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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!

  • $1 Million Match Offered Through the Community Foundation of Howard County

    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.

  • 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients Announced

    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.

  • Community Foundation of Howard County Awards Grants

    The Community Foundation of Howard County has awarded more than $149,350 in competitive grants during the first half of 2018. Read more.

  • 2018 Howard County Scholarship Recipients Announced

    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.

  • 5% Giving – An Attainable Approach to Giving

    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.

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    Martin Luther King monument in Kokomo, Indiana

    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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