LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Wednesday, April 20, 2018 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 Lauren Hill Make A Difference Grant to the Dearborn County Clearinghouse for Emergency Aid’s “Sacks of Snacks” program to help elementary age students who go without enough food on weekends.
As a part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration, DCF is awarding 20 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2018. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members gets to recommend a grant and then five lucky attendees to the DCF 20th Anniversary Dinner in late July will be randomly drawn to recommend a $1,000 grant.
The $1,000 grant to the Sacks of Snacks program was recommended by DCF Board member Jada Ankenbauer. “The Clearinghouse is a great organization that has an incredible impact on so many people in need in our community,” said Ankenbauer. “Sacks of Snacks is making a difference for children who sometimes go without regular meals.”
For 20 years, DCF, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity, has helped donors’ dreams come true by safeguarding endowments for the community through contributions large and small. Grants awarded by the Dearborn Community Foundation support the needs and interests in Dearborn County in the fields of Art, Culture and Humanities, Community and Public Benefit, Education, Environment and Animal Protection, Human Services, Public Safety and Youth Programs.
In January 2009, DCF received the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability: the seal of approval from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program operated by the Council on Foundations (COF), a national professional association based in Washington, D.C. DCF was reconfirmed for the National Standards by the COF in 2014.
To learn more about DCF, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org. If you are interested in making a contribution to DCF, visit our website’s “Give Now” page to donate on line and to learn other giving options.