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The Blackford County Community Foundation
serves the charitable needs of donors,
professional advisors, and nonprofit
organizations in Blackford County, Indiana. We’re
working to make Blackford County a better, more
vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family.

International Award for W.O.W.

Sigma Phi International Sorority, Inc. presented a $6,100 check to the Foundation’s Women of Worth organization on June 29 during its annual convention in Indianapolis. W.O.W. received this Little Friends Health Fund award in recognition of W.O.W.’s focus on supporting local women and children through grants to such projects as Silver Linings and the Career Carnival. More . . .

Robin Pelton, Sigma Phi International Service Secretary
presents award check to Maxie Malott, BCCF Board President,
Patty Poulson, BCCF Executive Director (retired), and
Pat Trant, W.O.W. Leadership Team. 

2014 High Riding Camp

Twenty-six special needs students attended the fourth annual High Riding Arts and Equestrian Camp from June 16 – 27. See photos . . .

Patty Poulson and Peggy Hanley Retire

Patty Poulson retired June 30 as executive director of the Foundation. Peggy Hanley retires July 31. See photos from their retirement reception.

SummerFest 2014 Supporting Fine Arts in Our Community

Make plans now to attend the 2014 SummerFest
July 25-26

Juried 2D Art Show
Friday, July 25, 6 p.m.
Blackford County Arts Center
107 W. Washington St., Hartford City

  • Activities for all ages
  • Refreshments
  • Free Parking
  • No gate fee
  • Wide variety of regional arts, including glass work, turned wood, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, and iron work.
  • Accepting exhibitor applications through June 1; early bird booth fee before April 30.
Juried Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, July 26
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Blackford County Courthouse Square

Hartford City High School Airedale Alumni Celebration will also be held on Saturday, July 26, at Hartford City City Hall, 700 N. Walnut St. Watch for additional details.

Nurturing Young People
High Riding Art and Equestrian Camp Award

Ball State University recently awarded a prestigious Immersive Learning award to the 2013 High Riding Art and Equestrian Camp project. The camp has provided 13-20 local special needs campers with art, science, sports, and equestrian activities each of the past three summers. This camp project is the joint effort of the Mackey/McCammon family, Ball State University Immersive Learning, Hillcroft Services, and the Foundation. More . . .

Impacting the Community Through Grants


Date Granted

Amount Granted

Project Description


LifeStream Services Inc.

June 2013


The New InterUrban  provides free public transportation to residents of Harrison Township 

From October 2013  through March 2014, the New InterUrban provided 532 trips: 400 trips were made to groceries, pharmacies, and other retail shops, 32 were trips to physicians or care centers, 90 trips were to the local food bank, library, churches, etc.

National Center for College Costs

November 2013


The NCCC provided presentations to high school grade levels and support for a FAFSA completion day in February 2014 as a way to advocate for and assist students and their families in finding the resources for postsecondary education. 

Forty-two students and their families completed the federal aid for called FAFSA by the event date and identified $310,026 in federal and state grant dollars available to them.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Make special arrangements by contacting the office at 765-348-3411.