• $40,000 to Inventrek Technology Park and the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance provides seed money for the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program. The CEO program will be offered to Howard County high school juniors and seniors and covers the basics of conceptualizing, and starting and running a small business.
• $5,000 to Ivy Tech Foundation provides partial funding in support of the “Doing the Dream 2014” program. Author Wes Moore will present an afternoon program aimed primarily for high school and college students discussing how small choices can make a difference in anyone’s life.
• $4,000 to the Kokomo Art Association and the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance will provide funding support for the “Artist Alley” project. Grant money will be used to create an outdoor art gallery to showcase painting, sculpture and multi-dimensional artwork by students, non-profit organizations, graffiti artists and local artists.
• $12,000 to the Kokomo Historic Review Board provides partial funding to help purchase historical marker signs that identify key points of interest in the community.
• $17,000 to Mental Health America in matching funds to help purchase a van to provide transportation for consumers to events, donation pick up and moving assistance.
• $5,000 to Sagamore Council, Boy Scouts of America will be used to renovate the organization’s basement after flooding. The area contains office space and meeting rooms.
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. was formed as a not-for-profit public charity in March 1991. For more information about the Community Foundation, contact Hilda Burns at 765-454-7298 or hilda@cf howard.org. The website www.cf howard.org contains information about making gifts to endowment funds, scholarships and grantmaking.