OCCF Awards Grants to Ohio Public Library Co., Youth Development


The OCCF is accepting applications for the 2022 grants.

Amy King and Peg Dickson. Photo provided.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The Ohio County Community Foundation has awarded a community grant (competitive) to the Ohio County Public Library and Ohio County Youth Development, Inc.

The Ohio County Public Library received $5,000 to install a sanitary water bottle filling station in the library and to purchase promotional items. The grant was funded by the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Fund.

Ohio County Youth Development, Inc. received $5,000 to upgrade the electricity in the large animal barn at the OC Fairgrounds, replace wheel barrel wheels and purchase a sound system for the 4-H fair of Ohio County. The grant was funded by the Oho County Today & Tomorrow Fund and the Dr. Art Jay Community Fund.

Community (competitive) scholarships are awarded to nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that benefit residents of Ohio County. The applicant can request up to a maximum of $5,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of community development, education, scholarship, health, social services, and cultural affairs.

The application deadlines for the year 2022 are April 15 (Grant Cycle I) and October 15 (Grant Cycle 11). Nominations should be submitted online through the Ohio County Community Foundation website at occfrisingsun.com. The Ohio County Community Foundation is located at 330 Industrial Access Drive, Rising Sun. For more information, call 812-438-9401. The Foundation’s mission is to build, manage and distribute a sustainable source of charitable funds for Ohio County.

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