Rising Sun Regional Foundation awards Q1 grants

RISING SUN, Ind. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $231,909 in 14 new grants in the first quarter of 2017.

Grants were awarded to:

  • $2,263 to Aurora Little League for the replacement of netting on its fields and batting cage
  • $2,500 to Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward expenses for its 2017 Red, White, and Boom festival
  • $2,332 to Aurora Soccer Association toward the purchase of soccer goals
  • $40,000 to Batesville Area Resource Center toward renovations to complete its construction project
  • $24,997 to Dearborn & Ohio County Prosecutor’s Special Crimes Unit toward the purchase of equipment for use with forensic examination of cell phones
  • $14,952 to Dearborn County Hospital to purchase first response and rehab equipment for the school training rooms at Rising Sun High School, South Ripley High School, and Milan High School
  • $36,086 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the implementation of a corporation-wide program called Franklin Covey’s “Leader in Me”
  • $15,000 to Milan Volunteer Fire Department toward renovations to the interior and exterior of its building
  • $3,000 to Milan Youth Soccer toward the purchase of soccer equipment
  • $10,000 to North Dearborn Pantry to assist with required changes to the ingress and egress routes at its facility
  • $14,000 to the Ohio County Highway Department toward the purchase of 3M hi-intensity traffic signs
  • $40,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward the purchase of a new backhoe
  • $22,047 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation for the purchase of new scoreboards for both gymnasiums
  • $4,705 to Southeast Indiana Mountain Bike Association toward the purchase of a vehicle and equipment to aid in emergency rescue situations and trail maintenance at Versailles State Park

Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 17 by 4:00 pm.