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Starke 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 Starke 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.

See to read our donor's stories and their legacy with the Community Foundation.

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.

  • 1st Source Bank Fund
    Established in 1998 by the 1st Source Foundation to support local charitable and tax-exempt purposes. Donor Advised Fund
  • Catherine and Frank Alan Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1997 by Frank Alan in memory of Catherine and Frank Alan and amended in 2013 to provide support to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation for the Indiana Delta Fund. Designated Fund
  • Paul and Donna Altman Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by the Altman Family in memory of Paul and Donna Altman, to provide support for educational scholarships for those students who are attending an institution of higher learning and who are graduating seniors of North Judson-San Pierre High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Ancilla College Endowment Fund
    Established in 1997 to provide financial support for Starke County students who are attending Ancilla College, Donaldson, Indiana. Designated Fund
  • Ancilla/SCILL Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Starke County Development Foundation to provide support to needy Starke County students attending the SCILL Center/Ancilla. Agency Fund
  • Back Home Again In Indiana Fund
    Established in 2000 to provide scholarships to qualifying Starke County students. Scholarship Fund
  • Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Fund
    Established in 2013 by Jeffrey B. Shane to provide support for programs specializing in alternative agriculture or livestock production, preferably in Starke County, Indiana. Field of Interest Fund
  • Bella Vita Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support to the Bella Vita Pregnancy Resource Center. Agency Fund
  • Binkley-Bales-Christoph Endowment Fund
    Established in 2003 by June Binkley in memory of her parents and family to provide support to the Davis Wesleyan Church, Hamlet, Indiana. Designated Fund
  • Brooklyn A. Boo Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 by Jeff and Mary Ann Boo in memory of Brooklyn Boo to provide scholarships to nursing and/or medical students who have graduated from North Judson-San Pierre High School and who are deserving of financial assistance. Scholarship Fund
  • LaVergne M. Brown and Lois L. Spenner Educational Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2004 by Phil Brown and Leta Chaney in memory of LaVergne Brown and Lois Spenner to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from North Judson-San Pierre High School who are likely to succeed as college or university students in the field of education. Scholarship Fund
  • The Marilyn Burch Fund
    Established in 2014 to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable purposes. Donor Advised Fund
  • 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. Field of Interest Fund
  • Community Services of Starke County Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Community Services of Starke County to provide support to the Community Services of Starke County. Agency Fund
  • H.L. and Esther Weninger and Paul and Kay Croyle Family Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable purposes. Donor Advised Fund
  • Carolyn J. Davis and Susan E. Davis Memorial Fund
    Established in 1998 by William and Alma Jean  Davis in memory of Carolyn and Susan Davis to provide support to The Society of St. Vincent De Paul of SS. Cyril and Methodius Rom. Catholic Church of North Judson, Indiana. Designated Fund
  • Drew's Gift of Music and Stuff
    Established in 2012 by Bryan and Deborah Johnson and Zackery and Kailee Shearin to provide support to assist students in need to be able to play music and/or participate in cultural events. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Helen and Ware Edgar Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1997 by Ware Edgar in memory of Helen Edgar to provide support to a Starke County, Indiana High School graduate who plans to pursue a career in journalism. Scholarship Fund
  • The Freedom Fund
    Established in 2002 by the Starke County Community Foundation to provide support for charitable purposes. Unrestricted Fund
  • Friends of Starke County Fund
    Established in 2006 by Patrick Mitchell to support LOVE, Inc. and Starke County Community Foundation to carry out their role and mission. Designated Fund
  • Richard H. Gumz Agricultural Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2001 by Jerome Gumz and Friends in memory of Richard Gumz to provide scholarships to Starke County students attending Purdue University and pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field of study. Scholarship Fund
  • Hamblin Scholarship In Honor of Eleanor G. Hamblin
    Established in 2008 by Jane Hamblin in memory of Eleanor Hamblin to provide scholarships for qualified students who are graduating from Knox High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Arlene M. and Robert E. Hamilton Memorial Fund
