First Merchants Charitable Foundation Awards Annual Grants

June 25, 2012

GREENWOOD, Ind. - First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. is awarding its annual grants to local charitable organizations in six counties across Indiana. It will award a total of $45,000 in grants this year to various community organizations in Hendricks, Montgomery, Clinton, Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties. The foundation has issued a total of almost $1.5 million in grants since it was formed in 1998.

“First Merchants understands and lives its mission as a community bank,” said Mike Rechin, President and CEO of First Merchants Corporation. “We specialize in servicing the communities that comprise our franchise. The Foundation derives great satisfaction from being able to financially support the growth initiatives and needs of all the markets which we serve. The Foundation exemplifies our brand with ‘The Strength of Big, The Service of Small.’”

The 2012 First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. grant awards are listed below including check presentation times and locations where available.

Presentation: Plainfield Banking Center
1121 E Main St, Plainfield IN 46168
Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m.

Hendricks College Network
Hendricks County Senior Services
Sheltering Wings
Leadership Hendricks County
Hendricks County Community Foundation


Dr. Mary Lidwig Building Fund
First Merchants/Lafayette Bank Fund for Sugar Creek Players
Lew Wallace Preservation Society
Montgomery County Fish, Inc.
South Montgomery Youth Football


Frankfort High School Honors Program
Hospital Gala
Hot Dog Festival
Frankfort Main Street

Presentation: Greenwood 135 Banking Center
996 S State Rd 135, Greenwood IN 46143
Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

Johnson County Community Foundation
Leadership Johnson County
The Refuge
Baxter YMCA
Flags over Greenwood

Presentation: Mooresville Banking Center
1010 N. Old St Rd 67, Mooresville IN 46158
Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m.

Morgan County Community Foundation
Mooresville Boys & Girls Club
Mooresville Senior Citizens Center
Morgantown Community Center

Presentation: Nashville Banking Center
189 Commercial St., Nashville IN 47448
Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Brown County Community YMCA
Brown County Community Foundation