September 2019
Greetings!          
2019 Annual Meeting Reflection
Our mission statement is simple: connecting people who care with needs that matter to the community. It’s not every day that we at the Community Foundation get to see our mission come to life, but this year’s annual meeting was a wonderful living example. I watched our local Steuben County nonprofit representatives share ideas and challenges with community members, business leaders, and other nonprofits. I saw some of our longtime donors making connections with other generous individuals, learning about other ways they give back to the community. It was a joy to see almost 100 individuals gathered to celebrate the generosity of Steuben County!

The $300,000 in grants that we distributed at our annual meeting all came from funds at SCCF that donors established specifically to support their favorite nonprofits year after year. This was just one piece of the $1.8 million in grants that SCCF distributed, all of which happens when we are able to share the needs of our nonprofits with individuals and businesses who want to make a difference.
 
We couldn’t have hosted this meeting without the help of Trine University and our favorite youth philanthropy group, FIST .

Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 Annual Meeting possible, and for allowing SCCF to continue to connect people who care with the needs that really do matter. 

Jennifer Danic
SCCF President and CEO
Representatives from 30 nonprofit organizations serving Steuben County gathered to receive their annual designated fund grant checks at SCCF's annual meeting.
Angola Parks and Recreation Summer Recreation Program
This summer, staff from the Angola Parks and Recreation department were busy playing games, taking field trips, and enjoying pizza with an average of 80 kids each week. They offered supervised recreation and equipment for sports activities, so kids could learn how to play soccer, baseball, basketball, football, along with yard games. They also scheduled field trips and held indoor activities for rainy days. Best of all, this program was free for all the children to attend. In addition to offering a safe environment and a wide variety of activities for kids to get outdoors, this prog ram helped encourage positive behavior by giving out a weekly award to a few participants who showed great attitudes and improvement during their time at camp. Nina Burlingame, Events and Marketing Coordinator at Angola Parks and Recreation, explained, "We feel that doing things like this keeps up moral, nips bad behavior in the bud, and also gives are students something to strive for."

In addition to the support of local volunteers and other businesses, this program was supported by grants from the SCCF Spirit of Community Fund, and the Hamilton, Metz, Pleasant Lake, and Helmer Community Funds at SCCF.
2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
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Applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are due at the SCCF office by 4:30pm on Friday, September 13th.

This is a four-year, full tuition scholarship available for a graduating Steuben County senior to attend any Indiana public or private college or university, along with a $900 annual stipend for books, fees, and materials. See guidelines on our website at  www.steubenfoundation.org .


Welcome, Naomi!
This month, SCCF welcomed Naomi Gollmer, a senior at Trine University working as our Fall 2019 Marketing Intern. Naomi is helping with the promotion of SCCF's general scholarship cycle, which opens November 1 and closes January 31. If you know a high school senior or someone who is going back to college, they can keep up with scholarship news and see Naomi's work at @sccfscholarship on Instagram and Twitter. Naomi is also working on the 2019 Nonprofit Wish List, which will be unveiled on Giving Tuesday. 
Nonprofit Spotlight
Check out this month's nonprofit spotlight, featuring Friends of Pokagon! This story was shared in our August Nonprofit Newsletter.
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to thank the individuals, families, and organizations who generously made donations in August 2019.  Your support is appreciated!
Donations can be made:
 Online through the Donate Now button
Mailed to 1701 N Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703
Or brought into the office Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Randy White, Chair
Julie Troyer, Vice-Chair
Adam Miller, Secretary
Doug Bomba, Treasurer
Kathy Armstrong
Craig Burkholder
Dave Goodwin
Pam Harger
Jim Ingledue
Brenda Shipe
Chris Snyder
Kayla Warren
Staff  
President & CEO

Office Manager 

Program Officer

Communications Director
Steuben County Nonprofits
SCCF publishes a monthly Nonprofit Newsletter with information about grants, fundraising, and upcoming trainings. Also, check out our nonprofit directory for a listing of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving Steuben County.
2019 Endowment Book
Click Here   to see a copy of the Endowment Funds administered by SCCF. Updated May 2019.

Notary Public
 The Steuben County Community Foundation has a Notary Public on staff.
Contact   Sandy Ferrell  for details
Philanthropy Quote of the Month:
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
 -Karl Barth


The Steuben County Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the  National Standards for US Community Foundations.