CCCF 2016 Grant Recipients


Cass County Community Foundation awards 2016 community grants

Last Updated on September 29, 2016 by cassnetwork

The Cass County Community Foundation held a press conference and reception to announce the recipients of the 2016 CCCF Community Grant Awards on September 28, 2016 at Boondockers. The crowd of attendees included representatives of the recipient organizations, as well as donors, board members, volunteers, and members of the media. Earlier in June, the Foundation had announced that up to $105,000 would be available for the competitive grants. This year, the Cass County Community Foundation awarded 13 organizations community grants totaling $79,813.94.

CCCF Grants Chairman, Lucy Burns said “we had twenty-six proposals submitted this year with total project costs of $1,433,330.09. The grants committee was charged with evaluating and comparing those proposals and their alignment to the various organization’s missions. After careful review and consideration, the committee unanimously recommended thirteen projects to the board for approval.”

Deanna Crispen, President shared, “The committee did a great job evaluating each proposal and the possible impact of the projects. While the Board had allocated up to $105,000 this year, the committee felt strongly that only the proposals that met all the requirements be funded in this cycle.”

Funding for community grants is made available through the generosity of donors to CCCF’s unrestricted community endowments.

The following is a list of the 2016 Community Grant Award recipients and their projects:

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters-$981.83 – for marketing materials and a video about the impact of mentors in Cass County

  • Camelot Foundation$12,500.00 for a new mini bus with four wheelchair stations and lift

  • Emmaus Mission Center- $11,520.00 – for air conditioning for the shelter dormitories, kitchen and main lobby. *(the grant request was for $10,000 but the committee felt since the cost was $11,520, they should fully fund this project and allow them to spend their portion on other needs)

  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry- $1,000.00 for processing donated meat within the county

  • Junior Achievement of Cass County-$1,525.00 for the personal finance class

  • Young America Volunteer Fire Dept.-$10,382.21-combined extrication tools

  • Logansport Children’s Choir-$5,000.00 – for performance at National Children’s Choir Festival in Carnegie Hall

  • Civic Players of Logansport- $2,846.90 for new music stands, casters and DVD burner

  • Down Syndrome Indiana- $500.00- for Cass County informational materials for parents and medical staff

  • Mental Health America-$156.45 –for Health Harvest Garden

  • State Theatre Preservation-$2,500.00– for architectural, feasibility, and mechanical study

  • Peak Community Services-$5,901.55– Technology upgrades for classrooms

  • Twelve Mile Volunteer Fire Dept.-$25,000.00 new fire engine

Total distribution for recommended grants is: $ 79,813.94

For more information, please call the Cass County Community Foundation at 574-722-2200.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation