Starke County Grants

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are focusing our Impact and Community Support Grants on local health and human service interests to help local people get the resources they need.  When applying for a grant, please consider how your request can benefit people in Starke County who are struggling to meet their daily needs. Thanks for your cooperation and help as we deal with this situation together. The Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment Grant will remain the same and is for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies.

No application deadline

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.


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. Application deadline has been extended to June 1st, 2020.


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. Deadline has been extended to June 1st, 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!