Grants awarded through Huntingburg Assistance Fund

By Herald Staff

HUNTINGBURG — The City of Huntingburg and the Dubois County Community Foundation have awarded grants to local nonprofit organizations through the Huntingburg Assistance Fund. The fund, which has been in place for over 20 years, provides local charities with grants to provide need-based services to the less fortunate.

Grants distributed since the inception of the Huntingburg Assistance Fund total more than $110,000. For the 2020 grant distribution period, the Huntingburg Assistance Fund was able to gift just over $11,000 to local charities.

Grant recipients for this year include: Christian Ministries/Shared Abundance for facility upgrades to improve food distribution; Habitat for Humanity for construction costs for the next home build in Huntingburg; Huntingburg United Methodist Church for the food assistance program for families in need; Teen Outback for sanitizing equipment, school supplies, and technology for the Teen Youth Café; Tri-Cap for assistance with utilities, rent, emergency home repairs, food, medicine, emergency car repairs, and other basic needs; A Kid’s Place to support the mission of the organization; and Generations for programs that benefit residents of Huntingburg.

For more information, contact City of Huntingburg Director of Community Development Rachel Steckler at 812-683-2211 or by email at

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