Grant Application Information and Due Dates

Grant applications can be downloaded here:
RSRF Grant Application Up to $40000
RSRF Grant Application Up to $5000

The Foundation accepts requests up to $5,000, as well as requests up to $40,000.

Grant Application Due Dates

January 15*
April 15*
July 15*
October 15*

* If this date happens to be on a Saturday,
Sunday, or national holiday, the grant application
deadline will be the next following business day.
* Applications are due in the Foundation office
by 4:00 p.m. local time on application deadline
dates as published above.

Questions? Call Jascia Redwine at 812-438-4490 or email her at risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com.

$231,909 Awarded in Grants in First Quarter 2017

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $231,909 in 14 new grants in the first quarter of 2017. These grants included:

  • $22,047 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation for the purchase of new scoreboards for both gymnasiums;
  • $40,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward the purchase of a new backhoe;
  • $14,000 to the Ohio County Highway Department toward the purchase of 3M hi-intensity traffic signs;
  • $2,263 to Aurora Little League for the replacement of netting on its fields and batting cage;
  • $2,500 to Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward expenses for its 2017 Red, White, and Boom festival;
  • $2,332 to Aurora Soccer Association toward the purchase of soccer goals;
  • $36,086 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the implementation of a corporation wide program called Franklin Covey’s “Leader in Me”
  • $15,000 to Milan Voluntary Fire Department toward renovations to the interior and exterior of its building;
  • $40,000 to Batesville Area Resource Center toward renovations to complete its construction project;
  • $24,997 to Dearborn & Ohio County Prosecutor’s Special Crimes Unit toward the purchase of equipment for use with forensic examination of cell phones;
  • $3,000 to Milan Youth Soccer toward the purchase of soccer equipment;
  • $14,952 to Dearborn County Hospital to purchase first response and rehab equipment for the school training rooms at Rising Sun High School, South Ripley High School, and Milan High School;
  • $4,705 to Southeast Indiana Mountain Bike Association toward the purchase of a vehicle and equipment to aid in emergency rescue situations and trail maintenance at Versailles State Park; and
  • $10,000 to North Dearborn Pantry to assist with required changes to the ingress and egress routes at its facility.

Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 17 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at www.rsrfonline.org, and can be emailed to risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received over $42 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community.

$241,378 Awarded in Grants in Fourth Quarter 2016

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $241,378 in 12 new grants in the past quarter.  These grants included:

•    Up to $40,000 to Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of bleachers and to fix a roof and HVAC system;

•    $7,995 to the City of Rising Sun toward the development of a new website;

•    Up to $4,000 to Rising Sun Main Street toward the purchase of a cooker for the Navy Bean Festival;

•    $20,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners/Parks & Recreation to replace bleachers in the show arena and to pour a concrete pad for livestock projects;

•    $40,000 to Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company toward the construction of a new fire station;

•    Up to $40,000 to GinnFarms (Aurora) toward a matching grant to start up a USDA program called “Gardens On the Move;”

•    $5,000 to Rural Alliance for the Arts toward the purchase of materials to build brand awareness;

•    $5,000 to the City of Batesville/Batesville Beautification League toward the purchase of a new watering cart;

•    $1,947 to Milan Police Department toward the purchase of printers and bar code scanners for use in police vehicles;

•    $35,000 to Batesville Fire Department toward the replacement of a station generator;

•    $40,000 to Oldenburg Housing Council toward major renovations to senior and disabled adults apartments at Meadowbrook Apartments; and[‘

•    $2,436 to Ripley County Youth Soccer Club toward the purchase of nets, goals, and a cheese dispenser for its concessions stand.

Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $953,052 in grants and scholarships in 2016.

The next grant application deadline is January 17, 2017. Grant applications are available at www.rsrfonline.org. You can submit grant applications via email at risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com. Please contact Jascia Redwine via email or at 812-438-4490 for more information.

$223,173 Awarded in Grants in Third Quarter 2016

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $223,173 in 11 new grants in the past quarter.  These grants included:

•    $11,355 to the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department toward upgrades to its technical rescue equipment;

•    $16,624 to Osgood Public Library toward the installation of an exterior electronic sign for the Milan library;

•    $7,620 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the purchase of Lego Mindstorm sets;

•    $35,061 to Sunman Area Life Squad toward the purchase of a second power cot;

•    $20,000 to Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of a road broom for its highway department

•    $14,790 to City of Rising Sun toward updates to its phone systems at all the city buildings;

•    $4,841 to Ohio County Historical Society toward several items that will increase the security of the museum;

•    $22,093 to City of Rising Sun toward the purchase of a new police cruiser;

•    $40,000 to Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward items and projects that will continue to enhance the school corporation’s learning environment;

•    $25,789 to Ohio County Sheriff’s Office toward the purchase of a transport van; and

•    $25,000 to Rising Sun Municipal Utilities toward the replacement of meter reading equipment.

The next grant application deadline is October 15, 2016. You can submit grant applications via email at risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com. Please contact Jascia Redwine via email or at 812-438-4490 for more information.

