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Community Foundation of Whitley County

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Community Foundation of Whitley County is a community foundation based in Columbia City, IN that was founded in 1991. As of 2019 they had $4.7 million in revenue and $25 million in assets.

To champion the spirit of philanthropy and generate permanent endowments. We will assess local needs and direct funding to best meet community aspirations.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Whitley County Community Foundation.

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Program areas at Community Foundation of Whitley County

Scholarships: we provide scholarships to students wanting to pursue post secondary education. These scholarships are to help with expenses relating to tuition, fees and books. As a community, we hope to be able to financially help our citizens obtain education past a high school degree. Only 13.3% of adults over twenty-five years of age in whitley county have a four year degree. It is the hope that scholarships will improve that percentage over time.

Convening community leaders: the whitley county community foundation will be the catalyst for change in the community. Whenever needs arise, the foundation acts as the convener to the interested parties to help facilitate change. Since the foundation is not political, it can stay neutral in many situations.

Grants: the whitley county community foundation's unrestricted endowment funds respond to the ever-changing issues facing whitley county. Twice a year, the foundation's volunteer grants committee reviews applications and makes funding recommendations to the board of directors. Grants are made possible by donors who have instructed the foundation to direct their gifts where ever the need is the greatest. The community foundation directs grants to charitable projects that will make a positive impact on whitley county and its people, with particular interest in projects that shed new light on local needs and provide innovative, long-term solutions. Categories of support include: arts & culture, health, civic affairs, recreation, community development, welfare, and education.

Form 990s for Community Foundation of Whitley County

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 30, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Nov 7, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Sep 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Community Foundation of Whitley County

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,286,749
Program services$312,808
Investment income and dividends$508,137
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$622,381
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,730,075

Vendors for Community Foundation of Whitley County

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
PayPalFundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-16
█████████Content management system software2020-06-16
█████ ██████ ███████ ███Tax accounting2019-08-13

Personnel at Community Foundation of Whitley County

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
September McConnellChief Executive Officer / Executive Director$67,833May 19, 2020
Vanessa BillsChief Operating Officer-May 19, 2020
██████ ███████Business Director-May 19, 2020
████████ █████████Treasurer$0Jan. 22, 2019
████ ████President$0Jan. 22, 2019
███ ████Board of Director$0Jan. 22, 2019
████ ████Vice President$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ███████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █████████Past Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2016
██████ ██████Past President$0Dec. 31, 2014
...and two more key personnel

Peer community foundations

1Community Foundation of Wabash County501(c)(3)$8.2 millionNorth Manchester, IN
2Jasper Newton Foundation501(c)(3)$3.7 millionRensselaer, IN
3Wayne County Indiana Foundation501(c)(3)$8.0 millionRichmond, IN
4Ohio County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$2.8 millionRising Sun, IN
5The Putnam County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$4.4 millionGreencastle, IN
6Greencroft Communities Foundation501(c)(3)$1.8 millionGoshen, IN
7Western Indiana Community Foundation501(c)(3)$2.3 millionCovington, IN
8Kosciusko County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$14 millionWarsaw, IN
9Porter County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$4.9 millionValparaiso, IN
10Heritage Fund The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County501(c)(3)$5.9 millionColumbus, IN
11Unity Foundation of La Porte County501(c)(3)$3.8 millionMichigan City, IN
12Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI)501(c)(3)$10 millionNew Albany, IN
13Adams County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$3.0 millionDecatur, IN
14Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF)501(c)(3)$2.6 millionLawrenceburg, IN
15Steuben County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$3.4 millionAngola, IN
16The Indianapolis Foundation (CICF)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionIndianapolis, IN
17Wells County Foundation501(c)(3)$2.3 millionBluffton, IN
18Brown County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$2.7 millionNashville, IN
19Blue River Foundation501(c)(3)$2.9 millionShelbyville, IN
20Legacy Foundation501(c)(3)$5.1 millionMerrillville, IN
21Madison County Community Foundation Incorporated501(c)(3)$1.8 millionAnderson, IN
22Tipton County Foundation (TCF)501(c)(3)$6.5 millionTipton, IN
23Marshall County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$2.7 millionPlymouth, IN
24Henry County Community Foundation501(c)(3)$5.8 millionNew Castle, IN
25Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (CFGFW)501(c)(3)$12 millionFort Wayne, IN