Judy Climie, a member of our Community Foundation family, said, “You don’t give to the Foundation. You give through the foundation.” There are so many ways to make a difference in your community through the NICF. Whether you give a gift now, give to the NICF through your will, or give monthly or through a giving group, you’re making a difference that will last forever.
Make an immediate impact that will last forever by giving a gift today. Types of gifts include cash, securities, real estate, life insurance, and more. The Community Foundation also accepts donations of grain. Download the information below to learn more.
Seeds for Tomorrow is the legacy society of the Community Foundation. Members of Seeds for Tomorrow have included the Community Foundation in their estate plan. Every planned gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference. Through planned giving, our donors leave a legacy in the place they call home.
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Members of Roots, our monthly giving community, make a difference every single month. Whether you give $10 a month or $100 a month, it adds up and helps the Community Foundation fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life in our communities today and always.
The NICF also has four giving circles: the Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle, including its Fulton County Girls’ Giving Gang, the Miami County Boomerang Sisterhood, and The Hive, a ladies’ giving circle for Starke County.
These groups inspire women and girls to pool their resources and work together to make a difference in their communities.
To learn about the Girls’ Giving Group, contact FCCF Dir. of Dev. Brian Johnson at 574-224-3223.
On November 30, 2005, Roger and Sally Ciapara generously gave a portion of their real estate in Toto, Indiana to the Starke County Community Foundation. This gift of real estate was used to establish the Rosa of Indiana Fund, which supports three charitable organizations in Starke County.
In 2007, Bob and Carol Bridge established the Bridge Family Operating Endowment Fund through an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) rollover gift. The fund is designated to support the FCCF in carrying out its role and mission.
David Beall was a beloved teacher at Maconaquah High school. After he passed away in 2005, his wife, Janita, created a scholarship fund in his memory.
Later, Janita continued to leave a legacy in her community by including the Community Foundation in her will and becoming a Seeds for Tomorrow member.