$233,288 Awarded in Grants in Second Quarter 2016

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $233,288 in 17 new grants in the second quarter of 2016. These grants included:

  • $27,075 to the Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation toward resurfacing of the gym;
  • $7,035 to the City of Rising Sun toward the purchase of recycled picnic tables for the community pool;
  • $23,573 to the South Dearborn Community School Corporation toward the purchase of video production equipment for the art department at the high school;
  • $2,500 to the Ohio County Convention, Tourism, & Visitors Commission toward expenses for the 2016 Regatta;
  • $8,975 to Sea Dragons Swimming (Aurora) toward the purchase of new timing equipment;
  • $25,000 to the Town of Milan toward a soil stabilization project;
  • $15,000 to the City of Aurora toward the start-up of a Bike Share program;
  • $20,752 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation toward the purchase of an online math learning platform and document cameras for its elementary school;
  • $2,500 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward its Red, White, and Boom festival;
  • $7,309 to LifeTime Resources toward matching state funds for a Catch-A-Ride vehicle;
  • $10,827 to Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation toward the purchase of playground equipment;
  • $5,000 to South Dearborn Pee Wee Football toward the purchase of a new scoreboard;
  • $5,000 to the Dearborn County Clearinghouse toward the purchase of a walk-in cooler/freezer;
  • $3,000 to the Ohio County Public Library toward the purchase of a new server and back-up system;
  • $7,000 to the Ohio County Commissioners toward the purchase of 3M Hi Intensity road signs;
  • $40,000 to the Town of Napoleon toward expenses associated with the cleanout of wastewater sludge from one of its lagoons; and
  • $22,742 to the Ripley County Court Services toward the purchase of a vehicle for its Community Corrections program.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received almost $42 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community.

 

 

 

$46,000 In Scholarships Awarded

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation announced that it has awarded a total of $46,000 in scholarship grants to 46 graduating seniors who reside in Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora, the foundation’s southeastern Indiana grantmaking region. Each student has received a $1,000 scholarship award.

Recipients of these RSRF scholarships are:

Batesville Community School Corporation
Lauren Eckstein, Jordan Ertel, Samantha Heidlage, Elizabeth Weiler, Emily Williamson, and Karsen Worthington.

East Central Community School Corporation
Tabytha Bechtel, Alex Doll, Kendall Gindling, Hannah Hutson, Joshua Kolton, and Madison Wiedeman.

Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation
Kaylynn Baluyot, Kara McDaniel, Julia Mullins, Matthew Seals, Benjamin Smith, Autumn Wilkening, and Adriana Youngman.

Milan Community School Corporation
Nathan Austing, Courtney Cann, Payton Healy, Jackson Lohrum, Kyle Meyer, Rebecca Moore, and Morgan Russell.

Oldenburg Academy
Mikaela Fangman and Ashley Sedler.

Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corporation
Carson Blackwell, Abigail Fletcher, Mitchell Morris, Kelsey Romans, Mackinzie Scott, and Anna Slack.

South Dearborn Community School Corporation
Kaylei Eldridge, George Hatfield, Andrew Hilton, Kyle McGaha, Kelsie Roth, and Amber Secrest.

South Ripley School Corporation
Kayla Adkinson, Mercedes Bowling, Sarah Bush, Wyatt Elston, Kayla King, and Brian McCombs.

All graduating seniors who reside in Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora, who have maintained a six-semester grade point average of 2.75 or higher, and who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution, were eligible to apply for these scholarship awards. Winners of these scholarships were drawn at random from the pool of applications which were submitted to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation with official transcripts.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation is funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.

$232,839 Awarded in Grants in First Quarter 2016

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $232,839 in 12 new grants in the first quarter of 2016.  These grants included:

•    $30,000 to the Town of Versailles toward the construction of a shelter house and restrooms in the soccer area of the Tyson Memorial Sports Complex;

•    $10,000 to Ohio County Rescue Service toward the replacement of its Medical Emergency Response Vehicle;

•    $40,000 to the Ohio County Commissioners/Ohio County Community Foundation toward the replacement of 911 equipment;

•    $10,000 to the Ohio County Public Library/Ohio County Community Foundation toward the replacement of lighting fixtures from standard fluorescent lighting to LED lighting;

•    $10,000 to Sunman Tiger PAWS toward the replacement of playground surface material at Sunman Elementary School;

•    $3,000 to the City of Rising Sun toward support for the 2016 Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers District Meeting, to be held in Rising Sun;

•    $13,000 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the start-up of a preschool program;

•    $28,000 to the City of Aurora toward the purchase of a bobcat;

•    $1,839 to Aurora Little League toward the purchase of a commercial double door refrigerator;

•    $40,000 to the Ripley County Community Foundation for matching funds for Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI program;

•    $17,000 to the South Dearborn Community School Corporation toward upgrades to its dugouts for the baseball program; and

•    $30,000 to Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of turnout gear.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received over $41 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community.

$304,364 Awarded in Grants in Fourth Quarter 2015

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $304,364 in 13 new grants in the past quarter. These grants included:

–$40,000 to Ohio County Community Foundation toward matching funds for Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI initiative;

–$30,000 to Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of a variety of school items designed to enhance student learning;

–$30,000 to Sunman Rural Fire Department toward the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment and helmets;

–$40,000 to the Ohio County Commissioners toward upgrades to its 911 system;

–$16,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of three snow plows;

–$40,000 to Aurora Fire Department toward the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus;

–$16,000 to the Milan 54, Inc. toward the development of “Legends Square” across from the museum;

–$16,236 to Milan Community School Corporation toward the replacement of lighting on the football field and track;

–$5,369 to the Ohio County Recorder’s Office toward the conversion of land deeds from 1844-1944 from microfilm to digital;

–$20,000 to the Ripley County EMS toward the purchase of a cardiac monitor;

–Up to $7,670 to Milan Elementary PTO toward the purchase of timing mats for the swimming pool;

–$3,089 to Ohio County Elementary Middle School PTO toward the purchase of playground equipment and an audiometer; and

–$40,000 to the American Legion Post #59 (Rising Sun) toward the development and construction of the Veterans Memorial Riverfront Project.

The next grant application deadline is January 15, 2016. Grant applications are available here. Please contact Jascia Redwine at rsrf@orvcomm.com for more information.