The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) is offering many granting opportunities for charitable organizations in 2017. In an effort to be make grant dollars more accessible to community projects, the Community Foundation has removed deadlines from most of their applications. These applications may be submitted throughout the year.
Applications for the entire year are available online or at the SCCF office in the North Judson-San Pierre Middle School building at 950 W. Campbell Drive in North Judson.
Starke United Fund grants will be administered as they have been in the past. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017. These grants are the result of a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. The partnership was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. Maximum grant request per agency is $ 3,500.
Starke United app due May 5, 2017
Starke United Fund app
Starke United Fund app
Starke United Fund Grants
Starke United Fund grants are from a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. It was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. These grants are for charitable organizations that serve the people of Starke County. The grant application deadline has passed for 2016. The next grant cycle will be Spring of 2017.
Kindergarten Countdown, supported by the Starke United Fund, gives children a good start on their educational career.
The Starke United Fund is a partnership with the Northern Indiana Community Foundation that provides an efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies.
Donations to the Starke United Fund stay in Starke County and benefit non-profit agencies that support Starke County residents.
Non-profit social service agencies need thousands of dollars to provide the essential programs that support the quality of life for everyone in Starke County. The Starke United Fund carries on the tradition of collaborative fundraising.
Does Starke County still have a United Way?
Yes. The Community Foundation is a member of the Indiana Association of United Ways. Therefore Starke County will not lose any grant opportunities that are available only through the United Way.
Will my contributions still go to the local agency that I want to support?
Yes. The Community Foundation will distribute donations based on designations by you the donor, or through general undesignated gifts to the Starke United Fund.
How will the Starke United Fund administer grants?
If you designated a specific agency to receive your donation, then it will be sent to that agency through the Community Foundation. If you have made your contribution as an undesignated gift, it will be used to fund grant applications approved by the local Starke United Fund Committee.
Can I still use a payroll deduction through my employer to support the Starke United Fund?
Yes. Just as in the past you can use direct deposit through your employer, pay quarterly, or pay all at once. It’s up to you. Some companies also match employee or retiree contributions. Send in the paperwork and the Community Foundation will complete the request to double your gift! If you would like us to send you a payroll deduction form, just contact the Community Foundation via email or phone toll free at: 877.432.6423.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. Donations to the Starke United Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Pledges are not deductible until they are paid. Matches by your employer qualify the company for a deduction, but do not increase the deductibility of your own gift.
Will my gift be invested with other funds at the Community Foundation?
No. Gifts to the Starke United Fund are not endowed or invested, but are made fully available for grants. However, gifts made to the Starke United Community Fund are an invested endowment fund. Also gifts made to the Starke United Community Fund will be matched dollar for dollar now through March 31, 2016. This matching is thanks to Lilly Endowment's Phase VI of the Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) Initiative. Learn more about this exciting matching opportunity.
Can I donate online?
Absolutely. To pay via credit card or through PayPal, go to the “Make A Donation” page on the left of this page. Choose a General Donation which is a one-time donation to the Community Foundation in any dollar amount, or choose a Reoccurring Donation which you can set up to make your donation weekly, monthly or yearly in any dollar amount. In the comment box, please note Starke United Fund.