Keeping the Maxinkuckee Dream Alive

In the spring of 2021, a grant from the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund was awarded to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund to purchase equipment for water sampling and monitoring. 

The high-quality equipment means the LMEF can monitor nutrient loading from three main tributaries and additional smaller ones into Lake Maxinkuckee, measuring more frequently and at more sites than previously. If something concerning is found, the results are taken to a lab for further study and possible action.  

The Power of Scholarships

When asked about her new role as the Principal for LaVille Elementary, Hope Amor shared, “This is exactly what I want to do, and exactly where I want to be.” Amor is coming home to teach and lead in Marshall County after receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in 2011 to study at DePauw University.

Hope Jordan Amor is a proud graduate of Bremen High School. After completing her studies at DePauw, she went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Marian University and a Masters in Education Administration at Butler University. Along the way, Amor discovered her heart and passion was in elementary education.

All of that education began with the promise of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship administered by the Foundation.

Growing the Mission

“We’re here to make people’s lives better. I love what I do and the clients I get to spend my days with. They’re incredible people. We are lucky to have them as members of our community.” 

Looking to the Future to Share the Past

At the Marshall County Community Foundation, we understand how important it is to share and preserve the rich history of our county. That is why we supported the Marshall County Historical Society & Museum in the fall 2021 Community Fund grant round with funding to improve their audio-visual systems. The grant award was $8,927.

"This grant has improved the quality of our programming by making possible much brighter, clearer visual images, and crisper, more evenly distributed sound", said former museum Executive Director Linda Rippy. "Presenters using the new system will benefit too, as their carefully crafted PowerPoint presentations or videos can be displayed to greatest advantage. The new system is easy to use and does not necessarily require a staff person to operate it. In addition, it takes up less space since a projector and cart no longer need to extend out into the room."

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $114,127 IN GRANTS

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) announced the Fall 2021 grant awards from Community Funds totaling $101,627. A multi-year grant approved from a prior grant round was also issued for $12,500.

Twice each year, nonprofit organizations are invited to submit funding requests for projects that improve the quality of life in Marshall County. MCCF Grants Committee members evaluate the proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY, AUGUST 2

The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the second of two 2021 Community Funds grant rounds. Applications for the Fall 2021 grant round are due on Monday, August 2, 2021, by 5:00 p.m., and the applications may be found on the MCCF website.

MCCF Community Fund grants support specific projects or programs throughout Marshall County, typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation, and the environment. Community members serve on MCCF’s Grants Committee to evaluate the grant proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR THE 2022 LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Marshall County through the Marshall County Community Foundation.  The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Marshall County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year.  The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Leadership Marshall County Graduates Class XXVI

Leadership Marshall County, a joint program between the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County, held a graduation for the participants of Class XXVI on May 12, 2021, at the Marshall County Philanthropy Center. 

Leadership Marshall County is a nine-month program that takes place September through May and is dedicated to cultivating today’s leaders to serve tomorrow’s community by building a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented employees and citizens. 

Participants gain valuable exposure to Marshall County community leaders, programs, and service initiatives while engaging in interactive assignments which raise community awareness and action. Involvement in group projects encourages further investigation into long-term community goals, strategies, and planning objectives.

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $149,214 IN GRANTS

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) announced the Spring 2021 grant awards from Community Funds totaling $122,595 and the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund totaling $6,619. Due to COVID-19, a limited in-person awards presentation took place this grant cycle. Multi-year grants approved prior rounds were also issued with $10,000 from the Community Funds and $10,000 from the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr Fund.

25th ROUND of MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

The 25th round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants was awarded March 4, 2021, to organizations addressing needs such as food, childcare, mental health, and housing/utility assistance for individuals and households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide relief and recovery from the pandemic. Total grant awards to date are $279,592.

Organization(s) that received 25th round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

  • Link to Hope
  • Triton School Corporation

24th ROUND of MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

The 24th round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants was awarded February 18, 2021, to organization(s) addressing critical basic needs such as food, childcare, and housing/utility assistance for households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide aid for immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $262,392.

Organization(s) that received 24th round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

  • Plymouth Community School Corporation