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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.

Scaffolding Flood Recovery

Local individuals and businesses have already contributed over $25,000 to help Blackford County residents who seek assistance for repairing damage to their homes from the devastating August 21 and 22 floods. Concerned community leaders formed the Blackford County Long-Term Recovery Group to administer the local relief program with dollars managed at the Foundation. More . . .

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Photo: Dave Bowman, BCCF executive director, accepts the 3M Foundation’s check for $10,000 from Scott Pretzsch, 3M Company plant manager, for local flood relief support.



Changing the Awarding of Grants
Now Only Twice Per Year

Check out the new grant application deadlines for 2015. More . . .

Growing a Legacy for Women and Children

Nearly 100 women celebrated the fifth annual awarding of grants to local nonprofits serving women and children. The Women of Worth (W.O.W.) met at its fall luncheon November 2 for fellowship and grantmaking. More . . .














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

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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