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CFMC Awards $100,063 in Impact Grants - Friday, October 14, 2016
On Monday, the Community Foundation of Morgan County Board of Directors announced the awarding of $100,063 in impact grants to area non-profit organizations. In previous years approximately $30,000 was distributed through grants to support programs within Morgan County. read more ...
Philanthropy Award Honorees Announced - Friday, October 14, 2016

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Philanthropy Awards.

  • Ruth Rusie Legacy Award – Kenny Hale, Waverly Park

  • Founders Award – Polly Amy, Raymond Blunk, and James Johnson

  • Corporate Citizen of the Year – Steve Langley, Mt. Olive Manufacturing

  • Non-Profit of the Year – Morgan County Schools of Religious Education, Inc.

  • Non-Profit Board Member of the Year – Brent Worth, Artesian Little League

  • Non-Profit Staff Member of the Year – Diana Roy, United Way of Central Indiana

  • Service Club of the Year – Martinsville Noon Lions Club

  • Volunteer of the Year – David Reddick, Morgan County Bicentennial Celebration Committee

  • Youth Volunteer of the Year – Kate Plunkett and Alexa Shrake, Morgan County Relay for Life & IU Health Morgan Cancer Center

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3rd Annual Philanthropy Award Nominations Open - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Awards Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Friday, September 30, 2016.

2016 categories include:

  • Non-Profit Staff Member of the Year
  • Non-Profit Board Member of the Year
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth* Volunteer of the Year
    *ages 18 and under
  • Non-Profit of the Year
  • Service Club or Sorority of the Year

Nominations may be submitted online, or via a Microsoft Word Document available on the event page, as well as at either office location.

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Now Open - Monday, July 18, 2016
The timeline for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program faces significant state-wide changes this year. Instead of a winter deadline, applications will be due September 1, 2016 for Morgan County high school students graduating in 2017.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for 2017 graduates are now available online at: Informational seminars will be held on August 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the CFMC’s Martinsville Office. read more ...
8th Annual Farmers Breakfast: Don Villwock to Speak - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Morgan County farmers and business leaders are invited to enjoy a free meal, great conversation, and an engaging talk with Don Villwock, Past President of Indiana Farm Bureau, at the Eighth Annual Morgan County Farmers Breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC). The event will take place in the Morgan County Beef Cattle and Sertoma Pavilion at the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2.

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Mt. Olive Manufacturing Continues Support of Link Observatory STEM programming - Friday, June 17, 2016

This week, Mt. Olive Manufacturing continued their support of Link Observatory Space Science Institute’s STEM education programing through a $5,000 gift that will help Link Observatory continue providing Discover Space programs throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Earlier this year, Link Observatory entered into a formal NASA partnership that will ensure that advanced educational programs and technologies continue to impact the minds of Central Indiana youth and adults through middle school and high school programming, as well as monthly public presentations at the Mooresville Public Library, which are followed by shuttle service to the observatory itself for viewing of the nigh time sky, weather permitting. Click here to read the blog post.

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$50,000 Local Challenge Match - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An anonymous local business group will match all gifts made directly to the Community Foundation of Morgan County’s operating and impact grant funds $1-for-$1 up to $50,000. All donors now have the opportunity to support the Community Foundation of Morgan County with twice the impact!

Financial support of the Community Foundation of Morgan County helps sustain the non-profit work in the county – an effort that is accomplished together. Please contact Chris Oganowski to make a gift or find out more information about how your gift can be matched 100% today.

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$1 Million Lilly Endowment Match Met - Friday, May 27, 2016

We are excited to announce that a total of $2 million was raised through the generosity of theLilly Endowment's Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) program.

More than 1,000 people, businesses and community organizations came together during an 18-month match period to raise $1 million to match the Lilly Endowment's $1 million donation. These funds will directly impact the quality of life in Morgan County.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and many generous donors, grants in 2016 will skyrocket from an average of $30,000 to $125,000 in potential grant funds - more than the total funds granted out since 2012. $62,500 has been allocated to programming grants, with an equal $31,250 set aside for both matching grants and capacity grants. To learn more about our grants click here.

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Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Announced - Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Two Morgan County students have been named this year’s 2016 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. These scholarships are the largest awarded each year by the Community Foundation of Morgan County.

Robert “Kayden” Mathers and Madelynne Wright will each receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

In addition to Mathers and Wright, there were seven other finalists in this year’s application cycle for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Finalists included: Loran Carlton (Mooresville High School), Zoe Foote (Eminence High School), Carissa Ooley (Mooresville High School), Logan Ratts (Martinsville High School), and Tisha Townsend (Martinsville High School). All finalists will receive scholarships awarded by the board of the Community Foundation of Morgan County in honor their achievements.

