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.


5% can make a $75.37 million difference
to future generations in Henry County. 

The net worth of Henry County is estimated to be $2.25 billion. Over the next 10 years, $1.5 billion is expected to be transferred from one generation to the next. If every estate gave just 5% to the community for future generations, Henry County Community Foundation could grant an additional $1.18 million each year, forever.


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



Kennard BalloonSat
Kennard third and fourth grade students participated in BalloonSat, a division of Spaceport Indiana. This educational program was made possible in part by a grant from the Henry County Community Foundation and through three anonymous donations. Students designed, constructed, and launched their own satellite using a high altitude weather balloon. The More>>
2014 Spring Grants
Henry County Community Foundation Awards $83,548.00 in Community Grants The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) awarded 22 grants totaling $83,548.00. The purpose of these grants is to assist local groups to promote and support human services, the arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs and the educational needs of Henry County More>>
Eric Richardson is Named 2014 Lilly Scholar
Eric Richardson, a senior at Tri High School, has been named recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Henry County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Richardson will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. He plans to attend Rose-Hulman More>>
Lilly Scholarship Finalists
Pictured: L-R, Eric Richardson, Tri High; Dakota Coates, Knightstown; Lisa Rodiriguez, Union; Molly McCord, Blue River; Garrett Wilson, Hagerstown; Adrianne Trennepohl, Shenandoah; and Kaitlin Frost, New Castle. The Henry County Community Foundation is proud to introduce the finalists for the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Students all across More>>
Donors and Foundation Respond to Community Need
“We need the help of the police and we want to help the police,” said one of the anonymous donors who passed through contributions to Henry County Sheriff’s Dept. to help purchase police dogs for the community. Inspired by this donor’s philanthropy, another joined in the effort and also made a donation to build the funds needed for More>>
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Executive Committee Meeting
Date: May 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Board Meeting
Date: May 27, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Community Events


Need to submit
scholarship applications?


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


 Spring Flowers are available through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County! 

Order before May 2nd for a variety of hanging baskets, Geraniums, Sun Impatients, or Rieger Begonias. 

Pick Up Date: May 7th at the First Baptist Church, 11am-6pm.

Call or email BBBS for more information.

(765) 529-4494


Community Health Fair

Saturday, June 14   8am-Noon

Inside the Henry County YMCA

Health Info, Medical Screenings, Entertainment, Doors Prizes, and more.

For more info, visit


Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility Job Fair

April 29, 2014   8am-11am

Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility 
9310 S. SR 67, Pendleton

Bring high school diploma (or GED), Driver's License, DD214, any relevant documents.

Contact: HR
(765) 778-3778 ext. 2116


  Grant Opportunity

What: Operation Round-up
Who:  NineStar Connect
Due: July 18, 2014
Info: NineStar Webiste