First Merchants Charitable Foundation Inc. recently awarded its annual grants to local nonprofit organizations. Joe Buser and Jack Wyatt represent Montgomery County as members of the foundation’s board of directors.
A $3,650 grant was presented to the Montgomery County Community Foundation for the First Merchants Charitable Foundation Fund. Since its establishment in 2002, the endowment has grown in value to nearly $395,000, with its earnings returned to the community in the form of MCCF grants. To date, more than $110,400 has been granted from this fund to a variety of nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery County.
In addition to MCCF, additional grants were awarded to the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Vanity Theater and FISH Ministries.