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Cass County Community Foundation
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Grants History

2021 Community Grants Awards: $205,647.50

Cass County 4H Association---$30,400 for a new sound system.
Emmaus Mission Shelter---$25,700 for remodel of homeless shelter  flooring
Cass County Humane Society---$28,917 for air filtration ($11,000)Front entry($6459) and new cause for Paws area ($11,458)
Logansport Parks Foundation--$20,000 for the “grand entry way” to Fairview Playground.
Twelve Mile Community Building---$30,000 new signage
Weekday Religious Education-$20,000 in matching dollars for new bus.
Young America Lions Club---$16,000 for a permanent building at the fair grounds

Total awards for 2021 Competitive Grants are $171,017.00.  
Total  2021 Opportunity Grants are $34,630.50  
Total for 2021 Grant Cycle: $205, 647.50  

2020 Community Grants Awards $151,975

The Salvation Army- $18,000 for a pavilion  
Cass County 4H Association---$35,000 for a new septic system.  
State Theatre Preservation Society-$20,340 for new HVAC Equipment.  
Lewis Cass Alumni Association-$17,500 in matching funds to support construction of a community pavilion  
Cass County Historical Society-$61,135 for flooring throughout the first floor of the new museum building.

2020 $5,000 OR Less Opportunity Grants totaled :$16,312.94

TOTAL 2020 COMMUNITY GRANTS: $168,287.94.

2019 Community Grants Awards   $187,584

      Emmaus Mission Food Pantry-- $36,000 for a walk-in commercial freezer.
Cardinal Services---$10,444 for support of their Experience the Workplace Program for disabled clients. 
Logan’s Landing--$16,140 for completion of the “Immigration Sculpture” to be placed in Heritage Park.
Camelot Care Center--$50,000 for a new playground dedicated to disabled children/specifically designed for children who are wheelchair restricted. 
Cass County 4H Association-$50,000 to be awarded over two years for the new restrooms between the merchants building.
Cass County Family YMCA-$25,000 for the Campaign to Remodel the YMCA. Grant to be made from Phase VII match dollars and at $.50 for every dollar donated. 
Total distribution for recommended competitive grants is: $187, 584

2018 Community Grant Awards   

Servants At Work (SAWS)---  For work with juvenile detention in building and installing handicap ramps in Cass County---$8,000

Emmaus Mission Center--- For a forklift to use at the food pantry. $10,900

(Request was for $8,900 but committee felt they should use the donations in hand for food and other necessities). 

Cass County 4H Association –-- For Goat/Sheep Barn Renovations $27,921

(Request was for $21,587 but committee felt donations already in hand could be used to finish other projects.)

State Theatre Preservation Society--- For new audio/sound equipment update $12,528.51

Total distribution for the four recommended grants at the press conference is: $59,349.51.
Total Community Grants to date for 2018 total $131,474.

2017 Competitive Grant Awards    $111,069.72

Carey Services- for a day center gazebo for clients --- 6,442.00

American Red Cross-  for 250 smoke detectors---$3,000.00
Cass County Council on Aging- for new floor coverings, paint and                                           
and furniture for the senior activity center.---$25,503.90

Caston School Corporation/Cass County 4H-for an Aquaphonic Lab                                    
to grow fish and aquatic plants to be donated to the community.---$6,100.05

Junior Achievement of Cass County- for the classroom programs for grades 3 and 5--- $3,060.00
Lewis Cass Band Boosters- for 120 new band uniforms with a lifespan of 10-15 years---$15,000.00

Salvation Army of Cass County- for purchase of two commercial freezers/refrigerators,        
electrical upgrade and meat.---$11,000.00
Royal Center Food Pantry- for a shed to house the food pantry---$13,388.77

