• Camp Invention

    Thanks to you and your generosity, this past summer 36 local youth learned much more about the principles of science as they invented new gadgets at Camp Invention, held at Northside Elementary in June.

  • Finalists for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

    Winner of the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is Nancy Cole (second from left). Other finalists are (from left) Kassidy Kaufman, Alena Lee, and Sara Gregory. The 2017 selection process began August 1. The winner will receive full-tuition to the Indiana college of her choice.

  • W.O.W. Bicentennial Legacy Project

    Twenty local residents who grew up during the Great Depression and lived, worked, and raised families in Blackford County were honored at the Women of Worth Fall Luncheon in November. They were part of the local Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project. If you have a story to tell, contact the Foundation for more information.

  • 529 Promise Project

    Your generous donations provide grants to projects that touch the lives of many in this county, including the 356 kindergarten through third grade students who now have college savings accounts and a plan to get an education after high school.

  • A Donor Story

    Elaine Ervin and Diane Ervin Kellahan, daughters of the late William and Marie Ervin, each year return to their hometown to distribute a dictionary to every Blackford County third grader. The project is a gift from the fund that the Ervin family established at the Foundation in 2002 to support local literacy projects.

Our Mission

Improving life in Blackford County by helping you help others—forever!


Grants that YOUR Donations Made Possible in 2016

37grants awarded

162thousands of dollars awarded

28organizations supported

3549residents served