LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., December 2, 2019 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to the Rivertown Quilters Guild in support of their Quilts of Valor program for Dearborn County veterans.

Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Karen Blasdel, left, delivers a $1,000 grant check to Rivertown Quilters Guild’s Marilyn Fowler. The DCF grant monies will support the organization’s Quilts of Valor program for veterans.

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 Rivertown Quilters Guild was recommended by DCF Board Member Karen Blasdel of Miller Township. The organization makes and gives quilts to cover and comfort local veterans, and Blasdel has been personally touched by the Quilts of Valor program.

“I think it is very important that we honor all of our veterans and show our appreciation to each and every one who has served our country. This program lets each of the veterans and their families know that their service to our country has not gone unnoticed,” said Blasdel. “This year, the program honored my dad, who is a World War II veteran. Not only was it a special recognition to him, but to his extended family as well. It is a wonderful program and I hope that this grant can help them honor every veteran who deserves our thanks and gratitude for their service.”

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.