Grant Helps Knox-Center Twp. Fire Dept. Purchase New Equipment

The Knox-Center Township Fire Department is set to enhance its emergency response capabilities with new stabilization equipment thanks to grants from the Starke County Community Foundation. Read more

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Hive Hoosier Solar Donation Kicks Off SCCF Matching Campaign with Hoosier Solar Fund

The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) is thrilled to announce that Hoosier Solar has pledged a generous $35,000 donation to kick off the Foundation’s Community Fund matching campaign, establishing a permanent Hoosier Solar Community Fund. Read more

Why the green?

The green portion of our Community Foundation flower represents the mint harvested in Starke County. Indiana is one of the top mint-producing states in the U.S., and a large portion of that mint is farmed in Starke County. One of our towns, North Judson, holds an annual Mint Festival over Father’s Day Weekend, and every year when the fields are harvested, the entire community is filled with the warm, sweet aroma of mint.

Jacque Ryan started as the Director of Development for the Starke County Community Foundation in the spring of 2021. She grew up in Starke County and after graduating from Ball State University in 2017, she returned to work as a reporter at Kankakee Valley Broadcasting and served as editor of The Starke County Leader newspaper, establishing multiple community connections.

Jacque Ryan, Director of Development

Jacque Ryan

Director of Development

Phone: 574-772-3665

Address: 300 Keller Avenue, North Judson, IN  46366

Mailing Address: PO Box 807, Rochester, IN  46975

The Hive Women's Giving Circle

The 2022 recipients include North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department, the Starke County Youth Club, Knox Elementary School, and Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Learn more

Ways to Give

Judy Climie, a member of our Community Foundation family, said, “You don’t give to the Foundation. You give through the foundation.” There are so many ways to make a difference in your community through the NICF. Whether you give a gift now, give to the NICF through your will, or give monthly or through a giving group, you’re making a difference that will last forever.

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