December 2021 Grants Awarded

Over the past thirty years, local residents and private foundations have come to trust the Community Foundation of Whitley County, for helping them make the most impact with their charitable giving. Whether passing gifts through the Foundation or giving to an endowment that will benefit the community for years to come, the results of their generosity shine brightly and are reflected in the most recent round of community grant making. The following organizations were selected recipients of December grants totaling $130,555:

· BABE, $3,300, for ID badge printer system;
· Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, $5,000 for serving Whitley County residents;
· Churubusco United Methodist Church, $10,000 toward the cost of a van for their food program;
· Difference Makers, $3,116, for repairs to their facility;
· Forklift, $11,000, for food supplies
· Giving Gardens of Indiana, $5,000, for staffing and a shed;
· Helpline, $3,500, for beds and bedding for local residents in need;
· Joe’s Kids, $7,500, for pediatric therapy for Whitley County children;
· Junior Achievement, $2,500, to send Whitley County students to Biztown;
· Old Settlers’ Association, $10,800, to assist in reshaping and marketing the festival;
· Respect Team, $2,000, to work with local students;
· Ronald McDonald House, $5,000, to help offset the cost of stays for Whitley County residents;
· Royal Family Kids Camp, $1,530, for a photo printer;
· Salvation Army, $5,000 – half to assist with hiring a volunteer coordinator and the remaining $2,500 for food;
· Sonshine Childcare, $1300, for an AED unit
· The Center for Whitley County Youth, $10,000 matching grant for their annual Cook-Off Fundraiser;
· Visiting Nurse, $5,000 for program support in Whitley County;
· Whitley County 4-H, $2,000 toward the cost of a new, electronic menu sign;
· Whitley County Consolidated Schools, $10,000 for tuition assistance to the Montessori School;
· Whitley County Energy Assistance. $12,000 to help people in need stay warm this winter;
· Whitley County Farmers Market, $5,000 for their double bucks program that encourages healthy fruit and vegetable consumption;
· YWCA, $10,000, for programming to assist Whitley County residents.

These grants were made possible thanks to good-hearted friends who instructed the Foundation to use the funds as needed and in doing so, supported our Greater Good Fund. Several other endowment funds also helped to make these distributions possible including:
· The Don Armstrong Community Fund
· The Don and Sharlene Berkshire Community Fund
· The Tim and Beth Bloom Community Fund
· The Jerry Busche Family Fund
· The Dekko Early Childcare Fund
· The Gary and Ann Dillon Community Fund
· The Greg and Ann Fahl Fund
· The Max Fahl Unrestricted Endowment Fund
· The Ferber Family Fund
· The Donna Harl Fund
· The James R and Kathleen M. Heuer Community Fund
· The Don and Jane Langeloh Community Fund
· The Jean and Roger Long Community Fund
· The Honorable Phil M and Honorable Patricia A McNagny Community Fund
· The Pamela S McCoy Fund in memory of Russel and Evelyn Fahl
· The Jack and Judy Moore Community Fund
· The William and Barbara Overdeer Community Fund
· Theodore Schulz Fund
· Scientific and Regulatory Consultants Fund
· The Rosemary Steiner Community Fund
· The Andy and Toni More Community Fund
· The Theodore Schultz Fund
· The Weick Fund
· The Whitley County Giving Circle for Womens’ Health Fund
· The Wood Family First Olive Fund

Interested in making a contribution to an existing endowment fund or starting one of your own? Gifts to the Community Foundation of Whitley County are tax deductible and can be made a number of ways. For more information as to how you have make a positive difference in our community, contact September McConnell, CEO at 260-244-5224 or

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