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: 5 stars  

For over a decade, Martin County has been blessed with the opportunities provided by our Martin County Community Foundation.
Students, private groups, service clubs and more have benefited by financial assistance and information that allowed our area to grow
and prosper. An example is the outstanding auditorium at Loogootee High School that not only serves our students, but the entire community. The foundation was instrumental in it's development.

With the combined hard work of local, regional and state peoples, the
future citizens of our area will reap the benefits. I can think of no greater legacy to leave them.

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A family member is a Lilly Scholar.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to expose more people to the opportunities that our foundation offers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Martin County is one of the poorest counties in Indiana. Our Community Foundation has enabled students to attend college. These students might have become a statistic of unemployed if not given this opportunity. ?the foundation has pumped several million dollars into our economy. It is a win win situation for everyone it touches.

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It has helped fund projects with the Martin County Historical Society a group that tries to preserve our past.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a broad member for two years and have found the great areas that the foundation have been able to achieve for Martin County. Our education center is able to exist and educate the local community for jobs, fire departments have new building to better serve our community, libraries are better able to serve our two communties and the scholarships that our youth recieve to help them become educated to serve our community. Without the MCCF many of these areas would not benfit.

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I have seen how the Lilly scholarship have aided several talented youth the ability to attend the schools of their choice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Better fund the operational funds of our foundation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My review is of the Community Foundation Partnership which includes the counties of Lawrence and Martin in Indiana. The Partnership offers opportunities for individuals and/or groups to establish permanently endowed funds to benefit the not-for-profit group or agency of the donor's choice. The Partnership also provides a leadership role in the communities. I have been on the board of a community foundation in two different counties and have seen many good examples where the proceeds from permanent funds have provided the fuel to assist volunteers for organization to achieve their mission.

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Seeing donors realize their goals of helping agencies and seeing agencies realize their goals through the monetary assistance provided by the Partnership.

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None recommended

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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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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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