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Sullivan County Community Foundation awards $51,800 in grants to local non-profits


The Sullivan County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, awarded $51,800 to six local non-profit organizations on Wednesday at the Civic Center in Sullivan.

Those organizations receiving funding allocations:

• City of Sullivan — $17,000 for Civic Center AV system upgrades

• Hamilton Center — $4,000 for Zero Suicide Initiative in Sullivan County

• Innovate Sullivan — $20,000 for technology and AV equipment in the Sullivan co-work/maker space

• Ivy Tech Foundation — $1,000 for marketing and promotional materials for the Career Resource Center at Sullivan High School

• Sullivan City Fire Department — $4,800 to purchase fire ventilation fans

• Sullivan County Historical Society — $5,000 for HVAC system replacement

Many county funds made these grants possible. The Sullivan County Community Foundation recognizes the philanthropic leadership provided by these individuals and organizations in creating these lasting endowments to provide funding for programs.

The funds are:

100 Women Who Care Sullivan County Fund; Allomatic Products Community Enrichment Fund; Lois A. Andrews Foundation Fund for Sullivan County; Black Beauty Sullivan County Community Fund; Kenneth and Mary Conner Endowment Fund; Joe and Betty Dukes Family Endowment Fund; Guy and Wilma Edds Charitable Endowment Fund-Gammie's Closet; 

Garrett Family Fund; James and Mary Halberstadt Endowment Fund; Bill and Lorene Hankins Endowment Fund; Rusty and Margie Hays Endowment Fund; Don and Nancy Hunt Community Fund; JJJ & K Endowment Fund; William Ferd and Connie Pleasant Johnson Memorial Fund; Milton L. and Ruth Pleasant Kult Fund; Lilly Endowment Board Designated Fund for Sullivan County; 

Lilly Endowment Fund for Sullivan County; John and Yvonne Longfield Endowment Fund; Dr. Allen and Shirley Lueking Family Fund; Lana Martindale Memorial Fund; Larry and Patti Mayfield Family Endowment Fund; Robert and Susan McCammon Endowment Fund; Harold and Malinda Medsker Endowment Fund; Milam Family Endowment Fund;

Jordan and Ally Orwig Endowment Fund; Leo and Virginia Pellum Endowment Fund; Lorene B. and Malcolm Pigg Endowment Fund; Pigg Implement, Inc. Endowment Fund; William Snyder Endowment Fund; Sullivan Business and Professional Women's Club Endowment Fund; Sullivan County Community Foundation Board Endowment Fund; 

Sullivan County Community Grant Fund Sullivan Family Dentistry Fund; Sullivan Rotary Club Endowment Fund; Templeton Coal Company, Inc. Fund for Sullivan County; Unger Family Fund; Tom and Kay Weitekamp Fund; and William and Joanne Wright Family Endowment Fund.

For information about contributing to an existing fund, creating a new fund to support your charitable goals in perpetuity, or for guidance on how to apply for grant funding from the Sullivan County Community Foundation, please contact the Community Foundation at (812) 232-2234.

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