To support general charitable purposes in Grant County
Born in Marion, Indiana in 1955, Captain John Cook graduated from Mississinewa High School and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. After serving his country in the Navy, Capt. Cook was an EMT for Marion General Hospital from 1978 to 1981 and a Warren City Police Officer from 1979 to 1981. In 1981, Capt. Cook joined the Marion Police Department until 1990, when he joined the Grant County Sheriff’s Department to serve the citizens of Grant County until his death in 2009.
In honor of Capt. Cook’s dedication and service, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the International Union of Police Associations, Local 825, are proud to open the Captain John M. Cook Memorial Fund, an unrestricted Community Impact Fund. This Fund provides flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across Grant County who are responding to critical needs. The Fund also allows the Community Foundation Board to be nimble in their response to addressing our community’s most pressing and emerging needs, specifically with organizations working with our most vulnerable citizens.
This fund is a part of the Give To Grant Collaborative. These funds serve the Community Foundation mission which is to connect people, resources, and causes to promote a sustainable impact for the betterment of Grant County. The Collaborative, allows our Board to combine generous donations with others’ and pool our resources to do something strong and impactful for our community. This is philanthropy in its broadest sense!
Click here to learn more about these funds and how they are impacting Grant County through the Give To Grant Collaboration.
Because of the support of so many generous donors, this fund is making a difference for worthwhile causes and people, at the local, Grant County level. Thank you!