Welcome New Fund

Do you have a passion or a favorite place?

Fred Wooley (far right), a retired Indiana State Park interpreter, has a passion for nature especially in our Indiana State Parks. Fred has created the Chain O’ Lakes State Park Interpretive Services Fund at the Community Foundation of Noble County.

The Chain O’ Lakes State Park Interpretive Services Fund (Link to Fund) supports the park’s interpretive services including programs and facilities at the Nature Center, the historic Stanley One-room Schoolhouse, and throughout the property.

The fund is dedicated in memory of Jacquelyn Wooley who had a great love for both natural/cultural history, and teaching others, particularly children, about the world around them. She was a partner and great supporter of her husband Fred Wooley, an Indiana State Park interpreter who dedicated his career and life to the resources of Indiana State Parks and to the mission of the parks’ interpretive services.

2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available in July

2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available Online

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now open. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition and required-fees, along with an annual $900 book stipend.

Criteria for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is:

To apply, applicants must be a high school senior who resides in Noble County, plans to receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2021, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application. Applicants must show evidence of their community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, and work experience, as well as, leadership roles.

 

For scholarship information contact:

Jennifer Shultz

Dir. Communications and Scholarships

Jennifer@CFNoble.org

 

The Community Foundation of Noble County designates $100,000 for disaster response

3/26/2020
The Community Foundation of Noble County designates $100,000 for disaster response.

The Community Foundation of Noble County Board of Directors has created a new fund to address the impact of COVID-19 in our community. Through the new CFNC Disaster Response Fund, the Foundation has set aside $75,000 to support the immediate needs of key organizations in our county. Foundation staff members are reaching out to local nonprofit organizations to better understand the immediate needs in our community, and how the Foundation and others can best support the work being done.

The Foundation has also chosen to support two local organizations, Noble County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (NCCCOAD) and the United Way of Noble County, that are already working to provide needed support in Noble County. $15,000 has been designated to the Noble County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (NCCOAD) Fund. These funds will support nonprofits and qualified agents who are working on the frontlines, and are designated for food and other urgent, unmet needs. Questions related to the NCCOAD and how to apply may be directed to the Noble County Emergency Management Office at 260-636-2938.

The Foundation designated $10,000 to the United Way of Noble County’s Emergency Relief Fund. Questions regarding the UWNC Emergency Relief Fund can be directed to Debi Pfaffenberger, Executive Director of UWNC, at 260-306-5360.

Community donors are encouraged to assist in this effort to support local nonprofits by donating to these funds or to organizations directly. Online donations to either the CFNC Disaster Response Fund or the NCCOAD Fund can be made via the community foundation’s website, www.cfnoble.org. Contact the CFNC office at 260-894-3335, or email Brad Graden, CFNC Executive Director, at brad@cfnoble.org with questions.

NCCOAD Activated in Response to COVID 19

03/20/2020

The Noble County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (NCCOAD) works in collaboration with state and national disaster response organizations, Emergency Management and The Department of Homeland Security. NCCOAD includes representatives from nonprofits, churches, the Community Foundation of Noble County and other organizations who have been collaborating to plan for emergency situations such as this for the past seven years.

As many have asked how they can help, the NCCOAD is officially activating in response to the COVID 19 emergency. The fiscal agent of the NCCOAD is the Community Foundation of Noble County. A response fund is now open and receiving funds through the Community Foundation. These funds will be designated to support nonprofits and qualified agents who are working to assist Noble County residents impacted by the COVID 19 cascade of events.

The funds will be designated for food and other unmet needs to support the agencies working on the frontline; specifically items such as liquid hand soap, disinfecting supplies, and other expenses associated with new needs related to childcare in light of daycares and schools being closed during the emergency. In short, those items helping agencies continue to stay open and assist directly while maintaining the safety of all. Agencies applying for assistance must provide proof of a valid nonprofit status.

To make a tax-deductible donation please go to the following link: https://cfnoble.org/donate-now/donate-online/. Once there, click the box next to “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund” and choose NCCOAD (NC Community Organizations Active in Disaster) Fund.

About CCOAD:
Questions regarding this fund may be directed to the Community Foundation of Noble County at 260-894-3335. Questions related to the NCCOAD may be directed to the Noble County Emergency Management Office at 260-636-2938. Emails may be directed to LTRG@nobleco.us.

