Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

May 6, 2013

HCCF awards grants


— More than $30,000 was awarded last Thursday by the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) for cycle one of its 2013 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund grants.

Awarded at the HCCF’s annual celebration dinner, the grants benefit nine charitable organizations that help thousands of Hendricks County residents or add to the county’s quality of life. The next grant cycle, which focuses exclusively on education, gets underway mid-summer.

Cycle one’s recipients and funded projects are Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, $3,000, venison processing for donations of meat to local food pantries; Handicapable Camp, $4,000, camping experience for special needs children; Hendricks County Fire Chiefs Association, $3,000, creating leadership, excellence and integrity within the departments; Hendricks County Honor Guard, $3,000, uniform procurement and maintenance; Hendricks County Senior Services, $5,000, public transportation for older adults; Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, $1,000, planning today to meet tomorrow’s needs; Kingsway Community Care Center, $4,715, dental care expansion through equipment improvement; Leadership Hendricks County, $5,000, adult and youth leadership programming; and The Salvation Army, $2,000, emergency assistance program.