Starke United Partners with the Northern Indiana Community Foundation
Grant applications are now available from the Starke United Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation.
These grants are for charitable organizations that serve the people of Starke County. The deadline is April 22, 2013.
Starke United created the Starke United Fund within the NICF to make Starke United more cost effective.
The Starke United Fund Committee is made up of board members of Starke United and will continue to review grant applications and make the decision on who will receive the grants.
Starke County Community Foundation Awards Grants to Area Charities
The Starke County Community Foundation celebrated the holiday season with donors and charitable organizations at a grant reception held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Nancy Dembowski Community Center in Knox. Over $22,000 in grants were awarded during the Community Foundation’s yearly grant selection process.
“We’re particularly grateful to our donors who have chosen to have unrestricted funds with the Community Foundation. These types of funds provide the opportunity to assess the community’s greatest needs and make a difference in those areas,” said Sarah Origer, Director of Development for the Starke County Community Foundation. These named unrestricted funds are; The Freedom Fund, Ann R. and Orville Nichols Memorial Fund, Schuyler Family Endowment Fund, Stewart Lain Memorial Fund Starke County General Unrestricted Fund, and the Arlowa S. Vorm Memorial Fund.
Seventeen organizations applied for funding from the Community Foundation with requests of over $45,000 dollars. After review from a committee of Starke County residents and Community Foundation board members, grants were given to nine charitable organization who provide services to Starke County residents.
Community development and human services were supported with grants to Community Services of Starke County for the Homemakers Program that keeps disadvantaged senior citizens and disabled adults in their homes with housecleaning and personal services. The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be able to provide flu shots to local citizens suffering from neuromuscular diseases and The Salvation Army was awarded a grant for their Emergency Assistance Program. The Fletcher Cemetery Association will honor those who served our country with funding for the restoration and reconstruction of their Veteran’s Monument.
Education and youth programs were funded with grants to the Center of Workforce Innovations for local GED programming, Psi Iota Xi’s Young Artist Conference makes the arts available to area grade-school children and the Starke County Youth Club can support local children and families through afterschool programming. Knox Community Schools will bring the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Starke County Jr. High Students and one of the larger grants came in the form of a collaboration with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation and the SCILL Center for the creation of a welding program.
Terri Johnson, the Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation was also presented with a gift for her tenure with the organization. She will be leaving her post at the end of the year to take a position with Indiana Grantmakers Alliance in Indianapolis.
In 2012, the Starke County Community Foundation awarded over $100,000 in grants and scholarships. Since 1996 over 2.5 million dollars had been provided to Starke County through the Community Foundation.
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