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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.


ArrowCommunity 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.

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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.

Putnam County Community Foundation Announces Online Application Process - The Putnam County Community Foundation had big news to share with administrators and guidance staff members of the county's four school districts on Thursday. It was announced that more than $320,000 will be available in scholarship funding for the 2015-2016 academic year and the Community Foundation's application process will be completely electronic this year. Read the full story HERE. Click HERE for the scholarship application.

Four Endowments Win Share the Dream - The Putnam County Community Foundation is proud to announce the winners of this year's Share the Dream Contest:  Greencastle Summer Music Festival, Bainbridge High School Alumni Scholarship, Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship, and Russellville Community Center.  A total of $85,199 was raised this year during Share the Dream, the Community Foundation's annual fundraising contest, which starts May 1 and ends August 31 each year. The top three endowments raised $65,356. Read the full story HERE.

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