Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   26 reviews

Issues:

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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Rating: 5 stars  

The Community Foundation Partnership has provided excellent leadership and timely updates for an anonymously formed endowment for the church camp our congregation owns. They have encouraged us to build the endowment fund and offered ways they can help.

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Assistance in various nonprofit organizations.

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I know of no changes to make.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Community Foundation Partnership has met all of my expectations in many ways. The staff is absolutely outstanding, and the board members too. The grants it has made have improved my community in many ways and enhanced the quality of life for several individuals. More and more people will turn to the Community Foundation to provide a dedicated and professional system of wealth transfer for what matters to them.

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Grant making and scholarships.

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Position it to be sustainable without needing to do fund raising.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with LCCF in several capacities over the past 16 years, and believe it is an invaluable organization in our community. The leadership and staff in this group is stellar! I think everyone should consider how they might contribute to our community through the LCCF.

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I've had clients who have accomplished their charitable goals by gifting through the LCCF.

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continue to spread the word about the benefits of gifting through LCCF.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a member of the Lawrence County Board for 6 years. We helped schools, Boys & Girls Club, Red Cross, Historical Society with Grants to help people of all ages. We need more donors so pur Grant dollars will go farther. Patty Ford

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Lawrence County for 6 years as a Board member.

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Ask more people to donate!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be part of the Organization because it was a God sent to our community. Not only does the MCCF grant scholarships to assist with our young going to college to better themselves, the MCCF has several grants set up for the betterment of Martin County and asks very little in return. It is a safe and prosperous way for individuals to make a difference in our much loved community, and without the Foundation, there wouldn't be as much light as there is now. The MCCF makes Martin County a better place to live and work.

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Seeing our community and home become a better place to live and work because of the giving spirit of others and the MCCF.

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Help find more money to assist with operating expenses. The economy seems to be affecting most businesses and non-for-profits and the MCCF is in the same boat.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Martin County Community Foundation works tirelessly to find ways to improve our community. From supporting our community learning center with a matching grant to providing dictionaries to school children, the community foundation is a wonderful asset to Martin County. Several students, young and old, have benefited from scholarships through the foundation. Many other funding sources are developed daily through our foundation. We are lucky to have them!

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reporting on its progress through my online news publication.

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try to get more community involvement.

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