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.



Fall Grants Workshop

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  ~ 4:00 PM
Auditorium of New Castle Library

RSVP by August 4
765-529-2235 or


 Henry County Community Foundation Fall Grant Workshop is for non-profit
organizations wishing to submit an application for the Fall community grant cycle. 
Attendance is mandatory for consideration. Applications and deadlines will be provided at the workshop. 
Seating is limited, please call to reserve your seat.  One seat per organization.


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



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.

In Memoriam

Judy VanMatre passed away on June 27, 2014.  She was involved in our community and will be greatly missed.

At the request of her family, contributions may be made to the Henry County Community Foundation, PO Box 6006, New Castle, IN 47362 or to Henry County Hospice, 798 N. 16th St., New Castle, IN 47362.

Nancy Wadman Receives Teacher Excellence Award
Henry County Community Foundation Executive Director,Beverly Matthews, presented the 2014 Teacher Excellence Award to Nancy Wadman,sixth-grade teacher at Tri Elementary Honor Day on Wed., May 29. Sixth Grade Teacher, Nancy Wadman, Recognized for Excellence Nancy Wadman, sixth-grade teacher at Tri Elementary, was the recipient of the 2014 Teacher More>>
IU East Brings Program to Danielson Center
IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, right, is pictured speaking with Jennifer Fox, left, and Jayanna Thompson, of the Henry County Community Foundation Program staff, during Thursday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Students from Henry County attend IU East at the Danielson Center in New Castle and travel to the main campus in Richmond. IU East More>>
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Community Grants Workshop
Date: August 6, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Board Meeting
Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 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. 


Women's Circle of Friends Gala

We want you as part of our Circle of Friends! Make a minimum donation of $50 to the Circle of Friends Fund at the HCCF and join us September 16 for our Women’s Grantmaking Gala where we will vote
on a non-profit
project to receive our pooled donations and help strengthen
our community!



Social time & hors d’oeuvres 
at 5:30 pm
Grantmaking 6:00 pm
Art Association of Henry County
218 S. 15th St.
· New Castle, IN


Donations can be made online here or mailed to PO Box 6006,
New Castle, IN 47362.