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Funds

Fulton County Community Foundation works with donors to create the kind of fund that best reflects their charitable dreams, as well as optimizes their tax benefits. Donors often remark at how easy it is to create a fund.

There are lots of vehicles to fulfill your charitable goals. However, when a donor works with the Community Foundation to create a fund—they aren't helping an investment firm with their bottom line. They are helping all of Fulton County. This is because the Community Foundation works to support the entire community—not just itself.

People of all means can leave a lasting impact on the community because the Community Foundation invests all gifts, regardless of size so they continue to grow…and our communities reap the benefits. We make it simple for your gift to grow, whether you wish to contribute to an existing fund or if you want to create your own. 

To donate to any of these funds, click on the Make A Donation button to your left and type in the name of the fund when you are prompted to Please Include Your Fund Designation.

  • Lauren Abbott Memorial Non-Permanent Fund
    Established by Rick and Shelley Abbott in memory of Lauren Abbott for the purpose to support the charitable intentions of the Lauren Abbott Memorial Committee, which includes an educational program, designed to teach the importance of bacterial meningitis awareness.
  • Akron Area Arts League Ltd. Fund
    Established in 2008 by the Akron Area Arts League, Ltd. to support the charitable intentions of the Akron Area Arts League, Ltd.
  • Akron Community Center Endowment Fun
    Established in 2012 by Akron Community Center Representatives to provide support for long-term operating and maintenance of the Center. This support may also include capital expenditures as recommended by the Donor Representatives.
  • Akron Community Center Operating & Maintenance Fund
    Established in 2007 by the "Patrons of the Akron Community" to provide operating and maintenance support for the Akron Community Center, Akron, IN.
  • Akron Community Relations Task Force Fund
    Established in 2008 by the Akron Community Relations Task Force to support the charitable intentions of the Akron Community Relations Task Force whose mission is to improve the lives of all community members, to raise multi-cultural awareness, and respect, and to build and maintain positive relationships through social, educational, and economic means.
  • Akron Las Donas Marcus Hackworth & Scott Sechrist Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Akron Las Donas Club in memory of Marcus Hackworth and Scott Sechrist to provide scholarships for qualified Tippecanoe Valley High School graduates.
  • Akron Lions: Kenny Bright Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Akron Lions Club to provide scholarships for qualified youth living in the Akron area that attended Akron Elementary of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation and graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School and who are deserving of financial assistance.
  • Akron Revitalization Committee Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Akron Revitalization Committee to assist them in their charitable intentions.
  • Akron United Methodist Church Fund
    Established in 2000 by Helen Utter to provide support to Akron United Methodist Church of Akron, Indiana.
  • Antioch Baptist Church Fund
    Established in 2010 by the Antioch Baptist Church to provide support to the Vanuatau Project or activities.
  • Paul and Dorothy Arven Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Wells Fargo Bank to provide support for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend an accredited college or university entering the nursing profession or pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture.
  • Elizabeth V. Babcock Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1974 and transferred to the NICF in 1996 by the RHS to provide educational scholarships support for those eligible, who are graduates of Rochester High School.
  • Back Home Again In Indiana Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2000 to provide scholarships to qualifying Fulton County Students.
  • E. Paul and Annabelle Baker and Harold and Mildred Turk Unrestricted Fund
    Established in 2002 by Dean and Suzanne Baker in honor and memory of their parents to provide support for charitable purposes in Fulton County.
  • Jim Barkman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Family of Jim Barkman in memory of Jim Barkman to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester High School, who attended Riddle Elementary School at any time.
  • Baxter, Inc. Fund
    Established in 1995 by the founders of Baxter Drug Store, Rochester, Indiana for local charitable purposes.
  • Ernest O. Baxter Fund
    Established in 1995 by Ernest Baxter to provide support to Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester.
  • Beaver Dam Preschool Endowment Fund
    Established in 2006 by Pat Perry to provide support in the form of scholarships for needy children attending Beaver Dam Preschool at Akron Elementary.
