Ways to Give

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.

Give Today

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.

Download the PDF to learn about ways to give.

Download the PDF to learn about types of funds.

Gratitude for Grain brochure

Give Tomorrow

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.

Download our planned giving brochure:

Starke County planned giving brochure

Fulton County planned giving brochure

Miami County planned giving brochure

A Guide to Planning Your Will & Trust

Planned Giving Flyer

Join a Giving Group

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.

Download the Roots flyer

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.

Learn about the Miami County Boomerang Sisterhood
Learn about The Hive, a ladies’ giving circle for Starke County
Learn about the Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle

To learn about the Girls’ Giving Group, contact FCCF Dir. of Dev. Brian Johnson at 574-224-3223.

A gift of real estate

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.

An IRA Rollover gift

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.

A planned gift

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.