Twelve Mile Community Building-- for new roof and lighting---$27,575.00

2016 Competitive Grants Awards   $79,813.94

Big Brothers Big Sisters     A retractable banner, a table cloth with logo, a fabric banner, and a video---$981.83
Cass County Camelot Foundation    mini bus with 4 wheelchair stations and a wheelchair lift ---$12,500.00
Civic Players  40 new caster wheels, 15 new music stands, and a multiple DVD burner--- $2,846.90
Down Syndrome Indiana, Inc. New Parent Packet Project: Cass County--- $500.00
Emmaus Mission Center Shelter Air Conditioning--- $11,520.00
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry  Processing fees for donated meat for food banks within the county--- $1,000.00
Junior Achievement  Junior Achievement personal finance course materials---$1,525.00 
Logansport Children's Choir Logansport Children's Choir Performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City--- $5,000.00
Mental Health America
State Theatre Preservation Society  Funding for Architectural, Feasibility and Mechanical Study---$2,500.00
Twelve Mile Fire Department  Purchase of New Fire Engine--- $25,000.00
Young America Volunteer Fire Department  Versatile Extrication Equipment---$10,382.21
Peak Community Services Habilitation Technology Upgrade--- $5,901.55

Total Amount Awarded           $79,813.94

2015 Competitive Grants

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County   Computers and accessories ----$1,446.00 

Cass County Arts Alliance  Two Rivers Arts and Music Festival--- $20,000.00
Cass County Carousel    New drive unit for carousel ---$18,600.00
Cass County Fire District One    Hurst Edraulic Extrication tools ---$22,705.00
Cass County Firefighters Association  Water, ice chests, heaters, sump pumps, discharge hoses--- -$1,056.00
Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections  Greenhouse expansion---$9,913.86
Civic Players of Logansport   New microphones and transmitters---$10,008.00
Emmaus Mission Center, Inc. Steel bed frames and bed bug resistant covers--- $5,500.00
Friends of the Panhandle Pathway   Asphalt crack melter applicator,  a wheeled blower---$1,200.00
Junior Achievement of Cass County  JA Our Nation program for 3rd grade students--- $4,960.00
Royal Center-Boone Twp. Public Library  2  Kindle Paperwhite devices, 2 Kindle Fire devices, and 2 Apple iPad devices for circulation---$1,305.92
Southeastern Buddy Bags, Inc.  Startup funding for students in 7th and 8th grade to receive a bag of nutritional food each weekend ---$5,605.00 

2014 Community Grant Awards   $90,484

Young America Fire Dept.- $23,000 -  safety turn-out gear for the volunteers

Logansport Children’s Choir- $10,000 – Canada Northeastern Tour         

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Dept.-$24,000- Rescue Utility Vehicle 

AIM-$8884- Project Priority I Sidewalks 

Logansport Cherub Softball League-$4000 -new scoreboard

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Dept.-$10,600- new windows Rea Park Pavilion and green space

Logansport Babe Ruth –$4,000- safety fencing

Salvation Army-$6,000 - food supplies  

2013 Community Grant Awards $90,014

Cass County 4H Association- $17,625 - for building renovations at the 4H Community Center 

Lewis Cass Band Boosters- $15,000 – for a new equipment building 

Twelve Mile Community Center- $23,319 for renovations 

Domestic Violence Taskforce-$820-laptop and software

Pulaski Health Foundation/Friends of the Panhandle Pathway--$9250 challenge match for trail equipment

Young America Lions Club/Lewis Cass FFA-$24,000 for a new greenhouse to provide educational experience and produce for local food pantries.

2012 Community Grant Awards $87,765

Junior Achievement - $4260 - personal finance program to be taught at LHS during 2012-2013 school year

The Cass County Carousel - $10,000 - for replacement of East and West garage doors 

Harrison Twp Volunteer Fire Dept - $6,000 - for thermal imaging equipment 

Special Olympics - $6,000 - for new uniforms and equipment 

Walton Lions Club/Walton Main Street - $4,000 for new roof on Lion's Den

Cardinal Services - $3855- for tablet computers, cases

Cass County 4H Llama/Alpaca Club-$3650- for new llama/alpaca barn

CLEAR - $10,000 - laptops for mobile lab for ESL classroom

Cass County 4H/Logan's Landing/Cass County Arts Alliance/Logansport Parks - $40,000 - for community portage stage

