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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 received a grant of $1 million 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.
Meredith Middleton and Ryan Keller have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Community Foundation of Howard County 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Meredith, daughter of Michael and Monica Middleton, is a Eastern High School student. Ryan, son of Zachary Keller and Elizabeth Wohlford, is a Eastern High School student.
The Community Foundation of Howard County recognized the accomplishments of the other five finalists with $1,500 scholarships. They are Audia Anders, Taylor High School; Grace Guerre, Northwestern High School; Jack Johnson, Eastern High School; Kristina Standish, Eastern High School; and Claire Wallace, Northwestern High School. Read more.
The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded $184,129 in competitive grants during the second half of 2018. Combined with the first half total of $149,358, this brings the total of competitive grants awarded to more than $333,400 for the year. Read more.
Through the Community Foundation of Howard County, 178 scholarships and renewals from 60 scholarship funds have been awarded to Howard County students with an approximate value of $468,160, including the two Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. 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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