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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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.