BATESVILLE — The Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) has received a $100,000 grant as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) Community Foundation initiative.

The RCCF has earmarked these dollars to promote the creation of endowment funds in two service areas: Arts & Culture and Environment & Natural Resources.

The first endowment fund will expand the arts and/or establish diversified and inclusive programs that offer widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation of culturally significant places, beliefs and traditions across Ripley County. The second endowment fund will assist projects and programs aimed at expanding, protecting and increasing the appreciation of the natural landscape and the environment in Ripl

Donations into either endowed fund will be eligible for a $1:$1 match. A total of $100,000 in matching funds is available on a first come, first served basis.
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