Community Foundation Hosts Collaborative Effort in Shaping County’s Future

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Community Foundation Hosts Collaborative Effort in Shaping County’s Future

The Community Foundation of Grant County is collaborating with Creative Insight Community Development and Ball State Indiana Communities Institute to craft a strategic vision for Grant County.

According to Meagan Mathias, Community Leadership Director of the Community Foundation, “These listening sessions represent a crucial opportunity for our community to come together and shape the future we want to see for Grant County. By collaborating with residents from all corners of the county, we can ensure that our strategic vision reflects the diverse perspectives and needs of our community.”

These sessions offer an opportunity for community members to contribute to the shaping of Grant County’s future through data snapshots, vision sharing, and collaborative brainstorming on key issues. While each session may focus on regional discussions, they are open to all community members regardless of location. Each session will cover the same materials, ensuring that every participant has an equal opportunity to contribute.

The Foundation is hosting regional community listening sessions to gather valuable input from residents.

Regional session locations and times:

  • February 8, 2024, 5:00-7:30 PM at Thriving Grant County, Thriving Mill Township (121 E South A St, Gas City, IN 46933)
  • February 15, 2024, 5:00-7:30 PM at the Grant County Fairgrounds (1403 E State Road 18, Marion, IN 46952)
  • February 22, 2024, 5:00-7:30 PM at Sweetser Wesleyan Church (200 W Delphi Rd, Sweetser, IN 46987)
  • February 29, 2024, 8:30-11:00 AM (morning session) at the Grant County Fairgrounds (1403 E State Road 18, Marion, IN 46952)
  • March 7, 2024, 5:00-7:30 PM at the Upland Community Building (557 W Washington St, Upland, IN 46989)

For more information, contact Meagan Mathias at or by calling 765-662-0065.

The Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Grant County area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1984, the Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports nonprofit organizations through a variety of grantmaking efforts. The Community Foundation connects people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact for the betterment of Grant County. Currently the Community Foundation holds over 400 charitable funds that support a variety of charities and charitable causes in Grant County. For more information, please visit or call 765-662-0065.

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