Grants Awarded

Community Foundation of Noble County Awards $112,740 in Grants


The Community Foundation of Noble County is pleased to announce the recipients of its first  2024 grant cycle. A total of 16 organizations have been awarded funding to support a variety of programs and initiatives that will benefit residents throughout Noble County. The total amount awarded is $112,740.

  • Noble Educational Initiatives (dba “Turning Point”) – $10,000 for business expansion. This grant will fund Turning Point Coffee business expansion as they acquire a food truck and more barista tools. The program will equip students with skills for employment in local coffee shops and event planning.
  • Life & Family Services – $6,240 to support the bilingual coordinator with traveling workshops in Noble County. The bilingual coordinator will enhance the reach of services in underserved communities, such as Ligonier, making vital resources accessible to those unable to travel to Kendallville.
  • RespectTeam – $2,500 to deliver programming in middle and high school health classrooms. The RespectTeam will engage students in activities focused on mental health, social media, and relationships, while fostering an understanding of the value of respect.
  • Community Learning Center, Inc. – $2,000 to expand children’s programming. Funds will help lower the cost of classes, pay teachers, and provide materials, allowing K-12 students access to affordable educational programs.
  • New Community Initiative – $5,000 for the Charge Back to School Event hosted at West Noble Schools. In preparation for the new school year, this event will supply students with essential items such as school supplies, backpacks, hygiene kits, and more to ensure they are prepared.
  • Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, Inc. – $5,000 to help underwrite its 49th flight on October 16, 2024. This flight will enable 85 veterans to visit monuments and memorials in Washington, DC, honoring their service.
  • City of Kendallville – $2,500 for KidCity, an event designed to increase awareness of and reduce barriers to accessing community resources for Noble County Families.
  • Kate’s Kart – $5,000 to support purchase of books for the book carts at Parkview Noble Hospital. Pediatric patients and their families can select free, age-appropriate books, promoting literacy and comfort during hospital visits.
  • YWCA Northeast Indiana – $5,000 to support comprehensive prevention education and intervention services for domestic and sexual violence in Noble County.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana – $7,500 to support programs aiding Noble County families, including overnight stays, the Comfort Cart, and Connection Kits.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County – $10,000 to support KidsCare, a before and after-school program serving West Noble and Central Noble Schools, potentially benefiting up to 80 children.
  • Healthier Moms and Babies – $10,000 to support in-home visits to at-risk pregnant women in Noble County by providing prenatal health education and postpartum support.
  • AWRC Crisis Services – $7,500 for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) train-the-trainer training. This initiative will equip staff to deliver ASIST training locally, addressing the shortage of trainers in the region.
  • Impact Institute – $20,000 to purchase new welding booths for the expanded space in Fairview Plaza, enhancing vocational training opportunities.
  • Trinity Daycare Ministry – $10,000 to support the purchase of mulch, educational resources, field trips, and professional development for staff.
  • Faith in God Ministry – $4,500 to support women in the Noble County Jail struggling with addiction. Programs include substance abuse classes, recovery support, and assistance with locating and transitioning to recovery homes.


The Community Foundation of Noble County is proud to support these organizations and their valuable contributions to our community. These grants are made possible through the generosity of our donors and the dedication of our board, volunteers, and staff.


For more information about the Community Foundation of Noble County and its grant programs, please contact Jazmín Herrera, Program Director, at or 260-894-3335. The next grant application deadline is July 2.