Championing Philanthropy

for the lasting good of whitley county

Whether you are a long-time resident, a recent transfer, or someone brought up here years ago, we think you’ll agree Whitley County is a great place to call home. At the Community Foundation, we believe it can be even better. That’s why each day we work to find ways to improve our little corner of Indiana. It might mean creating a program to meet health needs, or making a grant to fund important community projects. Other times our work involves partnering with donors and tailoring options to help them meet their charitable goals.
Our primary purpose is to serve donors. We do this by first understanding their vision, and then, by helping them invest their funds in the most impactful way.
Our secondary purpose is to help grant and scholarship seekers obtain the funds they need to achieve their goals.
The Community Foundation of Whitley County also helps professional advisors guide their clients with information and tools that explain how to achieve maximum tax benefits.

29th Annual Heart of Gold Awards - Call For Nominations

You know them – the people that step up without being asked to help. The considerate neighbor who shares her homemade zucchini bread; the guy always willing to shovel your driveway; the little kid who hauls in trash cans for the neighbors or brings in their mail.

The Community Foundation of Whitley County is calling upon local residents to nominate deserving friends, neighbors, and volunteers for the 29th Annual Heart of Gold Awards.


While Eli will never be forgotten by the people who knew and loved him, his parents, Rick & Dawn Michel, have turned their efforts to honoring the intangible gifts that are Eli’s legacy. To ensure that for generations to come his character, reputation, accomplishments, and memories will continue to inspire a quest for outdoor adventure in young people, they have created the Eli B. Michel neverlostneverlate Wilderness Scholarship.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

2024 Whitley County Scholarship Recipients

Jackson Longenbaugh distributing piggy banks at the South Whitley Public Library.
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