Grant Highlights

03 Aug AIDS Ministries

Grant: $10,000 (Rapid Response) AIDS Ministries works to create a supportive environment for children, adults and families infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization provides free HIV testing, education, and care coordination with offices in both South Bend and Elkhart.
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03 Aug Elkhart Christian Academy

Grant: $62,500 Elkhart Christian Academy is a faith-based, private school serving Pre-K to Grade 12. The grant from the community foundation is to assist
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03 Aug Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County

Grant: $35,100 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County is a one-on-one mentorship program. Through a formal matching process, men and women in the community have the opportunity to be a “Big” “Big Couple” or “Big Family”, serving as positive role models to at-risk youth.
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03 Aug City of Elkhart

Grant: $5,000 Elkhart’s Salute to Veterans was a World War II reenactment sponsored by the City of Elkhart on May 16, and May 17, 2015. The reenactment featured authentic equipment and uniforms from
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03 Aug Midwest Museum of American Art

Grant: $71,000 The Midwest Museum of American Art is located in downtown Elkhart and focuses on 19th and 20th century American Art. The museum supports
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03 Aug The Post

Grant: $40,000 The Post is a faith-based organization for youth located in downtown Goshen. The goal of the organization is to provide a safe and accepting community for middle and high school students of all backgrounds and lifestyles.
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03 Aug Builders of Hope

Grant: $50,000 Builders of Hope mobilizes local community volunteers to help repair and restore homes for the elderly, limited income populations and those with physical limitations. The service of the organization is rooted in the concept of compassion ministry and
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03 Aug Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network

Grant: $4,500 The Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network provides shelter to homeless families through the cooperation of 18 church partners. Each church rotates the responsibilities of being a host, providing lodging, meals, and a welcoming atmosphere.
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03 Aug Samaritan Center

Grant: $33,000 The Samaritan Center is a not-for-profit counseling organization that works to create happier and healthier individuals and couples through a mind, body, and spirit approach.
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03 Aug Girls on the Run Michiana

Grant: $5,000 Girls on the Run Michiana serves girls in 3rd-5th grade by encouraging joyful, confident attitudes and healthy, happy lifestyles. Girls participate in 20 lessons taught by certified volunteers that
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03 Aug WNIT

Grant: $5,000 WNIT is a community-owned media source that specializes in highlighting important people and events in the Michiana area.
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03 Aug Bristol Public Library

  Grant: $20,000 The Bristol Public Library is a branch of the Elkhart Public library, providing over 41,000 titles and a variety of other media types. The grant from the community foundation will help construct a Creative Technology Center to provide
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03 Aug YWCA North Central Indiana

Grant: $15,000 The YWCA works to empower women who are victims of abuse, sexual assault or have a chemical dependency. As part of one of the largest multicultural women’s organizations in the world,
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03 Aug My Hood Needz Me

  Grant: $6,000 My Hood Needz Me is an organization serving at-risk youth in Elkhart. With a focus on finding personal value, the organization and its volunteers strive to inspire inner greatness and actions benefiting the youth and the community in which we live.
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03 Aug Nappanee Chamber of Commerce

Grant: $5,000 The Nappanee Chamber of Commerce is an organization for business owners, providing support in business marketing, startup support, and connection to the surrounding community. The grant from the community foundation will support
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17 Mar ETHOS

Grant: $100,000 ETHOS (Encouraging Technology & Hands-On Science) seeks to provide schools with hands-on science and technology opportunities, by providing teachers
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17 Mar Oaklawn

Grant: $250,000 (3 Years) The multi-year grant will support the Partnership for Children, a collaboration of 12 youth-serving organizations to assist Elkhart County’s at-risk youth with
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17 Mar Friends of the Middlebury Parks

Grant: 2:1 Challenge for $50,000 The Friends of the Middlebury Parks is a nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and businesses providing time, expertise, and financial contribution to help maintain, improve and expand
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17 Mar Maple City Health Care Center

Grant: $500,000 Maple City Health Care Center is a health care home offering affordable primary health care to build community across cultures, relationships, and empowerment. The grant from the ECCF will
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17 Mar Elkhart River Restoration Association

Grant: $200,000 The Elkhart River Restoration Association exists to provide a clean environment for wildlife and community recreation within the Elkhart River and Goshen Dam Pond watershed.  
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17 Mar Elkhart Civic Theatre

