Looking Forward, Giving Back
To inspire the generosity of our community to create a lasting impact. We do this in four ways:
We award grants to not-for-profits doing good in the community.
In 1993, a group of concerned volunteers gathered to establish a community foundation in Decatur County. They recognized that this new type of charitable organization would provide something Decatur County never had before: a charitable organization that allows donors to support any type of charity and more importantly, a foundation that is established to last forever.
They worked diligently to establish the organization and gain those first gifts. Each gift was invested into a permanent fund. Those gifts have developed into the existing endowment. Providing over $1.5 million in grants and helping to bring $2 million to the community in Lilly Endowment Funds, the Foundation has become a constant source of financial support to local non-profits.
The volunteers and staff have established a structured group of committees, which actively monitor investments, grants, scholarships, donor relations, and overall operation of the Decatur County Community Foundation.
Meet Our Team
Our Board of Directors
Hank Martin, DVM – Vice President
Vince Rettig – Secretary/Treasurer
Susan Rust – Immediate Past President