    Established in 1997 by Robert Hamilton in memory of Arlene Hamilton to support the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. in Knox, Indiana. Designated Fund
  • The Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund -- Donor Story
    Established in 2005 by James Hardesty to support charitable purposes in Starke County. Special consideration given to the Starke County Historical Society, Ancilla College and the Hamlet Fire Dept. Donor Advised Fund
  • Ed Hasnerl/WKVI Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by Ed Hasnerl and WKVI to provide scholarships to qualified graduating seniors, who are Starke County Residents, studying history, arts, communications or media related subjects. Scholarship Fund
  • Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Endowment Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, Inc. to provide support to Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, Inc. Agency Fund
  • HOSPICE Program of Starke County Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2003 by the Starke Memorial Hospital to support the charitable intentions of the Hospice Program of Starke County. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Chuck James Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Knox Community School Corporation to provide support in the form of educational scholarships for students who graduate from Knox Community High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Rebecca Sue (Keys) Jensen Memorial Fund
    Established in 1999 by Doris Winters in memory of Rebecca Jensen to provide support to the Starke County Humane Society. Designated Fund
  • Nella Kersting Memorial Fund
    Established in 2007 by Sandra Kersting-Rudd in memory of Nella Kersting to provide support for appropriate charitable or other exempt purposes and further purposes of the fund include, but not limited to education, health, human services and other similar endeavors in Starke County. Donor Advised Fund
  • Nella Kersting Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2007 by Sandra Kersting-Rudd in memory of Nella Kersting to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from North Judson-San Pierre High School who are likely to succeed as college, university, trade or vocational school students. Scholarship Fund
  • Knox Class of 1962 Fund
    Established in 2014 by Abigail Nichols to provide charitable support of enrichment activities for youth in the area served by Knox Community Schools. Unrestricted Fund
  • Knox Class of 1970 Fund
    Established in 2012 by Jane Hamblin and Jack Moore, Class of 1970, to provide support for the Knox Community Schools, Knox, Indiana. Field of Interest Fund
  • Knox Community School Corporation Student Scholarship/Presentation Fund
    Established in 1998 to provide scholarships to students graduating from Knox Community School Corporation and/or to secure the services of speakers or program presenters to students, teachers or parents in the Knox Community School Corporation. Agency Fund
  • Knox VFW Post #748 Men's Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2009 by the Knox Men's VFW Post #748 to provide for educational scholarships for students who are graduates of Knox High School in Knox, Indiana; North Judson San Pierre High School in North Judson, Indiana; and Oregon Davis High School near Hamlet, Indiana. Students must have been accepted into and attend a vocational school, accredited two- or four-year public or private institutions. Scholarship Fund
  • Stewart Lain Memorial Fund
    Established in 2006 by Daisy Lain in memory of Stewart Lain to provide support for charitable or other exempt purposes in Starke County. Unrestricted Fund
  • Johnathan Edward Lambert Endowment Fund
    Established in 1998 by St. Peter Lutheran Church in memory of Johnathan Lambert to provide support to St. Peter Lutheran School Endowment Fund. Designated Fund
  • Johnathan E. Lambert Memorial Fund
    Established in 1998 by David and Katheryn Lambert in memory of Johnathan Lambert to provide support to St. Peter Lutheran School in North Judson, Indiana for assistance with tuition. Designated Fund
  • Clarence Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by Peggy Lawrence in memory of Clarence Lawrence to provide scholarships to qualified students graduating from North Judson-San Pierre High School, Knox High School or Oregon-Davis High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Edmund Lesniewski Family Fund
    Established in 1998 by Edmund Lesniewski to provide support to SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church of North Judson. Designated Fund
  • James and Carris Lucas Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 James and Carris Lucas and Merlyn and Susan Lucas to provide educational scholarships for students who are Knox High School graduating seniors who has attended Knox High School for at least 2 years and a resident of Starke County.  Pursuing a degree either in education or a science related field. Scholarship Fund
  • Ken Lucas Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by Kay Lucas in memory of Ken Lucas to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from North Judson/San Pierre High School. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Jack Lynch Family Fund
