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 funds); in fact, the additional funds from both the donors and from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be available forever for making the Foundation’s local grants.

Many thanks go to our donors who are clearly concerned that the work of the Blackford County Community Foundation continue.