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Donor Impact Made through Fund Flexibility

Donor Impact Made through Fund Flexibility By: Jennifer Fox Together, the Henry County Community Foundation and donor advised funds are bringing local solutions to causes and issues that matter in the community. So, what is a donor advised fund (DAF), and what makes it special? Donor advised funds are a unique way for individuals and […]

Lilly Intern Shares Foundation Appreciation

By: Rachel Snavely, Communication and Marketing Intern This year has been a time of growth professionally and personally through my academic career and internship experiences. I feel honored to have worked as an intern for the Henry County Community Foundation. From my first interview in May of 2021, I knew my supervisors and coworkers would be awesome […]

Children Impacted Today through Donation in 2005

Children are an important part of our community.  Not only are they currently members of society, but they are also our future workforce and business owners, our neighbors, and our political leaders of tomorrow. Through after-school activities, summer camps, sports leagues, and much more, the Salvation Army has provided a space for children to experience […]

Spring Cycle Grants Awarded through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

Spring Cycle Grants Awarded Thanks to generous donors across Henry County, local needs are being addressed through the Choose Henry Flex Fund. Every dollar given to the Choose Henry Flex Fund is making a difference. As the needs in our county continue to change, the purpose of these grants remains. This fund is used to […]

When History is All About the Present and the Future

By Jennifer Fox When I consider the history of the Henry County Community Foundation, several things came to mind. Names like Patty and Danny Danielson, Morris Edwards, Judy Melton, Dick Myers. All have passed but left a mark in our history. Lilly Endowment grants—seven, so far—challenging our community to invest in ourselves through endowment, impacting […]

The History of Scholarships at HCCF

Educating our youth has always been an important priority for many Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) donors. Before there was a permanent office, before the first executive director was hired, before the first annual meeting was held, the first scholarship fund was created at the HCCF in 1986. The HCCF currently manages 162 scholarship funds, […]

Congratulations, Debi Ware!

Congratulations to Debi Ware on her retirement! Debi serves as a board member, grants committee chair, and treasurer for the Community Foundation. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Circle of Friends. She is incredibly active in the community through her volunteerism in the Henry Community Health Board, Secret Families of Henry County, […]

How Does the Grant Cycle Work?

Did you know the Henry County Community Foundation granted over $1.6 million in 2021? While some grants are made through designated funds and scholarship funds, the Choose Henry Flex Fund provides community grants to address local needs and enhance our community. In 1985, generous donors across Henry County came together to establish the Choose Henry […]

Second Round of Grants to Support Early Childhood Education Programs

  Indiana seeks applications for second round of grants to support early childhood education programs $152 million awarded to more than 2,770 providers in first round of Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Grants INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced that it is accepting applications for a second round of Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Grants, […]

Meet Our Volunteer, Lisa Pfenninger

Every thriving community is pieced together by committed, compassionate members. In Henry County, some of these members make a difference through their service to HCCF. Lisa Pfenninger began giving her time, talent, and treasure to the Foundation in the early 1990s. She first learned about the Foundation through her uncle, Tim Morris. When asked to […]