Grant Recipients

The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) is proud of the work done by our local organizations to improve the quality of life in Johnson County. Please join us in congratulating those whose projects and programs earned a JCCF grant.

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ASSIST Indiana

Awarded to help fund improvements for the Child Advocacy Center to make it more welcoming and to purchase a forensic camera, strangulation training, and a neurofeedback subscription to benefit individuals throughout the county who have dealt with violence.

Amount: $17,765

About Special Kids

Indiana Parent Education Project. Funds will help provide for the Indiana Parent Education Project in Johnson County. The Indiana Parent Education project provides Information, Peer Support, and training and education for parents of children with special needs.

Amount: $3,500

American Diabetes Association

Stop Diabetes Outreach-Johnson County Funds will provide for the Stop Diabetes: Outreach for Senior Hoosiers in Johnson County. To supply educational materials for trainings for individuals and families of individuals with diabetes to learn about the risks of diabetes. These funds are to be used in the Edinburgh and Bargersville locations.

Amount: $3,500

Amity Volunteer Fire Department

To implement the Taking Action Against Cancer in Volunteer Fire Fighters program.

Amount: 8,646.29

Arts for Learning

To implement the Collaboration of the Generations program throughout Johnson County that will connect children with local seniors for a learning experience culminating in a family event.

Amount: $10,000

Arts for Learning 2019

To provide arts programming for school partners.

Amount: 4,338

Bargersville Community Fire Protection District

To purchase a thermal imaging-capable drone for search and rescue

Amount: $9,995.95

Bargersville and White River Fire Departments

To support the building of a training facility to give critical trainings that every firefighter needs at a local facility.

Amount: $30,000

Baxter YMCA

To provide special needs door openers and increased security for preschool.

Amount: 7,598.79

Beats for Bristol, Inc

To provide fetal Dopplers for Johnson County women to use during their high risk pregnancies and to support coordinator training for bereavement counseling.

Amount: 6,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

For Johnson County Youth Mentoring Program Bigs recruitment

Amount: $5,000

Boys & Girls Club of Franklin

To purchase the necessary items to implement a LEGO activity wall in the Club.

Amount: $5,000

Boys and Girls Club of Franklin

STEM Program Funds will provide for the STEM Program that they have piloted with Sylvian Learning Centers. The grant will purchase equipment to be used by all club members interested in participating in the STEM program.

Amount: $10,000

Bridges Alliance of Johnson County

To help start the Bridges out of Poverty program in Johnson County.

Amount: $9,938

Cancer Support Community Central IN

To fund creation of comfort kits for patients from Johnson County undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Franciscan Health Indianapolis and Community Health Network South.

Amount: 6,500

Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Central Indiana, Inc.

Earn While You Learn: Be the Best Parent You Can Be!

Amount: $9,020

Children's Bureau

To purchase child safety items such as oven locks, cabinet locks, window and smoke alarms, etc. which will be provided to Children's Bureau Clientele.

Amount: $4,845

Children's Bureau 2019

To support the baby safety education program.

Amount: 10,000.00

Connect2Help 211

To provide continuous services to residents

Amount: $5,000

Crossing Educational Center

To support the start-up of a micro-business job training program.

Amount: $25,966

Discover Downtown Franklin

To fund two art installations in the alleyways adjoining the Franklin Elks Club and The Historic Artcraft Theater during the inaugural Franklin Art Fair.

Amount: 10,000

Dolly Parton Imagination Library-Franklin

To help provide a book a month to children in the Franklin area.

Amount: $9,000

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 2019

To expand the Imagination Library to Whiteland.

Amount: 7,500.00

Down Syndrome Indiana, Inc.

To provide New Parent Packets to Johnson County parents who give birth to children with Down Syndrome

Amount: $500

Franklin Active Adult Center

To purchase and install power doors at the Franklin Active Adult Center

Amount: $4,071

Franklin Active Adult Center

To provide for the upholstery materials and labor for 40 chairs and to support the purchase of a large capacity range for the Center.

Amount: 3,379

Franklin Active Adults Center

New IS Sometimes Better: Replacement of worn but vital furniture/equipment

Amount: $3,100

Franklin Fire Department

To expand the current capacity of Project Lifesaver by adding 100 tracking bands for individuals who have Autism or Alzheimer's Disease in Johnson County.

