January 2021
Steuben County COVID-19 Vaccine Grant
The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund, a collaboration between Steuben County Community Foundation and Steuben County United Way, has awarded a $30,000 grant to support county-wide vaccination efforts. Currently, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital is responsible for vaccinating medical professionals in phase 1A of vaccine distribution. The Disaster Response Fund grant to Cameron will help with the cost of the setup for Steuben County's vaccine site at the event center. As the state progresses through vaccine phases, Cameron and the Steuben County Health Department will continue to collaborate on this impressive effort.

“Cameron is grateful to the Steuben County Community Foundation for their continued support,” said Connie McCahill, President and CEO of Cameron. “The fight against COVID-19 has been a long and laborious one, but community partners such as the Community Foundation and Board of Health have helped us carry the load. Each entity is living out our missions through this work and our community is more connected and collaborative as a result.”  

This recent grant brings the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund to a total of more than $271,000 in grants distributed to 28 local nonprofit organizations for COVID-19 relief. In 2020, the fund distributed grants to a wide variety of local organizations, including a handful of matching grants to boost community fundraising efforts after many events were canceled. In September 2020, SCCF hosted a Year-end and Digital Fundraising workshop, and the disaster response fund allocated up to $2,000 per participating 501(c)(3) nonprofit for unrestricted matching grants to help their year-end fundraising efforts.

The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund reopened its grant application on January 1, 2021. The committee will now begin reviewing additional COVID-19 relief grant applications from Steuben County nonprofits as well as regional nonprofits that serve our community. More details are available at www.steubenfoundation.org/COVID19.
Donor Advised Fund Grants
Dave and Ellen Ballinger established a donor-advised fund at SCCF in 2006. As SCCF's founding board president, Dave played a key role in understanding what a community foundation is and rallying the Steuben County community around creating one in 1991. Thousands of people in Steuben County have been impacted by SCCF's work since then.

Dave passed away in 2015 after serving a total of 13 years on the SCCF board. Today, Ellen Ballinger continues this legacy of supporting the community, making a difference through this donor-advised fund. In 2020, the David E. and Ellen M. Ballinger fund awarded three grants to TLC House Indiana, Steuben County Council on Aging, and the Cancer Services of Steuben County fund. When asked about the grants, Ellen shared, "I picked these three organizations because the money stays in Steuben County to help with local needs. Having this fund is a great way to give back to the community."

This is one of many ways donors can leave a legacy through SCCF. For more information about other funds and giving opportunities, check out our website at www.steubenfoundation.org/funds.

Pictured is Ellen Ballinger with SCCF President and CEO, Jennifer Danic, standing in front of the David E. Ballinger Boardroom at the SCCF office in August 2020.
Impact Grant
Steuben County Community Foundation awarded its first impact grant in November. This grant to Easterseals RISE in partnership with the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation is part of SCCF's new multi-year grant cycle for collaborative, innovative, sustainable projects. The two organizations are working together to offer a Pre-Manufacturing Academy. The academy will provide technical training to help both Steuben County jobseekers and local employers. Easterseals RISE will assess individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to match them with potential job training paths. The EDC will host the training academy and work with manufacturers to provide relevant training. SCCF's initial grant helps Easterseals RISE and the EDC to secure additional funding for the program and begin the initial phases of launching.

Jennifer Danic, President and CEO at SCCF, shared, "SCCF is excited to support this collaborative project to help people and businesses in Steuben County. We look forward to seeing Easterseals RISE and the Steuben County EDC work together on this new initiative."
SCCF Update
Heads up! The SCCF Scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching. All application materials must be submitted through SCCF's online application portal by January 31, 2021 at 4:30pm. Scholarships are open to Steuben County high school seniors as well as residents who are returning to college after graduation or receiving their GED/HSE. More information is available at www.steubenfoundation.org/scholarships.
Our 2020 Annual Report is now available. Check out these stories of generous donors and dedicated community members who are making a difference in Steuben County. Click here to download a PDF of the annual report. You can also check out the annual report on our website here.
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to thank the individuals, families, and organizations who generously made donations in December 2020Your 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
Adam Miller, Vice-Chair
Kayla Warren, Treasurer
Chris Snyder, Secretary
Kathy Armstrong
Brevin Bennett
Doug Bomba
Craig Burkholder
Pam Harger
Rob Moreland
Brenda Shipe
Dr. Bill Stitt
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
Check out the list of 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:
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”
-Amelia Earhart

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