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

 

Congratulations East Noble Scholarship Recipients

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

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.

Sincerely,
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!
#NobleCountyScholars
#Thankyoudonors

Best to you!

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.

 

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