Grant: 1:1 Challenge for $7,500 The Elkhart Civic Theatre owns and operates the Bristol Opera House, a 100-year-old theatre in Bristol, Indiana. The theatre produces a six-show season and various special events
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17 Mar Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Grant: $20,000 The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances
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17 Mar Baugo Community Schools

Grant: $24,590 The grant from the ECCF will assist the Baugo Community Schools in implementing the Certified Learning program in Kindergarten classrooms for the first
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17 Mar Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Grant: 1:1 Challenge for $150,000 (2 Years) The Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail are dedicated to converting the abandoned Pumpkinvine railroad corridor into a linear park and greenway. The grant from the ECCF will
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17 Mar Emerge Ministries

Grant: $25,000 Emerge Ministries assists women who have left unhealthy living environments and are seeking safe, stable housing. The organization provides temporary housing,
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17 Mar Ryan’s Place

Grant: 1:1 Challenge for $30,000 (2 Years) Ryan’s Place provides support in a safe environment where grieving children, teens and families can share their experience as they move through the healing process. The grant from the ECCF will
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17 Mar Friends of The Lerner

Grant: $50,000 The Friends of The Lerner helps ensure that the experience of The Lerner can be enjoyed by all members of the community and that the Lerner can present a diverse array of performers and programs for years to come.  
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17 Mar Horizon Education Alliance

Grant: $100,000 Grant: $250,000 The mission of Horizon Education Alliance exists to strengthen collaboration, increase innovation, and move everyone from hope to belief that Elkhart County will be transformed
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17 Mar Life Center

Grant: $250,000 The Life Center is a faith-based organization seeking to equip individuals with the tools for success through work skill training and biblical principles. North Central Indiana Teen Challenge is a faith-based organization, which provides
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23 Jun Cornerstone Ministries

Grant: $25,000 Cornerstone Ministries is committed to working alongside underprivileged children and their families in the city of Elkhart and to empower them with the tools to change their future. 
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23 Jun Ruthmere Foundation

Challenge Grant: $93,000 Havilah Beardsley House is a multifaceted cultural and historical museum home, offering city visitors a glimpse into the lives of Elkhart’s founding family, Dr. Havilah and Rachel Beardsley, as well as rich exposure to architecture and art.  
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23 Jun Bashor Children’s Home

Grant: $75,000 Bashor Children’s Home is a child welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The organization provides help for troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment/ alternative education, foster care, and many other services.  
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23 Jun Downtown Elkhart, Inc

Grant: $16,500 Downtown Elkhart, Inc provides both long-time residents and first-time visitors multiple reasons to frequent and rediscover the ever-changing and entrepreneurial city of Elkhart.  
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23 Jun Council on Aging of Elkhart County

Grant: $21,000 The Council on Aging is committed to enhancing the quality of life and dignity for older adults in Elkhart County by supporting them and their families through direct services, service referrals, and guidance for smooth transitions associated with aging. 
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23 Jun Downtown Goshen, Inc

Grant: $15,000 Downtown Goshen, Inc. focuses on showing residents and visitors how exciting Goshen can be by hosting monthly festivals and themed events free to the public.
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23 Jun Elkhart Child Development Center

Grant: $8,000 The Elkhart Child Development Center provides high-quality childcare and educational services to children of lower income families in Elkhart County. 
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23 Jun Girls on the Run Michiana

Grant: $7,500 Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program designed to increase and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate the challenges of adolescence. 
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23 Jun Goshen College

Grant: 5,000 The Goshen College Communication Department has partnered with Goshen Community Schools and Write on Sports to offer a camp for middle school students that teaches writing skills by harnessing a student’s love for sports.  
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23 Jun Junior Achievement Serving Elkhart County

Grant: $25,000 Junior Achievement is a service organization committed to education and youth development.  JA of Northern Indiana annually serves 120,000 pre-kindergarten through high school youth, including 4,000 students in Elkhart County. 
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23 Jun New Beginnings United Worship Center

Grant: $7,500 The New Beginnings United Worship Center is developing a Life Changing Lyrics program that will teach Elkhart’s young people the importance of positive lyrics and words. 
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23 Jun Samaritan Center

Grant: $40,000 The Samaritan Center is a mental health and pastoral counseling agency which has served Elkhart County since 1972.  The Center’s focus is on the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.  
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23 Jun Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Grant: $20,000 Wellfield Botanic Gardens create an unparalleled opportunity to educate its visitors about the importance of fresh water, native habitats, conservation and the sustainability of our environment.
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23 Jun YWCA of North Central Indiana

