Memorial & Honor Giving

Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the community. 

Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us?  Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life?  MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring. 

The following individuals have recently passed away and the families have designated that donations in their memory go to the Community Foundation.  We honor the following individuals (click on the name for more details): John Woodrow, Carol Gooding Richard "Dick" Shelby, Betty ShullMarvel DunhamMary K. YoungMarcia CooperCarol V. MyersJames "Jim" McCormickRosemarie HaasMarilyn GebbinkJean (Frances) Blickenstaff, Robert "Bob" Branam, Larry Carlson, John Cotten, Sr., Mirriam (Newmark) Fogel, Helen Freas, Heidi (Shambach) Johnson, Joan Rennick, Vicki (Collins) Stevens, and Arley White.

All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift.  Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so.  The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes.  It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started. 

Survey Opportunity!

Purdue University, Ivy Tech, and local partners such as the Western Indiana Community Foundation were awarded a nearly $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment, for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN). WHIN is comprised of 10 counties surrounding the Wabash River (Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White).  This grant will be used to fund three initiatives of the organization: next generation manufacturing, digital agriculture and a regional cultivation fund.

To begin, WHIN is focusing on the regional cultivation fund consisting of resources that will be distributed as regional priorities emerge. The fund will be used on projects that increase education, vitality and connectivity.  In order to gauge priorities in those areas, WHIN is asking residents of the 10-county region to fill out a place-making survey. The responses will help guide the selection of projects.  If you live or work in the region, please take a moment to fill out the survey at the link below.  

Take the Survey

Learn more about WHIN

Apply NOW ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The application process is now open for high school seniors to apply for the Fountain County and Vermillion County ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. 

Students must apply by Friday, August 24.

The scholarship will provide for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university. 

For answers to your questions, please contact Megan Taylor at (765) 793-0702, ext. 9.