 

Asset-Based Community Development Workshop

2020 Nonprofit Leadership Workshop Series

70s Senior Citizen Prom

2020 Julia L. Atz Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Julia L. Atz Scholarship
Classical Music Performance or Conducting
The Community Foundation of Noble County announces the availability of the Julia L. Atz Scholarship.

*** NOTE THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 29, 2020.

This scholarship was created by the late Julia L. and her late husband, John Atz. The family continues to honor the legacy of music enthusiast Julia’s passion for music and the arts. We are pleased to assist in fulfilling her desire to share her passion for music.
This will be the thirteenth year the scholarship will be awarded to a college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting.
The Julia L. Atz Scholarship will award $2,500 in 2020 to a senior (or entering their senior year in the fall 2020) in college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting, and with a college GPA of 3.00 or above. An applicant can re-apply and receive financial support in ensuing or subsequent years. Preference will be given to applicants from Indiana. The application period is going on now to May 29, 2020 at 4 pm.
The Julia L. Atz Scholarship application can be found on the Community Foundation of Noble County’s website www.CFNoble.org, scroll to the scholarship tab, and click Julia L. Atz Scholarship on the dropdown menu for a link to the application.

Contact: Jennifer Shultz
Director of Communications and Scholarships
Jennifer@CFNoble.org
Community Foundation of Noble County
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier IN 46767
260-894-3335

Welcome Brad Graden

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NOBLE COUNTY NAMES BRAD GRADEN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Noble County is pleased to announce that it has named Mr. Brad Graden as its new Executive Director. After an extensive search, the Board is eager to welcome Graden to the organization later this month. Graden will follow former Executive Director, Jenna Ott, who recently resigned to pursue a new opportunity as the Vice President of Programs at the Dekko Foundation.

A graduate of East Noble High School, and a long-time resident of Noble County, Graden has served the community in a variety of roles. Currently, he works as a loan officer at Campbell & Fetter Bank. Before joining Campbell & Fetter, Graden coordinated professional development for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, worked as the Director of Quality Programs & Assessment at Central Noble, and spent a short time as the Executive Director of the Cole Center Family YMCA.

Graden has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wabash College, a Master of Science degree in Economics from Purdue University, and a Teaching Certificate from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

“As a long-time resident of Noble County, I am aware of the important role the foundation plays in our community. I am honored to have been selected for this position and look forward to collaborating with others in our effort to make Noble County a great place to live, work and play.”

“We are thankful that the Community Foundation is well positioned for the future, and we are excited to have Brad as the next steward of this wonderful asset in our community. His lifelong involvement in Noble County will be of great value to our organization, and to the others that we work with to create strong, thriving communities,” said Rebecca Schroeder, President of the Board.

Graden, and his wife Kelly, live in Kendallville and have two sons, Lucas and Jacob. Graden is also the current Board President of the Cole Center Family YMCA, a member of the THRIVE Noble County Steering Committee, Treasurer of the Kendallville Redevelopment Commission, a committee member with Activate Noble County, and a former member of the Community Foundation’s Investment Committee.

A welcome reception for Graden will be organized and held at a later date.

2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews

2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews – Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County, 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN.

Students selected to interview:
Robert Bridegam – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Madelyn Hosford – East Noble High School
Benjamin Jansen – East Noble High School
Austin Liepe – East Noble High School
Ian Schowe – East Noble High School
Emily Silver – Lakewood Park Christian School
Kristina Teel – West Noble High School
Bergen Tom – West Noble High School
Emma Wilkins – West Noble High School
Jocelyn Winebrenner – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School

  • Students should arrive between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Please do not arrive sooner than 5:30 pm.
  • Students should dress appropriate for the interview as if it is for a job. Interviews will start at 6 pm with the six judges.  Interviews may last until 9 pm. If you have a school obligation that evening, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your need to leave early.
  • Feel free to park in front of the building around the circle drive – just pull your vehicle over to the side so other cars can pass.
  • Student’s don’t need to prepare anything in advance. You will know the answers to the questions we ask.
  • Light snacks and sandwiches will be available before or after for students. However, feel free to eat something before you arrive.
  • Please bring a photo/senior photo with your name, contact information, college major, college choice (if known) with you. If you do not have one, a group photo will be taken and we can take a head shot that evening. If you forget to bring one, that is okay. You can mail or email it to us.