Community Investment

South Madison Community Investment

To date, we have invested $3.5 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. 25 years later, the impact 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 the first quarter of 2018, Community Enhancement Grants were awarded to support the following projects:

- Aspire Indiana ($2325) for expansion of KidsTalk child abuse prevention programming to schools in Lapel.

- Pendleton Community Public Library ($7000) to install a community kitchen and implemented nutrition-related programming in the library's community room.

- Town of Ingalls ($2800) awarded to install ADA compliant parking spaces at Interurban Park.


- Falls Park and PHHS Beta Club ($500) a challenge grant to support the creation of a dog park in Falls Park as a high school capstone project.

-First United Methodist Church/Friendly Flock Preschool ($5000) a challenge grant to support safe, age appropriate playground updates.


In collaboration with Charlie's Fund for Children, Outfitters was awarded a $10,000 grant for the purchase of new athletic shoes.

In collaboration with Youth Leadership Academy of Madison County, Youth Commission grants were made to:

- More Than Conquerors ($750)- Camp Victorious 2018

- Team Roboto #447 ($500)- 2018 Competition 

- Pendleton Community Public Library ($250)- Community Kitchen and nutrition programming