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Routing Number: 081206328


Orell Farley Foundation Grantees Named

by Jennifer Hinterscher | Aug 31, 2021
Recipients of Orell Farley Foundation 2021 Grants

On August 30, 2021, The Orell Farley Foundation awarded grants to nine organizations from Jasper County, Illinois. During the awards presentation, held at The Peoples State Bank located in Newton, Illinois, a total of $30,205.87 was given to the various organizations chosen to receive funding for their projects. Grant recipients were as follows:

Grantee                                                                                    Award                   Purpose

  1. JCCU#1, Jasper County Junior High/                          $2,000                   Funding toward motivational speaker,

    Newton Community High School                                                               Chris Herren


  2. The Sainte Marie Foundation                                      $976.33                 Concession materials


  3. JCCU#1, Newton Community High School              $7500                    Funding toward purchase of Broadway Media

    Choral and Theater Departments                                                              StageProjector Premium projector system

  4. Blessings in a Backpack                                             $1,000                   Groceries for food bags


  5. JCCU#1, R.E.A.D. Program                                         $2,000                   Books for students, K-3rd Grade


  6. JCCU#1, Newton Elementary/JCJH /                         $1,000                   Funding toward purchase of musical

    NCHS band programs                                                                                     equipment

  7. JCCU#1, Newton Elementary                                   $568.54                 Books for students, Social Studies 5th Grade

    Mrs. Stark, 5th Grade

  8. Jasper County Agricultural Association                  $10,909                 Funding towards purchase of livestock

    gates on the Jasper County Fairgrounds


  9. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School                  $4,252                Funding to maintain Accelerated Reader

Program and Star testing program and purchase of a laptop


The Orell Farley Foundation, initially funded in 2018, benefits qualified organizations in Jasper County, Illinois that sponsor projects and activities that enhance the public health, safety, recreation and education for the use and enjoyment of the general public within the county. To be considered, an organization must be either a tax-supported governmental unit or entity, or must be a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) and must be located in Jasper County. Thanks to Mrs. Farley’s generosity, the residents of Jasper County will greatly benefit.

Grant applications for the annual awards of The Orell Farley Foundation may be obtained from the Trust Department of The Peoples State Bank located at 100 West Washington Street in Newton, Illinois. The deadline for submission of applications is July 31 each year. An advisory board reviews the applications and determines the awards given each year.