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The Carroll County Community Foundation makes a positive difference in our community. We help people who are passionate about giving back to our community, take the lead on community initiatives and partner with nonprofit organizations to support a broad range of projects that make a positive impact. Browse our Web site for more information about our work, and see the difference that philanthropy can make!

  • $500,000 Match Offered Through the Carroll County Community Foundation

    The Carroll County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. With GIFT VII, Lilly Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. Read more.

  • 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

    Katie Kleckner has been named a recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Carroll County Community Foundation 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Katie, daughter of John and Susan Kleckner, is a Delphi Community High School student.

    The Foundation recognized the achievements of the other three finalists with $1,000 scholarships. They are Victoria Bagwell, Carroll High School; Mary Beth Piotrowski, Carroll High School; and Kalena Shidler, Delphi Community High School.

  • Wabash Heartland Innovation Network

    The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) received a $38.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment to help a 10-county region become a global hub for agriculture and advanced manufacturing.  Carroll and Clinton counties are included in the region and will benefit from this long-term regional prosperity effort. To learn more about WHIN, go to regional proserity.

  • Libby and Abby Softball Park Fund Established Through the Carroll County Community Foundation

    In honor of Libby German and Abby Williams, the family of Libby German has established the 'Libby and Abby Softball Park Fund' through the Carroll County Community Foundation. Give Now / Read more.

  • Liberty German Scholarship Fund Established Through the Carroll County Community Foundation

    To honor her memory, the family of Libby German has established the 'Liberty German Scholarship' Fund through the Carroll County Community Foundation. Give Now / Read more.

  • Abigail Williams Scholarship Fund Established Through the Carroll County Community Foundation

    To honor her memory, the family of Abby Williams has established the 'Abigail Williams Scholarship' Fund through the Carroll County Community Foundation. Give Now / Read more.

  • Carroll County Community Foundation Supporters Celebrate Carroll County Promise

    Members of the Carroll County Community Foundation’s “Friends of Carroll County” gathered recently to learn more about the Carroll County Promise program and support the Foundation. Go to list. Go to news release.

  • 5% Giving -- An Attainable Approach to Giving

    Carroll County's current net worth is $910 million. Over the next 50 years, Carroll County is expected to transfer $857 million to the next generation. If everyone gave 5 percent to the Community Foundation, total grantmaking would increase $65,000 per year. Watch the video to learn the impact on Carroll County.

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