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.
The first annual gathering of The Hive, the new ladies’ giving circle for Starke County, was held on February 22nd at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. The event was hosted by the Starke County Community Foundation. Nearly sixty women were in attendance at this inaugural gathering. The group of women awarded $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations.
The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) has awarded more than $285,000 this year to Starke County charitable organizations. Of that amount, $30,600 was given in community grants.
“I moved here after my husband and I were married in 2011, and I’ve fallen in love with the beauty and history of Starke County. I love that we get to enjoy all four seasons, especially the spectacular autumn colors. I also love that we have so many outdoor and natural amenities, like the Erie Trail and the Kankakee Wildlife Area. The icing on top is that we’re only an hour and a half from a world class city!”
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.
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.
Access our list of Starke County agencies/resources