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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 250 funds for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and has awarded more than $10 million dollars in grants and scholarships.


Arrow2015 Learning Series!

Outcomes:  Telling Your Story with Results

Presenter:  June Miller

Crawfordsville Country Club

April 7 , 2015

11 am - 2 pm

Are your programs changing the lives of the people you serve?  Are your actions resulting in improved conditions?  How do you know? What are you measuring?

In growing numbers, funders, donors and the public are calling for clearer evidence that the resources they expend actually produce intended results and benefits for people.  They are asking, or requiring, that nonporfit organizations measure and report outcomes or results.

This specially designed workshop reviews the definition of outcomes measurement.  We discuss outcomes measurement not only as an effective tool for evaluation but also as an outstanding planning tool.  The session includes specific how-to exercises and easily adaptable tools.


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100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is accepting memberships for 2015.  100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to our community.  For more information and to find a membership form, click HERE.

Putnam County's Future Philanthropists Speak Out - At the Putnam County Community Foundation's booth at the Mini-Farm Fest, children were asked to think about what they would do to make the world a better place.  To read the children's answers, click HERE.

Indiana's Community Foundations Hit Halfway Mark of $66 Million Matching Grant Challenge - Indiana counties are a little richer today.  In July 2014, Lilly Endomwent Inc. announced a statewide challenge grant to community foundations, totaling $66 million, with incentives that include a $1-for-$1 dollar match. To read the full story, click HERE.

100+ Men:  Putnam County Near Goal of 100 Men Who Care - With the first 100+ Men Who Care:  Putnam County event scheduled for Thursday, March 19, the founding board's recruitment efforst have passed 90 men committed to participatein the goal of raising $10,000 for a Putnam County charity in under an hour, four times during 2015.  To read the full article, click HERE.

2015 Lilly Scholarship Finalists Announced by Community Foundation - Four Putnam County high school senior shave been named as finalists for the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2015 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.  To read the full article, click HERE.

100 Women Who Care Putnam County Support The Castle - Members of 100 Women Who Care Putnam County Chapter braved cold and snowy weather to present their donations to Beth Benedix, found of The Castle. To read the full article,

click HERE.

Youth Philanthropy Night at Almost Home - Almost Home Restaurant will host the Putnam County Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.  Local students serving on the Putnam County Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee will assist servers that evening.  All tips and donations will go towards building the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Endowment. To read the full article, click HERE.

Community Foundation Announces Lilly Challenge to Bring $500,000 into the Community - At the Greater Greencastle Chamber Annual Dinner on January 24, Todd Lewis, President of the Putnam County Community Foundation announced that along with all the other community foundations in the state, Putnam County had received a challenge from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to grow the Community Foundation's assets and ability to address the needs and aspirations of Putnam County as they change over time. Read the full article HERE.


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