Community Foundation of Elkhart County invests $721,225 with grants to non-profits

June 30, 2022


ELKHART, Indiana – The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $731,225 of new and multi-year grants to over a dozen of nonprofits and programs throughout Elkhart County at its June board meeting.

The grants were given in the categories of placemaking, kids and families, and career pathways, reflecting the priorities of the Community Foundation.

“Elkhart County benefits from many nonprofit organizations improving the quality of life for our community in so many ways,” said Candy Yoder, Chief Program Officer. “We are proud to join other philanthropists to support these organizations. Together we can make a difference.”

The grants awarded between April and mid-June are:

Kids and Families grants totaling $560,000

  • Goshen College– ECoSistema Music Program $90,000
  • Ryan’s Place – Capital Campaign $450,000
  • 1 grant of $25,000 or less totaled $20,000

Placemaking grants totaling $75,000

  • 4 grants of $25,000 or less totaled $75,000

Career Pathways grants totaling $61,975

  • 6 grants of $25,000 or less totaled $61,975

Opportunity Fund totaling $24,250

  • 10 grants for sponsorships and memberships, $24,250

Grant requests are reviewed by staff and volunteer committees comprised of a diverse range of community members who are engaged with their respective sectors and make every effort to be aware of emerging and ongoing initiatives. Staff members make decisions on grants of $25,000 or less and the board of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County approves all grants.