  • Beach At Lake Manitou Construction & Improvement Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Fulton County Leadership Academy Beach Committee to support the construction and improvements of a beach at Lakeside Park, Rochester, Indiana.
  • The Katherine J. Belcher Fund
    Established in 1998 by Dick and Suzanne Belcher in memory of Katherine Belcher for local charitable purposes.
  • Katherine J. Belcher Fund for the Benefit of the Fulton County Public Library
    Established in 2008 by Dick and Suzanne Belcher to provide support to the Fulton County Public Library.  Support shall be used for the children's programs.
  • Suzanne and Richard Belcher Fund
    Established in 2010 by Dick and Suzanne Belcher for local charitable purposes.
  • Joanne and JoEllen Bendall Fund
    Established in 2005 by Joanne Bendall to provide support for charitable or other exempt purposes.
  • Cedric L. Berdine Memorial Teaching Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Fulton F & AM Lodge #665 to provide educational scholarships for students who are accepted into an accredited institutions and in particular to students who are graduates of Caston High School and pursuing a degree in education.
  • Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Mabel Blacketor Estate to provide educational scholarships for students who are graduates of Rochester High School.
  • Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex to support the charitable intentions of the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex and their fund raising efforts.
  • Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Mabel Blacketor Estate to provide support for local charitable public health organizations serving Fulton County
  • Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Fund for the Benefit of First Baptist Church
    Established in 2009 by the Mabel Blacketor Estate to provide support for the cost and expense of capital purchases and improvements only for First Baptist Church, Rochester, Indiana.
  • Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Fund for the Benefit of Woodlawn Hospital
    Established in 2009 by the Mabel Blacketor Estate to provide support for the cost and expense of capital purchases and improvements only for said hospital. 
  • Mabel Blacketor Memorial Operating Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Mabel Blacketor Estate to provide operating support for the Fulton County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc.
  • BP-Good to Go Fund
    Established in 2012 by Don Good to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable purposes.
  • Bridge Family Operating Endowment Fund
    Established 2007 by Robert and Carol Bridge to provide support to the Fulton County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission.
  • CAMP-WE-CAN, Inc. Fund
    Established in 2008 by the CAMP-WE-CAN, Inc. for the sole use and benefit of CAMP-WE-CAN to carry out its role and mission.
  • Camp-We-Can Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2003 by Jodie Simpson, Teri Carr and Tina McGaughey for the child with special needs to support the charitable intentions of the Camp-We-Can.
  • Michael Calhoun Memorial Fund
    Established in 2011 by Lisa Calhoun to provide support for education, advocacy, and referrals of individuals with chronic illnesses and/or depression in Fulton County, Indiana.
  • Richard Cassidy Community Philanthropic Fund
    Established in 2003 by the NICF to promote education and public awareness of community philanthropy and other appropriate philanthropic activities in the counties served by the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Caston High School Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2005 by the Caston Community Academic Scholarship Committee to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Caston High School who plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school.
  • Compassion Health Center Fund
    Established in 2007 by the United Ministries of Fulton County Outreach Program to provide support to the Compassion Health Clinic.
  • Compassion Health Care Endowment Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support to the Compassionate Health Center.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Fulton County, Inc. Fund
    Established in 2009 by the CASA to provide support for CASA.
  • The W.D. Cumberland 4-H Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2003 by Scott Cumberland in memory of W.D. Cumberland to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester, Tippecanoe Valley, Caston or Winamac High Schools.
  • Cunningham Memorial Fund
    Established in 2012 by Larry Cunningham to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable purposes.
  • Garry Daniels-Lake Manitou Association, Inc. Memorial Fund
    Established in 2000 by Zanna Daniels to provide continuing support to Lake Manitou Association, Inc.
  • Phil Daulton Memorial Youth Fund
    Established in 2005 by Ben Daulton in memory of his father Phil Daulton to improve the lives of youth in the greater Fulton County area.
