100 Women Who Care standing with a large check

Female Giving Circle Supports Student-Initiated Program

Members from the 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County presented $10,000 to the Middlebury Community Schools toward the No Raider Goes Hungry program.


Disaster Relief Fund addresses Countywide Flood Damage

Nine local students learned this week they will receive major scholarships from Independent Colleges of Indiana through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.  All scholarships are awarded to first-generation college students.

January 25-26: Proposal Writing and Grant Management

Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

February 7: Minimizing Family Conflicts in Estate Planning

On February 7th, the Elkhart County Estate Planning Council will feature a panel discussion on Minimizing Family Conflicts in Estate Planning. At this first lunch-and-learn of the year, you will hear from professional advisors who handle different aspects of estate planning and how they best prevent family disagreements.

November 9: Preparing for Your Annual Audit

Did you know that not all charitable organizations are required to conduct an annual audit? Do you know if your organization needs an annual independent audit? Or does your organization need to simply prepare a different type of financial reporting?

December 6: Estate Planning Council

The Elkhart County Estate Planning Council will hold their December lunch-and-learn at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Presentation will include a 2017 legislate update.

February 21: An Evening with Friends

Join us for an evening with friends in Naples, Florida! Special thanks to our hosts, Jeannelle and Brian Brady & Lisa and Ron Fenech.

February – March: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

Maximize your fundraising success through this timeless course that teaches the tried-and-true practical skills of effective fundraising. Strengthen your fundraising abilities by learning proven fund development tools, and draft a specific fundraising plan to grow your organization. This course serves as the foundation for the rest of the curriculum.