Our Mission & History

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life in Noble County by serving as a catalyst for positive change, enabling donors to carry out charitable intent, and making grants.

Our History

What is a “Community” Foundation? We’re a community foundation, a tax-exempt public charity that enables people like you to establish charitable funds. Your fund will be commingled with our other funds and managed professionally. Its assets will grow over time. You and your family and colleagues are encouraged to continue giving to the fund to help it grow even more. Grants will be awarded from your fund to support local nonprofit organizations, in accordance with your interests.

Like all community foundations, we are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in knowing our community’s needs. We go beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities: we also identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help our region prepare for the future.

It’s for these reasons that community foundations represent one of the fastest growing areas of philanthropy. When charitably minded people like you seek suitable ways to give, we can help you make a difference. Since 1991, area residents have been turning to the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern “improving the quality of life in Noble County.”

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds, known as endowment funds, that help our region meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds. We then use the distributions to award several hundred-thousand dollars in grants each year to many of the humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations in this remarkable region we call home.

Contact the Foundation

Noble County Community Foundation
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier, IN 46767


Phone: 260.894.3335
Fax: 260.894.9020