Past Grant Recipients

2019 Community Grants

  • Castlemakers: Provide computing device for all county 6th-grade students to learning computer coding
  • Children’s Bureau: Safe Sleep Program
  • Family Support Services of West Central Indiana: Expand Peer Recovery Support Services
  • Family Support Services of West Central Indiana: Support for Putnam County STOP Abuse Team
  • Family Support Services of West Central Indiana: Support for Healthy Families Preservation Program
  • Fillmore School PTO: Upgrade school sound system
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana: Support BackSacks weekend nutrition program
  • Gobin Memorial U.M.C. – Transformers: Support for training Kids Hope USA mentors
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church: Support for Summer Enrichment Program
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church: Support for EDGE 21
  • Greencastle Middle School Music Boosters: Provide a drum kit for jazz band
  • Greencastle Rotary Club: Send girls to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
  • Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center: Support for Putnam County Leadership Academy
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry: Cover processing fees of donated deer, elk and livestock which is then given to local food pantries
  • Ivy Tech Foundation: Provide transportation for ASAP students
  • North Putnam Community Schools: Create an accessible community Giving Garden
  • North Putnam Community Schools: Support for Next Level Ready Program
  • Phil The Need: Purchase truck for furniture transportation and subscription to Charity Tracker for all Putnam County nonprofits
  • Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Purchase construction tools
  • Putnam County Kids Count: Expand Putnam County Kids Count Summer Character Camp program
  • Putnam County Nonprofits: Provide varied support for multiple Putnam County nonprofits
  • The Castle: Provide professional development in project-based learning for Castle coordinators
  • West Central Indiana Community Tennis Association: Purchase two tennis ball machines

2018 Community Grants

  • Cloverdale Community Housing: Install energy-efficient windows in seniors housing units adding to the number of energy-efficient senior apartments
  • Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars: Support the 2018 Putnam County Area College Fair by providing premiums to attendees
  • DePauw University: Support for Community Music Program to provide free music lessons for youth in the community
  • Downs Syndrome Indiana, Inc: Produce and distribute information packets to parents of infants with Downs Syndrome in Putnam County
  • Family Support Services of Western Indiana: Engage youth leadership to prevent sexual & physical abuse through Safe Dates, Coaching Boys into Men and bystander intervention training
  • Family Support Services of Western Indiana: Create a system to integrate county service providers in a collaborative community in order to maximize services
  • Foundation for Autism Resources: Provide intensive therapies for underserved children with autism in Putnam County
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana: Support BackSacks to provide nutritional weekend meals for children who are food insecure
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church: Provide seed capital to begin a new program providing small short-term, interest-free loans for persons with immediate needs which hinder employment or housing opportunities
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church- Transformers: Implement Circles program which includes training allies for persons completing program for moving out of poverty
  • Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center: Support the Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center in promoting Work Force development in the county
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry: Process locally donated deer, elk and livestock to supply local food pantries with high quality meat
  • Humane Society of Putnam County: Built covered roofing over existing dog runs providing shade and protection from the weather
  • Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network: Provide speakers the Nonprofit Learning Series
  • Indiana Philanthropy Alliance: Support Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Leadership Circle
  • Main Street Greencastle: Purchase banners and improve the marketing of Main Street Greencastle and its First Friday events
  • Mental Health America of Putnam County: Educate residents to recognize mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention
  • Phil the Need, Inc.: Provide Charity Tracker Software to all Putnam County agencies providing human services in order to better understand who is receiving services
  • Putnam County Ag Service Group: Support for Putnam County Ag Breakfast
  • Putnam County Comprehensive Services: Upgrade website to increase public awareness, information and expand training opportunities for PCCS staff
  • Putnam County Nonprofits: Awarded grants to Putnam County nonprofits who had representatives complete the Purdue Basic Granting Writing seminar
  • Putnam County Youth Development Commission: Support anti-bullying school Assemblies utilizing motivational speaker Keith Deltano
  • Roachdale-Franklin Township Public Library: Support for Summer Reading and music programs to encourage community involvement and engagement
  • Rotary District 6560 Foundation: Support to send eight Putnam County youth leaders to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church: Support for the non-food pantry
  • Town of Cloverdale: Matching grant to market Cloverdale by improving awareness of Cloverdale and events with new signage
  • Town of Roachdale: Provide kitchen equipment, meeting space furnishings and technology for the new Roachdale Community Center

