Give to Grant Collaborative Endowed Fund

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Fund Purpose:
These funds allow the Foundation to make grants to address our most pressing community needs and opportunities.

Fund Story:
It’s because of uncertain times like this that we created our Give To Grant Endowed Fund many years ago. 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 generous donors, this fund is making a difference for worthwhile causes and people, at the local, Grant County level. Thank you!


COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Awards ($129,127): 

To expedite our regular granting procedures in this evolving situation, our Board of Directors has chosen to distribute awards from the Give To Grant Endowed Fund utilizing a method called “rapid response grantmaking”. Our COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants will sustain and develop vital community services for residents who stand to lose the most from the unfolding emergency. This is why the ability to rapidly provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations who are working on the frontlines, engaging and supporting individuals impacted by COVID-19 and the broader ramifications of this health crisis, will be paramount.

The Rapid Response Grant application is now CLOSED.

May 26th ($7,000):

  • Hope House Ministry: Funding to purchase tablets for recovery meetings.
  • Hands of Hope: Funding for marketing services, activities for clients, and cleaning supplies.

May 5th ($12,500):

  • Bridges to Health: PSA billboard campaign to advertise free healthcare services.
  • Ivy Tech Foundation: Financial assistance for certification/exam fees, textbooks and supplies for Ivy Tech Marion Campus students.

April 28th ($18,939):

  • Grant County Senior Center: To send out additional mailings and make personal phone calls for welfare checks.
  • Carey Services of Grant County: Funding to equipe a quarantine site.
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home: To purchase personal protective equipment.
  • Gas City Rescue Squad: Funding for PPE (including upgraded gear masks, shields, gloves, and jumpsuits) food, water, cleaning supplies, and childcare to support volunteer members on duty.

April 7th ($17,488):

  • Affordable Housing: Funding for rental costs for 23 AHC tenants.
  • Gas City EMS: Funding for PPE (including upgraded gear masks, shields, gloves, and jumpsuits) food, water, cleaning supplies, and childcare to support volunteer members on duty.
  • Lift Eastbrook Afterschool: To provide books and snacks for 40 Lift students.

March 31st ($26,200):

  • Bridges to Health: To purchase a touchless thermometer, a point-of-care testing unit, RSV and test strips, an ear irrigation system, hand sanitizer, N95 masks, disposable b/p cuffs, eye wash station and an air purifier for isolation room.
  • St. Martin Community Center: To purchase food, toiletries, and one-use containers.
  • Children’s Bureau (Grant County): Rental or basic needs assistance to approximately 15 families.
  • Hope House Ministries: Funding for housing costs for 10 existing residents, and 10 new residents.
  • Grace House for Transition and Recovery: Funding for household expenses (food, utilities, supplies) and payroll.
  • Life Stream Services: Funding for emergency client assistance (food, home modifications, etc).
  • People for Animals Working Side by Side (PAWSS): To purchase pet food, kitty litter, flea medication, immunizations, and spay/neuter fees.

March 24th ($47,000):

  • Family Service Society: General COVID-19 related expenses.
  • Carey Services of Grant County: General COVID-19 related expenses including PPE.
  • Project Leadership: General COVID-19 related expenses.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: General COVID-19 related expenses.
  • Grant County Rescue Mission: General COVID-19 related expenses.


General Fund Impact:
The Give To Grant Fund has also impacted Grant County through grants given to the following organizations:

Affordable Housing Corporation Junior Achievement Quilters Hall of Fame
Cancer Services of Grant County Lakeview Christian School Science Central
Cancer Services of Grant County Launch Marion, Inc. Services for the Visually and Hearing Impaired
Carey Services Launch Marion, Inc. – The Refinery St. Martin Community Center
Community Foundation Team LEAD, Inc. dba YES Network St. Paul Catholic School
CSA – Community School of the Arts Lift Eastbrook Afterschool Taylor University
Eastbrook Community School Corporation Little Giants Preschool The King’s Academy
Fairmount Police Department Madison-Grant United School Corp Thriving Grant County
Family Service Society Main Street Marion United Way of Grant County
Family Service Society Marion Community Gardens Association Veterans Service Office
Friends of the Gardens of Matter Park Marion Design Co.  Walkway of Lights
Gas City Concerts in the Park Marion Grant County Senior Center Wilson-Vaughan Hostess House2
Gilead Ministries Marion High School Alumni Association WonderSpace
Grace House for Transition & Recovery Marion Parks and Recreation
Grant County Family YMCA Marion Public Library
Grant County Sheriffs Chaplaincy Marion Youth Judo
Grant County Shriners Meals on Wheels, Marion Area, Inc
Hoosier Shakes Mississinewa Valley Band
Indiana Wesleyan University Oak Hill United School Corp
Jonesboro Historical Society Project Leadership

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the charitable impact of its fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” above will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Or mail your check to our office instead by using this donation form. Additionally, gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, and estate plans are also encouraged.

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Shelly Jones

Development Manager