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“ Directing support to where local need is the greatest is a long-running focus of the Foundation and this commitment remains steadfast in this time of crisis. ”
September McConnell - CEO, Community Foundation of Whitley County
Rapid Response Grants
To expedite our regular granting procedures in this evolving COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation will distribute grants from the DISASTER RELIEF FUND FOR WHITLEY COUNTY by utilizing a method called “rapid response grantmaking”. The main purpose in activating emergency grantmaking is to quickly and efficiently support the emerging needs of our nonprofits, which include, but are not limited to, food access, homelessness, medical services, and equipment needs. Once the state of emergency has expired, any remaining funds will support nonprofit organizations impacted financially as a result of program disruptions or cancellations resulting in revenue loss.
Office Staff and Covid 19 Update
To do our part to prevent the spread of disease, all Community Foundation staff will work remotely at least until the stay-at home order by Governor Holcomb is finished.
All essential functions will continue and we will do our best to minimize disruptions to service and support for donors and nonprofit partners.
The Community Foundation has established The Disaster Response Fund and reopened the Whitley County Cares Fund to help nonprofits and assist those affected by the COVID 19 in our community.
Important Message from the Community Foundation
Scholarships Due Soon!
Need help paying for college. The Community Foundation has several scholarships. Most scholarships are due April 15th.
Check the scholarship page to find those important scholarship deadlines.
Community Foundation of Whitley County Announces Lilly Endowment Scholar
“She is a student leader in our building and community, as well as student trusted by teachers and staff.”
S. Christopher Brisco - Churubusco High School Teacher
Community Foundation Awards Funding for Local Good
Local residents, past and present, who have given gifts both small and large to the Community Foundation with the instruction to “use it where it’s needed the most” are directly responsible for the $117,000 in grants that were recently awarded to local charitable efforts.