Starke County Community Foundation
The Starke County Community Foundation is offering many granting opportunities for charitable organizations in 2016. Applications are available online or at the SCCF office.
Contact Corinne Becknell Lucas, Associate Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation toll free at 877-432-6423, by email email@example.com, or Sarah Origer, SCCF, Director of Development at 772-3665, or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss granting options and project ideas.
Starke County Community Foundation Grants
Starke County schools and teachers may also apply for these grants. The maximum amount that can be requested by schools is $500.00. School systems eligible for applying are: Knox, North Judson-San Pierre and Oregon-Davis School systems. The deadline is also October 7, 2016.
Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment
Henry F. Schricker is probably Starke County's most famous son. He was born in North Judson on August 30, 1883 and married Maude Brown in 1914. Elected to a 4 year term as Governor of Indiana in 1940 and again in 1948, Henry could not succeed himself, as was the law in Indiana at that time. Nonetheless, Governor Schricker was the first to serve two terms as governor of the state. Upon their retirement, they returned to their home on South Main Street in Knox, now the site of the Starke County Historical Society's Museum.
Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Grant
Since 2013, the Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Fund has awarded $3,500 to agricultural projects in Starke County.
James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award
The award will alternate between highlighting the achievements of an outstanding individual philanthropist and an effective and worthwhile organization that makes an impact in the community. The 2016 award will be given to a charitable organization.
Outstanding Organization Leadership Award:
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