  • The Simon Deeb Scholarship Fund
    Established by the Friends and Family of the late RHS teacher, transferred to NICF in 1996, this fund provides agricultural educational scholarship support.
  • Sidney R. DeVries Charitable Fund
    Established in 2011 by Sidney R. DeVries to provide support to the following organizations: Elim Christian School, Palos Park, Illinois; Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia; Woodlawn Foundation, Inc., Rochester, Indiana; and Vernon Manor, Wabash, Indiana.
  • Amanda Drudge Scholarship and Missions Fund
    Established in 1997 by the Olive Branch Church of God, Chuck and Darleen Drudge in memory of Amanda Drudge to support the charitable intentions of the Mission Board of the Olive Branch Church.
  • The Marian Dyer Literacy Fund
    Established in 2006 by Darleen Baker and Denise Nigh in memory of their mother Marian Dyer to provide secondary literacy education in the Rochester Community School Corporation.
  • RB Fear Agricultural Scholarship
    Established in 2011 by Ross and Bonnie Fear to provide scholarship assistance to needy and deserving students who are residents of Fulton County, Indiana and attending Purdue University, with preference given to those students pursuing agricultural studies.
  • Stephen Fellers Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2000 by Eileen, Brad, Cory and Lori Fellers in memory of Stephen Fellers to provide scholarships to a Rochester High School graduate pursuing a degree in a business or a technical/vocational career.
  • First Christian Church of Rochester, Local Mission Fund
    Established in 1996 by Lorene Rauschke to provide support to the First Christian Church of Rochester-Local Missions Fund to carry out its role and mission.
  • The First Federal Savings Bank Fund
    Established in 1998 by the First Federal Savings Bank for local charitable purposes.
  • First Federal Savings Bank Unrestricted Fund
    Established in 2002 by the First Federal Savings Bank to provide support for charitable purposes.
  • First Presbyterian Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund
    Established in 1996 by the First Presbyterian Church to provide educational scholarships for eligible persons, advised by First Presbyterian Church of Rochester.
  • Mary and Fred Fraser Fund
    Established in 1998 by Mary Fraser in memory of Fred Fraser to provide support for charitable purposes and or educational projects.
  • Friends of the Fulton County Public Library Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Friends of the Fulton County Public Library to provide support for the Friends of the Fulton County Public Library.
  • Friends of the Liberty Township Park Fund
    Established in 1997 by the Friends of the Liberty Township Park to support the Liberty Township Park Five-year Plan in Fulton, Indiana.
  • Friends of Union Township Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Friends of Union Township Park to provide support of the charitable intentions of the Friends of Union Township Park.
  • Fritts Family Good Cheer Fund
    Established in 2000 by Jim and Marilyn Fritts to provide support for charitable and other exempt purposes in Fulton County.
  • Frounfelter Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002  by D.J. and Lori Frounfelter to provide scholarship for qualified students from Rochester High School and who are likely to succeed as college, university or trade school students.
  • Fulton Community Center, Inc. Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Fulton Improvement Committee and name change in 2010 to support the charitable intentions of the Fulton Improvement Committee in the construction and maintenance of a community building for the Town of Fulton and Liberty Township, both in the state of Indiana.
  • Fulton County 4Community Higher Education Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Fulton County 4Community Partners and the United Way of Fulton County to provide support for the charitable intentions of the Fulton County 4Community Partners in promoting higher education for GED program.
  • Fulton County 4Community Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Fulton County 4Community Partners to provide support for the charitable intentions of the Fulton County 4Community Partners for operating expenses.
  • Fulton County 4-H Dog Club Fund
    Established in 2006 by George and LeeAnn Pollock to support the charitable intentions of the Fulton County 4-H Dog Club.
  • Fulton County 4-H Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Fulton County 4-H Board for purpose to be administered for the sole use and benefit of the Fulton County 4-H Board to carry out its role and mission as decided upon by a committee which shall be comprised of five members, at least two of whom shall be from the Fulton County 4-H Board and at least one from the Fulton County 4-H Council.
