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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 260 funds for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and has awarded more than $11 million dollars in grants and scholarships.


ArrowNonprofit Learning Series Workshop

Purposeful Committees and Charges

Speaker:  Susan Decker

September 1, 2015

11am to 2pm

Inn at DePauw

If you're on a board, you've probably witnessed the best laid plans and initiatives die in a committee.  Committees and committee meetings need to be purposeful, and ultimately linked to your strategic goals.

This workshop will educate your board on structuring committees that will serve your organization best.


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Want to double your gift?  Contribute to an unrestricted endowment and your gift will be MATCHED Dollar for Dollar by Lilly Endowment, Inc. Visit our Funds page to see a list of the Community Endowments (unrestricted endowments) you can donate to and get that donation matched!

AgrIInstitute Establishes Endowment at Putnam County Community Foundation - AgrIInstitute, a statewide organization that serves the Indiana agricultural industry (and the local farmer) announced the creation of its 14th Indiana Community Foundaiton endowment. To read the full article, click HERE.

100 Women Who Care are Back to Giving -

It's back to school for Putnam County schools and back to giving for 100 Women Who Care!  On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 100 Women Who Care Putnam County will meet for the third time this year to give back to a deserving nonprofit in the community.  To read the full article, click HERE.

Local Experts Available for Free Programs -

In recognition of the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial, Putnam County experts in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines are making themselves available at no cost to clubs, groups, schools, and organizations who wish to educate themselves about different aspects of Indiana life over the years.  To find out how to request a speaker, click HERE.

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 Fall 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 nonprofits, churches and units of government are eligible to apply for Community Grants and Endowment Builder Grants. To read the full article, click HERE.

Youth Philanthropy Committee hosts Connecting Generations Video Premier - In early February, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee received a Connecting Generations grant to create a video encouraging intergenerational understanding between senior citizens and today's youth. A viewing party explaining the project and revealing the video for the first time is being hosted by the committee at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm.  The community is invited and encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will follow the premiere.  To read the full article, click HERE.


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