    Established in 2008 by Jack Lynch to provide support to The Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission. Designated Fund
  • Marshall-Starke Development Fund
    Established in 1998 to provide support to local mentally and physically handicapped individuals. Designated Fund
  • John E. Milner and Lynn Milner Wamsley Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Knox Community School Corporation to provide support in the form of educational scholarships for students who graduate from Knox Community High School and are majoring in business and/or education and attending Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University or Ball State University. Scholarship Fund
  • Moving Starke County Forward Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable purposes. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Maudie Cole Mullins Memorial Fund
    Established in 2007 by Donna DeRuntz to support the charitable intentions of the Starke County Legacy of Women in providing support to enhance the leadership capacity of women in Starke County. Donor Advised Fund
  • New Hamlet Fire Station Building Fund
    Established in 2013 by the Town of Hamlet, Indiana to provide support for programs or activities involving the building of a new fire station in the Town of Hamlet for the Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Ann R. and Orville Nichols Memorial Fund
    Established in 1997 by Orville Nichols in memory of Ann Nichols to provide support to the Starke County Community Foundation unrestricted fund. Unrestricted Fund
  • NIPSCO Endowment Fund
    Established in 1998 by the NIPSCO and restated in 2010 to support local charitable and tax-exempt purposes. Donor Advised Fund
  • Mary E. Norem and Hattie Warnke Memorial Fund
    Established in 2002 by John and Kathy Norem in memory of Mary Norem and Hattie Warnke to provide support to the Davis Wesleyan Church, Hamlet, Indiana. Designated Fund
  • North Judson Park Endowment Fund
    Established in 1997 by Fred and Arlowa Vorm to provide support to the North Judson Park Board.
  • North Judson United Methodist Church Trustees' Building & Maintenance Fund
    Established in 1998 by Marvin and Barbara McLaughlin to provide support to the North Judson United Methodist Church. Designated Fund
  • North Judson - Wayne Township Public Library Endowment Fund Read our newsletter article.
    Established in 1998 by the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library to provide support to the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library. Designated Fund
  • Oregon-Davis Elementary Academic Enhancement Fund
    Established in 1999 by the Farm Fertilizers, Inc. to provide financial support to Oregon-Davis Elementary Schools. Designated Fund
  • Our Redeemer Valparaiso University College of Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Designated Fund
  • The Palmer Fund
    Established in 1997 by Eldon Palmer to provide charitable support for educational needs in Starke County. Designated Fund
  • Kathleen and Gerald Paras Family Fund Read our newsletter article.
    Established in 2002 by Kathleen Paras to provide support to the North Judson Wayne Township Public Library. Designated Fund
  • Physicians Hospital System Visionary Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2011 by Physicians Hospital System to provide support for educational scholarships for students who are attending an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational school, and in particular, for those students who are a graduating senior from any Starke or Marshall County Indiana High School. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Prairie Trails Club, Inc. Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2010 by the Prairie Trials Club, Inc. to provide support for programs or activities involving the trail that connects North Judson to Monterey Indiana, or to promote the growth, enhancement and use of Indiana green ways. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Railroad Twp./San Pierre Alumni Scholarship Foundation Fund
    Established in 1998 to provide scholarships. Agency Fund
  • Railroad Twp./San Pierre Alumni Scholarship Fund, Inc. Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support to the Railroad Township / San Pierre Alumni Scholarship Committee to further their charitable purposes. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Paul E. and Catherine Maxine Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Knox Community School Corporation in memory of Paul and Catherine Reed to provide support in the form of educational scholarships for students who graduate from Knox Community High School and attend an Indiana College or University. Scholarship Fund
  • Paul R. and Emily J. Gilliland Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund (1951,1950)
    Established in 2010 by Knox Community School Corporation in memory of Paul and Emily Reed to provide support in the form of educational scholarships for students who graduate from Knox Community High School and attend an Indiana College or University. Scholarship Fund
  • Rosa of Indiana Fund
