LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., September 25, 2019 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation (DCRTF) for its Educator Grant/Award Program.  

Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Jim Stock, left, delivers a $1,000 grant check to the members of the Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation (from left) Janet Hornbach, Shirley Bocock, Jo Sloan, Jim Pierce, Betty Bourquein and Dennis Bourquein. The DCF grant will support the organization’s Educator Grant/Award program.

In a continuing effort to make an impact in the Dearborn County community, DCF is awarding 15 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2019. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members is recommending a grant. The source of the total of $15,000 in grants is the Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Funds, established by donors to provide flexibility to DCF’s Board and staff to address changing needs in the community over the years.  

The $1,000 grant to the DCRTF was recommended by DCF Board member and retired educator Jim Stock of New Alsace. Making a recommendation to support the program that awards funds to teachers for classroom materials was an easy one for Stock.

“I’ve seen this program in action before and it can make a huge difference for a special project that a teacher wants to do on the classroom, but school funds may not be available,” said Stock. “All teachers in Dearborn County, whether they teach in public or private schools, are eligible to apply for these monetary awards through the association.”

Anyone can make a contribution to an unrestricted endowment at DCF and help make impact grants like the 15 DCF Board members are recommending in 2019. Thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII initiative, DCF is able to provide a $2-for-$1 match ($2 match for $1 donation) for contributions to any new or existing unrestricted endowment funds at the Foundation. For a list of the unrestricted endowments and to learn more about the Foundation, 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 about other giving options.