The Decatur County Community Foundation is a catalyst for progress, and a supporter of visionary ideas with the power to improve our community and the lives of its residents.

How Can We Help?

Grants

From small grants to large grants, we offer a wide-range of grants to help make your idea happen for your non-profit. Learn about and apply for grants here.

Funds

We are able to make the impact we do because of our philanthropic donors. Learn how to start a fund with us and make a lasting impact right here in the community.

Scholarships

Investing in the students in our community is a high priority for us. We have a wide-range of scholarships avaialble. View our available scholarships & apply.

Our Mission

Inspiring the generosity of our community to create a lasting impact.

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If you missed it at the Tree City Fall Festival, check out this mini-tour of the Tree City Bonsai Show that was put on by Art on the Square Gallery!

The Decatur County Community Foundation loves seeing creativity here in Decatur County and granted money to help make this project happen.

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"Hello Decatur County community!

I just finished the renal medicine/nephrology block at Indiana University School of Medicine and am happy to have a few days off for fall break before we begin our respiratory/pulmonology block.

In other news, my summer research project on heart failure that I conducted at Methodist and Eskenazi hospitals this year got accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Conference in Chicago in November. I have included a picture with some of my classmates and colleagues from this summer. I am working on putting the final touches on my poster and preparing my presentation for the event. This is one of the most prestigious conferences in medicine. I will return next month with updates on how it went!"

- Kaleb Kramer
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Hello Decatur County community! 

I just finished the renal medicine/nephrology block at Indiana University School of Medicine and am happy to have a few days off for fall break before we begin our respiratory/pulmonology block. 

In other news, my summer research project on heart failure that I conducted at Methodist and Eskenazi hospitals this year got accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Conference in Chicago in November. I have included a picture with some of my classmates and colleagues from this summer. I am working on putting the final touches on my poster and preparing my presentation for the event. This is one of the most prestigious conferences in medicine. I will return next month with updates on how it went!

- Kaleb Kramer

 

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That’s wonderful! Best of luck!

Awesome to see Claire Wullenweber get the first month of college in the books!

"The month of September was a big one! My first full month at college was a very fun and slightly stressful one, but I definitely think I’m getting the hang of things. I’m learning the best ways to study and had my first handful of exams, but I also tried to get involved in clubs and show my Boiler Pride by going to Purdue’s first football game! Even if their football record isn’t showing it, going to a Purdue game is always a win in my book. I have met so many great nursing students, a few of them are pictured here. Purdue has been nothing short of exceptional at this point, and of course I’m having the great experience I am because of the Lilly and my Decatur County roots ❤️."

Be sure to like our page to stay updated on these #scholarupdates! 😁
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Awesome to see Claire Wullenweber get the first month of college in the books! 

The month of September was a big one! My first full month at college was a very fun and slightly stressful one, but I definitely think I’m getting the hang of things. I’m learning the best ways to study and had my first handful of exams, but I also tried to get involved in clubs and show my Boiler Pride by going to Purdue’s first football game! Even if their football record isn’t showing it, going to a Purdue game is always a win in my book. I have met so many great nursing students, a few of them are pictured here. Purdue has been nothing short of exceptional at this point, and of course I’m having the great experience I am because of the Lilly and my Decatur County roots ❤️.

Be sure to like our page to stay updated on these #scholarupdates! 😁

Located on 2002 Moscow Rd in Greensburg, the playground, led by the Lifeline Wesleyan Church, is available for the community to use! The Decatur County Community Foundation granted $15,000 to help make this project happen and hope it is something the community as a whole can enjoy.

For more #wishesgranted stories like this, more updates from our scholars through #scholarstories, #fundstories about our fund holders, and more, be sure to like our Facebook page!
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2013 Lilly Winner Kaleb Kramer updates us with his medical school journey at Indiana University.

"I cannot believe it has already been four weeks since I started my second year at Indiana University School of Medicine. Medical school thus far has been a whirlwind of emotions, but I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it. I never thought that it would be possible to learn as much as I have over the past year. Having graduated from college over a year ago, I still feel the impact of the generosity of the Lilly Foundation and Decatur County on a personal and educational level every day. I am excited for the future, and I look forward to the day I can come back to our community as a practicing physician!"
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2013 Lilly Winner Kaleb Kramer updates us with his medical school journey at Indiana University. 

I cannot believe it has already been four weeks since I started my second year at Indiana University School of Medicine. Medical school thus far has been a whirlwind of emotions, but I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it. I never thought that it would be possible to learn as much as I have over the past year. Having graduated from college over a year ago, I still feel the impact of the generosity of the Lilly Foundation and Decatur County on a personal and educational level every day. I am excited for the future, and I look forward to the day I can come back to our community as a practicing physician!
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Lilly Scholar 2017: A Note from Rylie Smith

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