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Routing Number: 081206328


The Orell Farley Foundation Grantees Named

by Whitney Benefiel | Sep 19, 2023

Recipients accept awards from the recently created foundation


On August 29, 2023, The Orell Farley Foundation awarded grants to ten organizations from Jasper County, Illinois.  During the awards presentation, held at The Peoples State Bank located in Newton, Illinois, a total of $32,405.20 was given to the various organizations chosen to receive funding for their projects.  Grant recipients were as follows:

Jasper County Boys & Girls Park, Inc. $1,049.90To aid in the purchase of two protective L screens
JCCU#1, R.E.A.D. Program/Ms. Ginger Robins$1,000To aid in the purchase of books to maintain the quality and variety of options available to students.
JCCU#1, NCHS – Music Boosters$8,053To aid in the purchase of Yamaha silver-plated mellophones
JCCU#1, NCHS Choral & Theater Department$3,076To aid in the purchase of wireless microphone systems
JCCU#1, Junior High Theater Department$950 To aid in the purchase of fabric and props for the “Frozen, Jr” production
JCCU#1, Newton Elementary/Mrs. Steffanie Stark $1,000To aid in the purchase of “flexible seating” for 5th Grade students.
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School$5,600 To aid in the purchase of twenty Chromebooks
Sunrise Youth Soccer$6,876.30 To aid in the Purchase of two 20+ foot backstop nets
JCCU#1, Newton Elementary/Linda Tharp, Teacher Strong Girls and B.O.Y.S$800To aid in the purchase of t-shirts for all participants and  lesson materials.
Jasper County Ambulance Service$4,000To aid in the purchase of a Stryker Power Load System for the new ambulance.

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.