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23 Apr Final Grant Cycle in Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Linda Baechle, president and CEO of YWCA North Central Indiana, is shown at the April 16, 2015, unveiling of the new name, Elkhart County Safe Haven, for the women's shelter the YWCA operates in Elkhart. The grant from the Elkhart County Community Foundation was the largest in the group’s latest...

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14 Dec Expecting Others to Give on Our Behalf Shortchanges All of Us

ETruth Dec. 14, 2014 It’s the season when everyone gives. Volunteers ring bells outside stores to remind people that the Salvation Army needs the spare change left after our holiday purchases. Donors write checks to support nonprofit agencies as the end of the year approaches. Giving is part of the rhythm of...

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12 Dec Community Foundation Awards $1.5 Million

The grants, made possible by a huge donation from David Gundlach, are the largest the organization has made.  Don Yost of Maple City Health Care Center explains the new Patient Care Team concept to be used at the new clinic in the old Abshire Mansion in Goshen Friday, Dec. 12,...

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11 Nov 2014-2015 First Quarter Grants Equal $837,390

Etruth - Krystal Vivian Nov. 11, 2014   The foundation has awarded a record-breaking $837,390 to organizations throughout the county focused on community, life and youth development, according to a press release from the foundation.  This round of donations is for the first quarter of the 2014-15 fiscal year, which runs from July...

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16 Oct $1.5 Million Grant from the Lilly Endowment

Etruth - Tim Vandenack Oct. 16, 2014 The Elkhart County Community Foundation will be getting a new injection of $1.5 million in matching grant funds, allowing it to aid three non-profits here and offer more general operational assistance to other charitable groups. Elkhart County has been “very fortunate” in generating funds to augment its...

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19 Jun Tribute to the Arts: Charity Recipients

ETruth - Sarah Duis June 19, 2014

Ten Michiana entities will receive a combined total of more than $200,000 thanks to a recent auction featuring art and furniture from the personal collection of David Gundlach. Gundlach, who grew up in Elkhart, was an entrepreneur and millionaire who traveled the world and collected art.

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16 May Lilly Scholarship Award Winners

Etruth - Sharon Hernandez May 16, 2014 The Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the Elkhart County Community Foundation (ECCF) are proud to honor 10 outstanding students in Elkhart County.

Three students from Elkhart County will receive Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships (LECS) entitling them to full tuition, fees and $900 a year for required books and equipment to any accredited Indiana college or university of their choice. The selected students are:

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06 Nov “Sharing the Fire”

ECCF's Jodi Spataro was recently interviwed by Dr. Marc Hardy, Director of the NonProfit Executive Programs at the University of Notre Dame.
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29 Oct Guy “David” Gundlach

ETruth - Justin Leighty Sunday, August 26, 2012 Guy David Gundlach was a world traveler and a giver to charities around the world, but he always considered Elkhart his home. That's why, when he died of a heart attack last year at 56, he left nearly everything - a staggering gift of roughly $125 million - to the Elkhart County Community Foundation.
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21 Aug Don Pletcher

Former ECCF Board and Grant Committee Member

His dream? A larger endowment for the Fund for Elkhart County. Elkhart businessman and ECCF former board member Don Pletcher has a passion for the Fund for Elkhart County, the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund. “This is what we really need,” Don says with conviction in his voice. “The concept is terrific: Present monies for future needs.”
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