After her parents’ death, Jane Merchant established the Joseph and Virginia Smalley Fund to honor her parents. They were admired educators. She established the fund to keep their memory alive and to benefit the community. Learn more about why she’s so passionate about the Community Foundation and how she’s seen it impact her local Grant County community. 

The one thing that outlives us all is the legacy we leave behind. Call us to find out how you can join those who have already given through the Community Foundation using their wills, trusts, & estate plans. Your life isn’t generic. Your legacy shouldn’t be either.

Watch the video below to find out how you too can leave your legacy in Grant County. 

When you know that special someone who has just everything, what can you give them to make them feel extra special? Make a donation in their honor to a fund at the Community Foundation. It’s a great way to say ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations on your promotion’, or ‘Way to go, you made the Honor Roll’!

Who, disguised as an average everyday non-profit in a small Midwest county fights the unending battle for truth, justice, and the American way?  Yeah, it’s us…the Community Foundation of Grant County.  We’re not faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but we can do lots of other impressive things.

In July 2014, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the statewide challenge grant to community foundations, totaling $66 million, with incentives that included matching dollars.

This matching opportunity was the sixth phase of the Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative for Indiana community foundations. The GIFT initiative was designed to help local Indiana communities develop the philanthropic capacity to address their own needs and challenges.

A small group of people came together to help our most important asset, our children.  It was an amazing mission, a community-wide effort, and an investment in the future of Grant County.  We achieved what we set out to do thanks to you.