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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!

  • 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients Announced

    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.

  • Video Wishing Hilda Burns A Happy Retirement

    View a video of several Foundation supporters and friends sharing memories and wishing Hilda and her family well on her retirement from the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties.

  • Community Foundation of Howard County Announces Leadership Transistion

    Hilda Burns, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County, has announced her plans to retire.

    The Foundation Board of Directors has announced that Greg Aaron has been named president of the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties, beginning July 1, 2017.  Burns will remain on staff until the end of the year to support the transition. 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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