Gifts to community funds will be matched $2 for $1 by Lilly Endowment Inc. through Dec. 31, 2020, or until the match is met!

You can give a gift to be matched by clicking “Donate.” Additional instructions can be found on the donate form under “Designate Your Gift.” Contact us for more information!

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by assisting donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes forever. By supporting the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, you touch so many areas of need right here in our local community. And you don’t only help now, but you make an impact that will last forever.

News & Events

Jay Albright

Executive Director

Phone: 574-223-2227
Email: jay@nicf.org

“It’s great that you can support where you live in so many different ways through the Foundation. It’s important to build strong communities because it’s true that it takes a whole community to help raise a family.”

Jay Albright, Executive Director

6 weeks! That is 6 WEEKS till Giving Tuesday!! We wanted to celebrate this international holiday by talking about our Community Funds. Lilly Endowment Inc. is matching $2 for $1 for donations to Community Funds! Create or donate to an existing Community Fund today by coming in or calling us at 574-223-2227

In Miami County, the Sharon Edwards Memorial Community Fund was created to honor the giving nature of Sharon Edwards, a lifelong Peru community supporter. She was an active participant in community functions and believed in giving back to the community in multiple avenues. The fund that was created in memory of Sharon is a Community Fund, so it supports community projects like HC Park.

HC Park recently has been opened to the public. It’s been a community effort to create this safe space for children with disabilities and special needs and their families. We love to see community projects completed and the impact they have on the community. HC Park was granted a $10,000 Impact Grant. This grant was made possible because of Community Funds like the Sharon Edwards Memorial Community Fund!
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Thanks to our planning grant from Lilly Endownment Inc, we were able to take two groups from Fulton and Miami County to the Clearinghouse in Madison, IN. The Clearinghouse is a centralized location for multiple community services. We are putting in the research to see if our communities could benefit from something like the Clearinghouse. Great time with some great conversation! ... See MoreSee Less

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Miami County Director of Development, Connie Cutler attended the Senior Expo yesterday. It was a great event that allowed her to talk with some fund founders about the Lilly Endowment Inc. $2 for $1 Match for Community Funds. Just getting out there to see the folks of Miami County made the day wonderful. We love Miami County! ... See MoreSee Less

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