The Tipp City Area Community Foundations is laying the groundwork for a milestone in 2016. The amount available will be $93,523; more than $4,000 over last year’s record-setting amount.
The significance of this is magnified when tallying all of the grants awarded since the Foundations’ inception in 1943. Sometime in 2016, the $2,000,000 mark will be surpassed, certainly an event to celebrate. Between now and then, many grants will be submitted, researched, considered and voted upon. Recently, nine organizations were chosen to receive 13 awards totaling $16,899.87.
The following is a list of the Bethel recipients, amounts awarded, and the purposes for the funding:
Bethel Local Schools, $2,074.85, supports the redesigning of the high school art department, under the accomplished eye of instructor Marie Lindsey. The revamped curriculum will include Art I – III, AP studio art, fashion design and digital communication. This grant was awarded, in part, through the Arts Bethel Fund in the Studebaker Tradition of Giving Back, established in 2014.
Bethel Local Schools, $750, educates students on the importance of serving ones community through the motivating words of speaker Sara Whitestone. Whitestone’s talk will be one element of the high school’s Week of Service. This grant was awarded through the Bethel Community Fund, established by the Bowman Family in 2013.