2014 Grants Awarded

Grants awarded in 2014

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Grant!Big Brothers Big Sisters (4)
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters for $3,500 to assisting with implementing the School Buddies program in Noble County. School Buddies program is designed to encourage academic engagement and positive youth development. School Buddies mentor matches meet in elementary schools for weekly one-hour lunch periods.

Pictured presenting the gift is Val Hague Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. Board President and accepting the gift is Elaina Dunn BBBS Grants Manager.

 

 

Early Childhood Alliance (4)

Early Childhood Alliance Receives Grant!
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Early Childhood Alliance for $4,500 to assist with the cost of implementing the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program in Noble County. Parents as Teachers Program models parenting skills and teaches parents about their child’s developmental stages and accompanying skill development. PAT engages parents in nurturing their child’s growth and development. PAT primarily serves families with limited English proficiency (Spanish-speaking), low income, parents with low levels of education, or single parents.

Pictured accepting the gift is Tricia Willard ECA PAT Program Manager and presenting the gift is Margarita White Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. Program Director.

 

West Noble Middle School Receives Grant!WNMS 8th (3)
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to West Noble Middle School 8th grade for $730.19 to assist with the cost of purchasing The Last Train books for a Holocaust study with 8th grade students. Two hundred 8th graders will participate in this study of the Holocaust doing research, poetry analysis, memoir study, and non-fiction writing. The culmination of this project is a Holocaust museum in which students display their projects for the community.

Pictured accepting the gift are WNMS 8th grade teachers Ashley Libben, Alicia Bartlett, and Connie Pipher and presenting the gift is Vickie Truelove Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. /Community Initiatives member.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana Receives Grant!Habitat for Humanity (3)
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana for $2,500 to assist with the Brush with Kindness program in Noble County. These funds will assist 25 Noble County families. This program will focus on exterior home repair services such as painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, and exterior clean-up.

Pictured presenting the gift is Val Hague Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. Board President and accepting the gift is Marianne Stanley Habitat for Humanity Northeast Indiana Executive Director.

 

West Noble Middle School Receives Grant!WNMS 7th (3)
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to West Noble Middle School 7th grade for $1,441.27 to assist with the cost of purchasing 35 copies each of They Stood Alone; Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Kids With Courage; Dare to Dream. All 200 7th graders will read these 4 books. Through the reading, discussing, and writing about the individuals presented in the texts the hope is that the students will find true “heroes” and witness examples of what an individual can achieve. Students will gain understanding of cultural differences and the issues that prejudice and poverty play in determining life among different populations.

Pictured accepting the gift is Dixie Kreager WNMS Literacy Coordinator and presenting the gift is Vickie Truelove Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. /Community Initiatives member.

 

Otis R. Bowen Center Receives Grant!Otis R  Bowen Center July 2014 (3)
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Otis R. Bowen Center for $2,000 to assist with the Autism Program for Noble County. The programming is designed to meeting the needs of families dealing with the effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Pictured accepting the gift is Barbara Terry Program Manager Bowen Center and presenting the gift is Jerry Nesbitt NCCF/Community Initiatives member.

 

West Noble Primary Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization,      Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to West Noble Primary for $2,110 to subsidize the cost of materials and supplies needed for a study of the Australian culture.   Students will learn about the various aspects of the Australian culture such as: people, lifestyle, map/terrain, traditions, animals, school, food, music, and art.

Pictured accepting the gift are (front l to r) Teegan Clouse, Lydia Gow, Alexa Silva, (holding check) Stefany Dominguez and Jovany Castaneda, (back row) Mrs. Pruitt, Miss Golden, Lucy Martin, Janet Escareno, Dayana Guzman-Lopez, Marcella Storms, Mrs. Hicks and Jerry Nesbitt NCCF Community Initiatives member.

 

 

 

Lemmon-Rupert Endowment Fund Assists Central Noble Food Pantry

The Lemmon-Rupert Endowment Fund held at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded the Central Noble Food Pantry a gift of $5,000 to assist with the replenishment of food items that were destroyed by a recent fire at the pantry.  Pictured are Karen Lemmon food pantry volunteer, Ben Lemmon fund representative and Bonnie Brownell.  Ben’s wife Martha was one of the individuals that started the pantry in a closet at the Noble House in 1994.  “Ben and Martha have been a true blessing and this is a true blessing for our pantry”, stated Bonnie Brownell, pantry president.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization,       Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana for $4,000 to subsidize the cost of services to Noble County residents. Cancer Services provides information and referral, durable medical equipment, health supplies, financial assistance, transportation assistance, nutrition education and supplies, massage and exercise therapy, and wigs and turbans.  This program is designed to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens placed on a family during a health crisis.