Grant: $20,000 The YWCA of North Central Indiana is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
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23 Jun Boy Scouts of America LaSalle Council

Grant: $10,000 The Boy Scouts of America provide a program for young people across the nation that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  
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23 Jan Center for Healing and Hope

Grant $20,000 The Center for Healing and Hope provides urgent medical care and advocacy for the low-income uninsured and underinsured population.
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23 Jan Tolson Center

We were established in 1941 to serve any Elkhart youth seeking advancement and personal development in academics, sports and community involvement.
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23 Jan Salvation Army of Goshen

We are a nonprofit organization providing a holistic program serving men, women, families and children with our message based on the Christian Bible.
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23 Jan Faith Mission of Elkhart County

Our goal is to provide faith-based programs and services that minister to the homeless and other individuals so they may have positive life-changing opportunities.
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23 Jan DreamsWork

At DreamsWork we engage students and their families, providing guidance and assistance to help youths in 4th grade through college graduation attain the qualities, skills and vision they need for successful adult life.
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23 Jan ETHOS

At ETHOS (Encouraging Technology and Hands-On Science] our mission is "helping children learn science, helping students love science and helping educators teach science."
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23 Jan Elkhart County Museum Association

ECMA is a consortium of the county's museums whose mission is to promote collections and facilities that illustrate, interpret and preserve art, culture, education and history.
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23 Jan Little Saints Childcare and Preschool

Located at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Middlebury, Little Saints Childcare and Preschool's mission is to help lay the ground work for children's future and to provide a safe and secure environment for learning and growing.
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23 Jan Maple City Health Care Center

Our mission is to foster community in our neighborhoods by providing and promoting affordable, accessible and integrated quality care.
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23 Jan Ryan’s Place

The mission of Ryan's Place is to provide support in a safe environment where grieving children, teens and their families can share the experience as they move through the healing process.
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23 Jan LaCasa

Helping families/Improving neighborhoods. LaCasa helps families to build a better life, helping them move from crisis to stability, thereby creating safe, attractive and economically stable neighborhoods.
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23 Jan Mosaic

Embracing God's call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities.
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23 Jan Loveway

Celebrating 40 years of service to the community and based in Middlebury, Loveway provides therapeutic equine (horseback) riding, teaching the basics of horsemanship and the skills needed to improve the daily lives of individuals with special needs.
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23 Jan Angel Central Academy

Offering before- and after-school child care, the Academy's purpose is to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere where children will know God loves them and will experience opportunities to develop a firm foundation for learning.
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25 Jun Downtown Elkhart – SoMa

Downtown Elkhart, Inc. works to promote downtown businesses in the Arts & Entertainment district of this ever-changing city. Entrepreneurs are transforming the landscape of the city by restoring

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25 Jun Elkhart County 4-H Extension

National Youth Science Day is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4-H science programming for youth, volunteers and educators from the nation's land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously

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25 Jun Elkhart Community Schools

Elkhart Community Schools is a bully-free zone, providing students with a comfortable and safe learning environment. The district uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to teach our students

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25 Jun Yellow Creek Day Care

Yellow Creek Daycare is a ministry of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church in Goshen. We ares committed to providing quality care and developmentally appropriate experiences for children in a safe, nurturing, Christian atmosphere.

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25 Jun Crossing Educational Center

Our vision is to transform lives through education by focusing on the heart and mind. Our mission is to help struggling individuals become transformed, fulfilled and contributing members of society through faith-based education and caring relationships.

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25 Jun Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department

The Department's Correctional Complex's philosophy is to not only house inmates but to also affect change in their hearts and minds to reduce the recidivism rate.

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25 Jun Horizon Education Alliance

An outgrowth of the 2002 Elkhart County Horizon Project, the Horizon Education Alliance (formed in 2012) recognizes that education is the key component with the most potential to change Elkhart County's future,

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25 Jun Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do began in 1992 as a one-week resident camp for 38 children surviving cancer.

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25 Jun ADEC… Resources for Independence

Established as the Association for the Disabled of Elkhart County in 1952, ADEC helps people with developmental and physical disabilities discover and share their talents in their community

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25 Jun Council on Aging of Elkhart County

The Council on Aging is committed to enhancing both the quality of life and dignity for older adults in Elkhart County by supporting them and their families

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25 Jun greenLockers

greenLockers partners with schools to collect new and slightly-used school supplies, books (and clothes) during the year-end locker clean-out days. Students collect and sort all the materials which are warehoused, then offered to local charities at no charge.