  • Fulton County Cancer Fund
    Established in 2010 by the Fulton County Cancer Fund Caretaker to allow for local donations to aid local citizens who are in need of financial assistance due to hardships or lack of insurance to purchase medications directly related to cancer.
  • Fulton County Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
    Established to provide support to the Fulton County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission.
  • Fulton County Community Host Fee Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Fulton County Council to provide support for the general county purposes, including but not limited to environmental education and preservation activities as determined by the Fulton County Council and administered for the sole use and benefit of Fulton County Council.
  • Fulton County Farm Bureau, Inc. Service Fund
    Established in 2011 by Fulton County Farm Bureau, Inc to provide support for agriculture and community service programs or activities recommended by Fulton County Farm Bureau, Inc.
  • Fulton County Fund for the Arts
    Established in 2006 by the Holiday Art Tour Committee to support the charitable intentions of the Holiday Art Tour Committee and its intention to encourage and promote art appreciation in Fulton County.
  • Fulton County General Unrestricted Endowment Fund
    Established in 1995 to provide support for local charitable purposes.
  • Fulton County Habitat for Humanity Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Fulton County Habitat for Humanity to provide support for Fulton County Habitat for Humanity.
  • Fulton County Heritage Endowment Fund
  • Fulton County Historical Society Fund
    Established in 1996 by Lorene Rauschke to provide support for the Fulton County Historical Society.
  • Fulton County Leadership Academy Fund
    Established in 1996 by the Fulton County Leadership Academy to support the Fulton County Leadership Academy.
  • Fulton County Leadership Academy Nickel Plate Trail Committee
    Established in 2013 to provide support for the purchase of a blower-unit for maintenance of the Nickel Plate Trail.
  • The Fulton County Lilly Endowment Scholars Fund
    Established in 2007 by the Fulton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and parents to provide support to the Fulton County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission.
  • Fulton County Low-cost Spay/Neuter Fund
    Established in 2012 by Shirley Needham to provide support to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center for the spaying and neutering of adopted animals.
  • Fulton County Master Gardeners Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Fulton County Master Gardeners to support the Fulton County Master Gardener programs or activities.
  • Fulton County Park and Recreation Department Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2002 by the Richland Center Fish and Game and the Fulton County Park and Recreation Board to support the charitable intentions of the Fulton County Park and Recreation Board.
  • Fulton County Partners in Education Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Fulton County Partners in Education to support the charitable intentions of the Fulton County Partners in Education.
  • Fulton County Preschool Fund
    Established in 2012 to provide support to Fulton County nonprofit preschools for scholarships, as well as to provide scholarships for Fulton County preschool teachers to obtain additional early childhood education.
  • Fulton County Public Library Fund
    Established in 1995 by the Fulton County Public Library to provide support to the Fulton County Public Library.
  • Fulton County REMC Operation Roundup Trust Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2004 by the Fulton County REMC to support the charitable intentions of the Fulton County REMC Operation Roundup Trust.
  • "Fulton County Reads" Literacy Project
    Established in 2005 to support the charitable intentions of the Rochester High School community literacy project entitled "Fulton County Reads."
  • Fulton County Solid Waste Management District Fund
    Established in 1997 by the Fulton County Solid Waste to provide support for appropriate environmental, educational, and charitable purposes in Fulton County.
  • Fulton County Women's Giving Circle Fund 
    Established in 2010 by Fulton County Community Service Committee to provide support for charitable and other exempt purposes of Fulton County.
  • Fulton County Youth Endowment Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Fulton County Boys and Girls Club, Inc. this fund provides support to an activity or program specifically for the youth of Fulton County, or scholarships for students who are graduates of any Fulton County High School and pursuing a career working with youth and children.
  • Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy programs and activities that fulfill charitable purposes.
