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CROPS has received nine major grant awards from the following four foundations, organizations and federal agencies for its state and national initiatives. Additional project funding for local projects has been awarded from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Youth Institute, Kankakee Valley REMC – Operation Roundup, and Starke County Community Foundation. See Grants.

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Ball Brothers Foundation – Funded capacity building activities to develop, test, evaluate, expand, and improve CROPS’ Growing Rural Program since 2006. The Ball Brothers Foundation, established in 1926, is restricted by its charter to grants to nonprofit institutions and organizations within Indiana. The five Ball brothers moved to Muncie, Indiana over 100 years ago to relocate their glass manufacturing business. They settled their families, prospered in business, and began participating in a variety of community activities. The Foundation, an independent, private, family philanthropic organization, is an outgrowth of the five brothers’ business successes, as well as the successes of their descendents. The family's enterprises and dedicated efforts to improve the quality of life within Indiana form the basis of the Foundation's motto, "Building community since 1926." A recent grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation helped to develop and expand this Growing Rural Website.

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CHS Foundation – Funded expansion and enhancement of Growing Rural Program since 2009. The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS, an energy, grains and foods company with a stewardship focus of building vibrant communities. The CHS Foundation is managed through the CHS Marketing Communications division in Inver Grove Heights. CHS Foundation staff members are also responsible for overseeing CHS corporate giving, employee volunteerism activities, United Way campaign and the New Leader Institute, a young producer conference held in conjunction with CHS Annual Meeting. As a part of the corporate giving community, the CHS Foundation is a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. A recent grant from the CHS Foundation helped to develop and expand this Growing Rural Website.

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US Department of Health and Human Resources - Two federal agencies have funded CROPS programs – the Administration for Children and Families provided a capacity building grant for CROPS youth programs in 2006 and Health Resources and Services Administration awarded CROPS a rural health network planning grant in 2007. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funds state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

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The Home Depot Foundation – Funded an implementation project for Growing Rural in 2010. The Home Depot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2002 to further the community building goals of The Home Depot by providing additional resources to assist nonprofit organizations. The mission of The Home Depot Foundation is simple...to improve homes and improve lives. Currently, the Home Depot Foundation is placing special emphasis on serving U.S. military veterans who are facing growing financial and physical hardships at home as they return to civilian life

 

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2929 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 213
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: +1 866 843 3493
FAX: +1 713 960 0537
E-mail: info@growingrural.com