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On Thursday at Huntingburg Elementary The Dubois County Community Foundation presented the largest grant of their 12 days of giving to the Huntingburg/Holland Music program. The music program is lead by Kim Wirthwein who has been teaching at the school for the last 6 years. Wirthwein was very appreciative and surprised to have been chosen for the 10,000 dollar grant. She expressed what music means for children and humanity the same…

 

The community foundation grant is the culmination of 12 Days of Giving, a granting blitz that kicked off on December 8. Nona Baker who is the Associate Director for The Community Foundation discussed what it took to receive the grant…

 

 

The music program and children will benefit greatly from the grant and Kim Wirthwein shared what the plans are for the money…

 

 

 

 

 

Grants are an important part of the community foundations interaction and purpose with in the community and Nona Baker highlighted what they can mean for generations to come…

 

 

 

Leading up to the $10,000 grant, 21 organizations received a $1,000 grant. These organizations were then eligible for a public vote that took place on Facebook. A total of $31,000 was granted to local charities through the 12 Days of Giving initiative. This year’s nonprofits were selected by volunteers of the Community Foundation. Clayton Boyles, Community Foundation Executive Director expressed that the everyone at the foundation was pleasantly surprised at the level of excitement we saw around the $10,000 grant opportunity and that the people in our community step up when it comes to something they’re passionate about.

The Community Foundation hopes to continue 12 Days of Giving next year and subsequent years as long as grant funds are available.

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