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.

Community Foundation Annual Grants

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

Community Wellness Grants

These grants are intended to support local charitable public health organizations or programs that focuses on the health and wellness of the residents of Starke County, Indiana. May 3rd, 2021 deadline.

Pop up grants!

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary for Starke County Community Foundation, the Ambassador’s Club (a group made up of past board members) is selecting local nonprofits to grant $1,000 to.

The Hive

The Hive grants are intended to support local charitable organizations or programs in Starke County and will be accepted by video application.

“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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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 in 2020.  Ball Lake Lions Club, Ken Craig’s Garden, NJ-WT Fire Dpt., SC Youth Club, and Toyz for Kidz  shared the $5,000 award.

20120 Jim Hardesty Leadership Award

David Altman was the recipient of the 2020 Jim Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award from the SCCF. Dave’s been on the Starke County Community Foundation’s board for 12 years and served as board president and a member of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation board. Altman and his family have both a scholarship fund and community fund.