Three community projects reeived a major boost from Lilly Endowment, Inc. in 1998. Through Phase III of their Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT), the Decatur County Family YMCA received $750,000; the Decatur County Child Care Center received $175,000; and the Decatur County Parks and Recreation Youth Sports Complex received $75,000. In October of 1997, the Lilly Endowment, Inc. announced Phase III of GIFT. Through their generosity, each viable Indiana Community Foundation became eligible for $1 million. The Decatur County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors chose to recommend appropriate community projects for the $1 million. The three projects applied to Lilly Endowment, Inc. in December of 1997, and their grants were approved at the February, 1998 board meeting of the Endowment.
Our Executive Director Tami Wenning addresses what the Decatur County Community Foundation is doing during the COVID-19 situation here in Decatur County.