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2nd Annual Philanthropy Awards & CFMC Annual Report Now Available - Monday, August 31, 2015

Nominate Individuals & Groups for a 2015 Philanthropy Award

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for the 2nd Annual Philanthropy Awards beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

The CFMC is also happy to announce that the 2014 annual report is now available online. Donors and community supporters will be able to find a wealth of information on 2014 grants, scholarships and events, as well as donor profiles and a highlight of the inaugural 2014 Philanthropy Awards Dinner.

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Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Designation Earned CFMC Executive Director - Friday, August 07, 2015
Ed Kominowski, CFMC Executive Director, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The CAP program provides professionals in the non-profit and financial services fields with the knowledge and tools needed to help clients reach their charitable giving objectives, while also helping them meet their estate planning and wealth management goals.  read more ...
John Phipps of U.S. Farm Report & Farm Journal to Speak Farmers Breakfast Aug 4 - Monday, July 20, 2015

Click the video above to watch a recap of our day at the Morgan County Fair!
Full video of Mr. Phipps' talk is available here.

Morgan County farmers and business owners are invited to enjoy a free meal, great conversation, and an engaging talk with John Phipps at the Seventh 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 4. Speaking this year will be John Phipps of the U.S. Farm Report and the Farm Journal magazine.

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Mt. Olive Manufacturing Supports Link Space Science Institute STEM Program - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Mt. Olive Manufacturing owners, Steve and Lisa Langley today announced their support for the Link Space Science Institute STEM program. The Langley’s donation of $10,000 was the first donation made to help establish a fund to be administered through the Community Foundation of Morgan County. Steve Langley, a Mooresville native and President of Mt. Olive Manufacturing said, “It is our hope, that Morgan County students become more involved in science, technology, and engineering studies. We feel, this newly formed Link Observatory Space Science Institute will offer a very unique experience that may inspire the next generation of scientist and engineers." read more ...
CFMC Grant Cycle Opens August 3rd - Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Do you have an innovate program that will make an impact on our Morgan County community?

On Monday, August 3, the 2015-2016 CFMC Arts & Matching Grant Program will begin accepting online applications, through Friday, August 28. The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. offers arts and matching grants. Matching grants require that the grant applicant must raise an amount at least equal to what they ask for on their application. Arts grants require no matching funds. In 2014, the CFMC distributed nearly $30,000 in grants to local, community based non-profit organizations.

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Kendrick Foundation & CFMC Move Mooresville Office - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Office at 11 West Main St. will serve as the Mooresville location of the CFMC and primary office of the Kendrick Foundation.11 West Main St. in Mooresville will soon serve as the primary location for the Kendrick Foundation and the Mooresville location for the CFMC.

After upgrades, networking, and furnishings have been completed in August the new office will open to the public and hours will be 9-4pm, Monday-Friday, and by appointment.

An open house will be announced in the near future so the Kendrick Foundation may welcome the community to the new office, located in downtown Mooresville at 11 West Main Street. More details will be announced once they become available.

Please contact the CFMC before heading to the Mooresville office to ensure that it will be open this month. read more ...

CFMC Hires New Director of Gift Planning - Friday, June 12, 2015

Chris Oganowski, CFMC Director of Gift PlanningThe Community Foundation of Morgan County has announced that Chris Oganowski will be joining the staff of the CFMC as the new director of gift planning. With nearly twenty years of experience as a development professional, Oganowski is passionate about fundraising, as well as community and relationship building.

“Chris has brought significant experience in major and annual gift development to us, which will allow the CFMC to continue evolving with the county’s needs,” said Ed Kominowski, CFMC Executive Director. “Our board of directors and staff are excited to have her join us in service to the Morgan County community.”

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Congratulations 2015 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholars & Finalists - Friday, June 05, 2015
Lilly Endowment to Match Support of Morgan County Community Projects - Thursday, March 19, 2015
Donors to the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) can now support nearly 30 community programs and projects as part of the $1 million matching grant from the Lilly Endowment. These funds will be eligible for a $.50-for-$1 match. Existing endowments held at the CFMC will continue to receive the $0.50 match on the dollar. Examples of these funds include the Indiana Hearing Health Foundation, the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA and the Morgan County Historical Preservation Society, among many others. Gifts to the CFMC’s grant making program will be matched $1-for-$1. Last year the CFMC granted nearly $28,000, and through this matching grant program hopes to raise enough funds to increase this amount in the years to come. These grants have provided non-profit organizations that serve Morgan County residents additional support each year. read more ...
Poverty in Morgan County - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is continuing to work with local and national organizations in order to help everyone who calls Morgan County home live a life free of the effects of poverty. These efforts include the management of approximately 180 funds for local non-profits and community groups, as well as our annual impactful grant making program that has helped a number of non-profit organizations serving our community raise funds towards their ongoing services.

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2015 News Archive  
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 Awards Record-Breaking $108,040 in Scholarships
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
CFMC Grants Cycle Now Open, Applications Due September 7
- 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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