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 Area Students Serve on Community Foundations Grant Giving Committee

April 1, 2009 - The 2008-2009 TASC (Teens About Serving the County) youth grants committee met Tuesday, March 17, to evaluate youth grant applications. These 25 students representing Blue River Valley, Knightstown, New Castle, Shenandoah and Tri high schools give, inspire, mentor and serve their communities. They also critically evaluate grant applications for scope, purpose and greatest impact. After intense discussion and consideration, they made six recommendations to be presented to Henry County Community Foundation Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 24, for final approval. Recommendations can vary from full funding, partial funding and matching grants to no funding.

The TASC youth grants committee has seen an increase in grant requests in recent years. As a result, they initiated the TASC named fund within Unrestricted last spring in hopes of building additional funds to ensure TASC will always be able to support valuable programs to help those in need. With the assistance of generous and community-minded donors, the TASC committee was able to raise $5,000 in one year to become the first youth group to establish a named fund within the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants. The TASC Named Fund was engraved on a gold-tinted plate and placed on the Unrestricted Foundation Builders plaque at the Foundation office. TASC members expressed appreciation for the donations received allowing them to meet their first goal, make history and positively enhance the quality of life for Henry County youth.

"TASC members are excellent stewards of the funds they to be used for good causes that serve their community," a press release from the foundation said. "To help meet ever-increasing demand, TASC hopes to raise another $5,000 in 2009. Currently TASC received $15,000 from the Unrestricted Fund. Monetary donations to the TASC Named Fund within the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants will help increase the amount of funding provided to TASC for youth grants on an annual basis. With continued community support, current and future TASC members will be able to carry on this tradition of giving to others forever."

For more information on TASC and their initiative, call 765-529-2235. TASC grant applications and guidelines, as well as donor opportunities, are available at the Henry County Community Foundation, Inc. office at 700 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle or online at www.henrycountycf.org.

 

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