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Miami County Community Foundation Awards First Grants of 2016

Ivy Tech Community College
Ole Olsen's Children's Theatre Workshop
Circus City Festival

In addition to the two initial grants already awarded, the Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) has awarded a grant of $2,700 to Ivy Tech Community College’s Peru site. This is the first year of the MCCF’s “no-deadline” approach to grantmaking.

Ivy Tech will use the grant for their Ivy Tech Building Beautification Process, which includes general landscaping along the main entrance to the Ivy Tech Community College in Peru. Additional landscaping will be done along the north side of the Peru campus. Plans include removal of an overgrown pine tree and several tree stumps, and the planting of arborvitae, shrubs, flowering trees, and mulched flower beds. Ivy Tech staff hopes to enhance the campus’s appearance to make it more inviting and community-friendly.

Ivy Tech began offering courses in Peru during the fall semester of 2006. The Peru site offers courses in general education, nursing, and culinary arts.

Prior 2016 grants include a grant of $1,000, which was presented to Ole Olsen's Children's Theatre Workshop (CTW) for William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" as part of CTW's "Shake it Up with Shakespeare" and a grant of $2,500 to Circus City Festival to help paint the outside of the Circus City building on 7th street. The north side of the building is adorned with murals painted by Peru High School arts students, and that side of the building will not be changed.

The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) will award additional grants throughout the year through this new process.

“When seeking grants from the Community Foundation, some organizations were restricted by the time frame of their project and the deadlines of our applications,” said Connie Cutler, MCCF Director of Development.
“By opening the process throughout the year, we hope to better serve agencies and encourage them to apply at any time during the year,” Cutler continued.

All grant projects must be charitable in nature. Applications can be found here.

For more information about the granting process, visit the MCCF grant page, contact Connie Cutler at 765-475-2859, or Associate Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Corinne Becknell Lucas at 574-223-2227.


Swing Against Melanoma (S.A.M.) Golf Benefit

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S.A.M Foundation online

The S.A.M Foundation will host its 8th annual golf tournament July 30, 2016 at Rock Hollow Golf Club.

The entry fee is $100 per person, or $400 per four-some.
This fee includes range balls, lunch, green fees, cart, gifts,
contests, and awards programs. You can also contribute
by serving as a sponsor.

Download the Registration Form below. To pay for your register or to make a donation online:

• Click on "Make a Donation" on the left hand side of the page
• Click on "General Donation"
• Under "Type of Gift" where is says "Please Include Your Fund Designation (required)" enter into this section all relevant info so that we know what you are paying for a single golfer, foursome- please include names of your teammates, sponsoring a hole or making a donation.
• Click "Donate"
• You then can complete your transaction by entering your credit card info or using your paypal account

pdf Download Registration and visit the S.A.M Foundation website for more information.