    Established in 2005 by Roger and Sally Ciapara to support the Starke County Council on Aging, Starke County Humane Society and Society of St. Vincent de Paul in carrying out their role and mission as described by their governing documents. Designated Fund
  • Christina Rotering and Ashley Derrickson Memorial Fund for Starke County Cancer
    Established in 2011 by Oscar Cowen to provide help monetarily to Starke County residents who need assistance directly related to cancer. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Runkle Family Fund
    Established in 2009 by Habo Runkle to provide support for educational scholarships for graduating Knox High School students, who are accepted into and attend vocational school, accredited two or four year public or private institutions. Scholarship Fund
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church Fund
    Established in 1998 by Cherry Gumz to provide support to SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church of North Judson. Designated Fund
  • Megan Elytha Jean Sahlhoff Music Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2003 by Cindy Sahlhoff in memory of Megan Sahlhoff to provide scholarships to qualified students graduating from North Judson-San Pierre High School who are pursuing a career with a major or minor in the field of music or a music related field, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as college or university students. Scholarship Fund
  • Jerry Scherf Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2013 to provide support for educational scholarships for students attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Particular attention will be given to students who are residents of Starke County and graduated from a high school in Starke County, Indiana. Scholarship Fund
  • Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment Fund
    Established in 1998 by Margaret Robbins in memory of Maude and Henry Schricker to provide support to selected Starke County fourth-grade history projects or tours. Field of Interest Fund
  • Schuyler Family Endowment Fund
    Established in 1998 by Arlowa Vorm to provide support to the Starke County Unrestricted Fund. Unrestricted Fund
  • The Bruno and Dolores Seghetti Family Fund
    Established 2004 by Lynn Seghetti in memory of Bruno and Dolores Seghetti to support the beautification of Lane Street in North Judson and the beautification of the Erie-Lackawanna rail for trails project. Field of Interest Fund
  • Dorothy Johnson Shei Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2007 by Harold Ray Shei, Jr in memory of Dorothy Shei to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Knox High School, who were residents of Starke County Indiana for at least (4) years during his/her high school career. Scholarships to be renewable for a maximum of four (4) years. Scholarship Fund
  • Winifred J. Simpkins/Spirit of Nursing Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2002 by John and Kathy Norem in memory of Winifred Simpkins to provide scholarships to Starke County residents enrolled in an accredited registered nursing program in Indiana. Scholarship Fund
  • Starke County 4-H Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Starke County 4-H Council for the sole use and benefit of the Starke County 4-H Council to carry out its role and mission described by its governing documents. Designated Fund
  • Starke County Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
    Established to provide support to the Starke County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission. Operating Fund
  • Starke County General Unrestricted Endowment Fund
    Established in 1997 to provide support for local charitable purposes. Unrestricted Fund
  • Starke County Historical Society, Inc. Fund
    Established in 1999 by James Shilling to provide support to the Starke County Historical Society. Designated Fund
  • Starke County Humane Society Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Starke County Humane Society, Inc. to provide support to the Starke County Humane Society Shelter. Agency Fund
  • Starke County Legacy of Women Fund
    Established in 2007 by the Women of Starke County to provide support for appropriate charitable that enhance the leadership capacity of Starke County women. Donor Advised Fund
  • The Starke County Lilly Endowment Scholars Fund
    Established in 2006 by the Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and parents to provide support to the Starke County Community Foundation a fund affiliate of Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. to carry out its role and mission. Operating Fund
  • Starke County Preschool Education Fund
    Established in 2013 by Peggy Shidaker to provide support to the Starke County Preschool Scholarship Program as administered by the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Designated Fund
  • Starke County Preschool Fund
    Established in 2012 to provide support to Starke County nonprofit preschools for scholarships, as well as to provide scholarships for Starke County preschool teachers to obtain additional early childhood education. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Starke County Public Library System Endowment Fund Read our newsletter article.