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Hardly Trivial Registration Deadline & Thanks to Sponsors - Thursday, March 31, 2016

The team registration deadline for the Community Foundation of Morgan County’s third “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night is Friday, April 1st. Teams can consist of four to 10 players, with an entry fee of $100. The team with the most correct answers will receive a cash prize of $500 and second place will receive a $250 cash prize. As questions will cover a wide range of categories, the more diverse the team, the better their chance of winning.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is exceptionally grateful for generous and continuous support provided by
business, corporate, and non-profit sponsors. With the help of their sponsors the community foundation continues to fulfill their mission to be the philanthropic leader and a catalyst in order to maximize available resources within Morgan County. Hardly Trivial sponsors to date include:

  • Edward Jones
    Jenna Bennett, Financial Advisor
  • Hilliard Lyons
    Jeff Main, Sr. VP, Financial Consultant
  • Keller Office Supply
  • Key Bank
  • Morgan County Farmers’ Market
  • South Central Indiana - REMC
  • Terry’s Banquets & Catering
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On #GivingTuesday Citizens Bank to Match Donations $1-for-$1 - Thursday, November 19, 2015

This Christmas, the Community Foundation of Morgan County and Citizens Bank are teaming up to encourage Morgan County residents to reimagine how they spread joy during the season and support families during the Christmas holiday. For the first time, Giving Tuesday, a global giving phenomenon following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, will support Morgan County families county-wide via the Morgan County Christmas Assistance Program through Churches in Mission. Citizens Bank will be offering a $1-for-$1 match for every online donation made through the #GivingTuesday campaign.*

Visit the #GivingTuesday Page on our website for more information.
*up to $2,500

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2014 News Archive  
Smithville Grants $15,000 to the CFMC & the Lilly Endowment Matches - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Mt. Olive New Fund Leads the Way - Monday, December 15, 2014
Scholarship Season Begins November 24th - Thursday, November 20, 2014
PAYS Scholarships Encourages Eminence High School Freshmen to Live Tobacco Free - Friday, October 31, 2014
CFMC to Recognize Those Who Do Good in Morgan County - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CFMC Awards $27,934 in Grants To Area Non-Profits - Thursday, October 23, 2014
CFMC Names New Executive Director - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
CFMC to Host Philanthropy Dinner Nov. 6 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
2nd Annual Ride to Cure Pediatric Cancer Honors Brianna McQueen - Monday, August 18, 2014
2014 CFMC Grant Cycle Open August 1 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ron Taylor Memorial Ride Raises $5,000 - Monday, June 16, 2014
Tom Zoss to Retire this Fall: Search Opening - Saturday, June 07, 2014
CFMC Non-Traditional Scholarship Deadline Approaching - Monday, April 28, 2014
CFMC Announces 2014 Lilly Scholars - Monday, March 31, 2014
Hardly Trivial: Successful New CFMC Fundraiser - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Celebrating Community Foundations - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New CFMC Signature Fundraiser - Tuesday, February 04, 2014
CFMC Adds New Scholarships for Mooresville and Monrovia High School Students - Friday, January 17, 2014
Smithville Charitable Foundation Funds Grain Bin Entrapment Project - Friday, January 03, 2014
2013 News Archive  
Mt. Olive Manufacturing Donates $30,000 to Support Technical Education in Morgan County - Thursday, November 21, 2013
CFMC Scholarship Season Begins with New Online Application System
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
CFMC Awards $28,872 in Grants
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
CFMC Awards Record-Breaking $122,355 in Scholarships
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Mooresville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Added - Thursday, May 02, 2013
CFMC Adds New Scholarships for Martinsville High School Students Applications Due May 31 - Monday, April 29, 2013
CFMC Announces 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Recipients & Finalists - Friday, March 29, 2013
2012 News Archive  
New Endowment Match Announced
- Monday, December 17, 2012
2012-13 Scholarship Season Opens - Thursday, November 15, 2012
Third Annual Eric Pierce Memorial Softball Tournament August 18
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Centerton & Robb Hill/Beech Grove Sirens to be Installed
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
CFMC Grants Cycle Now Open, Applications Due September 7
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
CFMC Awards Record-Breaking $108,040 in Scholarships
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Quality of Life Assists Cancer Patients Through Fund at CFMC
- Monday, July 30, 2012
CFMC Hosts Farmers Breakfast & Sponsors Senior Day at Morgan County Fair
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
CFMC Reactivates Nonprofit Alliance, Adds Staff & Services
- Thursday, June 07, 2012
Ben Elo Memorial Soccer Camp Funds Local Scholarships
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
CFMC's Morgan County Antique Appraisal Fair Returns April 14
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Announcing Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalists & Recipients
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Now Available - New Cookbook Benefits Scholarship
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  A new cookbook - "Never Too Late for Another Cookbook" - features over 200 recipes from Morgan County residents. The cookbook is now available at both offices of the CFMC and at local businesses for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the "Never Too Late" Scholarship for adults 30 and over returning to school. The cookbook was created by Polly Amy and friends and features recipes from scholarship recipients, the former Hummingbird Heaven restaurant, and local residents.
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