Amount: $8,259.18

Franklin Heritage, Inc.

To support the purchase of Madison Street Salvage delivery/pickup box truck.

Amount: 10,000.00

Franklin Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council

Awarded to provide funds for inclusive playground equipment in the new play structure (Unity Park) in Blue Heron Park.

Amount: $24,254

Friends of the Greenwood Public Library

Tinker Wall: Interactive, creative fun for all ages

Amount: $4,700

Gateway Services Inc/Access Johnson County Public Transit

To support the Access Johnson County public transit project.

Amount: 15,000.00

Girls Inc of Johnson County 2019

For Outreach Services Growth Grant Expansion.

Amount: 10,464.00

Girls Inc. of Johnson County

To support the SMART Choices! program that will provide the Work It Out and Redefining Beauty curricula to girls in the juvenile probation system.

Amount: $11,025

Girls Nite In International

To implement the Girls Nite In program in northern Johnson County

Amount: $2,000

Girls on the Run Johnson County

to provide scholarships to girls who would like to be in the program

Amount: $3,334

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana 2019

To support a school-based pantry program.

Amount: 15,000.00

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

to support the Mobile Pantry Program

Amount: $5,000

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

to provide Backsacks – weekend food for kids

Amount: $10,000

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

To help Gleaners Food Bank and the Interchurch Food Pantry implement Healthy Food for Families

Amount: $15,900

Greenwood Fire Foundation, Inc.

To build a Fire Themed Play Pocket at Station 91 in Greenwood that will connect to the other parts of the park through a play trail.

Amount: $15,000

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County

To purchase a box truck with a lift gate to be used for the Habitat ReStore.

Amount: $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County 2019

To provide support for the Johnson County ReStore's pick-up online scheduling system.

Amount: 4,467.00

Heartland Film Festival

To support the Best of the Fest film screening at The Historic Artcraft Theater.

Amount: 3,530

Heartland Film, Inc.

To support the Heartland Film Educational Outreach Program.

Amount: 10,000.00

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

To process donated meat for distribution through local food pantries

Amount: $2,500

Human Services, Inc.

To purchase diapers and wipes to help stock the Infant Care Pantry

Amount: $4,000

Humane Society of Johnson County

To support Canines for Kids and implement their Pawsitive Influence programming.

Amount: $23,420

Indiana FFA Leadership Center

To insulate a new multi-purpose building at the Center to be used for activities and field trips when there is inclement weather.

Amount: $10,000

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

To expand the 317 Series Education Program in Johnson County

Amount: $25,000

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 2019

To support the 317 Series music education programs.

Amount: 1,500.00

Interchurch Food Pantry

To support expansion of services at the new pantry location.

Amount: $25,000

Interchurch Food Pantry 2019

To support the Food Rescue Program.

Amount: 10,169.00

Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc

To purchase a medication cart to be used in the new Nursing School facility at their Franklin campus.

Amount: $5,000

Johnson County Education Foundations

To support education in five education foundations in Johnson County

Amount: $25,000

Johnson County Education Foundations

To support education in five education foundations in Johnson County

Amount: $25,000

Johnson County Education Foundations

To support education in five education foundations in Johnson County

Amount: $25,000

Johnson County Education Foundations 2019

Grants of $6,000 each were awarded to support education in six education foundations or school corporations in Johnson County.

Amount: 36,000

Johnson County Education Foundations spring 2018

To support education in six education foundations in Johnson County

Amount: $30,000

Johnson County Historical Society

Large format printer for Johnson County Museum of History

Amount: $2,963.95

Johnson County Parks and Recreation

To purchase bike playground equipment for the new Bike Playground located in Johnson County Park.

Amount: 10,000

Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department

To support the Independence Park playground remodel.

Amount: 15,000.00

Johnson County Senior Services

Matching grant to help add to new vehicle fleet

Amount: $9,700

Johnson County Senior Services

For a matching grant for a new vehicle to add to their fleet

Amount: $7,091.80

Joy’s House

To provide 90 days of guest scholarships for Johnson County residents to take part in the Adult Day Care Program, and to increase program marketing in Johnson County.

