The Hancock County Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Greenfield recently awarded Royal Family Kids Camp of Central Indiana (RFKC) a $1,000 grant. HCCF matched dollar for dollar the money raised by the Rotary Club of Greenfield at their Steak‘n Bake’n Raffle last fall. The mission of Royal Family Kids Camp is to significantly impact the nightmare of child abuse and neglect in our county by providing a unique summer camp and school year mentoring opportunity for as many children as possible. This past summer the camp accommodated a total of 32 campers. Based on a strong 12-year history, and with proper future fund raising, Royal Family Kids Camp plans to grow and possibly help plant more camps in Indiana.
The grant dollars awarded to Royal Family Kids Camp will continue to serve the youth of this county. The kids from Hancock County are the benefactors of the camp and mentoring programs, and they will be educated and loved into contributing citizens in the near future. Already RFKC has had alumni campers ask to help at camp after they reach the age of 16 when they are permitted to attend camp as staff assistants. This fact in itself demonstrates the impact the camp has had on the children. Programs like Royal Family Kids Camp are essential for the growth and development of Hancock County.
HCCF works with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8.7 million since its inception in 1992.