Marshall County Early Childhood Council to Meet

Group to explore the importance of early childhood education and care on Saturday, February 11

Community leaders across the country are recognizing the importance of early childhood education and care in the health and vitality of our families and communities. New energy, new investments, and new opportunities are developing to support early childhood services.

Volunteers to Count Homeless Families in Marshall County

Point in Time Count to occur county-wide Wednesday, January 25
The Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County are working with the local faith community, nonprofit agencies, businesses and volunteers to conduct a survey to collect data on homelessness and housing insecurities in Marshall County.

Foundation Accepting 2017 Grant Applications

First Round Applications due February 1
The Foundation is now accepting applications for the first of two 2017 Community Funds grant rounds. These grants support specific projects or programs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Named

The Foundation is proud to announce that Emory Smith has been named the recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the MCCF 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Smith will receive full tuition to the Indiana College of her choice and a yearly stipend for required books and equipment. 

Foundation Awards $90,455 in Grants

The Marhsall County Community Foundation announced the first round of 2016 grants from the Foundation’s Community Fund during an awards presentation October 5, 2016, in Plymouth, Indiana. Twice each year, nonprofit organizations are invited to submit proposals for new, innovative and collaborative projects.

Marshall County Bison Dedication

The Marshall County community is invited to attend a dedication ceremony in front of the Marshall County Museum, 123 N. Michigan St., on Friday, August, 12 at 1 PM EDT for the dedication of the Indiana Bicentennial Bison.  

Leadership Marshall County Accepting Applications for Class XXII

Leadership Marshall County organizers are accepting applications for Class XXII (Twenty-two). Leadership Marshall County (LMC) is a program 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 community leaders, programs and service initiatives. Involvement in group projects encourages further investigation into long-term community goals, strategies and planning objectives. The program is designed to expand networks in both public and private sectors and improve communication among leaders.

Sessions are generally held one afternoon per month for nine months starting in September. Topics covered in this series include Marshall County government, agriculture, education, economic development, arts, tourism, health and human services and criminal justice. To date, over 300 community leaders have participated. Join the ranks! For more information, contact the Marshall County Community Foundation office at 574-935-5159 or click here to download or fill out the online application. This program is sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” 
-John Quincy Adams

Marshall County Career Success Coalition Honored

Marshall County was among eleven Indiana counties who received College Success County distinctions June 28 for their work to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education and training beyond high school. Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers presented the awards during a special ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse. 

Marshall County Community Foundation Accepting 2015 Grant Applications

The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Community Fund fall grant round. The Community Fund at the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 332 funds in addressing new and emerging community needs. Twice each year grants are awarded from this endowment fund’s earnings to nonprofit organizations. These 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 who serve on MCCF’s Grants Committee evaluate proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

Applications for the Community Fund grants are due by 4:30 pm, Monday, August 3, 2015.

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.