Starke County Community Foundation Heading Into Fall Grant Cycle

The Starke County Community Foundation is heading into their fall granting cycle, in which the organization has the flexibility of granting funds to a number of different groups and a variety of programs. Director of Development Sarah Origer says the foundation is passionate about helping local organizations and projects that make a difference in Starke County, and now is the ideal time to provide that support.

The program and communications director for the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc., Corinne Becknell, administers the granting program. She says the foundation offers grants to charitable organizations, and it has awarded over $1.7 million in community grants.

The foundation also offers grants to schools and teachers up to $500, and all Starke County school systems are eligible to apply. A separate grant is also available through the Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment, which supports Starke County fourth- through 12th-grade projects involving Indiana history events, good government days, courtroom visits, and field trips to Indiana museums.

A grant information workshop will be held in the Starke County Chamber of Commerce office at 400 N. Heaton St. in Knox on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. Information will also be presented by the Starke County Legacy of Women and Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up about their granting processes. The Starke County Chamber will also discuss the new Starke County Leadership Academy program, and Starke United will discuss their new collaboration with the Community Foundation.

Applications are available online at, and for more information, call (574) 223-2227.