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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Zionsville Community Enrichment Grant Committee awards fall grants

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The Town of Zionsville’s Community Enrichment Grant Committee awarded the second round of grants since the Zionsville Community Enrichment Grant program launched in January of 2021. Six local non-profits were awarded grants totaling $20,900. Combined with the first-round grants, a total of $120,000 has been infused into the community in 2021.

The local non-profits that received funding are: Boys and Girls Club of Boone County ($2,000 grant), Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding ($4,000 grant), Rachael’s First Week ($5,000 grant), Watch Us Farm ($3,500 grant), Zionsville Cultural District ($2,500 grant) and Zionsville Parks Foundation ($3,900 grant).  

Funding will go toward a diverse mix of projects that promote Zionsville. There is funding for transportation, mental health, educating high school seniors, supporting adults with disabilities, public art and investing in a new non-profit.

“The Town of Zionsville continues to prioritize investing in our local non-profits through the Zionsville Community Enrichment Grant,” said Mayor Emily Styron. “These grants bring new opportunities for innovation that will add to the vibrant culture of our town.” 

The Community Enrichment Grant Committee is made up of five community members: Scott Condes, Lauren Hernandez-DeCrane, Jennifer Cross, Wendy Schrepferman and Ed Thomas. Three members are appointed by the mayor and two are appointed by the Town Council majority.

Applications for grant funding in 2022 will be accepted starting in January. Non-profits located in Boone County and serving Zionsville residents and businesses are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit www.zionsville-in.gov/communitygrant.  

Zionsville Community Enrichment Grant fall awardees:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Boone County: To repair, wrap and/or inspect a new bus to transport children.   
  • Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding: To purchase a trailer to transport two miniature horses.  
  • Rachael’s First Week: To produce “SafeTEA” Podcasts.  
  • Watch Us Farm: To garden, including the cost of seeds, fertilizer, field preparation, labor, planting and harvesting. 
  • Zionsville Cultural District: To create Pop Up Art in Zionsville’s byways.  
  • Zionsville Parks Foundation: To develop a logo, website and marketing materials.   

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