Welcome

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.



 
Second Round of Grant Awards Announced

In August, the Foundation awarded grant funding to nonprofit organizations providing programming in Blackford County.

  • Grant awards totaled $66,840
  • Awards went to 11 different nonprofit organizations
  • List of specific awards here.



Your Donation Could Be Even Bigger

Thanks to a donation match opportunity from Lilly Endowment Inc., your dollars can have an even greater impact on Blackford County’s future. Find out how we can match your $10 to make it $15 or even $20. More . . . 

Community Projects Qualifying for Match

The Foundation has approved four new community projects that qualify for the Lilly Endowment Inc. matching dollars allotted to community outreach and education.

  • Greenway project from Hartford City to Blackford High School
  • Bus for the Blackford County YMCA transporation needs (completed)
  • Blackford County Concerned Citizens Inc. environmental health project cancer risk reduction
  • Conservation Headquarters for the Christian Outdoor Ministry Experience (C.O.M.E.)

Donations to these projects will be matched $2 donor dollars to $1 match dollar.

Students Lead the Way in Community Development
Through WE ENGAGE Program

Fourteen Blackford High School students shared their visions of community projects that could make Blackford County a better place at the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation annual dinner on March 18. The audience voted for a community theatre project created by students Jamie Twibell, Kendall Day, and Ashley Johnson. The Foundation is providing part of the $10,000 award for implementation of this winning idea.More. . .












Impacting the Community Through Grants

Grantee

Date Granted

Amount Granted

Project Description

Impact

LifeStream Services Inc.

June 2013

$1,000

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.
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National Center for College Costs

November 2013

$6,000

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.

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