2017 Community Grants

  • Area 30 Career Center: Hire a program coordinator to ensure workplace readiness
  • Beyond Homeless, Inc.: Purchase necessary equipment for startup of a thrift store
  • Cloverdale Community School Corporation: Support for Clover U
  • Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars: Support for 2017 Putnam County College Fair
  • Family Support Services of Western Indiana: Train alcohol servers through Raise the Bar Indiana, a sexual violence prevention program
  • Friends of the Putnam County Public Library: Support for Imagination Library
  • Gleaners Foodbank of Indiana, Inc.: Support for Back Sacks: Weekend Food for Kids Program
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church – Transformers: Expand the TALKS mentoring program
  • Greencastle Community School Corporation – Ridpath Primary: Support Tuesdays with Teachers pilot project, helping parents learn how to help children succeed academically
  • Greencastle Community School Corporation – Middle School: Provide hands-on materials to learn computers
  • Greencastle Presbyterian Church – SAWS Program: Construct ramps for person with disabilities to access their homes
  • Greencastle Presbyterian Church – SAWS Program: Help raising funds for ramp construction through matching grant
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry: Cover processing fees for livestock donations to food pantries
  • Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network: Provide Nonprofit Learning Series workshops for local nonprofits
  • Mental Health America of Putnam County: Engage in a strategic planning process
  • Mental Health America of Putnam County: Update materials for co-parenting course for separated and/or divorcing parents
  • New Life Baptist Church – Food Pantry: Provide food for needy families in Putnam County
  • Putnam County Coalition for Education and Creative Arts: Expand and strengthen The Castle program
  • Putnam County Comprehensive Services, Inc.: Create job possibilities in the arts for persons with disabilities
  • Putnam County Nonprofits: Award completion of grant writing seminar
  • Putnam County Purdue Extension Service: Support for Putnam County Community Leadership Program
  • Putnam County Youth Development Commission: Provide presentation by Tony Hoffman to students grades 8-10, to emphasize the importance of choices
  • Putnamville United Methodist Church: Create/install interpretive panel at Dr. Horn Office Museum
  • Russellville Community Center, Inc.: Support for the Community Christmas Choir
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church – Non-Food Pantry: Provide non-food items to the needy

2016 Community Grants

  • Area 30 Career Center: Purchase and maintain a vehicle with air brakes for CDL training
  • Beyond Homeless, Inc.: Facilitate Strategic Planning
  • Castlemakers: Purchase CO2 engraver for STEAM classes
  • Cloverdale Community Schools: Support band trip to Washington, DC
  • Cloverdale Community Schools: Support for Little Clovers reading program
  • DePauw University School of Music: Support for Music on the Square music lessons for children
  • Family Youth and Child Development Program: Replace roof of the community center
  • Foundation for Autism Resources: Provide resources for underserved children with autism
  • Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department: Renovate and update fire education “smokehouse”
  • Friends of the Park- Year 2 of 2- Envision 2016: Extended People Pathways to the southwest
  • Greencastle Civic League: Plant trees in recognition of Indiana Bicentennial
  • Greencastle Community Schools: Replace computers in Alternative Learning classroom
  • Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center: Support operations of the development center
  • Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County: Restoration of the Civil War monument and applications for historic districts in Bainbridge, Cloverdale, Fillmore, Roachdale and Russellville
  • Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County: Install new clock and clock faces on the Putnam County Courthouse
  • Hoosiers Feeding Hoosiers: Cover processing fees for donated deer, elk, and livestock to stock local food pantries
  • Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network: Provide Nonprofit Learning Series for local nonprofits
  • Ivy Tech Community College: Purchase technology devices for ASAP program
  • Mental Health America of Putnam County: Support for Puppet Power program
  • New Life Connections: Purchase roofing materials for facility to host substance abuse classes
  • North Putnam Community Schools- Roachdale Elementary: Implement “Every child, Every day, Whatever it takes” character education program
  • Putnam County Playhouse: Miscellaneous unrestricted support
  • Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance: Plant trees in recognition of Indiana Bicentennial

2015 Community Grants

  • Area 10 Agency on the Aging – Rural Transit: Replace aging, inefficient vehicle
  • Beyond Homeless, Inc.: Provide services for homeless persons
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of Putnam County: Expand parking at the Care Net facilities
  • Cloverdale Community Housing: Install new, energy-efficient windows
  • Cloverdale Main Street: Promote festivals in Cloverdale
  • DePauw University School of Music: Support for Music on the Square music lessons for children
  • Fillmore Community Volunteer Fire Department: Outfit kitchen at the new fire station
  • Friends of the Putnam County Public Library: Provide support for Imagination Library Program
  • Gleaners Food Bank: Provide weekend nutrition for food-insecure students
  • Gobin Memorial Methodist Church: Support to increase the scope of Transformers program
  • Greencastle Arts Council: Create a well-designed, interactive website to connect artists and community
  • Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center: Support operations of the development center- Year 4 of 5
  • Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network:Provide Nonprofit Learning Series for local nonprofits
  • Main Street Greencastle: Stimulate economic growth by expanding First Fridays
  • Putnam County Comprehensive Services: Provide cooking utensils to train persons with disabilities
  • Putnam County Public Library: Transfer rare, historic film of Putnam County to digital media
  • Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance: Install meter box for use at community festivals
  • Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center: Provide child sex abuse prevention training to adults that serve, care for and work with youth
  • Western Indiana Community Action Agency: Install weather resistant doors at the RSVP Recycling Center

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