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The Whitley County Historical Museum is one of the Community Foundation’s Agency Endowments.

Funds Come from Endowments; a Guaranteed Way to Give Back while Looking Forward.

The Community Foundation of Whitley County offers donors tangible ways to make a difference in Whitley County through a variety of funds administered as permanent endowments. Endowed gifts to the Foundation are never spent, but invested for long-term growth. Funds are made from the investment returns, and are awarded to local organizations based upon specific criteria determined by donors.

The Community Foundation of Whitley County holds an endowment for the Columbia City United Methodist Church. Watch the video to see how they use their to further their mission. Click here.

(To view all of the funds held by the foundation, click the box next to the description of each type of fund.)

Unrestricted Endowments

These funds are used to respond to the ever changing needs of our community and usually come with the blessing “Just use it wherever the need is the greatest.” Grants from Unrestricted Funds are available by application and are awarded at the recommendation of the Grants Committee and acceptance of the Board of Directors. (Click box to see the full list)

Don Armstrong Community Fund

Don and Sharlene Berkshire Community Fund

Tim and Beth Bloom Community Fund

Jerry Busche Community Fund

Dekko Enhancement Fund

Gary and Ann Dillon Community Fund

Greg and Ann Fahl Community Fund

Ferber Family Fund

Donna K. Harl Fund

Don and Jane Langeloh Community Fund

Jean and Roger Long Community Fund

Honorables Phil M & Patricia A. McNagny Community Fund

Jack and Judy Moore Community Fund

Andy and Toni More Community Fund

William and Barbara Overdeer Community Fund

Rosemary Steiner Community Fund

Clark Waterfall DVM Fund

Whitley County Greater Good Fund

Agency Endowments

Agency Endowments benefit the non-profit organization for which they are named, by creating a stable, annual income stream. While they benefit specific organizations, they are an asset of the Foundation.

ACRES Land Trust Fund

B.A.B.E. – Beds and Britches

W. Byron & Marian E. Bollinger Fund South Whitley/Cleveland Township Library

Camp Whitley Fund  (Click the logo and check out Camp Whitley!)  campwhitley

The Center for Whitley County Youth Fund

Churubusco Public Library Fund

The Crooked Lake Conservation Fund est. by John & Aileen Meier

Faith Christian Academy Fund

Freedom Academy Fund

Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County Fund

Honeywell Arts Fund

Interfaith Mission/Lighthouse Fundlighthouse

Junior Achievement Fund

Bernice Kessler Whitley County Humane Society Fund

Passages to the Future Fund

Peabody Library Endowment Fund

Simon J. Peabody Library Endowment Fund

TROY Center School Fund

United Way of Whitley County Fund

Whitley County Council on Aging and Aged Fund

Whitley County Historical Society Fund

Whitley County Literacy Council Fund

Whitley County YMCA Fund

YWCA Whitley County Fund

Designated Endowments 

These funds are created to support specific causes or organizations. (Click the box to see the full list)

Dave and Barb Bilger Family Fund

Les Bills’ Family Firemen’s Christmas Fund

Christian School Endowment Fund

Columbia City Firefighters’ Christmas Candy Fund

Columbia City United Methodist Church Fund

Alan Fox  U.S. Veterans’ Transportation Fund

George Scott & Mildred Smith Gates Fund

Lloyd & Maryjane Geyer/Denzil & Bety Schrader Memorial Fund

Giving a Helping Hand Fund


Honeywell Arts Fund

Donovan Kessler Little Swimmers Fund

Sherman W. & Marjorie M. Kneller Fund

Loon Lake Conservation Fund

Walter Malicki Whitko Art Fund

Phil M. and Patricia A. McNagny Crooked Lake Conservation Fund

Methodist Federation of Social Action Fund

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow Fund

Old Settlers Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

Old Settlers Association Fund

Parkview Whitley Memorial Hospital Fund

Richland Township Community Field of Interest Fund

George Franklin Schultz Fund

Splash Pad (Columbia City) Fund

South Whitley United Methodist Church
C.W. Byron & Marian E. Bollinger Fund

Stepping Stones Childcare Endowment Fund

Whitley County Cancer Care Fund

Whitley County Hospice Fund

YMCA Life Lessons Endowment Fund

Field of Interest Endowments

As the name suggests, these funds help to support an area of interest such as the arts or recreation rather than a single organization. (Click the box to see the full list)

Arts Alive! Fund

Centurylink Fund

Count Me In! Youth Asset Building Fund

Dekko Childcare Enhancement Fund

Education for a New Generation Fund

Shirley A. Gates Fund

Edwin E. & Flossie L. Heupel Good Samaritan Fund

Roy Kilby Youth Sports Endowment Fund

Oak Grove Church of God Children’s Ministries Fund

Richland Township Community Field of Interest Fund

Mildred & Theodore A. Schultz Fund

South Whitley Facilities Fund

Margaret Priscilla Waterfall Memorial Fund

Walter & Dorothy Weick Memorial Fund

Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health Fund

Victoria A. & James R. Wise Endowment Fund

Donor Advised Funds

These funds allow for on-going input from donors and permit a broad distribution of charitable grants. The donors, their designees, or an advisory group may make recommendations as to where grants should be made. Final grant making authority rests with the Foundation’s Board of Directors. (Click the box to see the full list)

Benton W. & Thelma L. Bloom Fund

Copp Family Fund

M. Russel Fahl Family Fund

John & Laura Lefever Fund

James & September McConnell Family Fund

John & Aileen Meier Fund

Steve & Gloria More Fund

Scholarship Endowment Funds

Our Community Foundation encourages high school graduates to continue their post-secondary educations. Thanks to generous donors who share our vision, numerous scholarships are available to help cover the ever-growing costs of tuition. (Click the box to see the full list)

