AWRENCEBURG, Ind., November 25, 2019 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to Rock Solid Families in support of the organization’s faith-based life coaching services.  

Photo cutline: Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Cherie Maddin, far right, delivers a $1,000 grant to Linda Hutchinson and Merrill Hutchinson of Rock Solid Families. The grant funds will support the organization’s faith-based life coaching services.

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 Community Funds (also known as 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 Rock Solid Families was recommended by DCF Board member Cherie Maddin of Aurora. Maddin said made this grant recommendation because she believes in the mission of Rock Solid Families.  

“This is an organization that offers spiritual guidance and life coaching counseling to address issues experienced in today’s world,” said Maddin. “Merrill and Linda Hutchinson began Rock Solid Families one year ago and have already worked with over 150 families to provide practical advice to help with marriage, family and personal wellness.”

Rock Solid Families’ outreach includes newspaper articles, social media and podcasts that address timely topics such as how to deal with disrespectful children and tips for teens when interviewing for their first job, said Maddin. “I’ve known this couple for many years, “she added. “They are truly an inspiration to me and I’d like to support them with a grant from DCF.”

Anyone can make a contribution to a Community Fund 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 Community Funds at the Foundation. For a list of the Community Funds (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.