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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 is starting in February!

Planning for the Future:
Sustainable Nonprofits

Presenter:  Steve Zimmerman

Crawfordsville Country Club

February 3, 2015

11 am - 2 pm

Nonprofit sustainability lies at the intersection of exceptional impact and financial viability.  Steve Zimmerman offers nonprofit professionals and board members a step-by-step guide to move your organization towards this intersection.  The matrix map, discussed in this workshop, is an accessible framework that combines financial and programmatic goals into an integrated strategy.  Steve will present a process to develop a meaningful matrix map and engage leadership in setting an organization's strategy.


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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.

Community Foundation Announces 2015 Spring Grant Cycle - The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for Community and Endowment Builder Grants.  All 501(c)(3) public charities, churches and units of government are eligible to apply for Community Grants and Endowment Builder Grants. Read the full article HERE.

Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications! - The Putnam County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.  New this year, is an online application process.  Students may apply to 40 different scholarships, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, with one application.  More than $320,000 is available in scholarship funding. Click here for the scholarship application. Application deadline is January 9, 2015.

Community Foundation Awards Nearly $102,000 to Putnam County Nonprofits - On Friday, December 5, the Putnam County Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $101,931.77 at its semi-annual Grant Awards Breakfast.  The event was sponsored by Autumn Glen Assisted Living and Old National Bank, ans was held in the Community Room at Area 30 Career Center, and included breakfast catered by Almost Home. Read the full story HERE.

100+ Women Who Care Putnam County Give $11,600 to Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry - Just in time for the holidays, 100+ Women Who Care Putnam County presented the Putnam County Embergency Food Pantry with checks totaling $11,600.  Nominated by 100+ Member, Kate Knaul, at the November 5th meeting, the Food Pantry will report back to the 100+ Women Who Care next year.  To read the full press release, click HERE.

7th Grade Philanthropy Essay Winner Announced - MacKenzie Stoltz, a student in Mrs. Mosley's class at Cloverdale Middle School, is the Grand Prize winner of the Community Foundation's 2014 Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Week Essay Contest.  Stoltz's prize--winning essay described her 4-H leader, Mona Smith, as bein gthe philanthropist she admires most.  Read the full story HERE.  To see the winners and read their essays, click HERE.

Envision 2016 Semi-finalists Announced - In June, the Putnam County Community Foundation announced its newest initiative, Envision 2016: Moving Putnam County Forward.  Envision 2016 makes $200,000 available to fnd innovative projects or programs that will move our community ahead in the areas of arts and culture, economic development, education, recreation or youth. Envision 2016 grant requests must be between $25,000 and $100,000 and be a collaboration of at least two organizations. Read full story HERE.


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