Amount: 10,000


To help KIC-IT clients supply their new homes with household essentials that they otherwise would not be able to purchase.

Amount: 10,000


To assist with housing needs for homeless youth in Johnson County

Amount: $5,000

Leadership Johnson County

To support the Board Governance Series

Amount: $7,500

Little Red Door Cancer Agency

To support the Rides of Hope transportation program.

Amount: 3,000.00

Midwest Food Bank

Awarded to fund the purchase and processing of pork to be distributed to food pantries that Midwest serves in Indiana. Johnson County receives around 12% of the total distribution each year from Midwest Food Bank.

Amount: $25,000

New Whiteland Police Department

To outfit emergency vehicles and public buildings owned by the Town of New Whiteland with an Automated External Defibrillator

Amount: $15,980

Nineveh Heritage Committee

Awarded to fund the implementation of the Strengthening Families program for students who currently attend Indian Creek High School and live in Johnson County. The 14-week course helps at risk students and their families.

Amount: $16,000

Pack Away Hunger

To support the Pack Friday program.

Amount: 11,000.00

Reach for Youth

To support mental health counseling and positive youth development services.

Amount: 15,000

SAWs of Johnson County

To help build ramps for those in need in Johnson County.

Amount: $5,000

SAWs of Johnson County

Funds will provide for the continued ramp building for those with limited mobility in Johnson County.

Amount: $5,000

SAWs of Johnson County c/o First Christian Church

To support the Servants at Work in Johnson County "SAWs" program for building wheelchair ramps.

Amount: 5,000.00

Salvation Army Red Shield Center

To provide emergency transportation assistance.

Amount: 5,000.00

School Smiles Foundation, Inc.

To provide Johnson County youth dental services

Amount: $10,000

School Smiles Foundation, Inc.

To provide free dental services to school children in Johnson County

Amount: $10,000

Social of Greenwood

To expand the Rock Steady Boxing Program for individuals suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Amount: $9,000

Society of St. Andrew

To support the Indiana Gleaning Network.

Amount: 3,500.00

Special Olympics Johnson County

To purchase new sports equipment for new programming, including the addition of cycling and snow shoeing and the expansion of the volleyball program.

Amount: $4,000

St. Thomas Clinic

To help fund five new laptops for clinic use.

Amount: 4,000

St. Thomas Clinic

To provide supplies for the donated EKG machine

Amount: $5,000

St. Thomas Clinic

To provide transportation assistance

Amount: $1,000

The Social of Greenwood

To purchase and install power doors and a ramp at the Social of Greenwood

Amount: $9,300

The Town of Prince’s Lakes

To help purchase three AED machines for placement in the police cars

Amount: $10,000

Town of Bargersville

To fund the redevelopment, beautification and safety of downtown Bargersville

Amount: $23,113.51

Town of New Whiteland Parks Department

To purchase 23 new trees of varied species, replacing trees lost to an ash borer infestation.

Amount: 5,000

Trafalgar Community Garden

To purchase new waterline equipment to expand the community garden.

Amount: $3,000

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

To implement the Teens for Change program in county schools

Amount: $1,920

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

To provide training and materials specifically for the growing Burmese population in Johnson County; including materials translation, printing, and cultural-specific training.

Amount: 3,290.50

United Way of Johnson County

To coordinate the No Place to Call Home program

Amount: $20,000

United Way of Johnson County

To provide upgrades of technology/computer systems

Amount: $7,000

United Way of Johnson County 2019

To support technology upgrades for United Way of Johnson County.

Amount: 11,186.08

University of Indianapolis

Preferred music for dementia patients: Reducing disruptive behavior and increasing well-being

Amount: $2,150

Windrose Health Network, Inc.

To help fund a Pediatric Spot Vision Screener.

Amount: 7,842.64

Youth Connections

To support Agency Co-Location Initiative to relocate four local nonprofit agencies who work close together to support Johnson County residents in need.

Amount: $24,964

Youth Connections 2019

To support the Safe Place Program.

Amount: 15,000.00

A special thanks to our Platinum Community Partners!

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