Grant County Project Spotlight 2023 Nominations

Cancer Services of Grant County

Our programs have evolved over the years based on the needs of our community. Today we provide financial support for medicine, medical bills, transportation, supplies and equipment, patient navigation, free screenings, educational outreach, and more.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, how much money you have, whether you have health insurance, if you are a single parent, or a lonely senior citizen. We realize that everyone’s cancer journey is unique and our goal is to lift the burdens of illness for each person that walks in our doors based on their own unique set of needs.

Our Patient navigation provides understanding and direction for a cancer journey whose waters are often muddy as we guide them throughout their journey. Our Outreach education program reaches countywide to educate our community about nutrition, lifestyle, cancer risk, prevention, and early detection.

Cardinal Greenways of Grant County

The Cardinal Greenway of Grant County is a not-for-profit, privately owned organization that is available to the general public for recreation physical activities such as walking, running or bike riding. All thirteen miles of the trail and the depot where supplies are kept are maintained and funded by volunteer donations of their time and money. The trail is in constant need of repair, or upgrades that demand funds that the volunteers themselves generate through several small fundraising attempts during a year. Everything that the trail needs is proudly provided for by less than 20 volunteers in Grant County!

Galloping Greatly, Inc.

We serve Grant County and surrounding counties by providing individual, family, and group counseling using Equine Assisted Therapy, alongside of other treatment modalities, to empower change in a positive, holistic way. We provide services for anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, as well as behavioral issues and conflict resolution skills.

The Garden Club of Marion

The Garden Club of Marion maintains 2 gardens at Matter Park and 1 garden bordering the river. We provide plants, labor and watering schedules. In April we set up a booth to celebrate Earth Day. We have fun activities for children of all ages and we plant a tree. In May we have our annual plant sale at Matter Park. All plants are provided by our members. We also have a garden tour showcasing 5-6 Grant County gardens in June. Throughout the year we hold monthly meeting with an educational speaker. All are welcome to join.

Grant County Fair Association

Grant County Fair Association had been an Organization since 1954 to promote Agricultural and Horticultural interests in Grant County through 4-H and other programs.

Marion / Grant County Senior Center

We focus on enhancing the quality of life of those over age 50 through social, educational, recreational, nutritional, and health services.

Services for the Visually and Hearing Impaired, Inc.

This multi-faceted independent organization provides the following services to clients who are visually or hearing impaired: Counseling – to help the individual and their family with personal adjustment and communication; Support Groups – to aid in social interactions for our clients;
Independent Living -Braille classes, sign language classes, and items such as magnifiers, flashing and vibrating devices, tactile and talking devices; Prevention -vision and hearing screening in schools, at health fairs, days cares, health care and assisted living facilities; Education – presentations for clubs and civic organizations, in-service programs, and newsletters for our clients; and Financial Assistance – for persons in financial need who meet income guidelines for assistance to obtain glasses or hearing aids.

Underdog Salvation

Underdog Salvation is a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue serving Grant County IN. They are an all-volunteer, foster based, organization that takes in stray, abandoned, and orphaned animals. Underdog Salvation also runs a TNR program (trap-neuter-return) for feral/free roaming cats. Our mission is to change the world, but we can’t do it without your help!