The Starke United Fund

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. Donations to the Starke United Fund stay in Starke County and benefit non-profit agencies that support Starke County residents. Non-profit social service agencies need thousands of dollars to provide the essential programs that support the quality of life for everyone in Starke County. The Starke United Fund carries on the tradition of collaborative fundraising.

A video for our Starke United Fund donors

Grant Opportunities

The Starke United Fund offers grants to local Starke County charitable organizations. Application deadline is May 4, 2018.

“By creating the Starke United Fund, we are able to be a member of the United Way and offer help to Starke County on a different level.”

Jay Albright – NICF Executive Director

Sarah Origer

Director of Development

Phone: 574-772-3665
Email: starke@nicf.org

Starke United Fund Grants

Starke United Fund grants are from a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. It was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. These grants are for charitable organizations that serve the people of Starke County. The application deadline is May 4, 2018.

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.

Donations to the Starke United Fund stay in Starke County and benefit non-profit agencies that support Starke County residents.

Non-profit social service agencies need thousands of dollars to provide the essential programs that support the quality of life for everyone in Starke County. The Starke United Fund carries on the tradition of collaborative fundraising.

Does Starke County have a United Way?

The Community Foundation is a member of the Indiana Association of United Ways. Therefore Starke County will not lose any grant opportunities that are available only through the United Way.

Will my contributions still go to the local agency that I want to support?

The Community Foundation will distribute donations based on designations by you the donor, or through general undesignated gifts to the Starke United Fund.

How will the Starke United Fund administer grants?

If you have made your contribution as an undesignated gift, it will be used to fund grant applications approved by the local Starke United Fund Committee.

Can I use a payroll deduction to support the Starke United Fund?

You can use direct deposit through your employer. Pay quarterly, or pay all at once — It’s up to you. Some companies also match employee or retiree contributions. Send in the paperwork and the Community Foundation will complete the request to double your gift! If you would like us to send you a payroll deduction form, just contact the Community Foundation via email or phone toll free at: 877.432.6423.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Donations to the Starke United Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Pledges are not deductible until they are paid. Matches by your employer qualify the company for a deduction, but do not increase the deductibility of your own gift.

Will my gift be invested with other funds at the Community Foundation?

Gifts to the Starke United Fund are not endowed or invested, but are made fully available for grants. However, gifts made to the Starke United Community Fund are an invested endowment fund.

Can I donate online?

To pay via credit card or through PayPal, go to the “Donation” button on the left of this page. Make a one-time donation to the Community Foundation in any dollar amount, or choose a Reoccurring Donation which you can set up to make your donation weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually in any dollar amount.