    Established in 1998 by the Starke County Public Library System to provide support to the Starke County Public Library System. Agency Fund
  • Starke County Scholarship Foundation Fund
    Established in 1998 by Charles Peter to provide scholarships to qualified Starke County high school seniors. Scholarship Fund
  • Starke County Youth Club Sustainability Fund
    Established in 2014 by the Starke County Community Foundation to provide support to the Starke County Youth Club. Designated Fund
  • Starke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2014 by Starke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to support educational scholarships for students attending an institution of higher learning, with particular attention being given to students who are residents of Starke County, Indiana. Scholarship Fund
  • Starke Memorial Hospital and Medical Staff Health Occupation/Medical Education Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Starke Memorial Hospital and Medical Staff to provide scholarships to Starke County residents pursuing a career in a health field. Scholarship Fund
  • Starke United Fund
    Established in 2012 by Starke United, Inc. to provide support for programs or activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes. Non-Permanent Fund
  • Starke United, Inc. Fund
    Established in 1998 by the Starke United, Inc. for the purpose of promoting improvement of Starke United, Inc. Agency Fund
  • The Todd Jacob Stephenson Memorial Fund
    Established in 2006 by Ray and Desiree Stephenson in memory of Todd Stephenson to provide funding for children's activities in the greater Starke County area. Donor Advised Fund
  • Steve L. Toth and Donna M. Toth Family Fund
    Established in 2010 by Donna Toth to provide support for educational scholarships for students attending an accredited institution of higher learning, and in particular, to those students who are Starke County residents and graduating seniors of Oregon Davis High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Tribute Fund
    Established in 2007 by the Starke County Service Committee to provide support for charitable or other exempt purposes, in addition to honoring or memorializing individuals as specified by the donors of Starke County. Unrestricted Fund
  • Turkey Tracks Hunt and Eric Corey Foundation Non-Permanent Fund
    Established in 2010 by Doug, Carol and Eric Corey to provide support for programs or activities involving the Turkey Tracks Hunt or any other hunting, fishing, or outdoor experience for disabled hunters and their families. Eric was diagnosed in 2001 with ALS and he was avid hunter before his diagnosis. Unrestricted Fund
  • Turkey Tracks Hunt Eric Corey Foundation Fund
    Established in 2014 by Doug, Carol and Eric Corey to provide support for programs or activities involving the Turkey Tracks Hunt or any other hunting, fishing, or outdoor experience for disabled hunters and their families. Eric was diagnosed in 2001 with ALS and he was avid hunter before his diagnosis. Designated Fund
  • Christine and David VanVactor Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2006 by David VanVactor to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Knox High School or Oregon Davis High School. Preference will be given to those applicants who plan to pursue a degree in Construction Management or building trades. Scholarship Fund
  • Arlowa S. Vorm Memorial Fund
    Established in 2004 by Fred Vorm in memory of Arlowa Vorm to provide support for charitable or other exempt purposes. Unrestricted Fund
  • 1897 Charley Vorm Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 to provide scholarships to students graduating from North Judson-San Pierre High School in need of financial assistance. Scholarship Fund
  • Harold Weinberg Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Knox Community School Corporation to provide support in the form of educational scholarships for students who graduate from Knox Community High School. Scholarship Fund
  • Forrest and Helen Whitson Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1998 by John Whitson  in memory of Forrest and Helen Whitson to provide scholarships to sophomore, junior or senior students at Purdue University in a School of Engineering, Agriculture or Consumer and Family Living, who have graduated from a Starke County High School in need of financial assistance. Scholarship Fund
  • Robert O. and Doris E. Winters Scholarship Fund
    Established in 1999 by Doris Winters in memory of Robert Winters to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Knox Community High School in need of financial assistance. Scholarship Fund
  • Carl and Josephine Wozniak Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2012 by David and Lusia Wozniak to provide support for educational scholarships for students attending Purdue University, with particular attention being given to those students who are graduating seniors of Oregon-Davis High School, Hamlet, Indiana. Scholarship Fund