Special Grant Round Celebrates Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial

Indiana's official 200th birthday is December 11, 2016, but initiatives across the state will commemorate the bicentennial leading up to and during 2016 and into the future. Indiana's past and present are worth celebrating and there are plenty of opportunities for local celebrations, projects and programs to reflect upon 200 years of progress with genuine Hoosier pride and ingenuity. At the Marshall County Community Foundation, a special grant round will recognize this important milestone in our state's history and encourage local participation in the celebration.

MCCF Hosts “Building a Better Future” Event

Planned Giving Seminar for Nonprofits at Swan Lake
Marshall County Community Foundation Hosts
"Building a Better Future" Event May 22

Nonprofit organizations are faced with a world where doing more with less is an everyday occurrence. Planned giving is often an overlooked opportunity to connect loyal supporters with a way to build toward a brighter future. Just one planned gift could feed more families, fund more arts programs, save more animals, shelter more homeless people or, quite simply, make a nonprofit mission a reality. The good news is, planned gifts are appropriate for donors of all means, and it's easier than most people might think to get started.

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) will host nonprofit organizations across the region at Swan Lake Resort, 5203 Plymouth LaPorte Trail, Plymouth, IN, on Thursday, May 22, from 3-4:30 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about creating lasting legacies and secure revenue streams for nonprofits is invited to attend.

MCCF Awards $98,300 in Grants

The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation awarded the first round of 2014 grants from the General Endowment Fund and the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Grants during a news conference held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Plymouth, Indiana.

The General Endowment Fund is a grant making fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) that is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation's 316 funds. Grants from this endowment fund address needs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment. The Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund was established to provide funding for environmental, educational or recreational projects directly related to Lake Maxinkuckee. For both types of grants, members of the community evaluate proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

MCCF Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient


Plymouth, IN – One Marshall County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Mr. Cole Jacobson will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.