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.

Check out the 2021 Annual Report



Nyah's Angels Fund Established

“ By creating this endowment fund, the family has established a permanent legacy for little Nyah – her fund will be helping other for generations to come ”

September McConnell, CEO, Community Foundation

Gifts to Cancer Services Endowment Tripled

The Community Foundation of Whitley County and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana announced an endowment matching program to increase help for local people with cancer.

The foundation and local nonprofit will both match all donations to the Cancer Services Fund held at the foundation for the next year. The matching program will triple Investments from donors wanting to reduce the pain and hardship cancer causes local families.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available

“We are fortunate that our county has this partnership with Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Independent Colleges of Indiana to award this Scholarship. This is an incredible opportunity for one local student who might otherwise not be able to pursue a degree in higher education.”

September McConnell, CEO

Community Foundation of Whitley County

Announces Spring Grant Recipients

Over the last three decades, thousands of generous Whitley County residents have put their trust in their Community Foundation as they directed charitable dollars to worthy projects. Most recently, that spirit of philanthropy came through as 15 non-profit organizations received over $106,000 in grants that will help enhance the quality of life in Whitley County.

New Scholarship Announced

“ I have always felt very fortunate in what I have been given and have long wanted to find a way to give back. After Bob passed, I told myself it was time to put a scholarship in place. ”

Georgia Tenney - Whitko Alum, School Board Member
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