4H Beef Club Scholarship Fund

4H Helping Hands Scholarship

Tyler Andreas Memorial Scholarship

Kenny Beck Changes in Latitude Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diane R. Behrens Nursing Scholarship

Daniel E. Bolinger Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Buesching-Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lawrence & Frida Bunnell Scholarship Fund

Gene C. Carter Scholarship Fund

Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope Fund

Churubusco High School Fine Arts Production Thespian Scholarship Fund

Columbia City High School FFA Scholarship Fund

Columbia City High School Founders Scholarship Fund

Columbia City High School French Club Scholarship Fund

Columbia City High School Memorial Scholarship Fund

Columbia City High School Spanish Club Scholarship Fund

Columbia City Rotary Scholarship Fund

Class of 63 Scholarship Fund

Joey Devito Scholarship Fund

Devol Award Fund

Irma & Donald Ferber Scholarship Fund

Roark Fizer Scholarship Fund

Max Gandy Scholarship Fund

Betsy Jane Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund

James E. & Janice M. Hammer Academic Team Scholarship Fund

Timothy Hearld Memorial Scholarship

Ernest Earl Heimbach Scholarship Fund

Randall & Patricia Holler Business Scholarship For Manchester University

Robert Hood Scholarship Fund

Todd Jagger Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jakes Scholarship Fund

Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship

Ben Konger Memorial Scholarship Fund

Korean War Awareness Scholarship Fund

Lindsey Hively Shark Tank Scholarship Fund

Margo Langohr Scholarship Fund

The Malicki Family Scholarship

Brandon Minier Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Daniel Mullet “For the Love of a Child” Scholarship Fund

Natalie Mason Mullon Scholarship

Norman L. Murphy Scholarship Fund

Tom Ness Scholarship Fund

Andrea Norman Henry and John Anthony Norman Theater Scholarship Fund

Ohki Scholarship Fund

Tiffany N. Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Tina Parker Award Fund

Richard “Kit” Redman Memorial Scholarship

Eric Reed Scholarship Fund

Pat Reed Art Scholarship Fund

Daniel D. Rock Scholarship Fund

Paul Schmidt Football Scholarship Fund

Scientific and Regulatory Consultants Scholarship Fund

Lucille L. Staples Business/Journalism Scholarship

William D. Staples CCHS Athletic Scholarship

Joseph H. Shull Tri Kappa Scholarship Fund

Johnathan Lewis Simmons Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kenny Simon Scholarship Fund

Andy Spencer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nicholas and Laurel Steill Scholarship Fund

Ashley Morgan Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alan Tio Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship

Turtletown Players Scholarship Fund

Ross Unverzagt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jerry Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Waugh Scholarship Fund

Howard and Mimi Wherry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Harold “Potch” Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charles White Scholarship Fund

Whitley County Builders Association Fund

Whitley County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship Fund

Whitko Scholarship Fund

B.V. and Flossie Widney Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lester and Joy Worrick Memorial Scholarship

Megan Young Memorial Scholarship Fund

Young Family Scholarship

Rely C. and Izora Zumbrun Education Fund

Non-Permanent Funds

Established to assist small organizations with financial book-keeping for their charitable projects, the Community Foundation holds a number of non-permanent funds under our umbrella. Unlike gifts to endowments that can never be spent, gifts to non-permanent funds can be spent in their entirety. Gifts to these funds are tax-deductible as long as no goods or services were received in exchange for the contribution. (click box to see the full list)

Abbie Little Playground Fund

Kenny Beck Scholarship

Randy Bills Memorial Scholarship

Boomerang Backpacks

Camp Steam Ahead

Camp Whitley Fund

Capital Improvements Reserve

Chaplain Fund

Children First Fund

Christmas Parade Fund

Churubusco Alumni and Friends

Churubusco Business Education Community Fund

Churubusco Pool Fund

Coesse PTO Fund

Columbia City Downtown Business Association

Columbia City High School Alumni Association

Columbia City High School Boys Basketball Booster Club

Columbia City High School Boys Golf Team

Columbia City High School FFA

Columbia City High School Football Boosters

Community Scholarship Promotional Fund

Dillon Family Scholarship Fund

Distinguished Young Women’s Pageant

Eppleman Family Fund

Faith Christian Academy PTO

Faith Christian Academy Fund

Friends of the Concorde Cemetary

Friends of Fire and Police

Friends of the Peabody Library Fund

G.A.P. Canaan Education Fund

HANDS Foundation Youth Philanthropy Fund

Todd Jagger Memorial Scholarship Fund

Junior Lady Eagles Basketball

Donovan Kessler Little Swimmers Fund

Eugene and Rosalind Klingaman Family Fund

Leatherneck Coffee Club Fund

Nicholas Carson Linville Speech and Debate Fund

Little Turtle Elementary PTSO

Main Street Association

Mary Raber PIE

Schrader Family Fund

Micropulse Charity Fund

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow Fund

Northeast Indiana Warbirds

Northern Heights Parents In Education

Northern Heights Playground Fund

Edith Nylander Trust/Eberhard Lutheran Church

Old Settlers Non-Permanent Fund

Piggy Bank Pals

The Potter’s Hand Fund

Rich Patch Union Church

Steven K. Raypole Memorial Art Award

South Whitley Camp Invention

South Whitley Community Facilities Committee

Dollis Dillon Studebaker Fund

Jacob Tarleton Memorial Scholarship

TROY Center School Fund

Chase Warner Memorial Scholarship

Whitley County Art Guild

Whitley County Arts Commission

Whitley County Dazzlers

Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force Fund

Whitley County Humane Shelter Fund

Whitley County Promise

Whitley County Viet Nam War Memorial

Whitley Weigh In

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