The Daviess County Community Foundation recently awarded $3,990 in three grants to charitable projects that will positively influence the lives of women and girls in Daviess County.
In February, charitable organizations were invited to apply for funding during the Community Foundation’s 2014 Spring Women’s Fund grant cycle. Notification was made to organizations in May.
Grant awards were presented on June 4 to Washington Community Schools, the Pregnancy Care Center, and the Southwest Indiana Power House for the three different Daviess County projects. The “Girls Need Science Too” project to be conducted by Washington Community Schools is designed to build interest in the different areas of STEM education in girls at North Elementary. The “Girls with Grit Lock In” conducted by Power House provided an evening for 35 new and current students to connect with alumni and volunteers while sharing in fun activities and meaningful messages. The “Sleep Safe” project to be conducted by the Pregnancy Care Center will provide a safer sleep environment for babies served by the agency through the appropriate use of playards.
About the Daviess County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.
A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Board of Trustees, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 127 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.
The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.