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03 Aug 100 Women Who Care awards $10,000 to Elkhart County Safe Haven

On Friday, July 14, members of the 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County presented a $10,000 check to staff at the Elkhart County Safe Haven. (Left to Right: 100 WWC Members Pam Hluchota, Monica Abair, Jodi Spataro, Jenny Welch; YWCA Director of Development Mary Jo Sartorius, YWCA President & CEO...

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28 Jun $1.1 Million in Key Initiative (challenge) Grants

Community Foundation awards two agencies with challenge grants totaling $1.1 million The Community Foundation of Elkhart County supports Beacon Health Foundation’s Blue Zones Project and Lifeline Ministries’ building campaign. On June 8, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s board of directors approved $1,100,000 of Key Initiative Grants to end the 2017 fiscal...

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09 Jun Fourth Quarter Grants in Fiscal Year 2016-2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 the Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $1,273,454 of new and multi-year grants to nonprofits serving Elkhart County. The following 24 nonprofit organizations received support from the Fund for Elkhart County for local programming and initiatives: COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANTS Community Investment Grants totaled $1,252,500...

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09 Jun The fifth 8th Grader awarded with Blakesley Mathematical Scholarship

(PHOTO) Pictured (from left) are Robert Nisen, math teacher at Northridge Middle School; Barbara Whitlock, mother; Benjamin Seiltz, John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence for 8th Graders Scholar; Samantha Crooks, Community Foundation Program Associate; and Cheryl Weaver, niece of John G. Blakesley. This is a renewable scholarship applied toward a four-year degree...

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22 Dec 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and Guy D. Gundlach Memorial Scholars

(PHOTO) Community Foundation staff and Scholarship Committee members have surprised the three Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients at their high school.  Pictured is Ana Martinez, NorthWood recipient, hugging her school counselor after being surprised in a morning class. The Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County are proud...

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12 Dec $2.3 million in Key Initiative Grants

On December 8th, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County awarded $2,320,000 of Key Initiative Grants in total to five organizations to end the first grant cycle fiscal year 2016-2017. The competitive grant awards come from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted fund, Fund for Elkhart County. This is the third year under the new grant...

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09 Dec The Impact of Tax Reform on Philanthropy

After an unpredictable election season, tax reform seems almost certain and that is prompting action on a certain kind of fund to help people give charitably. Tax reform is extremely likely, said Anne M. Morgan, director of gift planning for St. Mary’s College. She spoke to about 50 members of the...

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24 Oct First Quarter Grants in Fiscal Year 2016-2017

On Thursday, October 13, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $934,900 of new grants to nonprofits serving Elkhart County. The following Community Investment, Good Neighbor and Rapid Response Grants were awarded from the Fund for Elkhart County during the first quarter of fiscal year 2016-2017. COMMUNITY INVESTMENT...

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21 Oct Planting Seeds of Generosity

{Picture} The final tree on Thursday, October 20, 2016 was planted outside of Goshen College’s Music Center. Pictured from left to right: Rose Shetler, Director of Annual Giving and Operations Manager; Conrad Clemens, Goshen College Board Chair; Kathleen Yoder, Executive Assistant to the President Brenneman; Aaron Zou, Goshen College Board...

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28 Jun 100 Women Who Care

{Picture} Jenny Welch, Ginny Russell and Sheila Terlep of the Elkhart chapter of 100 Women Who Care present a check for $10,000 to Rebecca Yoder (left) and Rich Meyer (center) for Elkhart County Clubhouse. Left to right: Rebecca Yoder, Jenny Welch, Rich Meyer, Ginny Russell, and Sheila Terlep   “We just...

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