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Routing Number: 081206328


The Orell Farley Foundation Grantees Named

by Jennifer Hinterscher | Sep 15, 2022


Newton (Sept. 14, 2022) –On September 01, 2022, The Orell Farley Foundation awarded grants to sixteen organizations from Jasper County, Illinois.  During the awards presentation, held at The Peoples State Bank located in Newton, Illinois, a total of $38,690.17 was given to the various organizations chosen to receive funding for their projects.  Grant recipients were as follows:

JCCU#1, Newton Elementary School/Ms. Dawn Meinhart, 5th Grade Reading/Language Arts$707.6025 copies each of “Gingerbread Baby” & “Gingerbread Friends” with consumables
JCCU#1, Newton Elementary School/JCJH Ms. Debra Weiler, JCJH Social Studies$800Two sets of the novel “Loyalty"
Jasper County Boys & Girls Park, Inc.$1,000Funding toward purchase of LED Stadium lights for girls softball diamond
JCCU#1, JCJH/Ms. Amy Harris, JCJH Language Arts $600Books for classroom library
JCCU#1, JCJH/Ms. Amy Harris, Reading Rocks Coordinator $600Books new and replacement for Reading Rocks Program
JCCU#1, R.E.A.D. Program/Ms. Ginger Robins$2,000Purchase of shirts, stampers, and books for K- 3rd grade in the district and St. Thomas
Limitless Fund$4,600Purchase of Interactive Whiteboard w/WebCam & three Apple iPads
JCCU#1, NCHS – Newton Marching Eagles$8,842.99Purchase of Yamaha Contra Tuba
JCCU#1, NCHS Choral & Theater Department$5,460.43Purchase of new theater sound equipment
JCCU#1, Newton Elementary/Mrs. Steffanie Stark, 5th Grade Social Studies$996.35Purchase of books, maps and storage/ organizational totes
JCCU#1, Newton Elementary/Ms. Diane Howard, 4th Grade$500Purchase of picture books
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School$7,868Purchase of 28 Chromebooks
Embarras River Tourism Council - Flowers on the Square Project$900Purchase of plants for pots on the square
Sunrise Youth Soccer$982Purchase of lights for Farley Field
Blessings in a Backpack$1,000Purchase of groceries & supplies for food bags
Jasper County Farm Bureau Foundation, Ag in the Classroom$1,832.80Purchase of computer for Ag in the Classroom coordinator


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.