02.172016
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Four Simple Facts

Fact #1: The Community Foundation of Grant County is a non-profit organization. A true 501(c)3. That means all of your donations to us are tax-deductible. Isn’t it cool how being a cheerful giver can save you money at tax time through charitable deductions or by donating those pesky 401(k) Required Minimum Distributions? Fact #2: You…

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02.032016
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Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted Funds

Listed below are 24 unrestricted funds. Unrestricted funds are the funds in which our Board Members use to make discretionary grants every year. They determine what grants to make based on what the most pressing needs are in the community currently. Our recent research, done through meetings, SWOT analysis, and community surveys tells us that...

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01.052016
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New Year’s Letter to Yourself

New Year’s Letter to Yourself

It’s here! Ready or not – Happy 2016! This past week we were encouraged to look back and evaluate accomplishments, remember loved ones past, celebrate new beginnings… Some people are able to focus on only the good that has happened in the year –And good for them! We should celebrate achievements!  Make note of those…

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12.082015
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Exceptional Volunteerism

Exceptional Volunteerism

Main Street – Marion, Indiana, Inc. 422 E Fourth St. Marion, IN 46952 Taylor Hawk, Director 765-662-1192 director@mainstreetmarion.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GRANT COUNTY COMMUNITY LEADER RECEIVES STATE AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEERISM: Dawn Brown Recognized As One of Indiana Main Street Volunteers of the Year Presented by OCRA MARION, IN (December 4, 2015): A Grant County…

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07.232015
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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

“Have you ever been in love?”  That was the question Celine Dion asked the world in 2002.  I was a senior at Mississinewa High School then, trying to find my purpose, wavering about my plans for my future.  Should I go to college or get married?  College won.  And marriage…well, that became a distant dream,…

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07.062015
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Best and Brightest

Best and Brightest

Maybe I’m partial, but I believe Grant County has some and best and brightest leaders growing up right here in our own neighborhoods.  They’ve attended our local high schools, are pursuing post-secondary education at one of our local universities and beyond, and are planning to return to their hometowns to make a big impact on…

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05.122015
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Plan

Plan

Plan:  (noun) a method for achieving an end Strategic Plans. Tactical Plans. Operational Plans.  Succession Plans.  A plan is what organizes life.  And for every event, occasion, and potential catastrophe we make it our mission to have a plan in place.  We even plan for tragedies.  Hope for the best, plan for the worst.  After…

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04.162015
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Big Ain’t the Word for It

Big Ain’t the Word for It

Last week was a big week.  BIG.  I am reminded of one of my favorite scenes in the Andy Griffith Show in Season 1, Episode 2.  The exchange between Andy and Barney goes a little something like this: Barney: Sherriff, you’ll never guess what’s happened.  Something big. Andy:  Well, what is it? Barney:  It’s the…

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03.202015
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I Need a Hero

I Need a Hero

Admittedly, I’ve never seen Kevin Bacon cut loose.  But I have seen more than one off-Broadway production of the iconic story of teenage angst, hitting the ceiling, and tearing up the town.  I’ve always liked the part in the musical where all the girls sing Holding Out for a Hero.  Ariel in her red cowboy…

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