WARSAW — The Grossnickle Foundation, a component fund of Kosciusko County Community Foundation, continued its support of Kosciusko Community Senior Services, awarding a $4,000 grant for its transportation program.
Kosciusko Community Senior Services provides support services to senior members of the Kosciusko County community, with programs such as Mobile Meals, disabled van transportation and a senior activity center. Last year, the organization’s transportation program provided more than 14,000 rides to its members, prioritizing rides for medical and nutritional needs.
The grant from the Grossnickle Foundation will fund at least 400 rides this year, according to Kosciusko Community Senior Services Executive Director David Neff. “We are so grateful for the support,” said Neff.
“This grant will help us continue to provide handicapped accessible rides to medical appointments and nutritional needs for our Kosciusko County senior population. The service allows seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our drivers go into the homes to assist seniors to get on the buses and vans and will even carry in groceries for them. This grant will help sustain this vital service to an often forgotten segment of our population of senior citizens.”
The Grossnickle Foundation, a donor-advised fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, was established by Drs. Paul, Steve and Bruce Grossnickle as a way to give back to the community and engage their employees. Grossnickle Eye Center employees are encouraged to submit requests for funding of local non-profits, and these requests provide guidance for how grants from the fund are awarded. The fund awarded a total of $21,000 so far in 2022.
Kosciusko County Community Foundation has helped donors to achieve their charitable dreams since 1968. The community foundation is a public charity that grants approximately $3 million annually in the areas of education, health, arts and culture, recreation, civic projects, environment and human services. Gifts made to the community foundation are tax-deductible. For more information, call (574) 267-1901 or visit 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw.