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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!

  • 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Victoria Combs and Elizabeth Foesch have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Community Foundation of Howard County's 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Victoria, daughter of David and Lois Combs, is a Northwestern High School student. Elizabeth, daughter of Mark and Jane Foesch, is a Taylor High School student.

    The Community Foundation of Howard County recognized the accomplishments of the other five finalists with $1,000 scholarships. They include Jonathan Carter, from Eastern High School, son of Dennis and Lisa Carter; Jama Claxton, from Western High School, daughter of James and Stacy Claxton; Sierra Coon, from Western High School, daughter of Bradley Coon and the late Serena Coon; Camden Hochgesang, from Northwestern High School, son of Alvin and Debra Hochgesang; and Chaitanya Modi, from Kokomo High School, son of Nileshkumar and Komal Modi. Read more.

  • Community Foundation Meets Excellence in Philanthropy Through National Standards

    The Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties recently received accreditation with the nation's highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. Read more.

  • Local Philanthropist Del Demaree Receives David Foster Award

    Celebrating 25 Years

    Long-standing supporters of the Community Foundation of Howard County gathered Oct. 20 to help the Foundation celebrate its 25th anniversary and to honor local philanthropist Del Demaree with a David Foster Award.

    "As the Foundation celebrates 25 years, this was the perfect time to honor Del with a David Foster Award," said Hilda Burns, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County. "Del and many other people in the community have contributed time, talent and treasure towards the success of the Community Foundation and Howard County." 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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