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Kids Discovery Factory Receives $20,000 Grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation

Kids Discovery Factory (KDF) received a $20,000 grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation to support renovation of our building at 110 Sycamore Street in downtown Batesville.

The building and neighboring lot, valued at more than $400,000, was donated by Batesville Tool & Die to Kids Discovery Factory to support the expansion of our current science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) outreach programs into a permanent discovery center. Kids Discovery Factory will house world-class interactive exhibits, benefitting children, families and schools throughout southeastern Indiana. The project will positively impact quality of life, regional tourism, economic growth and workforce development.

Daryl Werner, KDF Board President, said, “We are grateful for the incredible grant support from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. The Kids Discovery Factory team is focused on implementing plans for building renovations and designing exhibits for our permanent home. When it is complete, the discovery center will provide a truly unique educational destination for our regional community.”

Kids Discovery Factory is looking for exhibit and visitor experience feedback from regional families. A link to the survey can be found on our website:

About Rising Sun Regional Foundation

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun in conjunction with the development of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort by the Hyatt Corporation. The foundation began its grantmaking program in early 1997. It is now funded by the Rising Star Casino & Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. The Rising Sun Regional Foundation grants program is designed to primarily benefit the residents of Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora in the State of Indiana. Since its first grantmaking meeting in the late 90s, the Rising Sun Regional Foundation has awarded over $44 million in grants throughout southeastern Indiana.

For additional information, please contact:

Kids Discovery Factory Rising Sun Regional Foundation

Amber McGuire Jascia Redwine

Executive Director Executive Director

812-932-KIDS (5437) 812-438-4490

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