Several Starke County charities are benefiting from grant money from the Starke United Fund. These type of grants are made possible through a partnership with Starke United and the Starke County Community Foundation. There was $20,000 available that was split up among the various local organizations.
The organizations who received helpful funding from the grant include Kids Closet Ministry and Starke County A.B.A.T.E who each received $2,000 and Knox Community Elementary School which received $5,000 for their ‘Countdown to Kindergarten’ initiative and $1,000 additionally for the KCES saving project. The Starke County Youth Club also received $2,000 through the grant. Other organizations included WIC which received $350, Bella Vita, the Salvation Army and The Crossing Education Center were each given $500, Psi Lota Xi and Junior Achievement of Starke County each received $1,000, and the Center of Workforce Innovations was given $1,080. One of the most substantial donations of $3,070 went to the Community Services of Starke County.
Money for these grants is raised by individuals who make donations to the Starke United Fund through payroll deductions, direct giving, or through fund-raising events sponsored by the Starke United Fund Committee.