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2016 Annual Reports Now Available
Pillars of Our Communities

The 2016 NICF Annual Report draws on the importance of the Community Foundation and the work it is doing locally. But is also features the donors who put their trust in the Community Foundation. We work hard to make our donor's philanthropic dreams become a reality.

The theme of this year's report is "Pillars". The definition of Pillars is: "A person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something. Synonyms: stalwart, mainstay, rock, worthy, backbone, support, champion, upholder, tower of strength." We feel this best exemplifies the spirit of our donors and community foundation philosophy.

We hope you will read and enjoy our annual report. A lot of love and thought goes in to its creation. Making a record of our accomplishments for the year gives us pause and makes us strive to work even harder in 2017 to build on what we have accomplish thus far.


Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships!

All three of our counties have celebrated with scholarship recipients and our donors. Check out the events, see the students and join us in congratulating the graduates and thanking the folks who make the scholarships a reality for them.

 


Fulton County

Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle Awards Yearly Grants: Programs and projects throughout Fulton County were supported through grants from the Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle at their annual 2017 event. Sixty people attended the banquet.

The event was held at the Manitou Banquet Center in Rochester on Tuesday, May 9, and a total of $5,500 was awarded. Members of the Giving Circle vote for their favorite programs and initiatives to receive these funds from dues and a growing endowment fund.

Read about all the grant recipients!


Starke County

Starke United Fund Supports Kindergarten Countdown and Other Projects: The Starke United Fund is proud to support the Kindergarten Countdown Program. Through this program, they hope provide an opportunity for young children who did not receive a preschool education to obtain a pre-kindergarten experience. Since the program was initiated, the results have been astounding.

In addition to the Kindergarten Countdown Program, the Starke United Fund awarded grants to many other local charitable organizations.

Get details on who received the grants.


Miami County

Community Foundation Receives $11,124 for Preschool Scholarships: The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) received an $11,124 grant from United Way of Miami County in support of its Preschool Scholarship Program. The grant will enable 4-year-olds from low income families to obtain a preschool education that they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

MCCF Director of Development Connie Cutler said, “We at the Community Foundation are very appreciative of this grant. This program is so important, and we are thankful that United Way of Miami County provided the funds to ensure that it will continue for the next two years.”

Read more about this grant.

 

Welcome to Northern Indiana Community Foundation

Since 1993, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. (NICF) has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of the community. The NICF serves the Community Foundations of Starke, Fulton and Miami Counties. This arrangement allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost-efficient. Thus gifts can do more for the counties they are given to.

The NICF is a public trust, a public charity that gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. Operating under state and federal laws, we work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.

Contact the NICF at 574.223.2227 or toll free 877.432.6423