Community Project Funds

Mark Gradeless Welding Scholarship

This award was created in 2021 to honor the life of Mark “Grady” Gradeless. A 1977 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, he worked at Dana Corporation, where he tirelessly serviced machines from the age of 18 until his retirement.  “Grady” was a member of the United Auto Workers, Steelworkers Union and could often …

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Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow Fund

This fund is established to help with expenses for the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow. Click here to learn more about the Pow Wow.

Night to Shine

This fund was established to help with expenses for the annual Tim Tebow Night To Shine in Whitley County, a special needs prom in February.         To learn more about Night to Shine, watch this  Night to Shine Video. Local Night to Shine Facebook Video.

Northeast Indiana Warbirds

This fund was established to support the Northeast Indiana Warbirds, a local hockey team that plays in benefit hockey matches for local nonprofits. To learn about the Northeast Indiana Warbirds, check out their Facebook page.

Micropulse Employee Giving Fund

Micropulse Corporation of Columbia City, a premier manufacturer of orthopedic instrumentation, engages in philanthropy in a unique way.  Several times a year a check is sent to the Community Foundation of Whitley County to be distributed to the charities of choice of their individual employees.  Based on factors such as years of service, a dollar …

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Scientific and Regulatory Consultants Donor Advised Fund

Established by Scientific and Regulatory Consultants, Inc., this fund allows for on-going input from the donors and permits distribution to any charitable project or cause. The donor, their designee, or an advisory group makes recommendations as to where grants should be made. Final grant making authority rests with the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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