Kiddin Around Goat Club Awarded 25th Anniversary Grant

Terre Haute, IND. – The Wabash Valley Community Foundation awarded a 25th Anniversary Grant in the amount of $1,000 to the Clay County Kiddin Around Goat Club.

The $1,000 grant will be used to fund the electrical and lighting needed for the proposed goat barn expansion at the Clay County Fairgrounds, as well as purchase a show dryer for the Goat Club.

The Kiddin Around Goat Club has experienced significant growth both in the number of children participating in the Goat Club and in the number of goats registered. This past June, Clay County 4-H saw record enrollment with over 150 goats registered to be shown at the county fair. Unfortunately, the current goat barn is neither large enough to support the growing number of children showing goats, nor equipped with enough supplies to support the program. As a result of this increase, the youth members of the Goat Club elected to begin raising funds to improve and expand the current goat barn located at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

“Through their fundraising efforts and the support of local businesses, the Goat Club secured the building materials [and show equipment] needed to expand the barn,” said Scott Tieken, Council Member for the Kiddin Around Goat Club. “Most of the equipment has been purchased through fundraising efforts…but one item that still remains is a show dryer. This grant will allow the club to purchase the dryer [as well as] the electrical and lighting supplies needed for the expansion. Every dollar spent on this project will help support the Goat Club and the 4-H program in Clay County for years to come.”

The Community Foundation is gifting 25th Anniversary Grants to non-profit agencies in the Wabash Valley in the amount of $1,000 per week until December 20, 2017. For a complete list of rules and/or to apply for a 25th Anniversary Grant, eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties should email requesting an application or stop by our offices at 200 South 8th Street. The application is also available for online submission via Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only one application per agency may be submitted as entries will automatically be re-entered in subsequent weeks until either selected or the 25 weeks have passed.

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation, a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people in the Wabash Valley, was to enable people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the organizations and issues they care about – immediately or through their estate plans. Donors may give to existing funds or establish a charitable fund at the Community Foundation by contributing a variety of assets. For more information on the Community Foundation, please call 812.232.2234 or visit