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The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that was established in 1985 to administer funds, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 250 funds and endowments for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and has awarded more than $9.6 million dollars in grants and scholarships.



We are pleased to announce that the next workshop of our 2014 Nonprofit Learning Series is on May 13, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle, Indiana.

May 13, 2014

"Better Board Meetings & Decision Making "

Susan Decker
Susan Decker Consulting

Have you ever thought, "I wish our board meetings were more productive?" Or possibly, "We need to make a decision, but we keep talking in circles." This workshop can help! Learn the best practices of planning meetings. Effective board and committee meetings start with an agenda, action items and a willingness from all participants to prepare ahead of time. Learn how to adequately prepare, get more accomplished, and make sure all voices are heard. This workshop will help you leave each meeting with a sense of purpose and shared accountability to accomplish the work that is central to your mission.

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Join 100 Women Who Care - 100 Women Who Care Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to our community. The group is open to all women - the more women who become involved, the greater our impact will be! The group is part of a national movement and modeled after similar organizations located throughtout the United States and Canada. Putnam County will be the third county in Indiana to form a group. 100 Women Who Care Putnam County allows busy women to become involved in giving back to the local community in a big way. To learn more HERE.

Charitable groups vie for $4,000 in grant prizes - The Putnam County Community Foundation announced contest rules for the 2014 Share the Dream program. The top three Community Foundation endowments that raise the most money between May 1 and August 31 will split $3,000 in proportion to the amounts raised. An additional $1,000 has been set aside for endowments who received planned gifts during the annual contest. Read the full article HERE.

Youth Philanthropy Committee Funds Youth Led Projects - The Youth Philanthropy Committee of the Putnam County community Foundation recently approved four grants to support projects led by students in Putnam County. The grants were made to projects for Greencastle High School's recycling program, the Putnam County Band Festival, an Eagle Scout Project at Camp Friend, and to rehab Tzouanakis Intermediate School's playground. The Committee is proud to be able to suppoort these projects and the students in their endeavors to better their communitities. Read the full article HERE.

Foundation Announces 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar- Under the pretense of a gathering regarding her recent DAR Good Citizen Award, senior Melody White was summoned to the Greencastle High School library Tuesday afternoon. Click HERE to read entire story.

Community Foundation Announces 2014 Lilly Scholarship Finalists - Four Putnam County high school seniors have been named as finalists for the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. This prestigious award goes to the most outstanding graduating high school senior in Putnam County. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship including a $900 book stipend per year, for four years to any accredited school in Indiana. The finalists have an average GPA of 4.18 and SAT score of 1915. Read the full news article HERE.

Almost Home Host Youth Philanthropy Fundraiser on March 6- Almost Home will again host the Putnam County Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 6th from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Local students on the Putnam County Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Committee will assist servers that evening. All tips and donations will... Read the full press release HERE.

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