Starke County Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and the Starke United Fund, the Community Foundation is able to provide $100,000 to the Starke County Government Mobile Food Delivery project. Additional grant dollars are also available for local charitable agencies who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, or have seen their need for services increase. We are grateful for the support of the United Way of Indiana and the Lilly Endowment in making these additional grant dollars available for programs in Starke County during these unprecedented times.

Starke County Emergency Relief Fund Grant

These grants are intended to support local charitable organizations or programs that help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Starke County Indiana. No application deadline.

Community Foundation Annual Grants

Types of Grants: Impact Grants, Community Support Grants, Community Education Grants and Field of Interest Grants. No application deadline.


The Starke United Fund is a partnership with the Northern Indiana Community Foundation that provides an efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies.  This grant opportunity is possible thanks to donations to unrestricted gifts and to the Starke United Community Fund. There will be a second round of funding in 2020. Second deadline is September 8, 2020.

“Starke County benefits from the Community Foundation in so many ways.”

Cheryl Orkis – Grant Committee

Corinne Becknell Lucas

Associate Director

Phone: 574-223-2229

Starke County Projects Supported by Unrestricted Community Funds

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You can help grow grant dollars for Starke County's Future.

Gifts to the Community Funds that make these grants possible will be matched $2 for $1 by the Lilly Endowment Inc. through December 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!

The Hive Awards Grants!

Members of The Hive voted for their favorite programs and initiatives to receive  funds from dues and a growing endowment fund.  Hope Restored, Oregon Township Fire Department, Drew’s Gift and The Welter Foundation  shared in the $5,000 that was awarded.

2018 Jim Hardesty Leadership Award

Barbara McLaughlin was the recipient of the 2018 Jim Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award from the SCCF. Barbara is one of the original founders of the SCCF and has been an active and important member of the SCCF since it’s humble beginnings. Thank you Barbara for your love and support for the Community Foundation!