RSRF awards over $243K in grants

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $243,290 in 17 new grants in the fourth quarter of 2017. These grants included:
 $36,000 to Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward a student-developed outdoor courtyard and other projects;

 $39,322 to Dearborn & Ohio County Prosecutor’s Special Crimes Unit for the purchase of a surveillance vehicle and equipment;

 $5,000 to Ohio County Convention, Tourism, & Visitors Commission toward the purchase of a portable trailer;

 $5,000 to Special Olympics Indiana toward the purchase of a refrigerator and freezer;

 $1,000 to Ohio County Public Library toward an expansion of its collection;

 $9,499 to South Dearborn Community School Corporation for the purchase of a Google Expedition kit;

 $16,000 to Napoleon Community Recreation & Restoration toward tuck pointing and other renovations;

 $40,000 to Batesville Fire & Rescue toward the purchase of cardiac monitors;

 $2,500 to Southeastern Indiana YMCA toward the purchase of a NuStep cross training bike;

 $16,000 to Southern Ripley County Emergency Life Squad toward the remount of an ambulance;

 $6,900 to Town of Osgood for the purchase of a skid steer implement;

 $5,000 to Osgood Public Library toward the purchase and installation of security cameras;

 $5,000 to Batesville Community School Corporation toward artist fees for World Percussion Week;

 $5,000 to St. Louis School toward the purchase of wireless microphones;

 $16,069 to Town of Versailles toward the purchase of a GPS location system, as well as matching state funds;

 $30,000 to Holton Police Department toward the replacement of the current police cruiser; and

 $5,000 to Kids Discovery Factory toward the purchase of a mobile exhibit.

Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at, and can be emailed to