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Community Foundation of Whitley County Announces Spring / Summer Grants

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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Thanks to the continued generosity of donors past and present, the Whitley County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently awarded over $100,000 in grants to local organizations working to better Whitley County.  We are proud to support the following causes:

  • 2nd Floor Gallery Studio, $1,100 to offer a summer arts day camp, made possible by the Donna Harl Fund
  • A Hope Center, $14,000 toward the costs of providing an on-staff nurse, made possible by the Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health
  • American Red Cross, $5,000 to support their Home Fire Relief Program in Whitley County, made possible in part by the Don & Jane Langeloh Community Fund
  • BABE, $10,000 to support their work with young mothers and families, made possible in part by the David & Barbara Bilger Family Fund and the Don & Sharlene Berkshire Community Fund
  • Brightpoint, $5,000 to support their Cover Kids and Families insurance assistance program, made possible in part by the Charl & Karen Bandelier Community Fund
  • Camp Whitley, $5,200 to purchase kayaks and kayak racks, made possible in part by the James R. and Kathleen M. Heuer Community Fund
  • Churubusco Childcare, $6,000 to support Summer Program for school age children and a raised garden, made possible in part by the Dekko Childcare Fund
  • Columbia City Connect, $10,000 to be used as a challenge match to support marketing, made possible in part by the Jack & Judy Moore Community Fund and the Greg & Ann Fahl Community Fund
  • Columbia City United Methodist Church Early Learning Center, $5,000 to offset meal costs, made possible in part by the Dekko Childcare Fund
  • Erin’s House, $5,000 to support grief services for Whitley County children, made possible in part by the Andy & Toni More Community Fund
  • The Forklift, $5,000 toward the cost of food, made possible in part by the Jean & Roger Long Community Fund
  • Girl Scouts of America, $3,000 toward program costs in Whitley County, made possible by the Rosemary Steiner Community Fund
  • Honeywell Foundation, $4,000 toward a bullying prevention and songwriting workshop for Whitley County Schools, made possible by the Jerry Busche Family Fund
  • Honor Flight, $6,000 to help underwrite expenses for veteran’s Honor Flights, made possible in part by the Clark Waterfall DVM Fund
  • Hope’s Harbor, $5,000 to provide basic care for new mothers with children in NICU, made possible in part by the Lake City Bank Community Fund
  • Matthew 25, $3,000 to underwrite a portion of costs for providing services to Whitley County residents, made possible in part by the Ferber Family Fund
  • Ronald McDonald House, $5,000 to support services offered to Whitley County families made possible in part by the Tim & Beth Bloom Community Fund
  • Youth for Christ, $9,000 toward the costs of Whitley County programs, made possible by the Gary & Ann Dillon Community Fund and the Pamela S. McCoy Fund in Memory of Russel and Evelyn Fahl 

The Community Foundation of Whitley County is a non-profit public charity working to inspire philanthropy in three ways: We help people make their charitable gifts more impactful, we connect funding to effective non-profits such as those listed above, and we provide leadership to address community needs. 
Contributions that are made to the Foundation with the message to “use it where it is needed the most” are used to fund responsive grant requests twice a year. For more information, visit the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfwhitley.org.
 

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