Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by assisting donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes.


Where Giving Grows
Gifts to the Community Foundations of Starke, Fulton, and Miami Counties are seeds that grow funds for the betterment of the community they are given to. The Community Foundations make giving simple and offer a variety of ways for caring community members to make a lasting impact.


Our Pledge To You
We will grow all charitable giving, cultivating permanent resources and harvesting positive community growth.


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Fall 2016 Deadline for 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is a 4-year full-tuition scholarship to one local high school senior who will begin their college career in the fall of 2017. The recipient must intend to be a full time student and pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university.

The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in early December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations.

The NICF ’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for each county will be available to the public on August 1st at nicf.org. The online application deadline is September 2nd 2016.

 

 


Starke County

SCCF Makes Five-Year Grant Commitment to Ancilla College . The SCCF is pleased to announce a grant from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund of $25,000 in support of the new on-campus housing facility at Ancilla College.

Furthermore, it is the intent of the SCCF to grant $20,000 for the next four years following this initial gift, for a total of $105,000.

Get details here.


Fulton County

Liberty Township Park and Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy Receive Community Fund Grants - Grants totaling $7,825 were awarded to programs that encourage women’s athletics in Fulton County and help build future leaders. These grants are made possible thanks to Community Support Grants awarded through the FCCF.

With this second round of grantmaking from the FCCF, over $10,000 has been awarded from Fulton County Community Funds in 2016. The application has no deadline, and is open to all charitable organizations. Grant dollars are available for programs that support Fulton County residents.

Read more about these grants and the programs they support.


Miami County

Miami County Community Foundation Awards First Grants of 2016: Two grants totaling $5,000 have been awarded in Miami County during this first year of the Community Foundation’s “no-deadline" approach to grantmaking.

A grant of $1,000 was presented to Ole Olsen's Children's Theatre Workshop (CTW) for William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" as part of CTW's "Shake it Up with Shakespeare".

Circus City Festival also received a grant of $2,500 to help paint the outside of the Circus City building on 7th street.

Read more about these grants and how to get a grant application.

 

Welcome to Northern Indiana Community Foundation

Since 1993, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. (NICF) has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of the community. The NICF serves the Community Foundations of Starke, Fulton and Miami Counties. This arrangement allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost-efficient. Thus gifts can do more for the counties they are given to.

The NICF is a public trust, a public charity that gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. Operating under state and federal laws, we work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.

Contact the NICF at 574.223.2227 or toll free 877.432.6423