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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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

North Lawrence Community Schools have been blessed by the Community Foundation in multiples of ways since its inception. Our students have benefitted from program support; our teachers have benefitted from curriculum support. Because of employment issues due to job loss as well as general poverty, our students have been able to participate in programs they might otherwise have missed due to the generosity of the Foundation. Too, many students have been able to be assisted in post high school studies due to the scholarship program supported by the Foundation. The community and our schools are better due to the Foundation's fulfillment of mission.

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Have seen children and teenagers blessed by the Foundation

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Rating: 4 stars  

When I was a senior in high school, I received the Lilly scholarship from the Martin County Community Foundation. I heard about the scholarship through teachers and school events. Since having received the scholarship, I've been nothing but pleased with the performance of the organization. If I ever have questions, they are more than willing to help me in any way they can. Without this opportunity, my college experience may have been very different so far. I am very appreciative of the Martin County Community Foundation, and they do an amazing job.

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I deal with this organization on a regular basis. They provide me with a scholarship for my first four years of college.

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I would not make any changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Lawrence County Community Foundation has had a HUGE positive impact on my life!! I received the 2007 Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This scholarship lessened the financial burden of college on my family significantly. The application process also taught me a lot. It really helped me evaluate what I had done during high school and focus on my future plans. I am currently in my fourth year of college at Purdue University where I am in the College of Pharmacy. I have two more years after this year. This program is a 2 year and then four year program. The last four years are considered professional school and thus the tuition is at a graduate rate. I am so thankful for the community foundation and the impact they have had on my life!!!

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I have definately experienced the results of this organization by having their assistance during my college career.

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I have no changes to be made to this organization. Every experience I have had with them has been positive, professional, and has helped me advance further in life.

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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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