Meet our community-minded grantees.

2019 Cycle II

Connersville Band Boosters

Instrument Updates, $5,000

CMS Gardening Club

Greenhouse and supplies for courtyard, $1,500

Fayette County Community Voices

Outdoor Education, $9,250

Everton Volunteer Fire Department

Water tanker repairs, $24,750

Grace United Methodist Food Pantry

Food and other supplies, $4,000

Hope Center

Technology updates, $2,100

Imagine Performing Arts

Oliver! the musical for all ages, $5,725

The Shelter

Bathroom renovations, $6,000

Whitewater Adult Education

Orientation coordinator, $2,500

Total Grant Awards 2019 Cycle II $60,825

2019 Cycle I


Media Resources, $776

Discover Connersville

The Oasis, $10,000

Junior Achievement

Learning materials, $1,500

Masonic Temple

Conditions Assesment, $4,750

The Haven

Van, $10,000

CHS Arts Department

2 Kilns, $6,152

CHS Today

Video Cameras, $28,903

Total Grant Awards in 2019 Cycle I $62,081


American Dragon Martial Arts $501.07

Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department $21,300

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden $229.22

City of Connersville $1,039.99

Connersville Middle School $5,000

Discover Connersville $5,000

Fayette County Conservation Club $5,369.99

Fayette County Foundation $215.44

Fayette County Garden Club $550

Fayette County Master Gardeners Association $180.36

Fayette County School Corporation $24,482.41

Saint Gabriel’s Catholic Church $1,000

Whitewater Technical Career Center $8,843

Whitewater Valley Arts Association $215.43

Total Grant Awards in 2018 $73,926.91


 Centerstone $4,600

Connersville High School Corner Store, $100

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden $691.45

Community Sharing Foundation $100

Connersville FFA $201.35

Connersville High School Band Boosters $7,500

Connersville Park & Recreation Department $4,127

Fayette County Community Voices $15,000

Fayette County Conservation Club $310

Fayette County Farmers’ Market $1,468.47

Fayette County Garden Club $500

Fayette County Master Gardeners $250

Fayette County Soil & Water District $100

Frazee PTO $21,500

Friends of the Trail $412.79

Hope Center $1,800

House of Ruth $2,500

Imagine Performing Arts $4,000

Purdue University Extension Office $10,360

Whitewater Valley Arts Association $2,500

Total Grant Awards in 2017 $78,021.06


City of Connersville
Nickel Plate Trail, 2016 Expansion, $60,000

Fayette County Garden Club
Downtown Planters, $425.00

Fayette County Master Gardeners
City Beautification, $160.66

Fayette County Public Library
Little Libraries, $1,000

Connersville Middle School
AED Equipment, $238.00

Grandview Elementary School
AED Equipment, $445.00

Whitewater Valley Art Association
New Roof, $8,012.00

God’s Little Blessings, Happytime, Magic Moments Preschools
Preschool Matters, $25,000

Fayette County School Corporation
Jump Start, $26,000

Connersville Lion’s Club
City Cemetery Fencing, $9,172.52

Masonic Lodge
Exterior Painting of Elmhurst, $10,935

Fayette County Cemetery Association
Grass Trimmers, $500

Fayette County School Corporation
Awards to Teachers, Education Endowment, $4,581.19

Total Grant Awards in 2016 $146,469.37


Connersville High School
Equipment for Weight Room, $20,000.00

Connersville Emergency Medical Services
Handheld radios and accessories, $11,057.10

Connersville Public Transit
Radio equipment, $2,888.40

Connersville Master Gardeners
Plants for Central Avenue planters, $432

Calvary Baptist Food Pantry
New refrigerator, $466

Whitewater Valley Art Association
Marketing Support, $250

Fayette Central Elementary School
Student iPads, $2,694.00

Connersville Middle School
Rowing machine, $1,000.00

Fayette County School Corporation
Jump Start, $36,688.46

Imagine Performing Arts
PA System, $500.00

Whitewater Valley Art Association
Framing materials for “Mystery Mural,” $500.00

City of Connersville
Nickel Plate Trail, Phase 1, $53,000

Total Grants in 2015 $129,475.96


Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department
New Water Pump and Tires for Rescue Tuck, $4,033.00

Grace United Methodist Food Pantry
Food Pantry, $5,000.00

Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana
Class Materials for Maplewood, $2,350.00

Happy Time Preschool
New Awning, $3,700.00

Lions Club
Downhill Derby, $2,000.00

CHS Spartan Soccer Booster Club
New Portable Soccer Goals, $4,830.00

Connersville Middle School
Battle of the Estates, $1,245.00

The Link
Youth Summer Enrichment Programs, $1,335.00

Fayette County Cancer Society
Transportation Costs $500.00

Fayette County Master Gardeners
Flowers & Shrubs at Robert’s Park $500.00

Fayette County Goat Association
New Goat Pens $500.00

Imagine Performing Arts
Marketing Funding $500.00

CHS Speech Team
Dues, T-Shirts, Binders $529.93

Connersville Public Library
Multimedia Projector $1,096.24

Roberts Park
Repair Equipment at Kiddie Land $7,413.73

Magic Moments Preschool and Child Care Center
Staff Training Speaker $700

Fayette County Head Start
Staff Training Conscious Discipline Speaker $1,400

City of Connersville
Tasers and Vital Accessories for Connersville Police Officers $13,719.15


Boy Scouts Iron Horse District
Boy Scout troop with LINK, $3,000.00

Whole Family Community Initiative
Equipment and Supplies for Activities, $6,000.00

