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Applications Available For Change Ripley County Grants

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 10:45am

By Ripley County Community Foundation, news release

Ripley Youth Outreach established the grant program to give local youth a platform in to be heard and affect change in the county.

(Batesville, Ind.) - Ripley Youth Outreach, an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation, is accepting applications for their Change Ripley County Grant. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000.00.

Ripley Youth Outreach established the Change Ripley County Grant to give local youth a platform in which to be heard, the confidence to take action to change their communities, and the resources to enact that change. The grant encourages youth to partner with a local nonprofit organization to establish a change and improve Ripley County. The Change Ripley County Grant is available once every 2 years in the amount of up to $10,000.00.

Riley Schebler, Oldenburg Academy senior and standing president of Ripley Youth Outreach, expressed, “This Grant is a tremendous way for the youth to have a chance to make a real impact on the community and we are eager to accept this year’s applications.”

If you are interested in applying, your project must be youth-led, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, or a government/educational entity. All applications must be submitted virtually via the Ripley County Community Foundation website no later than June 1st. As applications are reviewed, up to five finalists will be chosen to advance to a final review process where it is required that one will give a project pitch and answer any questions from the standing Ripley Youth Outreach executive committee.

Contact the Ripley County Community Foundation office with any questions or concerns via phone (812)933-1098, email office@rccfonline.org, or stopping in at 13 E. George, Suite B, Batesville, IN.

Ripley Youth Outreach was established in 2015 and is a youth philanthropy program made up of students from Batesville High School, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Milan High School, Oldenburg Academy, and South Ripley High School. The program focuses on promoting, growing, and supporting all aspects of philanthropy in the youth of Ripley County. As an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation, the program empowers the youth to create a powerful voice in local communities and become leaders of their generation. For additional information, please visit www.rccfonline.org/youth-outreach/.

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