The Community Foundation has no deadline for many of their applications. Those seeking grant dollars may submit applications at any time. Community Support Grants: several hundred to several thousand dollars are awarded to many organizations and provide support throughout the community. Community Education Grants: for public schools/teachers in the Starke County. Field of Interest grants support alternative agriculture and Starke County students for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies. The James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award highlights achievements of an outstanding individual philanthropist and organizations that makes an impact in the community.
Review the Grant Guidelines to make sure your project falls within the Community Foundation’s area of granting. We accept proposals on a continuous basis.
Similar to the way honey bees work together to produce honey that helps to sustain the entire hive, members of The Hive, the ladies’ giving circle for Starke County, work together by pooling their resources in order to enhance the quality of life in their community. Members of The Hive annually grant to charitable projects for the benefit of Starke County. Deadline is January 11th.
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The Starke County Community Foundation celebrated #GivingTuesday on November 28th. Community members stopped by the office for hot cider and holiday treats. Gifts and pledges totaled $14,190. Of this amount, $890 was given to community funds and will be matched $1 for $1 by the SCCF. All gifts will help to improve the quality of life in Starke County.
The Starke United Fund’s signature program, Kindergarten Countdown, expanded to all three Starke County school corporations. Grants were also awarded to Junior Achievement, Kid’s Closet Ministry, Psi Iota Xi Sorority’s Young Artist Conference, Salvation Army, The Starke County Youth Club, Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Knox, and Starke County WIC.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017 the SCCF honored its donors and celebrated its grantees. The 2017 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award was given to Cherry Gumz. Cherry is a founder of the SCCF. She was the second SCCF President, and she served from 1996 until 2008. Her hard work and dedication are part of what made the SCCF possible.