  • Fulton United Methodist Church Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2007 by the Fulton United Methodist Church to provide for capital improvements and repairs to the Fulton United Methodist Church properties as determined to be appropriate by the Admin Board of the Fulton United Methodist Church.
  • Earl Gaerte - Blacktop Cruisers Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2011 by the Blacktop Cruisers Car Club to provide support for educational scholarships; particularly for those students who are residents of Fulton County, Indiana and are pursuing a career in an automotive field with preference to engine building.
  • The Melissa Hoffman Gamel Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2001 by Melissa Gamel to provide scholarships to qualified students graduating from Rochester High School and interested in the study of science and technology.
  • GEFR Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2008 to provide scholarships for qualified male students who are residents of Fulton County with preference to Rochester High School graduates who are likely to succeed as college or university students at a state college or university of Indiana.
  • The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Fund in Honor of Faye Biccard Glick
    Established in 1997 to honor the Glick's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Faye Biccard Glick, the mother of Eugene and Arthur, was a former resident of Fulton County.
  • Good Samaritan Endowment Fund
    Established in 2007 in memory of Russel Kerlin by his family, who was blest by such a giving role model. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy and needy children and adults residing in Fulton County Indiana who have a need of financial assistance as a result of injury, disease or medical condition or other exempt purposes.
  • Jayne Ann Good Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1984 by Joyce Good and transferred to NICF in 1995 in memory of Jayne Good to provide scholarships to graduates of Rochester High School.
  • Gottschalk Family Fund
    Established in 2011 by the Gottschalk Family to provide charitable support for programs or activities in Fulton County as advised by the fund founders.
  • Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for building and capital improvements to the Grace United Methodist Church properties.
  • Grace United Methodist Church Fund
    Established in 1995 to assist Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester.
  • Grass Creek Memorial Fund
    Established in 2009 by Brad and Kathy Good in memory of Ann Good to provide support for educational expenses in the order of priority as listed: 1.) Special education services at Pioneer Community Schools, and 2.) Special education services.
  • George and Dorothy Groenleer and Lyle and Doris Hillman Unrestricted Fund
    Established in 2002 by Don and Lynn Groenleer to provide support for charitable purposes.
  • Christi Grossnickle Memorial Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for the maintenance and beautification of the Fulton County portion of the Nickel Plate Trail.
  • Roy Haggerty Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2007 by the First Financial bank to provide scholarships for qualified students living in Fulton County, Indiana who are attending Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, or one of the regional campuses of said University as full time students.
  • The Elmer & Beulah Harris Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 to provide scholarships to students residing in Union Township, Fulton County, Indiana, at the time of their graduation.
  • Olive Jane Hathaway Animal Center Supply Fund
    Established in 2011 by Laura Snipes to provide support to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center in Rochester, Indiana for supplies, food, and other similar expenses.
  • Franklin and Jane Heisler and David Heisler Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Children of Franklin and Jane Heisler to provide scholarships to qualified Rochester High School and Tippecanoe Valley High School students. The fund was amended in 2010 to add David Heisler which died unexpectedly.
  • Phyllis Onstott Arone Heminger Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2011 by Phoebe Lykowski to provide support for educational scholarships for Fulton County residents who graduated from Rochester High School and who are studying communications.
  • Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department to provide support to Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department.
  • The Jim and Lalla Heyde Family Fund
    Established in 1999 by Jim and Lalla Heyde for local charitable purposes.
  • The Hoffman Fund
    Established in 1996 by J. Frederick and Patricia Hoffman to perpetuate the name and memory of Dr. George Hoffman, the father of J. Frederick Hoffman, and a mid-twentieth century physician in Rochester by perpetuating the study of the history of Fulton County, Indiana, its original inhabitants the American Indians, and the pioneer settling families, through operational and program support of the Fulton County Museum.
  • Patricia Kumler Hoover Nursing Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2003 by Patricia M. Hoover to provide scholarships for qualified graduating seniors from Tippecanoe Valley H.S. enrolled in an accredited state nursing program. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing an RN Degree.
