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Charles A. Jones Family Community Endowment

Charles A. Jones in WW II

Year Founded

Dr. Dennis Knuth
Emily Jones Knuth

Purpose of Fund
Grants are awarded from the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment to support the changing needs and aspirations of the people in Putnam County as the years go by.

History of Fund
In 1975 Charles A. Jones (Charlie) and his wife of thirty years, Ann M. Jones, gave twenty-five acres of prime US 231 road frontage for the construction of the new Putnam County Hospital. It was then that Charlie voiced his hope that someday there would be a conduit through which other donations might flow. From this gift of land was borne the earliest idea of what a community foundation could be. Charlie and his wife both passed before they saw the fruition of their hopes with the formation of the Putnam County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to establish the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment in his memory and it is our hope, as it was Charlie’s, that for Greencastle and Putnam County, the best is yet to come.” - Emily (Jones) and Dennis M. Knuth, Eleanor and Charles Knuth, Olivia (Jones) and Lawrence C. Query, Beau Charles Query, Kathryn and Stephen Charles Jones.

Grant/Payout History 

First Grant Awarded

2012: $264.91

Most Recent Grant Award

2017: $1,045.08

Total Grant Awards:


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