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.



Caine Grant Opportunity

The Henry County Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications from Not-For-Profit organizations for the Harold E. and Imogene M. Caine Memorial Fund to benefit children ages 5 years old and under.   Funds may be used to purchase toys, clothing and food for needy children during the holidays. 

For an application, click here. For more information, contact the Henry County Community Foundation at 765-529-2235 or visit Applications must be received by October 31, 2014.  


  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: October 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Board Meeting
Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Caine Grant applications due
Date: October 31, 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. 

Historical Society Changing Hours

The Henry County Historical Society is adding Saturday hours. Effective October 1st, their new hours will be Wed-Fri: 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. 


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.


TASC Grant Opportunity

 Organizations serving Henry County youth are eligible to apply for a TASC grant.  Requests under $2,500 preferred.  Please include a timeline for completion of the project. The deadline for the next grant cycle is Friday, October 10th at Noon.  For the application or more information, click here