2011 Community Grant Awards $76,820

AIM Park-$26,074.96 for Phase I of the complex sidewalk project 

The Cass County YMCA-$4,000.00 for Hi-Y club 

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department-$7,346.00 for emergency generator 

Logansport Art Association-$9,670.00 for improvements to studio and a heat pump 

Junior Achievement-$1,500.00 for JA Our Nation Program for 5th graders 

Cass County Council on Aging-$12,360.00 for handicap accessible automatic door and $1,800.00 for dishwasher 

Mental Health Association-$5,300.00 for weed-eaters, snow thrower, refrigerator, freezer and television 

Royal Center Lions Club-$3,500.00 for picnic tables and paint

Walton Library-$5,000.00 for additional computers  


2010 Community Grants Total $79,484

The Salvation Army-$14,250 for security & alarm system & ADA standard restrooms for new building

Galveston Fire Department-$5,000 for equipment modernization 

Logan?s Landing & Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections-$5,000 for greenhouse and planter projects 

Lucerne Lions Club-$9,467 for basketball court 

LHS Music Booster-$4,450 for percussion replacement 

*Grissom Air Museum-$10,000 for paved trail around outdoor displays* (matching grant if the museum obtains same amount from Howard and Miami Community Foundations)

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department-$5,000 emergency generator 

Logansport Youth Baseball-$13,322 for safety netting 

Walton Main Street Organization & Friends of the Walton Library-$4,000 for equipment for Wi-Fi service at library 

Emmaus Mission Center, Inc.-$9,000 for complete 2009 audit 

*Recipient organization unable to complete original project; allocated monies were returned to CCCF for future grants

2009 Community Grants Total $54,450

Emmaus Mission Center, Inc. - $16,50 for new roof at Benevolence Center 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Inc. - $1500 - for expansion of their Middle School Local Hero Mentoring Program

Cass County Family YMCA - $9000 - for security system 

Cass County Humane Society - $10,000 - to be used toward the construction of a new animal shelter

Cass County 4-H Fair Association - $7450 - for artist rendering pertaining to the renovation of the 4-H Community Center building. 

Walton Youth League - $10,000 - for ADA compliant concrete pad, bleachers and canopy at the ballpark facility.

2008 Community Grants Total $67,912.95

Cass County Family Y - $9,000 - for playground equipment 

Food Finders Food Bank - $2,000 - for food delivery to Cass County 

Friends of Walton Library - $10,000 - for urban park project 

Galveston Youth League - $10,000 - for phase I ADA improvements 

Kiwanis Club of Logansport - $1,975 - for Book Readers & Horn Blowers performance

Literacy Volunteers of Cass County - $2,400 - for computer database 

Logan's Landing Association - $15,815 - for greenhouse for Community Corrections 

Logansport Children's Choir - $10,000 - for Salzburg Choral Festival 

Special Olympics Cass County - $6,722.95 - for equipment & uniforms 

2007 Community Grants Total $61,295

AIM (Adolescent Intramural Mentoring)-$11,550.00 for restroom tank & foundation 

Cass County Arts Council-$10,800.00 for Med Flory Jazz Festival

Cass County Veterans Council-$2,600.00 for World War II Vets database

Domestic Violence Task Force-$3,750.00 for high school programs 

Friends of Walton Library-$12,000.00 for computer server 

Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails-$5,193.00 for fitness circuit 

Kiwanis Club-$1,702.00 for Book Readers & Horn Blowers performance 

Memorial Hospital Foundation-$8,700.00 for 1000 Pedometers for "Step It Up 2007" 

Sangralea Valley-$5,000.00 for playground 


2006 Community Grants Total $55,438.94

AIM/Columbia Elementary-$2,500.00 for "Gotta Go!" college presentation 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County-$3,000.00 for after school programs at 2 schools 

Cass County Emergency Medical Services-$5,000.00 two stair chairs for emergency evacuations 

Cass County Chapter of the American Red Cross-$5,659.00 for CPR training mannequins 

