Starke County Community Foundation

Starke, Fulton and Miami County Community Foundations comprise the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. This arrangement allows us to do more for our individual counties by being more cost effective, as well as getting a greater return on our investments. Collectively the counties hold assets in excess of 31 million dollars, and have distributed over 18 million dollars via grants and scholarships since inception.  

The NICF is the legal entity through which each of the counties' Community Foundations operates. Each of the three counties sends representatives to serve on the NICF board and finance committee.

2016 NICF Board of Directors
President: Jennifer Gappa, Starke 
Vice President: Evan Gottschalk, Fulton 
Secretary: Judy Climie, Fulton
Treasurer: Gene Miles, Miami

Starke County Representatives:   Suzy Bishop, Jennifer Gappa, Brad Lawrence, Gene Ladd, Cheryl Orkis

Fulton County Representatives:   Judy Climie, Larry Cunningham, Jeff Finke, Evan Gottschalk, Kirk Robinson

Miami County Representatives:   Dick Hammond, Tom McKaig, Gene Miles, Marcia Minard, Jim Yates

Like many of the Community Foundations of Indiana, ours were made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.'s GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) Initiative. Currently Lilly Endowment, Inc. is no longer offering matching grants to the communities. Instead, they have begun a new initiative that challenges the Community Foundations throughout the state to raise funds for sustainability. The Sustained Resource Development Initiative has inspired Community Foundations to seek funding for their own operating endowments—thus allowing them to maintain a local presence and to continue to serve their communities.

While the Community Foundations were created through matching grants from Lilly Endowment, Inc. we are not an affiliate of that organization.

How to Contact Starke County Community Foundation

posted Oct 20, 2017, 12:43 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 10:20 AM ]

Starke County Community Foundation

Mailing Address:   

P.O. Box 563, Knox, IN 46534

Office Location:

North Judson-San Pierre Middle School building,  950 W. Campbell Drive,  North Judson, IN 46366 

Director of Development 
Sarah Origer

Phone
574.772.3665

Toll Free
877.432.6423

Fax
574.224.3709

eMail
starke@nicf.org

Click to visit the Starke County Community Foundation.



Starke United Fund

posted Oct 20, 2017, 12:36 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 10:34 AM ]

The Starke United Fund is a partnership with the Northern Indiana Community Foundation that provides an efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. Donations to the Starke United Fund stay in Starke County and benefit non-profit agencies that support Starke County residents. Non-profit social service agencies need thousands of dollars to provide the essential programs that support the quality of life for everyone in Starke County. The Starke United Fund carries on the tradition of collaborative fundraising.

“By creating the Starke United Fund, we are able to be a member of the United Way and offer help to Starke County on a different level.”
Jay Albright - NICF Executive Director 

Starke United Fund Grants
Starke United Fund grants are from a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. It was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. These grants are for charitable organizations that serve the people of Starke County. The application deadline is May 4, 2018.

The Starke United Fund is a partnership with the Northern Indiana Community Foundation that provides an efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies.

Donations to the Starke United Fund stay in Starke County and benefit non-profit agencies that support Starke County residents.

Non-profit social service agencies need thousands of dollars to provide the essential programs that support the quality of life for everyone in Starke County. The Starke United Fund carries on the tradition of collaborative fundraising.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The Starke United Fund offers grants to local Starke County charitable organizations. Application deadline is May 4, 2018.



SCCF & Local Grants

posted Aug 5, 2016, 1:00 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 10:39 AM ]

Starke County Grants
The Community Foundation has no deadline for many of their applications. Those seeking grant dollars may submit applications at any time. Community Support Grants: several hundred to several thousand dollars are awarded to many organizations and provide support throughout the community. Community Education Grants: for public schools/teachers in the Starke County. Field of Interest grants support alternative agriculture and Starke County students for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies. The James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award highlights achievements of an outstanding individual philanthropist and organizations that makes an impact in the community.

NO APPLICATION DEADLINE
Review the Grant Guidelines to make sure your project falls within the Community Foundation’s area of granting. We accept proposals on a continuous basis.

STARKE UNITED FUND
The Starke United Fund is a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. It was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. These grants are for charitable organizations that serve the people of Starke County. Deadline is May 4th.



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