LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., December 23, 2019 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to the Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrenceburg in support of its Man 2 Man male mentoring 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 recomding 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 Pregnancy Care Center was recommended by DCF Board Treasurer Bill
Ward of St. Leon, who says the Man 2 Man program is designed to help males grow and become strong men and leaders in their families, workplaces and community.
“This occurs through free, one-on-one coaching on being a dad and other life skills that are necessary in family life today. It comes through practical guidance and advice from men who have been there,” said Ward. “Why do I think this is a good program? Because I am one of these volunteer coaches and have seen the value it brings to many men and their families.”
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.