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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.

2016 Grant and Scholarship Applications Now Available

The following updated applications for grants and scholarships from the Foundation are now available for you to download:

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


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.

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