  • Hope Hospice Legacy Fund
    Established in 2007 by the Hope Hospice of Fulton County and amended in 2013 to provide support for local charitable public health organizations serving the medical needs of the people of Fulton County.
  • Mark Howdeshell Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2008 by Pam Howdeshell in memory of Mark Howdeshell to provide scholarships for qualified students who are residents of Fulton County who are likely to succeed as 4-year university students at a state university in Indiana.
  • IMPACT! Fund
    Established in 2010 by the First Presbyterian Church and three other area churches to provide support for programs and activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes.
  • Johnson Family Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Dan Johnson Family to support charitable intentions of Fulton County.
  • Kewanna Schools Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2012 by Zachary Smith to provide support for educational scholarships for students who are attending an institution of higher learning. Particular attention will be given to students who graduate from Caston High School, Rochester High School, or Winamac High School, all in the state of Indiana.
  • Kewanna-Union Township Community Endowment Fund
    Established in 2010 by Kewanna H.E.A.R.T. to provide support for charitable programs and projects within the Kewanna-Union Township community in Indiana.
  • Angele J. Kochenderfer Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 by George Pollock and Judy Walgamuth to provide scholarships to students graduating from Rochester High School and are majoring in education for the hearing impaired and who are in need of financial assistance.
  • M.M. Fund
    Established in 2000 to provide support for appropriate charitable and other exempt purposes.
  • MMG Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2008 to provide scholarships for qualified female students who are residents of the state of Indiana who are likely to succeed as college or university students at a state college or university in Indiana. Preference may be given to a graduate of Rochester High School.
  • Steven Bruce Mattice Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by Bruce and Sara Mattice in memory of Steven Mattice to provide scholarships for Caston High School graduates who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as college or university students.
  • Colleen May Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2011 by Delbert May in memory of his wife Colleen May to provide scholarships for Caston High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of elementary education with preference given to students who participated in golf during their high school career.
  • Jayson McCalla Memorial Fund
    Established in 2006 by Harold and Donna McCalla in memory of Jayson McCalla to provide scholarships for qualified Fulton County, Indiana residents who are graduating high school senior students likely to succeed at any two, three, or four year accredited college, university or trade school in the state of Indiana.
  • David Ewing McCarter Athletic Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2011 by Phil and Katie McCarter in memory of David McCarter to provide support for educational scholarships for students attending an accredited institution of higher learning and in particular those students who are graduating seniors from Rochester High School and have participated in a minimum of two sports for four years during their high school career.
  • Coach John Robert McKee Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002 by the Family of John McKee in memory of John McKee to provide scholarships to students graduating from Rochester High School and who have participated in any RHS football or Wrestling Programs.
  • Sgt. Major Jeffrey A. McLochlin Memorial Fund
    Established in 2006 by the RHS Class of 1979 in memory of Jeff McLochlin to provide appropriate charitable or other exempt purposes.
  • The Harold E. & Neva Funk Mikesell Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1997 to provide educational scholarship support for eligible students residing in all five townships of Fulton County, Indiana.
  • Ginger Miller Higher Education Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1997 this fund provides funding for qualified college graduates pursuing further graduate or professional schooling, who are residents of Fulton County, Indiana.
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery Assn. of Fulton County Inc. Endowment Fund
    Established in 2008 by the Mt. Zion Cemetery Assn. of Fulton County to provide for the charitable intentions of the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association of Fulton County, Inc. for maintenance and upkeep of Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.
  • Mud Creek Chapel Cemetery Fund
    Established in 2005 by the First Financial Bank to provide support to the Mud Creek Chapel Cemetery for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.
  • John Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002 by the Family of John Nelson in memory of John Nelson to provide scholarships to qualified students residing in Aubbeenaubbee and Rochester Township and graduating from Culver High School or Rochester High School.
