Rising Sun Foundation Awards 14 Grants At June Meeting

July 1, 2014
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The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $250,005 in 14 new grants at its June meeting.  These grants included:

  • $20,000 to the City of Aurora toward the implementation of a voluntary curbside recycling program;
  • $2,500 to Ohio County Convention, Visitors, and Tourism Bureau toward expenses with “A Roar of Thunder” regatta, to be held August 16-17, 2014 in Rising Sun;
  • $30,000 to the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department toward the purchase of in-car cameras;
  • $14,774 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Rescue toward the installation of and training on new lift equipment;
  • $32,000 to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatus, masks, and spare bottles;
  • $4,502 to Special Olympics Indiana (Ripley, Ohio, Dearborn Counties) toward the purchase of folding tables and chairs and related equipment;
  • $20,000 to Heart House toward the purchase of a minivan;
  • $2,229 to LifeTime Resources toward the installation of a security camera and lighting;
  • $30,000 to Milan ‘54 toward the restoration of the historic Nichols Barbershop;
  • $21,000 to the Town of Versailles toward necessary improvements to its water utility;
  • $24,000 to Delaware Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of bunker gear;
  • $30,000 to Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation toward the purchase of interactive boards, cases, and computer carts;
  • $15,000 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the purchase of computer carts, Apple TVs, and other related equipment; and
  • $4,000 to the Batesville Youth Football League toward the purchase of safety equipment.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation began its grantmaking program in early 1997, which it has continued to implement. It is funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.

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