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Strengthening Owen County Communities


Notable Partnerships

Area 10 Agency on Aging

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc

Rev 20, Inc. 

Spencer Exchange Club

Spencer Lions Club

Spencer Pride

Spencer Main Street

OCCF Supports Philanthropy

2021 Grantees

  • Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. - Alpha Delta Chapter: Fundraising item purchase

  • Rev 20, Inc.: Scholarship for Chamber of Commerce membership

  • ​Spencer Exchange Club: 2021 Bikes for Tykes program

  • Spencer Lions Club: Equipment purchase


  • Spencer Main Street: Christmas at the Square capital goods purchase

25th Annivesary Grants

Special 25th Anniversary Grants

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4-H Fishing Team

To commemorate our 25 years of service to the community, the Owen County Community Foundation announced that we will distribute $25,000 in awards to 25 local charities and non-profits in special one-time $1,000 grants. The nonprofits were chosen by volunteer members of the board of directors, volunteers on the Grants Committee, and staff members.


“We wanted to show our gratitude for the local charities and non-profits in Owen County,” said Mark Rogers, former OCCF president. “In our 25 year history, our non-profit partners have done wonderful work in partnership with the Foundation. We just wanted to find a way to say thanks and celebrate this great partnership.”


When selecting these special grant recipients, the OCCF volunteers and staff considered groups and organizations that they see making a positive difference in Owen County, groups that represent a well-run organization, or groups that have a good focus on their mission. Some of the recipients were also chosen because they are considered very popular in the view of the general public.

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Gosport Waterfront Project

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New Beginnings, Crisis Pregnancy Center

25th Anniversary Grantees

4-H Fishing Team

Area 10 Adult Guardianship Program

Cataract VFD

Coal City VFD

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Freedom/Franklin Township VFD

Gosport Riverfront Project

Gosport Town Hall - Remodel Project

Gosport VFD

Historic Tivoli Theatre

New Beginnings, Crisis Pregnancy Center

OVMS - Backpack Buddies

Owen County 4-H Council

Owen County Fair Association

Owen County Garden Club

Owen County Public Library - Digital Library

Owen County YMCA - Child Care Program

Owen Valley FFA

Owen Valley High School Academic Super Bowl Team

Patricksburg VFD

Riverside Cemetery

Susie's Place Advocacy Center

The Sanctuary at Browning Farms

Veteran's Park

Weekday Religious Education

Past and Present Grant Stories

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