Office Closing 1/25/23 at Noon

Job Posting – Program Director

Now Accepting Applications for a Program Director

Make an impact on Noble County as the next Program Director of the Community Foundation of Noble County. This position is primarily responsible for all grantmaking, but will work closely with other departments within the Foundation. 

The Board of Trustees will be looking for someone community-minded who can build strong, lasting relationships with CFNC’s partner organizations, agencies, and donors. They need to be able to identify opportunities and determine how CFNC can be a positive catalyst to strengthen the community.

A Program Director will be organized, as the day-to-day work of grantmaking includes evaluating grant proposals, conducting applicant interviews and site visits, leading committee meetings, and making grant award announcements.

This position also acts as a PULSE (Philanthropists Utilizing Lifelong Service and Education) Navigator, supporting teens as they learn philanthropic skills and how to be a leader in their community.

As a leader within the Community Foundation, the Program Director develops an annual action plan and goals for the organization, represents CFNC at community events, and has a desire to grow and learn professionally.

To be successful, this position requires:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong Leadership and Management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new software quickly

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, project management, organizational leadership, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years of program experience in a professional capacity.

Base pay commensurate based on experience with consideration of local, regional, and industry-specific salary survey data. Vacation and holiday pay, health benefit stipend, retirement match and professional development provided.


For the full list of job duties, please go to


Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 23. Please send a resume and cover letter to Margarita White, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Noble County at

New Address – 9/15/2022

Beginning September 15, 2022 our new address will be PO Box 127, 1208 E. Lakeside Drive, Kendallville IN 46755. The phone number will remain 260.894.3335.
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2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Opens 7/25

The 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on Monday, July 25, 2022. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 11 pm. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition, required-fees and book stipend for up to four years.

Criteria for the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
To apply, students must be a high school senior residing in Noble County and be on track to graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2023.  These students must also plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Applicants will be required to complete three essays, submit two references, and must have a high school grade point average of at least a 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at time of application.  Applicants may not round up their GPA. Additionally, applicants must show evidence of community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, any work experience, and leadership roles.

Ten students will be invited to interview on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 6 pm.

Visit and click on the “Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship” tab from the “Scholarships” drop down menu to being the application process.

For scholarship information contact:
Jennifer Shultz
Dir. Communications and Scholarships

Winter Storm Warning – Office Closed

Our office will be closed 2/2, 2/3 and possibly 2/4. Please leave a message for us at 260.894.3335 or email. Staff will be working from home. Be safe.

Congratulations East Noble Scholarship Recipients

Watch the East Noble High School senior award video presentation!
Congratulations to all the seniors and the scholarship recipients!

Best to you!

Community Partners

Dear Friends,

I want to make sure you are aware of some exciting Noble County news that took place over the past few weeks. First, the Noble County Economic Development Corporation was awarded a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The EDC received over $95,000 to help fund a micro-grant program that will target at-risk small county businesses. Second, the United Way of Noble County (UWNC) received a $275,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant, which will benefit area human and social service nonprofits.

The citizens of Noble County are fortunate to have organizations such as the Noble County EDC and UWNC in their corner. CFNC has been asked to partner with both organizations through their application review process. It is these types of collaborative opportunities that will make us a stronger community moving forward. As we move on from these troubled times, CFNC will continue to look for new opportunities to collaborate with these key county organizations for the betterment of our community.

If you would like to learn more about these collaborations or would like to talk about how you can support CFNC in its efforts, please call me at 260-894-3335.

Brad Graden
Executive Director
Community Foundation of Noble County

Congratulations West Noble Scholarship Recipients

Watch the West Noble High School senior award video presentation!
Congratulations to all the seniors and the scholarship recipients!

Best to you!