About the Warren County Community Foundation

The concept of a Community Foundation is to build substantial endowment funds, over time,  for a community through contributions large and small. These contributions are endowed, meaning they are permanently invested to produce income. The income earned is then used to help meet the community's needs. This is how a gift to the Community Foundation can benefit the community now and forever.

What happens once a fund is established?

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The gift grows.

Once a gift is invested in a fund, the gift grows over time increasing in value. 

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Grants are funded.

Each year, grants are made from each fund.  Grants are given based on the donors intent and guidelines. 

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Funds exists forever.

The funds that are created exist forever, unless a donor sets up a different timeline. 

The Community Foundation does not usually conduct programs of its own but supports existing programs of other

non-profit organizations and agencies. We can also serve as a natural convener, bringing diverse opinions and players together for the good of the whole community. In this sense, the Community Foundation can also serve as a catalyst for addressing issues facing a communityBut a Community Foundation's principal function remains that of serving donors and their community by building permanent endowed funds for philanthropic purposes.

Supports Programs

The Foundation supports existing programs and

non-profit organizations.

Builds Community

The Foundation serves

as a convener in
our area communities.

Change Maker

The Foundation acts as a catalyst for good in Warren County, Indiana. 

Serves with Purpose

The Foundation serves the donors and the funds for philanthropic purposes.

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our Mission

The mission of the Warren County Community Foundation is to unite friends of Warren County in serving donors, awarding grants, and providing leadership to create lasting legacies.

our vision

The Foundation exists to help friends of Warren County find ways to fulfill their dreams of making our immediate world a better place today and tomorrow. Just as we enjoy the heritage created by those who came before us, each of us has the ability to create and build endowments that turn dreams into reality. 

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The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum amount allowable for public gifts to a charity.