Carroll County Community Foundation Awards Grants

Nonprofit organizations awarded more than $54,900 in 2020

December 31, 2020 -- The Carroll County Community Foundation has awarded $42,989 in competitive grants and $12,000 in rapid response grants in 2020.

“In addition to our traditional competitive grants, we developed a rapid response grant application for community needs related to COVID-19,” said Dr. Paul Manning, Chairman of the Carroll County Community Foundation Services Committee.  “This allows the Foundation to respond faster to immediate pandemic-related needs outside of our regular grant cycles.  Lilly Endowment Inc. has extended its matching gifts program until Sept. 30, 2021, or until the match is met. For every $1 given to our community endowment unrestricted funds, the Endowment will provide a $2 match. These types of funds support our competitive grants.”

The following agencies and programs were awarded grants from community endowment unrestricted funds:

$3,300 to Camp Tecumseh YMCA to purchase materials to complete the construction of an outdoor pavilion. The pavilion will be used across all programs, especially summer camps and the Outdoor Education program.

$17,375 to Carroll County Chamber FIVE will provide partial funding to replace the roof on the building purchased for the purpose of housing the Rural Innovation Network (RIN) Center in Delphi.
$8,000 to the Carroll County Council on Aging (CCCoA) provides support to help purchase an additional vehicle. CCCoA provides transportation services for seniors and the disabled in Carroll County. The organization transports clients who are homebound or otherwise without access to a vehicle to medical appointments and other health/wellness related checks.

$6,315 to the L & A Park Foundation will be used to purchase materials for the construction of one ball field dugout.

$5,000 to the Town of Burlington for the Burlington Community Park Board will provide support to update the exterior (roof) of the Burlington Community Park Building. This is the final phase of a four-year plan to upgrade the building. The building is rented for weekend activities such as family gatherings, wedding receptions and funeral dinners.

The following nonprofit agencies were awarded rapid response grants during 2020:

Carroll County Community Center - $1,000
Food Finders Food Bank - $2,000
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry - $2,000
Mental Health America - $2,000
United Fund of Carroll County - $5,000

Grants awarded through Friends of Carroll County nonprofit drawing:

Carroll County Food Pantry                    $   833
Carroll County Religious Education       $1,333
Flora Community Club                            $   833

The Carroll County Community Foundation, established in 1997, is a not-for-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of local citizens. The purpose of the Foundation is to serve the interests of donors, to make grants and to act as a catalyst around issues of community importance in Carroll County.  For details about making a charitable gift or establishing a permanent endowment fund to benefit a charitable organization or interest in Carroll County, please contact the Carroll County Community Foundation at (800) 964-0508 or visit the Web site at

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