  • Carl, Betty, and Phillip Newcomer Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2012 by Phillip Newcomer to provide support for educational scholarships to graduating seniors of Rochester Community High School, Rochester Indiana who are pursuing a degree in an art or art-related field.
  • Nickel Plate Trail, Inc. Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2010 to provide support for the charitable intentions of the Nickel Plate Trail, Inc. as recommended by their Board of Directors.
  • Jennifer Kingery Overmyer Memorial Fund to Benefit the Libraries of Rochester Community School Corporation
    Established in 1999 by Jack and Margery Overmyer in memory of Jennifer Overmyer to provide support to the four libraries within the Rochester Community School Corporation.
  • Nick Patterson Memorial Fund
    Established in 2008 by Jayme Patterson in memory of Nick Patterson to provide support for athletic camp scholarships for Kindergarten to 8th grade male students attending Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley School Corporations.  Also to support the Field of Flags memorial program in Akron, Indiana.
  • Nick Patterson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2008 by the Nick Patterson Memorial Golf Committee in memory of Nick Patterson to support the charitable intentions of the Nick Patterson Golf Outing Committee in raising funds to benefit the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund and the Nick Patterson Scholarship Fund.
  • Greg Peter Memorial Fund
    Established in 2009 by Julie Peter in memory of Greg Peter to support the field of the arts(scholarship and/or cultural art projects and events in Fulton County) and HVAC higher education.
  • Pike Lumber Company, Inc. Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Pike Lumber Company, Inc. to provide support for community redevelopment, support of educational and religious institutions, charitable purposes in Fulton and Clay Counties, Indiana, and such other communities as recommenced by the donor to the Foundation.
  • Prill School Preservation Fund
    Established in 2013 as an advised non-permanent fund to provide support for the maintenance of Prill School.
  • Psi Iota Xi, Eta Mu Chapter Fund
    Established in 2000 by the Psi Iota Xi for the benefit of Psi Iota, Eta Mu Chapter.
  • Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2004 by Billie Rakestraw in memory of Frederick Rakestraw to provide scholarships for qualified college students pursuing a Degree in Law, who were residents of Fulton County Indiana for at least three (3) years during his/her high school career (Grades 9-12) who have been accepted into a graduate school program and are enrolled in any School of Law in the United States.
  • Amanda K. Ramsey and Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in December 2011 by the families of Amanda Ramsey in memory of Amanda to provide support for educational scholarships for Fulton County, Indiana residents who are graduates of a Fulton County high school and are attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Preference will be given to those students who are majoring in radiology therapy, respiratory or cardiopulmonary therapy or nursing.
  • Amanda Kay Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Family of Amanda in memory of Amanda Ramsey to provide scholarships to Fulton County residents who are majoring in radiology therapy, respiratory or cardiopulmonary therapy or nursing.
  • Rochester Community School Academic Fund
    Established in 1997 by Donald and Lynn Groenleer to support scholastic and extra curricular academic programs for the students of Rochester Community School Corporation.
  • Rochester Downtown Project Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2004 by Mart Smith to support the charitable intentions of the Rochester Downtown Project Committee in formulation and completion of the Rochester Downtown Project.
  • Rochester Firefighters' Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002 by the Rochester Fire Department in memory of all Fallen Firefighters to provide scholarships to Rochester High School graduates.
  • Rochester High School Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Established in 1982 and transferred to NICF in 1995 to provide scholarships for selected Rochester High School Graduates.
  • Rochester Kiwanis Club Agency Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Rochester Kiwanis Club to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester High School and Caston High School who are likely to succeed as college or university students.
  • Rochester Parkside Skate Park Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Rochester Park and Recreation Department to support the charitable intentions of the development of the skate park.
  • Rochester Telephone Co., Inc. Fund
    Established in 1995 by the Rochester Telephone Company, Inc. for local charitable purposes.
  • Nelson W. Sadler Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2004 by Kay Murhling in memory of Nelson Sadler to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester, Caston and Pioneer High School, pursing an education in an agricultural related field.
