SMCF Annual Report

Community Investment

South Madison Community Investment

To date, we have invested over $6 million in grants to benefit South Madison County.

Beginning in 1993, the South Madison Community Foundation began investing in the people and places of South Madison County. Today, the impact we have made together can be seen throughout our communities.

Grant funds have:

— created, expanded, and enhanced space for public recreation in all four townships
— helped generations of learners through early literacy, library support, grants to teachers and mentors, and over a million dollars in scholarship assistance
— provided support for valued agencies such as fire and police departments, churches, and recreation leagues
— funded causes specified by donors as well as the changing needs of our ever-evolving communities


In 2020-2021, Bright Future Grants were awarded to support the following projects:

Organization: More Than Conquerors for "Interrupting Racism for Children"

Organization: Pendleton Artists Society for "Saturday Kids Art Class" 

Organization: Lapel Elementary Pre-K Team for "Outdoor Learning Environment"

Organization: East Elementary 6th Grade Science Team for "STEM Connect: Inhabit Mars"

Organization: Lapel Elementary School Special Education (1st-3rd grade) for "Bulldogs for Literacy"

Organization: Pendleton Artists Society for "Kiln Lid Replacement"

Organization: Showbiz Kidz | Ovid Community Church "No Child Turned Away Theater Camp"

Organization: Maple Ridge Elementary Kindergarten "Felt Storytime"

Organization: United Way of Madison County "Operation Weatherization"

Organization: Markleville North Christian Church "Playground Outreach"

Organization: Dollywood Foundation "Imagination Library 2020"

Organization: Lapel Community Association "Downtown Park Improvement

Organization: Ambassadors for God’s Creatures "Dedicated Laptop"

Organization: Lapel Elementary School "Balanced Math Training"

Organization: Long Term Recovery Group- Case #160 "Lingering Storm Repair"

Organization: Book Heroes Madison County  "Dedicated Laptop"

Organization: Leadership Academy of Madison County "Sound for Sessions"

Organization: Pendleton YMCA "Adjustable Basketball Goal Project"

Organization: Outfitters, Inc. "Clothing 200 Children"

Organization: East Elementary Drama Club "The Show Must Go On"

Organization: Pendleton/Fall Creek Township Fire Department "Unmanned Aerial Response Vehicle (DRONE)"

Organization: SMCSC Band Boosters "Instrument Repair Project"

Organization: East Elementary "Enhanced LEGO Makerspace"

Organization: Lapel High School/Post Prom Parent Committee "Safe Transportation"

Organization: Falls Park "Protecting Our Investment- Security Cameras"

Organization: SMCSC Elementaries- Tech Club "VEX Robotics Support"

Organization: Pendleton Historical Museum "WIlliam Walker HIstoric Marker"

Organization: Friends of the Pendleton Community Public Library "Technology Support Equipment"

Organization: United Way of Madison County "National Conference Virtual Attendance"

Organization: Long Term Recovery Group Case #2B "Property Line Tree Damage"

Organization: SMCSC Elementaries "Social/Emotional Learning Curriculum"

Organization: Markleville Police Department "Sunflower Field Gazebo Overlook"

Organization: Ford Street United Methodist Church "Lapel Elementary Back to School Supply Store"

Organization: Scouts BSA Troop 262 "Skill and Camp Enhancement Equipment"

Organization: Madison County EMA "Mobile Electronic Signage"

Organization: Friends of Falls Park "Materials for event hosting"

Organization: East Elementary 6th Grade "Time for Kids"