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OCCF Awards 25th Anniversary Grants


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.”

Gosport Waterfront Project

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 New Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Center also chosen because they are considered very popular in the view of the general public.


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


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