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.
Dr. Mary Lidwig Building Fund
Frankfort High School Honors Program
Johnson County Community Foundation
Morgan County Community Foundation
Brown County Community YMCA