Cass County Historical Society/Logansport Fire Dept.-$5,000.00 for restoration of 1873 fire engine 

Civic Players of Logansport-$2,189.94 for tools for designing & building sets 

Food Finders Food Bank-$1,000 for food delivery to Cass County 

Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails-$2,965.00 for "Studio of Dreams" computer lab 

Literacy Volunteers-$1,000.00 for Family Literacy Days 

Little Turtle Waterway-$5,225.00 for cleaning & repairs 

Logan's Landing-$2,500.00 for hanging baskets & flowerpots 

Logansport Art Association-$6,800.00 for Adventures in Art Youth program 

Logansport Children's Choir-$2,000.00 for Vermont Choir Festival 

Special Olympics of Cass County-$1,600 for boccie ball equipment 

Youth Services Alliance-$9,000 for Chief Logan bus for transporting youth 


2005 Community Grants TOTAL $42,524.00

AIM (Adolescent Intramural Mentoring)-$4,269.00 for ball field fence & storage barn (full amount requested)

Four County Counseling Center-$445.00for My Turn Youth Volunteerism Projects (partial grant)

Girl Scouts Tribal Trails-$7,000 for yurt (camp building) (full amount requested)

Habitat for Humanity-$2,500.00 for construction trailer (partial grant)

Kiwanis Club-$1,582.00 for Book Readers & Horn Blowers performance (matching grant 2 to 1) 

*LEDF-$10,000.00 for electronic billboard/economic development* (full amount requested)

Logansport Memorial Hospital-$3,000.00 for Latino Health Summit (partial grant)

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department-$13,728.00 for extrication equipment (matching grant 2 to 1)

* Recipient organization unable to complete original project; allocated monies were returned to CCCF for future grants

2004 Community Grants Total $19,173.53

Cass County 4-H Association-$5000.00 for paving project 

Character Counts-$1,500.00 for school banners only

Domestic Violence Task Force-$1,113.83 for digital cameras to document abuse 

Food Finders-$1069.20 for food delivery program 

Memorial Hospital Foundation-$5,000.00 for River Bluff Trail project 

Peak (Woodlawn)-$2,790.00 for group home kitchen & dining supplies 

Pioneer Youth League-$2,000.00 for ball field fence 

United Way -$700.00 for community

2003 Community Grants Total $11,434

Civic Players of Logansport-$1,680 for 6 microphones $1680 

4-H Horse & Pony Club-$5,000.00 for arena improvements 

Kiwanis Club of Logansport-$1,254.00 for "Book Readers & Horn Blowers" program

Logansport Art Association-$3,500.00 for downtown mural project 


2002 CCCF Grant Projects Total $45,278

Woodlawn Center (PEAK) - $2,500.00 - for computers/printers

Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails (CCFY) - $2,416.00 - for Zink the Zebra Diversity Project

Carey Services Inc. - $1,000 - for handicapped lift

Cass County Arts Council - $890.00 - for marketing/brochures

Donley Chess Center (CCFY) - $672.00 - for youth chess program

Weekday Religious Education - $10,000 - for new bus

Special Olympics of Cass County (CCFY) - $6,150.00 - for athletic uniforms

Arrowhead RC&D (CCFY) - $1,350.00 - for Berry Patch project

Baptist Temple (CCFY) - $8,000.00 - for skate park enhancement

C.A.S.A. (CCFY) - $1,800.00 - for marketing/volunteers

Logan's Landing - $5,000.00 - for Light Up Logansport Parade

Cass County Historical Society - $5,500.00 - for local history book 

2001 Grants Total $50,372.00

Domestic Violence Task Force - $1,772.00 - for educational pamphlet

Iron Horse - $5,000.00 - for new marketing/parade float

Humane Society-$11,500.00 - for feasibility study

Teen Pregnancy/Aids Prevention - $2,000.00 - for website for student education

Logansport Youth Baseball - $4,000.00 - for new scoreboard at Fairview Park

Emmaus Mission - $25,000.00 - matching grant to complete electrical wiring at mission

Civic Players - $1,100.00 - matching grant to purchase new keyboard