James E. Caskey, president of the Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation, announced $85,500 in grants have been awarded to various organizations within the Syracuse community.

The grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, $16,000; Teen Parents Succeeding, $12,000; Syracuse Parks Department, $10,000; Syracuse Cemetery Association, $10,000; Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, $7,000; Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams, $5,000; R.E.A.L. Services, $5,000; town of Syracuse, $5,000; Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club, $4,000; Kosciusko Community Senior Services, $4,000; Lakeland Youth Center, $3,000; Wawasee Supermileage, $2,500; Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club, $1,000; and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $1,000.