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Starke County Community Foundation
Announces Grant Opportunities for 2016

Starke County Community Foundation Grants deadline October 7, 2016
Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Grant deadline October 7, 2016
Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Ag. Grant deadline October 7, 2016
James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award deadline October 7, 2016

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 corinne@nicf.org, or Sarah Origer, SCCF, Director of Development at 772-3665, or starke@nicf.org to discuss granting options and project ideas.

Starke County Community Foundation Grants
The Starke County Community Foundation Community Grants assist organizations seeking funds in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars. These grants are designed to be awarded to many organizations and provide support throughout the community. The deadline is October 7, 2016.

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.

 Starke County Community Foundation application.

 Starke County Community Foundation application.

Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment
The Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment provides support to all Starke County forth-grade or above students. The proceeds of this fund will be awarded to Starke County Schools to benefit grades 4-12 and to be used for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies. The deadline is October 7, 2016.

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.

 Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker application.

 Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker application.

Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Grant
The Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Fund award grants to programs or projects that encourage or support alternative agriculture within Starke County. The grant can be for used for continuing education in addition to programs and projects. The deadline is October 7, 2016.

Since 2013, the Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Fund has awarded $3,500 to agricultural projects in Starke County.

 Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture application.

 Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture application.

James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award
The Starke County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement by individuals, and charitable organizations that serve Starke County, Indiana. The deadline is October 7, 2016.

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:
Criteria: An outstanding charitable organization serving the citizens of Starke County. Organizations are judged on mission, impact, and success.

 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award application.

 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award application.