Kosciusko County Community Foundation Awards Over $141,000 to 21 Local Nonprofit Organizations

Twenty-one local organizations recently received funding from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation’s Community Funds. Funds are awarded three times per year.

Community Funds are awarded based on a competitive grant application process. Nonprofit organizations serving Kosciusko County can apply in seven areas of interest that include arts/culture, human services, civic projects, recreation, environment, health, and education.

Lost Sparrows was one of this year’s grant recipients. Their proposal was for an online learning management system to build trainings and allow content to be shared quickly and easily on childhood trauma. “As we work to support families in our community and help train teachers on the impact of trauma, we realized the critical need for an online learning management system. The grant received from the Community Foundation will be used to provide quality training for those who need it most in Kosciusko County,” said Darren Gagnon, President of Lost Sparrows.

Many other local organizations received Community Fund grants: Advocacy Links Resource & Advocacy Center; American Red Cross – Northeast Indiana; Baker Youth Club; Boomerang Backpacks; Brightpoint; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; The Center for Whitley County Youth; The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana; Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana; Harrison Elementary School; The Honeywell Foundation; Joe’s Kids; Junior Achievement Serving Warsaw and Tippecanoe Valley; McMillen Health; Milford Food Bank; Northern Indiana Plein Air Artist Association; Silver Lake Conversation Foundation; Stillwater Hospice; Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation; YMCA of Muncie-Camp Crosley.


The next grant application deadline for Community Funds is Wednesday, November 1. For more information, contact Alex Hall, vice president of programs, at alex@kcfoundation.org or visit www.kcfoundation.org/grants/community-fund-grants.