Yearly Archives - 2018

Spring 2018 Grant Awards

Ellettsville, IN (April 23, 2018) – In our first spring grant cycle, Smithville Charitable Foundation is proud to announce grant awards totaling $335,744.76 to 32 organizations representing Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, and Sullivan counties. These grants will fund a wide variety of projects, from helping students attend a STEM conference and study large outdoor sculptures, to improving accessibility in homes and buildings. For a full list of these grants, click here: Spring 2018 Grants.

Smithville Charitable Foundation is excited to support creative and passionate leaders who are making a difference in southern and central Indiana. Grants are awarded twice a year through a competitive application and review process. If your nonprofit has an idea for a community project or program, your next opportunity to apply for funds will be this fall, August 1-September 17.

Smithville Charitable Foundation is a private organization, celebrating a decade of grantmaking in 2018. As a private foundation, our grants benefit organizations in the counties served by Smithville Communications – Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties in Indiana. Smithville Charitable Foundation grants approximately $1 million to a variety of causes related to education, health, relief of poverty or distress, and various public organizations.

For more information about Smithville Charitable Foundation, please contact our Interim Director, JoAnna Ness at

2017 Success Stories

Smithville Charitable Foundation is looking ahead to applications for our Spring 2018 grant cycle, but we’re already hearing reports of exciting progress from our 2017 grantees. From purchasing furniture to benefit Lawrence County Arc, to hiring additional medical professionals at Tulip Tree Family Health Care to serve uninsured or under-insured individuals, our grantees kept busy in the last 5 months. Students at McCormick’s Creek learned how to build and launch model rockets in their After School Program, and Friends for Kids of Daviess County held a lifeskills class for students to learn about Fire Safety and Prevention. As many of our current grantees wrap up their work in the next few months, we look forward to sharing many additional stories of community projects that improve quality of life in central and southern Indiana.

If you serve a Smithville Charitable Foundation county and have a great project idea that needs funding, please email us with a grant inquiry or apply online!


View Photos of Grantees Below:

Students learn about fire safety, part of a grant to Friends for Kids of Daviess County
New furniture purchased for Lawrence County Arc, through Knights of Columbus 1166 and Lawrence County Community Foundation
McCormicks Creek After School Program
McCormicks Creek After School Program
Astra Theatre Renovations in Jasper, IN
Updated Bleachers at Owen County 4-H Fairgrounds
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