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Community Foundation Awards Largest Grant Round to Date

10/11/07 -- The Marshall County Community Foundation awarded grants for the second half of 2007 during a press conference Wednesday.

A total of 29 applications for grants were received with a total request amount of $367,380.70. A total of $325,103.67 was available for giving during this round.

There were 22 grants awarded totaling $223.001.

Community Foundation grants were awarded to;

American Red Cross in the amount of $13,000. The funds will be used for the purchase of office and accounting equipment and also for disaster preparedness equipment.

A grant to the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver in the amount of $40,000. The funds will be used toward the creation of an historical research room and museum on the lower level of the Carnegie Library building and for the planning and construction of exhibits and acquisitions of artifacts significant to the Culver/Lake Maxinkuckee area.

Argos United Methodist Church Community Center. This grant is for a variety of sporting equipment to complete their community center project. The Community Foundation granted is $10,600.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County will receive $5,000 to purchase a defibrillator and donor tracking software.

The Bremen Conservation Club is undertaking a restoration project at Lake of the Woods. The $16,600 will restore 500 feet of shoreline.

$1,800 was given to Care and Share of Marshall County for the purchase of portable office dividers. CASA of Marshall County received $8,640 from the Community Foundation. These funds will be used to recruit and train advocates, purchase computer equipment, office furniture and promotional literature.

The 2008 Summer Series in the Park sponsored by Encore Performing Arts received $5,000 of funding from the Foundation.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana was granted a $5,000 grant to help provide updated computers and programming that will network their member agencies. This computer update will allow the Marshall County agencies to order food directly online.

Garden Courts received $5,000 to provide a needs assessment for a Elderly housing unit in LaPaz.

The LaPaz Lions Club received a $6,000 grant to replace the nearly 35 year old roof on the Lions Den.

Little Discoveries Preschool was granted $2,000 to purchase necessary classroom equipment.

$2,500 will upgrade the phone system for the Marshall County Council on Aging.

The Historical Society of Marshall County will purchase a network color copier with the $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation.

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ will purchase two defibrillators for their center with a $3,285 grant. A new 12-foot octagonal gazebo for the Twin Lakes Camp was made possible by the Community Foundation as they approved a grant for the Plymouth Kiwanis Club in the amount of $7,076.

Real Services will establish an elderly guardianship program for Marshall County with the $10,000 grant.

$4,500 will allow Riverside Intermediate School to purchase science labs to be used by the 550 fifth and sixth grade students.

Saint Joseph Regional Health Center received $2,500 to purchase durable medical equipment such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs.

The Town of Bourbon funding is two-fold, to update and meet safety guidelines of old park equipment with a larger portion being used to install and purchase a recreational "splash pool."

Triton Jr. Football League was granted $2,500 to purchase removable goalposts, down markers, benches, and more which will enable the league to make use of a donated playing field.

The final Community Foundation grant was awarded to the United Way of Marshall County. $15,000 will be used as matching dollars for new employee campaigns.

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