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Our funding has been wide-spread with the Boys and Girls Club spanning 18 years – from a capital campaign, to support of a new program in Hagerstown, Indiana, to general support and maintenance. At four different sites as well as Camp Guy, the impact of the Club is far-reaching, servicing approximately 2500 youth per year and 700 youth daily.
Communities in Schools of Wayne County, IN
Our funding supports site coordinators who work in almost every school system in Wayne County as well as a drop-out prevention program. According to studies, every $1 invested in CISWC creates $14.50 of economic benefit for the county.
Cope Environmental Center
Our family has supported school programs where students of all ages can become engaged in the environment through observation and experimentation. Because of Cope’s proven successful programming, we joined the Quigg Family Foundation to make a joint multi-year gift in support of a multi-purpose facility and classroom space to continue their wonderful environmental education. This Sustainable Environmental Center will be certified under the Living Building Challenge. Currently, only seven building in the United States hold this certification.
A gem in the community, Girls Inc. of Wayne County provides after-school and summer programming for over 100 girls annually. In addition, Girls Inc. serves around 2,000 youth in the Preventing Adolescent Programming school-based outreach annually, with a daily for-credit course at Richmond High School featuring peer education. Our support over the past few years has focused on helping Girls Inc. create a new home for the girls on the southeast side of town. Once again, we partnered with Quigg Fund to deepen the impact.
K-Ready provides free books to children 0-5 through “Read to Me 20”. Of the 4,000 children in Wayne Co under age five, 3,000 do not have access to viable day care or pre-school. 37% of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifetime learning. K-Ready is currently serving approximately 1,500 of the at-risk population with their free book program. The Foundation is proud to be providing funds to add more children to the list of recipients!
Stage One provides education theatre for young actors through four annual productions. Our financial support covers production costs, including costumes, props, and performance rights. We are also supporting Teen Night, a program that helps connect teens with each and the theater!
The STARTedUP Foundation’s Richmond chapter offers opportunities for high school students to learn about entrepreneurship through a series of networking events and workshops. Student Pitch Nights, supported by SKFF, are held twice a year when students to come and give a “Shark Tank”-like pitch for their business ideas. The winner will receive a $500 startup grant to start taking their idea from a concept to reality.
Other organizations we have supported:
STEM Scouts will be offered for the first time in Richmond. This stand-alone program provides experimental STEM activities for boys and girls in grades 3-12 through a combination of after-school meetings, monthly outings, field trips, and an interactive mobile laboratory.
Our funding has provided scholarships and financial assistance for 9 sports programs and after-school care to youth and families through the Building Strong Kids Campaign. When it became necessary for the Y to move to a new facility, our funding strengthened the security of the building for families and children.