The Hive Giving Circle Social Gathering

Chesapeake Run Golf Club in North Judson was abuzz during The Hive’s annual social gathering on World Bee Day, Friday, May 20. Over 30 women from The Hive, Starke County’s women’s giving circle, attended the event where the group granted $8,000 to local charitable organizations.  Funding support was generated from Hive membership dues, The Carrier Family’s Luminous Fund, and the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund. Continue Reading…

Starke County has a successful Preschool Scholarship Program!

The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) has awarded scholarships to more than 150 students, totaling $130,533 since starting the program!

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
Email: starke@nicf.org

Help Starke County children in need by providing preschool scholarships

Help Starke County children in need by providing preschool scholarships to North Judson preschools through this seedling fund. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Support the Community Foundation through this fund created by former Lilly scholars and their parents

This seedling fund was established in August 2006 by Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and parents to provide support to the Starke County Community Foundation. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Help preserve the memory of the former NJ-SP High School

Access our list of Starke County agencies/resources