Community foundation of Howard County Awards Grants

Nonprofit organizations awarded more than $39,200 in first half of 2021

Sept. 10, 2021 – The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded more than $39,200 in competitive grants during the first half of 2021.

 “These grants follow the wishes of our donors by supporting Howard County,” said Joe Dunbar, chairman of the Community Foundation of Howard County Grants Committee.  “We thank them for having the foresight to anticipate that community needs should be supported now and in the future through endowed funds.  Since our beginning in 1991, donor generosity has enabled the Foundation to grant approximately $13.3 million to nonprofits during its 30-year history. As we look ahead to the next 30 years, the Foundation will continue its charitable mission to help our communities.”

The following agencies and programs were awarded grants during the first half of 2021:

$2,500 to the American Red Cross provides support for home fire relief efforts in Howard County. The funds will be used to provide response and recovery services to families this year by training Disaster Action Team members.

$2,000 to Carver Community Center will be used towards providing wireless internet access to the Carver Community Center for use by students doing their homework.

$3,230 to Curtain Call Theater for Children was used for the summer production of Disney's Little Mermaid.

$10,000 to the Howard County Historical Society provides funding for the "Porte Cochere Repair" project. Funds will assist in raising $50,000 for a Historic Preservation Grant that requires a $1 for $1 match. The covered porch-like structure on the west side of the mansion, a National Landmark, requires repairs to ensure the integrity of the structure into the future.

$6,500 to the Kokomo Civic Theater will be used to install an ADA compliant restroom and a new HVAC system for the theater space.

$5,000 to the Kokomo Park Band supports numerous community activities offered throughout the year including the July concerts, a Labor Day concert, a Winter Concert in February and four concerts in June 2022.

$10,000 to Narrow Gate Horse Ranch for pasture fencing at their new property that will provide year-round availability to help at-risk students through therapeutic experiences with horses.

The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit public charity in
March 1991. The Foundation seeks to serve donors and make grants to benefit the citizens of Howard County.  For more information about the Community Foundation, contact Greg Aaron at (765) 454-7298 or The Web site contains information about making gifts to endowment funds, scholarships and grantmaking. 


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