  • Bill Schroer Memorial Fund
    Established in 2007 by Charlene Schroer in memory of Bill Schroer to provide scholarships for qualified gradates of Rochester High School and/or community grants.
  • George M. Schwenk Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by Liale Scwhenk in memory to George Schwenk to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester High School who are pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or agriculture related field and who are deserving of financial assistance.
  • Lawrence J. & Violet M. Seiwert Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2003 by Lawrence & Violet Seiwert to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester High School who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as college or university students.
  • John Michael Shirley Memorial Fund
    Established in 2005 by Paul and Wendy Shirley in memory of John Shirley to provide support for programs in Fulton County that benefit disadvantaged youth.
  • The R. Wayne Smith & Virginia Bryant Smith Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1996 by Wayne and Virginia Smith to provide scholarship support for Manchester College Students from Fulton County.
  • Eric E. Smoker Memorial Fund
    Established in 2001 by Ernie and GeNelle Smoker in memory of Eric Smoker to provide support to scholarships and projects within the field of fine art.
  • Dr. Russell L. and Pauline Whittenberger Sparks Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2005 by Joe and John Sparks in memory of their parents Dr. Russell and Pauline Whittenberger Sparks for a scholarship to be awarded annually to an outstanding member of the graduating class of RHS.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Boomerang Backpack Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Tippecanoe Valley  High School to provide support for programs or activities of the Tippecanoe Valley Boomerang Backpack program to provide nutritional needs for low income students over the weekend.
  • Union Township Scholarship Fund
    Established anonymously in 1996 to provide scholarships to Union Township residents who have resided in the township continuously for a minimum of two years.
  • United Ministries of Fulton County Fund
    Established in 1997 by the United Ministries of Fulton County to provide support to United Ministries of Fulton County.
  • United Way of Fulton Co., Inc. Fund
    Established in 1996 by the United Way of Fulton County to provide for local charitable purposes.
  • Helen Pike Utter Endowment for Pike Memorial Park Fund
    Established in 1997 by Helen Pike Utter to provide support for the park located in the Northeast part of Akron, Fulton County.
  • Howard M. Utter and Helen Pike Utter Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2000 by Helen Utter to provide scholarships to qualified students residing in Indiana.
  • Valley Alumni Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2005 by the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation and Ron Newlin to create a resource database of TVHS graduates to enhance community and economic development.
  • Victim's Advocacy/Domestic Violence Task Force of Fulton County,Inc. Fund
    Established in 2010 by the Victim's Advocacy/Domestic Violence Task Force of FC committee to provide support for programs or activities of the Victim’s Advocacy/Domestic Violence Task Force of FC and fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes.
  • Waggoner Fund
    Established in 2008 by Ted and Nancy Waggoner for local charitable purposes.
  • Walter D. Waechter and Grace C. Fites Waechter and Family Fund
    Established in 2001 by Grace Fites Waechter to provide support to the Akron Cemetery Association, Inc. and the Akron Carnegie Public Library, Akron, Indiana.
  • Arlene Webb Cosmetology Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002 by Harry Webb and Carol Herr in memory of Arlene Webb to provide support for students who are attending an institution of higher learning, particularly those who are residents of Fulton County, Indiana and are pursuing a degree in the field of cosmetology.
  • The Tom Wilson Memorial Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Tom Wilson's Family in memory of Tom Wilson to provide appropriate charitable or other exempt purposes.
  • Zelma Crabil-Helen Barkman Wilson and Carl Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by Helen and Carl Wilson to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Rochester High School in Fulton County Indiana.
  • Woodlawn Hospital Fund
    Established in 1996 by the Woodlawn Hospital to provide support to Woodlawn Hospital.
  • Samantha Yates Humane Shelter Memorial Fund
    Established in 2004 by Dave and Kim Bowyer in memory of Samantha Yates. The purpose of the fund is to support the charitable intentions for the care of animals in Fulton County.