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The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. 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!
The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded $82,475 in competitive grants during the second half of 2017. Combined with the first half total of $107,839, this brings the total of competitive grants awarded to more than $190,300 for the year. Read more.
Jacob Ashburn and Katelyn Dowden have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Community Foundation of Howard County's 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Jacob, son of Amy Neiheisel and Damon Ashburn, is a Kokomo High School student. Katelyn, daughter of Matthew and Shannon Dowden, is a Kokomo High School student.
The Community Foundation of Howard County recognized the accomplishments of the other four finalists with $1,000 scholarships. They include Megan Everett, from Eastern High School, daughter of Thomas and Monica Everett; Megan Osman, from Northwestern High School, daughter of Gary and Shanan Osman; Peyton Tracy, from Taylor High School, son of Julie Tracy and Mark Tracy; and Jan Wasmuth, from Northwestern High School, daughter of James and Gwenn Wasmuth. Read more.
Howard County's current net worth is $3.57 billion. Over the next 50 years, Howard County is expected to transfer $3.5 billion to the next generation. If everyone gave 5 percent to the Community Foundation, total grantmaking would increase $2.58 million per year. Watch the video to learn the impact on Howard County.
A memorial monument and statue has been constructed in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the corner of Apperson Way and North Lafountain St., Kokomo, Ind. Fundraising efforts are underway. Donations are now being accepted for this project. Commemorative bricks for a walkway at the memorial are $100.
How to Donate
Online: Select 'Give Now' from this page. In the comment section, designate the MLK Memorial.
By Mail: Send donations to the Community Foundation of Howard County, 215 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901, or to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, P.O. Box 161, Kokomo, IN 46903-0161. Make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Howard County and designate MLK Memorial in the memo line.
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