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Strengthening Owen County Communities


Notable Projects

Johnson Nichols Health Clinic

Owen County Family YMCA

Owen County Infant Safety Team

Riley Children's Hospital

Summerfield Health Care Center

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

OCCF Supports Health & Wellness

2021 Grantees

  • Owen County Family YMCA: Designated grant from Jim Vance Owen County YMCA Fund

  • Summerfield Health Care Center: Designated grant from O’Connor Family Fund

Family YMCA Makes a Splash in Owen County

$1 Million Grant for OC Family YMCA Facilitated by OCCF in 1999

The Owen County Community Foundation has been involved in several large-scale projects in Owen County; however, the largest project from a funding perspective was the construction of an eight-lane community swimming pool which was the first step towards the multi-purpose fitness facility which morphed into the Owen County Family YMCA. This was all made possible through a partnership with Lilly Endowment Inc and GIFT Phase IV in which a $1 million grant was issued for this project. Further support was met from Jim and Sally Vance, of Spencer, who pledged a donation of $400,000 towards this groundbreaking project. 

Past and Present Grant Stories

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Summerfield Health Care Center

Established in 2017, the O'Connor Family Fund has grown exponentially and granted nearly $2,500 to patients

In a youth philanthropy first for your OCCF, Owen Valley senior, Regan O'Connor, chose raising funds to establish a new fund as her Patriot Expo project. Patriot Expo is a multi-year project and write-up that all Owen Valley students are required to complete in order to graduate. Regan worked on various fund-raising efforts to create The O'Connor Family Fund to assist local Huntington's Disease (HD) patients with expenses for personal items and activities. The annual grant will go to Summerfield Health Care Center, a local facility that specializes in care of Huntington's Disease. This fund was created to honor her dad who suffered from Huntington's Disease and was a resident of this nursing home before his passing in 2017. 

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