Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: P.O. Box 1235 Bedford IN 47421 USA

Mission:  Our mission is to be proactive in creating and growing an enduring source of charitable assets that will enable us to identify and respond to the emerging and changing needs of our community. We accomplish this through our leadership and grantmaking in areas such as: education; economic development; health and human services; civic and historical affairs; arts and culture; and recreational activities.
Programs: Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Indiana ranks near the bottom of the 50 states in the percentage of its residents 25 years old who hold a baccalaureate degree. This ranking portends an unattractive future for Indiana's economy and quality of life in this increasingly technological and complex world. Lilly Endowment is confident that leaders of Indiana's communities - large and small, rural and urban - can rally their fellow residents around efforts to increase the level of educational attainment in our state.The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana's community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state's residents.Begun in 1998, the program offers four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Indiana students who intend to work toward a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. The scholarship also provides $800 per year for required books and equipment.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

For many years, Martin County has been blessed with benefits provided by our Martin County Community Foundation. With the numerous funds, there are wonderful opportunities to donate to a preferred cause or set up a benefit program. Our ancestors, students, private groups, service clubs and more have benefited by financial assistance and information that is allowing Martin County to maintain cemeteries, organizations and for people to grow and prosper.

Each year we see our finest graduate and go out into the world with a benefit from the Loogootee Schools Schlorship Trust. We have outstanding programs, sports facilities and an auditorium at Loogootee. These facilities serve our students and the community. Each year the schlorship trust provides the studens with some starter support as they prepare to leave for higher education.


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It is wonderful to visit community cemeteries and know that MCCF is helping to keep them beautiful and screne. I have two sons that I am very proud of and both benefited from the Schlorship Trust.

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Help by volunteering and supporting current and future projects.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a teacher with the Loogootee Community School Corporation and for the past several years the foundation members have come in and spoke with our third grade classes and passed out their own personal dictionaries. I must tell you most of the students are so excited and can't wait to learn more about words and what they mean because they can use THEIR dictionary. Thanks to all of you who participate in this worthwhile cause.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization in my classroom.

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There are no changes I would make to this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The gratitude that I have for the Martin County Community Foundation is immeasurable. I believe that if the residents of this county were aware of the type of work being done on their behalf, that they too would hold the MCCF in high regard. The Martin County Community Foundation promotes charitable giving and supports nonprofits focusing on areas of education, youth development, workforce preparedness and more. The Community Foundation works to develop and implement initiatives that bring about positive change and find solutions to pressing issues such as education and emergency preparedness. The Martin County Community Foundation has helped and continues to help Martin County citizens in a myriad of areas. The Martin County Community Building that so many Martin County residents enjoy and use for a variety of reasons-- such as; wedding receptions, business meetings, philanthropic organizations, 4-H members to display their 4-H projects and numerous other entities. We owe a great deal of thanks to the Martin County Community Foundation, for without them, we would not have such a wonderful facility in which to host worthwhile community activities. A grant that the Community Foundation helped to secure is the main reason that we are privileged enough to have the Martin County Community Building.

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The 4-H Council and Extension Office often works with Jason/MCCF in order to obtain grants.

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Try to make the public more aware of this organization.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The foundation has helped numerous people with the grants they distribute. They have helped numerous people attain their goals of furthering their education. We are blessed to have this foundation in our community! ~Brooke

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I have seen the help the foundation has provided to the community

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I think they already do an amazing job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Foundation has helped the town of Shoals by there donations..one was on our Main Street project and one for a new Dump Truck , It is a great organization..Thank you...Dick

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Funding for the Town of Shoals...

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No CHANGES ..

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Martin County Community Foundation has provided so many opportunities for citizens in our community, with their small grants program. Many students are going on to get a higher education, small busineses are getting a boost to improve their services, and some to get started. I think it would be hard to estimate the tremendous impact the Foundation has had in Martin County, I would hate to go back to the days before the Foundation was formed, when outside help was nonexistant.

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I've know both Directors, Dan Gregory, and now Jason Jones, seeing the dediction they have to this Foundation, and their promotion of the Foundation to the public. We are lucky to have such fine people in this organization.

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When this Foundation was being formed the Martin County Chamber of Commerce donated $5000.00. The money was used to set up an office . Now that the foundation is stable, it would be nice if the start up monies could be returned, or that amount transfered into an account that earned interest and can be added to by donations, so that the economically strapped Chamber could start getting a few dollars to manage their progarms.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Martin County Community Foundation has help with many fundraisers to help benefit the citizens of Martin County. They have helped with raising funds for low income people, food banks, and helped with the Martin County Humane Society.

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Hleping with food banks

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try to get more people to understand how important this foundation is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Martin County Community Foundation has provided avenues for various non profit organizations to access grants needed for the betterment of the local communities in Martin County---examples: The Mustering Elm Park in Trinity Springs , the Shoals Fire Department and the Martin County Civil Defense. It also provides opportunities for one to contribute to a cause they care strongly about and /or start a fund for that cause leaving a legacy in said county long after the donor has gone. It also provides scholarship opportunities for the new high school grad and gives older adults the opportunity to further their education.

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Have seen the completion of a much needed new fire station for Martin County Civil Defense. Continued operation of Martin County Learning Center. I read a lot about who

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More people need to know about the Foundation. It has been advertised in local media and writeups in paper regarding functions etc but there are still those who don't know about it.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I got picked to receive a small grant from the Community Foundation Partnership last year. I had plans on giong back to school, but dont know if i would have or not. Due to them helping me pay for one class I am now attending full time and plan on taking another 12 hours next semester. I just want to say thank you for me getting started.

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To futher my education

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There's nothing I would do

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Rating: 5 stars  

I read in the local paper all the good things The Martin County Committee Foundation has done for our county. I thinks it is great that our county being so small with very few people living here compared to other counties has had such great results from this Foundation. I am past President of The Martin County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the new Vice President and Board Member of The Chamber. I own two businesses and am involved in numerous projects. I went to the Foundations Annual Dinner and was really impressed by what they have accomplished for our community.

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