CFMJC Awards Over $325,000 in Grants

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Area Nonprofits Receive Funding for Projects Spanning Jefferson County

MADISON, IN –The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County (CFMJC) is proud to announce that it has awarded $325,900 in grants this year from its Flexible Community Funds and Field of Interest Funds. Most recently, $290,900 was awarded to 18 nonprofit organizations through CFMJC’s 2023 Competitive Grant Cycle.

Additionally, these funds were utilized earlier in the year to award a $30,000 grant to the Town of Dupont for the Dupont Playground and Park project and an additional $5,000 grant to the Jefferson County Veterans Council Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “Thanks to generous donors who have established these particular funds, we are able to meet the needs of nonprofits serving our communities when it is needed most,” said CFMJC President & CEO Bill Barnes. “These funds work together to make the largest impact for new programs and projects that benefit residents all across Jefferson County.”

The Community Foundation endowments used to make the 2023 awards possible include:

– 7 Hugs: The David E., Sally Kirk, JD, and Stephanie Webster Family Endowment
– Gerald E. Amos Memorial Endowment Fund
– Bill & Stacy Barnes Charitable Endowment
– Eleanor T. Birk Foundation Community Fund
– Eleanor T. Birk Foundation Youth Fund
– Caring for Veterans Fund
– Greg Cloud Memorial Endowment
– Community Endowment for the Arts
– Community Foundation Board Member & Alumni Fund
– Barbara Ann Cowan Memorial Fund
– Cronen/Marsiglio Family Unrestricted Endowment
– Harold A. “Hal” Davis Memorial Endowment for the Arts
– First Financial Bank Community Fund
– Gardner Insurance Agency Community Fund
– German American Bank Endowment
– Douglas & Ann Grahn Endowment
– Walter A. & Jean Graham Greiner Memorial Fund
– Hanover Fund for Youth
– Jefferson County Enrichment Endowment
– Jenner Family Endowment
– Freida Suppes Jones/John Price Jones Memorial Fund
– Lineburg Family Endowment
– Madison Beautification Fund
– Madison Precision Products Community Fund
– Gil & Trudy McCoy Unrestricted Endowment
– John Morgan Family Fund
– Rinda Rains Memorial Endowment
– Julius “Bud” & Irene Ritter Memorial Endowment
– Neida Rogers Memorial Endowment for Music
– Margaret Francis Seifert & Gregory A. Russell Endowment
– Devon & Rachel Sharpe Endowment
– Sherman, Barber, & Mullikin Fund for Jefferson County
-Norbert A. “Tony” Steinhardt, Jr. & Phyllis Steinhardt Family Endowment
– Nancy J. Strandmark Memorial Fund
– Ann Suchocki & Jim Mason Family Fund
– Tribute & Memorial Fund
– Vehicle Service Group Employee Endowment
– Vonderheide Family Community Appreciation Fund
– George Wagoner, MD & Marjorie Jefferies Wagoner, MD Fund
– Robert E. Wall DDS Fund
– Don R. Wallis Memorial Fund

Organizations receiving grant funding from the 2023 Competitive Grant Cycle include:  Centerstone of Indiana, Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries, Inc., The Freedom Center, Inc., Friends of Camp Louis Ernst, Friends of Clifty Falls State Park, Girls Inc. of Jefferson County, The Heritage Trail Conservancy, Jefferson County 4-H & Agricultural Association, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, Jefferson County Historical Society, Jefferson County Veterans Council, Kindness Jefferson County, Life Choices Clinic, Madison Main Street Program, Madison Performing Arts Foundation, Prince of Peace Catholic Schools, River Valley Resources/La Casa Amiga, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

A list this year’s programs and projects, as well as other past grants made by the Foundation, is available online at

Established in 1991, the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County fulfills the mission of building a strong, vibrant community by helping donors provide perpetual funding for the people, projects, and passions of Jefferson County. Since the Foundation’s creation, over 260 permanent funds have been established. For information about the Community Foundation, contact Bill Barnes at (812) 265-3327, email [email protected], or visit