Grants Awarded from the General Endowment Fund:
The General Endowment Fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation exceeds $4 million, which enables the Foundation to award grants in excess of $100,000.00 on an annual basis. General Endowment Fund grant applications are due February 1st and August 1st each year. Grants are awarded from this fund to support health and human services, youth, arts, civic and scientific endeavors, education, environmental and prevention of cruelty to animals and children as allowed by the IRS regulations.
The following ten organizations in Marshall County received a combined amount of $49,954 as part of the first round of grants for the year.
|ORGANIZATION||PURPOSE OF GRANT||AMOUNT|
|Ancilla Domini College||Help launch the ADEPT (Assistive Developmentally-Enhanced Program and Technology) program.||$ 20,300.00|
|Community Hospital Bremen||Purchase cardiac services equipment.||$ 7,578.73|
|Earthworks, Inc.||Start a program to train young adults with specific barriers to employment in both baking and workplace skills.||$ 3,000.00|
|Heart and Hands||Purchase a digital color copier.||$ 3,000.00|
|JESSE||Purchase soil and provide a water source for the community garden.||$ 4,000.00|
|Marshall County Blueberry Festival||Purchase 50 recycling bins.||$ 2,125.00|
|M.C. Convention & Visitors Bureau||Create a Lincoln Highway tourist information/kiosk center on Jefferson Street in Plymouth||$ 3,250.00|
|Potawatomi Park||Support the multi-phase technology project.||$ 3,200.00|
|Yellow River Festival of M.C.||Purchase a sound system.||$ 2,000.00|
|Leadership Marshall County||A continuing grant to help fund the Leadership Marshall County program.||$ 1,500.00|
Grants Awarded from the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund:
The Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund was established to provide funding for environmental, educational or recreational projects directly related to Lake Maxinkuckee. Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund applications are due February 1st.
Three grants totaling $9,926 were awarded to the following two organizations in the Culver/Lake Maxinkuckee area:
|ORGANIZATION||PURPOSE OF GRANT||AMOUNT|
|Lake Maxinkuckee Association Lake Patrol||Purchase a computer.||1,926|
|Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council||Update water tests conducted around the lake.||4,000|
|Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council||Hire a firm to map all plant beds within Lake Maxinkuckee for an aquatic plant management plan.||4,000|
Grant committee members include James Erwin, Chair of Plymouth, Kay Finlay of Culver, Kurt Garner of Plymouth, Kevin Hickman of Bremen, Tammy Houin of Plymouth, Patti Kitch of Bourbon, Carolyn Kline of Culver, Louise Mason of Bourbon, Robert Pickell of Plymouth, Sarah Smith of Plymouth, Susan Wagner of Plymouth and Jim Weirick of Culver. Sylvia Bieghler of Plymouth, Dean Byers of Plymouth and Susie Reinholt of Plymouth serve as advisors to the committee.
Grant Applications and additional information may be obtained by calling the Marshall County Community Foundation at 574-935-5159 or visiting their website at www.marshallcountycf.org
The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. We are Community-Minded Partners, Trusted Investors, Visionary Thinkers, and Opportunity Connectors.
2011 first round grant recipients gather at MCCF offices to receive awards.
Front Row (l to r) – Name and Organization representing
Rebecca Griffy – Heart and Hands
Marianne Peters – Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Teressa Welborn – Yellow River Festival of Marshall County
Jane Grund – Lake Maxinkuckee Association Lake Patrol
Kathy Clark – Lake Maxinkuckee Environment Council
Back Row (l to r) – Name and Organization representing
Jennifer S. Maddox – Marshall County Community Foundation, President and CEO
Bob Wise – Joint Educational Services in Special Education
Connie Holzwart – Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Mike Woolfington – Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dr. Ron May – Ancilla College
Chris Eberly – Leadership Marshall County
Mike Stephan – Potawatomi Park
James Erwin – Marshall County Community Foundation, Grants Committee Chair