Our Mission is to develop endowments that will greatly improve the quality of life for Jennings County residents in perpetuity; to provide responsible stewardship of those gifts; to promote leadership in addressing community issues; and to make grants in fields of community service, social service, education, health, environment and the arts.
The Jennings County Community Foundation awarded over $2500.00 in classroom education grants in 2008. Each year the foundation awards class room grants to local teachers to implement creative ideas in programming and/or projects which would otherwise not be funded. The grants are intended to stimulate students learning via creative and engaging initiatives.
NVE first grade teacher Shannon McFall accepts a classroom grant check from Program Director, Ruth Adrian.
2008 Classroom Grants: Three third grade classrooms at Sand Creek Elementary. One Class was awarded a grant for reading and language art sets, math power set and American history kit. Twenty additional third graders will benefit from a grant for a math skills activity that also involved their parents; and another 18 students will enjoy enhanced language/math activity.
Twenty fourth graders at Sand Creek will participate in a writing program funded by a Classroom grant.
North Vernon Elementary School was awarded a grant for a reading program.
North Vernon Elementary students, grades one through six, enjoyed a reading incentive fall festival that was funded from a Classroom Grant. Eight hundred students participated in the festival.