Innovative Tools

The Henry County Community Foundation introduced new tools and programs. These tools for communication and growth will allow the Foundation to more easily, quickly and cost effectively keep donors, grantees, and scholarship recipients informed of Community Foundation opportunities.

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Bringing Ballet to the Community

A grant was awarded in 2012 to bring ballet to Henry County for the first time. Ballet lessons were provided at the New Castle Henry County Public Library and open to children throughout the community, ages 4 through Kindergarten and 1st - 4th grades.

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Changing and Strengthening Our Community Together

Women who care about Henry County have the opportunity to join the 2013 Women's Circle of Friends - an initiative of the Henry County Community Foundation.

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Lilly Scholar Returns Home as Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry County Community Foundation Lilly Scholar, Kyle Siewert, was a basketball star during his high school career at Blue River who job shadowed physicians at the Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Dr. Siewert returned to his hometown as an orthopedic surgeon with the Sports Medicine Group.

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Midwestern Values are Key to NC Grad's Success

The same spirit that drives Randy Woods to develop drugs that treat cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity is the same force that inspires him to donate his time, talent and treasure to help others who need a helping hand.

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Partnerships Form a "Can Do" Community Response

Henry County has a community college thanks to a local collaboration of partnerships that came together to make it happen.

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The Power of Scholarships

Scholarship recipient, Kayli Strukel, 2009 New Castle graduate, will be returning home to Henry County to begin her teaching career as a math instructor at Tri High Junior-Senior High School in the Fall of 2013.

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Welcome to Henry County Community Foundation

...where we are making an impact in our community.



Grant Opportunity For Nonprofits Serving Youth
The Indiana Youth Institute,
in partnership with the Ball Brothers Foundation,
invites you to apply for an Organizational Effectiveness Grant

New Deadline: September 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
With funding provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation, IYI invites community and faith-based youth-serving nonprofit organizations to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future. Grantees are limited to organizations within Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Madison, Grant, and Blackford Counties. Two grants will be awarded. Collaborative proposals from two or more agencies for a grant award will be accepted.

Questions? Call Carolyn Langan, Program Manager - Consulting, at 1-800­-343­-7060, x2716 or email

  Over the next 50 years, our county will experience the largest intergeneration transfer of wealth in its history. 



Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger, 93, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at her residence. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger Music Scholarship.

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl, 75, resident of Middletown, passed away Sunday evening at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. 

Memorials to: Indiana Ovarian Cancer Walk in September or you may donate blood in her honor at any Blood Bank. You may also make a donation to the Henry County Community Fund c/o Judy Trennepohl Nursing Scholarship.

Barbara Janelle Dynes

Barbara Janelle Dynes, 69, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 1, 2014 at IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Community Foundation, Extension Homemakers Scholarships,700 South Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362

In Memoriam

Our condolences to the family of Diana Mae Lee.  

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Diana to the Matthew E. Lee 4-H Scholarship Fund c/o Henry County Community Foundation, 700 South Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.

Morris Edwards Receives Judy Melton Award

New Castle native Morris Edwards was honored by the Henry County Community Foundation Thursday, June 19th, when HCCF president Beverly Matthews announced him as this year’s Judy Melton Award recipient.

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Executive Committee Meeting
Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Board Meeting
Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Caine Grant applications due
Date: October 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
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Community Events


The Henry County Community Foundation has installed an afterhours drop box at the office's front entrance for your convenience. 


Living Lightly

 Living Lightly is hosting a FREE resource fair at Minnetrista in Muncie on September 20th from 9am- 5pm. See their website for more information.



Chili Cook-Off

Victory Lane is hosting a Chili Cook-off fundraiser on Saturday October 11th form 3-6pm at Cornerstone Campground and Retreat Center. For more information, and to register your chili, visit www.victorylanecamp.