Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by assisting donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes.


Where Giving Grows
Gifts to the Community Foundations of Starke, Fulton, and Miami Counties are seeds that grow funds for the betterment of the community they are given to. The Community Foundations make giving simple and offer a variety of ways for caring community members to make a lasting impact.


Our Pledge To You
We will grow all charitable giving, cultivating permanent resources and harvesting positive community growth.


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Community Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline March 4th.

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The Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarships have been created by people who believe in education and want to help local students.

In 2015, the NICF gave 314 scholarships from 107 different scholarship funds and over $421,000 in scholarships were awarded.

We are geared up for another outstanding scholarship season!

All our scholarships are now available, and the applications are accessed through an online process.

If you have questions about these scholarships, or the process, please contact Alison Heyde, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or toll free at 877-432-6423 or alison@nicf.org


Fulton County

Give Your Heart to Your Community - Back by popular request, we are happy to announce the 18th annual “Give Your Heart to Your Community” Valentines Day Project.

Held on Friday, February 12, the event is sponsored by the Fulton County Community Foundation, WROI Radio, and RTC Communications.

Donors make a contribution to a fund of their choice and in return, send their valentine a gift they won’t soon forget! Giving levels begin at $15 and range from a song dedication on WROI, a singing telegram and long stem rose personally delivered, or a display of love for a beloved pet with a Palentine greeting displayed on RTC Communications channel 5 and Facebook.

Get a donation form and song list. Make your gift double with a $1 for $1 match to Community Funds.


Starke County

Donor Spotlight - The Arlene M. and Robert E. Hamilton Memorial Fund. Once every so often, a couple come along who truly leave a mark on their community. After moving to Bass Lake, Indiana, in the 1980s, Robert and Arlene Hamilton rolled up their sleeves, got involved in their new community, and made a difference; and the people of Starke County have benefitted from their contributions for decades.

After Arlene passed away, Bob started the Arlene M. Hamilton Memorial Fund in her honor. It supports the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), which works to assist individuals and their children who are being abused or are in dangerous situations. The fund continues the work that Arlene began in her community many years ago.

When Bob passed, the name of the fund was changed to include his name, and honors the Hamilton's legacy of public service.

Find out more about these remarkable people and the community they loved.


Miami County

Miami County Community Foundation Grant Applications- The Miami County Community Foundation is offering many granting opportunities for charitable organizations in 2016. Applications for the entire year are available online or at the MCCF office. Some of the applications have no deadlines, those seeking grant dollars are able to submit applications all year round.

Sustainability Awards help an organzation createtheir own permanent endowment fund. Impact Grants are for those organizations seeking funds to support a large project. Community Support Grants assist organizations seeking grants in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars.

Go to the MCCF Grant Page to find out more about these grants and to download the application.

 

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