News from the Decatur County Community Foundation

News about the community, grants, funds, scholarships, and more.

Because of the Foundation…

Because of the Foundation…

What has the Decatur County Community Foundation, along with the help of the donors, been able to accomplish in this community? Check out a snapshot of some impacts we’ve been able to have in this community.

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Grant Given to Arts & Cultural Council

Grant Given to Arts & Cultural Council

Art on the Square Gallery developed out of a collaboration between the Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County, local artists and a local business owner. The gallery was part of the vision the Arts Council developed in their strategic plan. Artist Ann Smith was...

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Fund for Women and Girls Established

Why ask a woman for directions...because women are going places! The 250 women in attendance can attest to the fact that the women of Decatur County really are going somewhere. A committee, headed by Sharon Crites and Greta Solgere planned the event which featured a...

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Stephen Decatur Society’s First Member

In 2001, the Decatur County Board of Directors established the Stephen Decatur Society. The purpose of the society is to recognize and honor those persons who have made outstanding and continuing contributions to the efforts of charity and philanthropy in Decatur...

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Lilly Endowment Gift Phase IV

Lilly Endowment Gift Phase IV

As with formed GIFT phases, the purpose of GIFT Phase IV is to continue support for the development of locally controlled community foundations in Indiana counties as effective institutions in building a community, assessing and prioritizing local needs and problems...

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1998 Lilly Endowment GIFT Phase III

1998 Lilly Endowment GIFT Phase III

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...

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Donald D. Austin Memorial Funds

In November of 1994, long-time resident and noted journalist, Don Austin, made several generous gifts to our Decatur County Community Foundation, thereby allowing the Foundation to reach its one million dollar goal, and qualifying it for the $500,000.00 matching grant...

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In the Beginning…

The Decatur County Community Foundation, Inc. has been established to provide a general depository for charitable contributions that will serve Decatur County. The purpose of the foundation is to establish a long-term capital fund that will be available to develop...

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