Pictured accepting the gift is Stacey Stumpf Director of Marketing and Development for Cancer Services and Jerry Nesbitt NCCF Community Initiatives, Inc. Vice President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization,        Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House for $2,000 to subsidize the cost of providing Hope House services to Noble County families. The Hope House provides temporary, minimal-cost lodging to families along with food, comfort, hope, and emotional support whose child are receiving medical care at any Fort Wayne hospital.

 

Pictured accepting the gift is Andrew Gritzmaker Hope House Executive Director and Jerry Nesbitt NCCF Community Initiatives, Inc. Vice President.

 

 

 

 

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization,       Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. for $10,000 to assist with the Farm Wagon services to Noble County. The Farm Wagon is the Community Harvest delivery system which delivers fruits, vegetables and perishables to needy people living in low-income areas, including three sites in Noble County.

 

Pictured accepting the gift is Steve Corona Resource Development Officer for Community Harvest and Linda Speakman-Yerick NCCF Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

 

American Diabetes Association Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to American Diabetes Association for $2,150 to assist with the cost of Noble County children with diabetes attending a weeklong camp at Camp John Warvel the summer of 2014. This camp empowers children to independently manage their disease. Children enjoy activities at camp in a fun, safe and educational environment along with others who share their same struggles.

Pictured accepting the gift is Janell Love Associate Director for American Diabetes Association and Margarita White NCCF Program Director.

 

 

 

LEAP of Noble County, Inc. Receives Grant!

The Dow Corning Community Fund held at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded LEAP of Noble County a grant of $1,000 to support the Kendallville Learning Center tutoring program. LEAP provides Noble County families and individuals with the power of literacy and the skills that promote lifelong success. Pictured is accepting the gift is Kristen Johnson, LEAP’s fund development manager and representing Dow Corning, Bob Crosby manufacturing engineer manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. John’s Lutheran School Receives Grant!

The Dow Corning Community Fund held at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded St. John’s Lutheran School a grant of $2,100 to support the Lego League Club. The club promotes friendly cooperation while teaching team members research skills, presentation skills, problem solving skills, community awareness, and computer programming.

 

Pictured is accepting the gift is Tim Walz, St. John’s School Principal and representing Dow Corning, Anne Tipple HR Generalist.

 

 

 

 

 

Drug Free Noble County, Inc. Receives Grant!

The Dow Corning Community Fund held at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. recently awarded Drug Free Noble County, Inc. a grant of $500 for general operating support. Drug Free Noble County exists to educate, prevent, reduce the numbers of individual’s using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, encourage healthy lifestyles, and coordinate a comprehensive approach to eliminate drugs in Noble County. DFNC’s mission is to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, primarily among youth in Noble County through education, enforcement, treatment, prevention, and coordination with other agencies.

 

Pictured is accepting the gift is Rebecca Calhoun, DFNC Executive Director and representing Dow Corning, Mike Bruce Plant Controller.

 

 

 

Northeastern Indiana CASA, Inc. Receives Grants!

The Northeastern Indiana CASA, Inc. recently received two grants the first from the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. for $5,000. The second was from the Dow Corning Community Fund held at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. for $2,000. The funds were for general operating support of the CASA organization. The CASA program recruits, carefully screens, trains and supervises volunteers to provide a voice for powerless children involved in judicial proceedings due to abuse or neglect.  CASA volunteers provide the Courts with an objective uninvolved third party perspective of what is occurring in the child’s life and what the child’s wishes are.

 

Pictured is accepting the gifts is Kristi Bachman, CASA Executive Director and representing Dow Corning, Anne Tipple HR Generalist.

 

 

West Noble High School Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to West Noble High School for $7,000 to assist with the cost of building a functioning greenhouse for classroom purposes.  The greenhouse would be used in the Horticulture Pathway for Career and Technical Education and incorporate all classroom problem solving areas from production methods, business management, to experimental led projects for advanced student learning.

 

Pictured presenting the gift is Julie Buttgen NCCF/Community Initiatives member and accepting the gift is Dr. Greg Baker WNHS Principal.

 

 

 

Central Noble Community School Corporation Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Central Noble Community School Corporation for $3,800 to assist with the cost of implementing the Character Counts 4.0 program at both the Central Noble middle school and high school. The program will promote the six pillars of character. Throughout the year students will be participating in lessons in character education, activities, and two community days where students will be providing service in Albion.

 

Pictured presenting the gift is Jerry Nesbitt NCCF/Community Initiatives member and accepting the gift is Shawn Hoover and Ashley Vice from Central Noble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana Receives Grant!

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana for $3,000 to assist with the Economics for Success program in Noble County schools.

 

Pictured presenting the gift is Julie Buttgen NCCF/Community Initiatives member and accepting the gift is Jana Miller JA volunteer and Maureen Shippy JA Development Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact the Foundation

Noble County Community Foundation
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier, IN 46767


Phone: 260.894.3335
Fax: 260.894.9020