As a result of its competitive grant cycle, the Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC) recently awarded $87,971.00 in grants to thirteen 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations serving Crawford County residents. While not all organizations have an office in Crawford County, the CFCC confirmed that services are provided to residents here.

Angela Leonard, CFCC Grants Chairwoman and Board of Directors Chairwoman said, “Grants were awarded to the following organizations in two categories, open (unrestricted) grants and education grants. The committee carefully reviewed and evaluated each proposal, then met together to discuss awards. This was not an easy task. We recognize each nonprofit that applied as a partner with the CFCC in providing for needs of our community. They help our community members with all aspects of human services. The CFCC is proud to work alongside them!”

“Each grant committee person struggles through the needs of our community as they review the proposals, said Laken Fraime. “Our volunteers represent every facet of Crawford County and we are grateful for each one of them.”

CFCC 2022-2023 Competitive Unrestricted Grant Cycle

The CFCC received eight competitive unrestricted grant requests totaling $61,997.00. $21,977.00 was awarded to six different 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

NonprofitProjectName of Unrestricted Fund from which the grant was awarded
Crawford County Solid Waste Management DistrictElectronics Amnesty DaysMilton and Ruth Roggenkamp Family Unrestricted, C. A. Poling, and Donald R. Standiford
CHOICES Life Resource CenterTech for Parenting Resource Program/Marengo CenterGIRLS, Giving Circle  and GIRLS – 500 Women’s Project
English Food PantryRefrigeration NeedsCFCC Founder’s – Charter Member Society and Earl E. Harbeson & Ronald J. Knies Grantmaking
Giving Recovery a Chance Everyday, Inc.Recovery Samaritan LegalCFCC Founder’s – Charter Member Society
Lincoln Hills Development CorporationEmergency Preparedness KitsPaul Sanders  and Donald R. Standiford
Personal Counseling ServicesMental Health Services in the Crawford County JailSchulz/Schultz Family Charitable , Siler McClain , and C. A. Poling
Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center CoalitionCenter on 5thCFCC Challenge

CFCC 2022-2023 Competitive Education Grant Cycle Recipients

The CFCC received eight competitive education grant requests totaling $80,994.00. Seven proposals received a total of $65,994.00.

Nonprofit OrganizationProjectName of Fund from which the grant was awarded
Boys & Girls Club of Harrison-Crawford CountiesClub Safety ProjectCFCC Educational Attainment Endowment
Crawford County Community School CorporationRad Science Skateboard Build ProgramRoggenkamp Family Endowment for S.T.E.M. Awareness and Donald R. Standiford
South Crawford Elementary SchoolPositive Behavior SupportsCFCC Educational Attainment Endowment
Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship ProgramConnections, Solutions, AwarenessMaking Generosity Last Forever
Vincennes University Jasper Campus FoundationScholastic Excellence AwardCFCC Educational Attainment Endowment
West Crawford Elementary SchoolPBIS Kick StartCFCC Educational Attainment Endowment  and Making Generosity Last Forever
West Crawford Elementary SchoolPlaygroundCFCC Educational Attainment Endowment

The CFCC is committed to raising more unrestricted funds so that we can meet the needs of our nonprofit sector. Anyone reading this can make a contribution to one of our unrestricted funds, which are used for community grantmaking. For as little as $5,000, you can create your own named, unrestricted fund. Several new funds have been created over the past few years, but a lot more contributions are needed to meet the needs in Crawford County. For a complete listing of our funds, go to

If you have any questions about how to donate, what endowment funds are, or if you want to know how to make a gift from your personal donor advised fund, contact the CFCC’s executive director, Christine Harbeson at, (812) 365-2900 or (812) 734-4852.