Grants Awarded!

**Press Release: Community Foundation of Noble County Announces Grants Awarded from Community Impact Fund and Celebrate Community Fund**

Noble County, January 2024 — The Community Foundation of Noble County is delighted to announce the recipients of grants awarded from the Community Impact Fund and the Celebrate Community Fund, totaling $34,911.80. These grants support innovative projects and programs that address critical community needs and enrich the lives of residents in Noble County.

The following organizations have been selected to receive grants:

  1. Community Action of Northeast Indiana dba Brightpoint

– Project: Supporting the overall operations of the Covering Kids and Families program at Brightpoint, removing barriers to public health insurance enrollment and providing health literacy support.

– Grant Award: $5,000

  1. Women’s Care Center Northeast Indiana

– Project: Offering professional pro-life services for vulnerable families in Noble County, providing counseling, education, and ongoing support for expecting mothers.

– Grant Award: $6,000

  1. Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra

– Project: Supporting the 2023-24 Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Ensembles in Schools program, the Stories in Music series, and institutional ensembles in Noble County.

– Grant Award: $2,500

  1. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

– Project: Supporting the Client Advocate Program for Noble County, increasing access to healthcare, improving financial stability, and providing mental health support for those impacted by cancer.

– Grant Award: $5,000

  1. Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana

– Project: Supporting programming in 60 K-5 elementary schools across Noble County, providing students with essential life skills and a positive impact on the community.

– Grant Award: $3,500

  1. SCAN, Inc.

– Project: Replacing technology for children’s forensic interviewing in Noble County, acquiring a new forensic interviewing system, and upgrading aging technology.

– Grant Award: $3,399.80

  1. South Side Elementary

– Project: Supporting Scotland Culture Week at South Side Elementary.

– Grant Award: $912

  1. Rome City Elementary School

– Project: Supporting the German Culture Study at Rome City Elementary School.

– Grant Award: $2,100

  1. McMillen Health

– Project: Assisting with 2024 Preventive Health Education for Noble County Youth, teaching various topics like mental health, physical education, and more.

– Grant Award: $4,000

  1. Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

– Project: Assisting with offsetting costs associated with the Farm Wagon mobile pantry in Noble County, distributing food to families in need.

– Grant Award: $2,500


The grants were awarded through a competitive process, with full consideration given to each proposal. The Community Foundation of Noble County prioritizes projects addressing Childcare, Senior Issues, Economic Development, and Education. Grant applications for the Community Impact Fund are accepted on March 2, July 2, and November 2, with awards announced 60 days after each deadline.

The Celebrate Community Fund, established to promote cultural diversity, has been instrumental in supporting programs that educate and celebrate different ethnic races. Examples of past grants include school-wide studies of Italian, French, or Mexican cultures, translation of brochures, and cultural community programs.

The Community Foundation of Noble County extends its congratulations to the grant recipients and expresses gratitude to all applicants for their dedication to enhancing the well-being of Noble County residents. For more information on future grant opportunities and the foundation’s initiatives, please visit

Contact Program Director, Jazmin Herrera at or 260.894.3335