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25 Jun WVPE

A member-supported service of the Elkhart Community Schools, 88.1 WVPE is a public radio station serving 17 counties in north central Indiana and southwest Michigan with a total population of more than 1,000,000.

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25 Jun Elkhart Civic Theatre

For over 50 years, Elkhart Civic Theatre has been performing a wide variety of theatrical entertainment in Elkhart County.

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01 Mar Church Community Services

CCS is a faith-based agency helping people of Elkhart County weather life's storms and build more secure futures through emergency assistance and intensive job and life skills training. Its food pantry provides emergency relief for the most vulnerable households in the county.
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01 Mar Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart

After a number of years of organization and planning, Elkhart’s Boys & Girls Club opened in August 2010, offering youth development programming to children at Beardsley, Bristol and Osolo Elementaries.
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01 Mar The Post

Through positive relationships, The Post provides a safe and healthy environment with adult guidance for at-risk youth in the greater Goshen community in order for them to become better citizens and to foster a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. A key to success lies in offering a place where youth enjoy visiting that also makes them feel both safe and valued.
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01 Mar Maple City Health Care

The mission of Maple City Health Care Center is to foster a healthy community by providing and promoting affordable, accessible and integrated quality care. It provides affordable medical home and primary health care for uninsured and under-insured people in the north, east and central Goshen neighborhoods.
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01 Mar American Red Cross

With the overall goal of providing relief to disaster victims and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, the Elkhart County chapter identified a need to improve its managerial capacity and its ability to respond better, faster and cheaper to a major disaster.
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01 Mar Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network

GIHN is a flexible, cooperative ministry providing an opportunity for the community to be actively involved in caring for the needs of homeless families, primarily by providing emergency shelter. This is accomplished with the support of 18 area churches utilizing their facilities and congregational volunteers serving families seven nights a week from 5 pm to 7 am.
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01 Mar Christ’s Commissary

Christ's Commissary, Inc.’s mission is to better serve the Elkhart-area community by providing nutritional assistance and by helping to supply food items not easily afforded by the unemployed, underemployed and other people struggling due to unfortunate circumstances.
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01 Mar American Diabetes Association

Indiana Camp John Warvel has changed the lives of thousands of Hoosier children with diabetes by empowering them to independently manage their disease in a fun, safe and educational camp environment.
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01 Mar St. Vincent DePaul Church

The church’s GED program is designed to prepare adult English-as-a-Second Language students for the GED qualifying examination. This one-time grant will cover start-up costs to provide quality resources for the first 20 GED students and their volunteer instructors.
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01 Mar PC’s for Youth

The purpose and mission of this organization is to provide the students of LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, DeKalb and Elkhart counties with computers and knowledge about computers in order to boost each student's educational development.
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01 Mar Goshen Chamber of Commerce

A program of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, the Goshen Greenhouse will serve as a business incubator providing early stage companies and local entrepreneurs with state-of-the-art workspace and access to key development and growth services.
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01 Mar Midwest Museum of American Art

The Museum’s mission is to acquire, exhibit and preserve works of art by past and present U.S. visual artists, thus illuminating, inspiring and conserving America's visual heritage. The Museum presented a retrospective exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Polish-born artist Adam (Grochowski) Grant upon the 70th anniversary of his internment as a POW.
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01 Nov Ruthmere Foundation

The Ruthmere Foundation Inc. strives to inspire the imagination and promote excellence in fine arts, architecture and historic preservation to advocate life-long learning and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006 it purchased the Havilah Beardsley House, the 1848 home of Elkhart's founder, with the intent to execute a full-scale historic restoration.
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01 Nov WheelchairHelp.org

This organization’s mission is to improve its clients’ quality of life and health by providing wheelchairs and mobility equipment not funded by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance. Its programs include: loaners, budget assistance, support network and music outreach. It states that 75% of the elderly and disabled, including those seriously overweight (250 pounds to obese), suffer from serious depression which impacts them as much as their disability.
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01 Nov Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s mission is to provide nutritious protein to food banks and hunger relief organizations within Indiana. It encourages both hunters and farmers to donate large game and livestock, delivering it to one of its participating inspected butcher locations.
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01 Nov Guidance Ministries

Guidance Ministries' overall mission is to establish outreaching ministries in cities on a national level that will have the capabilities of removing barriers between Christ and man. It believes that by meeting individuals’ basic physical and emotional needs, their ears and hearts will be opened to hear the call of Christ as their personal Savior.
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