Development Director. “This cycle of grants is no exception.”

The Community Foundation’s Spring 2023 grant cycle awarded over $90,000 in grants to six community partners serving Putnam County. Grant recipients include: 

  • Central Indiana Land Trust: Support for Save Fern Station campaign
  • DePauw University: Support for music festivals for the Putnam County community
  • Gleaners Food Bank: Establish school-based food pantry at North Putnam
  • Greencastle Youth Softball Association: Build turf batters’ boxes and resurface fields
  • Putnam County Playhouse: Complete conversion of staging lighting from incandescent to LED
  • Russellville Volunteer Fire Department: Outfit remaining emergency vehicles with medical equipment

These grants were recommended by the Grants Committee, comprised of 10 members, who reside throughout the county. “We are excited to provide funding through our Community Grants program to a variety of organizations working to make Putnam County a great place to live,” said Dakota Everts, Chair of the Grants Committee. 

The Community Foundation’s next Community Grants cycle will take place in the fall of 2023, with grant applications due by August 1, 2023. For questions about the Community Grants program, please contact Dean Gambill at 765.653.4978.

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