May 8, 2020  |  News, Stories

Community Foundation of Boone County Grants

$17,000 to 4 Boone County Nonprofits

 

Today, the Community Foundation of Boone County (CFBC) awarded grants totaling $17,000 to 4 nonprofits in Boone County: Boone County Cancer Society, Love Inc., Prevent Child Abuse Boone County, & Shalom House. Combined with the first round of grants made on March 12, CFBC has distributed nearly $53,000 to 11 nonprofits in Boone County. The grants have been made from the Community Foundation of Boone County COVID-19 Response Fund and existing funds held at CFBC.

The CFBC COVID-19 Response Fund exists to provide assistance to local Boone County communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides grants on a rolling basis and adapts to changing circumstances from acute immediate needs to longer term recovery. Since its inception on March 12, the fund has grown to over $30,000. 100% of donations to the Community Foundation of Boone County COVID-19 Response Fund go directly to nonprofits addressing needs due to the pandemic.

“As the Community Foundation of Boone County, we are positioned to bring people together to support the nonprofits who are working daily to address the needs as they arise and continue to change,” said Jodi Gietl, President & CEO of CFBC. “We continue to connect regularly with our local nonprofit organizations to see how their needs are changing and how the community can best help them.”

All11 grantees are: Boone County Cancer Society, Boone County Health Department, Boone County Senior Services Inc., Boys & Girls Club of Boone County, Indiana Diaper Bank (for supplies to Love Inc. and The Caring Center), Love Inc., Prevent Child Abuse Boone County, Shalom House, Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center, The ARC of Greater Boone County, and The Caring Center.

To donate to the Community Foundation of Boone County COVID-19 Response Fund, click here.

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BOONE COUNTY

Since 1991, the Community Foundation of Boone County has granted over $25 million from its various funds to nonprofit organizations and programs working to solve critical challenges in Boone County. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation currently holds over $25.5 million in assets and awards an average of $1 million back into the local community each year. In the past 27 years, we have worked with donors to create permanent funds for charitable giving. The establishment and growth of permanent endowment funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come.