Announcements

Time for W.O.W. Donations

It's that time of year that Women of Worth ask for members to make their $25 donation. Those contributions help determine the amount of funding available to  give out as grants to local nonprofit groups and projects that will benefit the women and children of Blackford County during the 2023 calendar year. Grant applications will be due September 22, 2022. Members will then have the...

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2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Announced

Allison Zuber, senior at Blackford Junior Senior High School, has been awarded the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Blackford County. Zuber is the daughter of Jason Zuber and the late Christine Zuber and the sister of Maria Trent (Chris Smith) and Michelle Coleman. She plans to study elementary education at Indiana University in Bloomington. Zuber tells about her evolution from her...

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2022 Scholarship Application Now Online

Blackford County students graduating from high school in the spring of 2022 can now fill out a scholarship application online. The application applies to all of the 60+  local scholarships that will be available in 2022 through the Foundation. Applications must be completed by Thursday, February 3, 2022. The scholarship awards will be announced in late May. Applicants can find more detailed...

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2022 Grant Application Now Available

The application for community grants from the Foundation is now available. The application is online. Applicants should note that some sections of the application require the attachment of files, including attaching a grant budget spreadsheet. Please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@blackfordcounty.org or 765-348-3411 to answer any questions.

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Quality of Life Survey

Have you taken our quality of life survey yet? Your responses will help guide us in our efforts to enhance the quality of life for Blackford County residents, especially when it comes to parks and family friendly activities. We'll be collecting responses until December 21st! bit.ly/bccfsurvey

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W.O.W. Grant Awards Announced

The Women of Worth 2021 grant awards have been announced. The following five local nonprofit groups will each receive a $1,000 award for projects that benefit the women and/or children of Blackford County. IU Health Blackford will receive a grant to provide free mammogram screenings to women without financial resources who are in the at-risk age group, have never had breast cancer, and have not...

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Foundation Met Lilly Endowment Inc. Fundraising Goal

In October of 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. challenged every community foundation in Indiana to raise enough donations within 2 years to receive matching dollars worth $500,000 from the Endowment. Most of the Endowment money would go toward the local community foundation's funds that will be available to award grants for many years into the future (the community funds, also called the unrestricted...

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2021 Scholarships Awarded to Current College/Vocational Students

Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to Blackford County students already working on college degrees or vocational certificates. This August, 12 students were awarded $17,460 from five different scholarship funds specifically designated for such postsecondary students. Spencer Blakely was awarded the new Don McAfee Memorial Scholarship and a Richard M. and Ruth L. Flatter Memorial...

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