Fayette County Conservation Club
2014 Bluegill Bonanza, $500.00

Fayette County Public Library
Very Ready Reading Program, $500.00

Hope Pregnancy Care Center
Earn as You Learn Curriculum, $500.00

Hope Pregnancy Care Center
Medical Clinic, $15,000.00

Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department
New Generator for Rescue Truck, $7,860.00

Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana
Connersville High School School-Based Pantry, $10,000.00

United Way of Fayette County
Charity Tracker Organization Organization Sponsorships, $900.00

Salvation Army of Connersville
Charity Tracker Administration and Training, $1,250.00

Total Grants in 2013 $48,510.00


Connersville Parks & Recreation
Windows for the James Roberts building, $7,000.00

Fayette County Free Fair
Remodel bathroom facility, $7,000.00

Hope Pregnancy Center
Purchase 20 car seats, $1,250.00

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement classes in Fayette County, $2,000.00

The Link
Speakers Bureau, $3,000.00

The Salvation Army
Commercial Grade Stove, $5,000.00

Total Grants Awarded in 2012, $25,250.00


Community Sharing Foundation
Food for the Pantry, $4,000.00

Fayette County Humane Society
Low cost spay/neuter program, $3,000.00

Fayette County Health Department/Friends of the Parking Lot
Mulch & trees for parking lot, $500.00

Hope Pregnancy Center
Washer & dryer, $500.00

Connersville Police Department
Equipment for Operation Safe Child, $3,000.00

Fayette County Conservation Club
Improvements to Manlove Park, $6,000.00

Fayette County School Corporation
CMS Civil War Rememberance Day, $1,000.00

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
Backsacks Weekend Food for Kids, $10,000.00

Historic Connersville Inc.
2013 Bicentennial Celebration, $50,000.00

Total Grants Awarded in 2011, $78,000.00


Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department
New water pump for the grass truck, $3,350.00

Community Christian School
Computers for a school computer lab, $3,500.00

Connersville Parks & Recreation
Renovation of basketball & vollyball courts in Robert’s Park, $15,000.00

The Link
Support for the Team LEAD project at the Connersville Middle School, $5,500.00

Whitewater Valley Railroad
New 2-sided entrance signs for the depot, $1,500.00

City of Connersville – Parks & Recreation
Handicap swing in conjunction with Eagle Scout Brendan Wrynn, $500.00

Community Education Coalition
Books for Rockin’ Readers literacy program, $330.00

Crossroads Shelter
Materials for fix back porch, $500.00

Historic Connersville Inc.
Reupholster McFarlan Carriage, $500.00

Hope Pregnancy Center
Baby Beds, $490.00

Connersville Jaycees
Signs for trail at Smalley’s Lake, $500.00

Community Education Coalition
Materials for LEGO Engineers, $286.00

The Salvation Army
Tools for School, $500.00

Whitewater Valley Arts Association
Brochures for Barn Quilt tour, $500.00

Whitewater Valley Byway Association
Wayfinding Signs for Canal Byway for Fayette County, $500.00

Faith Builders
Lawnmower for Work of Faith Home of Love, $150.00

Total Grants in 2010, $33,606.00


Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department
New Motorola Pagers, $3,850.00

Community Sharing Foundation
Purchase Food, $2,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Materials for Mentor Program, $1,500.00

Total Grants in 2009 $7,350.00


Fayette County Free Fair
New bathroom and shower facility, $20,000.00

Crossroads Shelter
Replace roof and siding, $10,000.00

Boy Scouts of America
Replace bridges and electrical work, $15,000.00

Disabled American Veterans
New Transport Van, $5,250.00

Connersville Parks Department
Playground equipment at Offut’s Park, $15,000.00

Relay for Life
Survivor’s Reception, $500.00

Community Education Coalition
Academy for Progress, $25,000.00

Transfer Station Recycling Center
Recycling containers for fair, $170.00

The Salvation Army
New computer, $500.00

Area 9 Agency 211
Call Center Marketing, $500.00

Community Free Clinic
Mammograms and Pap Screenings, $5,000.00

Fayette County Cancer Society
Medicine, dietary needs, wigs, $6,000.00

Fayette County Extension Office
Poster Racks, $4,200.00

Total Grants in 2008 $107,120.00


Community Free Clinic
Medication, $3,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters
TV/DVD Player-Operation Recruitment, $500.00

Community Education Coalition
Non-profit Capacity Building Workshop, $7,500.00

Fayette Garden Club
Mulch for MillerGardens, $750.00

In The Blind Foundation
Computer, $5,000.00

Fayette County School Corporation
Real care Baby II Plus Program, $2,674.35

Fayette County Veterans Council
Uniforms, $5,462.15

Ivy Tech
Science Laboratory, $20,000.00

Total Grants in 2007 $44,886.50


Fayette County Cattle Association
Retinal eye scanner, $3,000.00

In the Blind Foundation
Computers, software, marketing, $5,000.00

Fayette County School Corporation
Reading to Learn Naturally CDs, $500.00

Bentonville Volunteer Fire Dept.
Transmitter cable & antenna, $975.00

Regenstrief Community Youth Center
Outdoor sign & gym wall padding, $4,230.00

Fayette County Humane Society
Ventilation System in FFA Building, $989.77

Old Time Fiddlers & Banjo Pickers Contest
Promotional cost, $1,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Computer, $500.00

Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation
Handicap accessible sidewalk to gazebo, $500.00

Achieva Resources
9 Sled Chairs, $900.00

Connersville Parks Department
Resurfacing 2 kiddie-lands, $4,000.00

The Salvation Army
Refrigerator/freezer, $1,200.00

Fayette County Extension
4-County Learn-to-Serve, $200.00

Total Grants in 2006 $22,994.77

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