Special Grants awarded by Decatur County United Fund

Another way Decatur County United Fund invests in the community is through special grants to
meet specific needs and fuel special projects. United Fund awarded $51,088 in special grants to
15 of their current community partners at its recent Board of Director’s meeting.
The 2023 special grants were awarded due to the success of the 2022 Campaign. The grants
provide funding for short-term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in
the community.
“The amount of this year’s grants shows the benefit of giving to the Decatur County United
Fund, but also how much more we can do with additional dollars from the campaign.” United
Fund Executive Director, Joane Cunningham, shared. “Each agency was eligible to receive up to
$4,000. These dollars are very beneficial to the many non-profits that applied for the special
grant. Budget cuts and other reductions in funding are a constant struggle for many partners.”
The 2023 Special Grant recipients are:
Advocates for Children $4,000 for mileage reimbursement in Decatur County for staff Guardian
ad Litem and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to visit children in their foster homes
and other placements;
American Red Cross $2,000 to install 100 smoke alarms over a 12-month period;
Carousel Play and Learn Center for $3,035 to upgrade their security access panel and
monitoring system;
Catch a Ride $4,000 to help with fuel purchases in Decatur County;
Champions of Youth $2,000 to help cover salary expenditures;
Children’s Advocacy Center $4,000 to support the Education Prevention Program in the
Greensburg schools K-12 grades;
Community Healthcare Clinic $4,000 to help cover monthly rent;
Girl Scouts $3,000 to cover program troop kits and the Community Action Network;
Greensburg Community Bread of Life $4,000 to help cover salaries;
Head Start $4,000 to purchase educational materials to use within the classroom and
Human Services received $4,000 to purchase food for the food pantry;
Our Hospice $3,965 to purchase two CADD pump “in home units” to be used for training
purposes for their RN staff;
Speranza House $3,588 to purchase MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) workbooks and an
annual subscription to their Onestep software for record keeping;

Turning Point $1,500 for client assistance in their Emergency Residential Shelter or non-
residential programming;
Decatur County Family YMCA $4,000 towards the replacement of the pool area condenser and
evaporator unit.
Special grant dollars are in addition to the regular community investment/allocation given to
the many funded partners of the Decatur County United Fund.
To continue the valued work of the agencies, individuals and businesses can give to the United
Fund anytime throughout the year by simply mailing a check to the United Fund. The mailing
address is 108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240 and the contact number is
812-663-3342. Like us on Facebook and check our website at www.dcuf.com for more

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