May 2020
SCCF Forms Funding Partnership with United Way of Steuben County
As two community funders supporting nonprofits affected by COVID-19, SCCF and SCUW have formed a funding partnership to more efficiently coordinate our disaster response grantmaking. This recently received a boost from a $200,000 grant made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Steuben County United Way is a member. That brings the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund to a total of $325,000 in available grant dollars that have been raised by our community, SCCF, and SCUW to support COVID-19 relief efforts for Steuben County nonprofits.

Nonprofits can find grant guidelines and a link to the application at Contact SCCF or SCUW with questions about applying. A joint committee with volunteers from both boards will review requests for funding from Steuben County nonprofits.

If you would like to provide support for the nonprofits in need, you may support the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund at SCCF, or donate directly to the organization of your choice. Contact the SCCF office to learn about how 20 Steuben County nonprofits have been impacted by COVID-19.
A Note from Jennifer
I hope this newsletter finds you well as we all adjust to a new world. When the scope of this global pandemic became apparent in mid-March, the Steuben County Community Foundation board of directors made some quick and important decisions. Emergency bylaws were drafted and approved allowing the board to efficiently conduct business. The SCCF staff was uprooted nearly overnight and now are working from multiple corners of the community. We have transitioned all of our work to a (temporarily) remote operation and will continue as long as necessary. This means that scholarships are being processed, grants are being paid, and we're hard at work to connect generous donors with important community needs. We look forward to seeing you again at the SCCF office once we reopen in Stage 4 of Governor Holcom b's Back on Track Indiana plan, currently scheduled for June 15.

Youth Philanthropists Spread Joy
With schools canceled, SCCF's youth pod, FIST, had to cancel their remaining in person meetings for the rest of the school year. However, they haven't let that stop them from serving their community. Meeting via Zoom and coordinating by text, Snapchats, and emails, and more, FIST has found a few ways to respond to the community's needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. FIST utilized some remaining grant dollars to provide $150 grants to 15 organizations in Steuben County who provide key services to community members. The students also sewed masks and sent cards to share joy and appreciation for healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, grocery store employees, and the many generous people who are supporting our community.

You can hear directly from the FIST members themselves in the video below.
Nonprofit Training Moves Online
When we scheduled a nonprofit training on mental health and wellness with Steuben County Purdue Extension, we didn't anticipate it would take place in the midst of a pandemic. However, we continue to see community partners rise to the challenge of pivoting to provide high quality information in a new way. Though our April workshop was held online via Zoom video conferencing, nonprofit leaders were still able to interact with each other and learn about creating gratitude journals and vision boards to find clarity and prioritize.

In June and July, SCCF will host three workshops on grant proposal writing with the expertise of Dr. Kelly Trusty of TruTech Design. Nonprofits can register for these workshops on our website at
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to thank the individuals, families, and organizations who generously made donations in February, March and April 2020. 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
Rob Moreland
Brenda Shipe
Chris Snyder
Dr. Bill Stitt
Kayla Warren
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.
2020 Donor Established Funds Book
Click Here   to learn about the donor established funds administered by SCCF. Updated May 2020.

Notary Public
 The Steuben County Community Foundation has a Notary Public on staff.
Contact   Sandy Ferrell  for details
Philanthropy Quote of the Month:
“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
 -Booker T. Washington

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