The Tri Kappa Grant Committee just awarded $9,553 to 10 community non-profits for the Spring 2017 Grant Cycle. 24 Applications requested over $48,000, so the committee had a challenge determining how best to distribute the limited money available.
2017 Spring Recipients included:
Hilltop Neighborhood House – Food for 250 children in the summer meal program
All About Art Summer Camp – Scholarships for 3rd-5th grade students
Heavilin Elementary School – Funding for a Connected Paint Event
Our Greater Good – Materials for Parenting The Love and Logic Way classes
United Way of Porter County – Programmable robot for early childhood learning
South Shore Arts – “The Skin You Live In” Arts and literacy program for 2nd grade classes
Porter County Handicapped – Cranial scans for babies not covered by insurance
Porter County PACT – Recovery Connection Program materials
First Contact – Funding directly to service providers for emergency rent and utilities
Valparaiso Public Library – Replacement equipment for the Pre-K Play Space
Tri Kappa invites grant applications for local non-profit groups serving ZIP codes 46383 and 46385. Application periods are in September and March, with decisions made in October and April. Each organization is encouraged to submit a request for specific funds up to $3,000. Due to high need in the current economic climate, awards are rarely that high, but we do try to award as much as we can based on the pool of applicants, the purpose of the requested funds, and our mission to support Charity, Culture and Education. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified during the next grant cycle.