WELCOME TO OUR WEB SITE
The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit
public charity 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 220 funds
for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and
has awarded more than $7.7 million dollars in grants and
JOIN 100 WOMEN WHO CARE PUTNAM COUNTY!
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 throughout 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.
Click here to learn more.
NEWS & EVENTS
Scholarship Application Season Opens with more than $300,000 Available - The Putnam County Community Foundation is now receiving applications for scholarships for academic year 2014-15. to kick off the scholarship season, local education leaders met with the Community Foundation staff and committee members in the Ivy Gallery at Area 30 Career Center to hear about the more than 60 different scholarships that are available through the Community Foundation in 2014. Read the full story HERE.
7th Grade Philanthropy Essay Winner Announced - Jonathon DeHaan, a student in Caitlynn Bryan's class at South Putnam, is the Grand Prize winner of the Community Foundation's 2013 Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay contest. Jonathon's prize winning essay, "Philanthropy in a Nutshell" described his grandmother, Brenda McCullough, as being the philanthropist he admires most because of her wish to help mankind become smarter, wiser, and stronger. In recognition of his accomplishment, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the philanthropy of his choice, will receive a $150 donation, and his school will receive a $500 grant. Read the entire story HERE. To see the winners and read their essays, click HERE.
National Philanthropy Day is November 15th - Philanthropy is a big important sounding word. It's even kind of hard to pronounce. The Putnam County Community Foundation wants every high school graduate to know how to pronounce and spell the word "philanthropy." More importantly the Community Foundation wants students to know the meaning of the word and how good it feels to help others and to give. Read the full story HERE to see how we are working towards this goal.
Grants Support Three Youth-Led Projects - The Youth Philanthropy committee of the Putnam County Community Foundation has supported three different youth-led projects in Putnam Coutny by recently granting them $500 each. Read about the three projects HERE.
[more news >]