Rising Sun Foundation awards $225K in new grants

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $225,294 in 12 new grants in the past quarter.  These grants included:

-$5,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation toward the purchase of playground equipment for its elementary school;

-$31,294 to Aurora Emergency Rescue Unit toward the replacement of a chassis on one of its ambulances;

-$40,000 to the Ohio County Community Foundation toward matching funds for Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI Initiative;

-$2,000 to the Southern Ripley County Emergency Life Squad toward the purchase of training equipment;

-$15,000 to the Town of Versailles toward the establishment of a walking trail along the Tyson Memorial Sports Complex;

-$28,000 to the Town of Napoleon toward the purchase and installation of two lift station pumps;

-$20,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of a pothole patcher;

-$35,000 to Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company toward the purchase of a new truck;

-$20,000 to the Milan Community School Corporation toward renovations to the softball field;

-$1,000 to Hoosier Hills Literacy League for the purchase of books for its program in Ripley County;

-$20,000 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of a minibus; and

-$8,000 to Lifetime Resources toward matching funds for a new Catch-A-Ride van.

“With this latest round of grants,” announced Jerry Smith, RSRF President, “the Foundation has awarded a total of $959,309 in 2014. We are pleased to be able to continue a strong grantmaking program, where we can help meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

The next grant application deadline is January 15. Grant applications are available at www.rsrfonline.org. Please contact Jascia Redwine at [email protected] for more information.