The Putnam County Community Foundation is excited to announce an incredible matching opportunity for donors made possible by a $750,000 grant from Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VIII program (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow). The GIFT VIII matching grant funds allow Indiana community foundations to:

  • Grow their financial resources to promote long-term viability and sustainability;
  • Further strengthen their leadership capabilities; and
  • Develop and implement strategic programs, projects, and initiatives that enhance their communities’ quality of life.
With this in mind, PCCF has made changes to our named unrestricted funds. These flexible, discretionary funds will now be called Community Impact funds to better exemplify their purpose. However, these funds will continue to function as they have before.
While resources remain available, gifts made to a new or existing Community Impact fund which provides PCCF’s grantmaking dollars will be matched $2 for every $1 given before December 31, 2025. A list of existing funds which are eligible for this matching program can be found below and donations can easily be made online

Is a Community Impact fund a good fit for me?

Many donors who want to leave a lasting legacy choose to establish a Community Impact fund. These donors are passionate about giving back to Putnam County and ensuring they leave a mark of their own on future generations. Their generous gifts are invested alongside other Community Impact funds, and their earnings fuel PCCF’s grants programs. Donors who establish a Community Impact fund may choose to continue to give to their fund throughout their lifetime or create a planned gift as part of their estate.

During the GIFT VIII matching grant period, the minimum gift to open a new Community Impact fund is $5,000 (usually $12,500). The initial gift can come in the form of cash, stocks or other investments, qualified minimum distribution from your IRA, or the sale proceeds of real estate or grain. One or more individuals or families may establish a fund together to reach the minimum gift amount.

To establish a new Community Impact fund, please contact Neysa Meyer

Community Grants Endowment

Aiden Beadles Community Endowment

Al and Joan Tucker Family Endowment

Art Evans Family Fund

Ascena Retail Group Community Endowment

Aura May Durham Community Endowment

Bohmer Family Fund

Charles A. Jones Family Endowment

Cunningham Family Community Endowment

David and Susan Murray Community Endowment

David C. and Teresa L. Masten Community Endowment

DePauw University Community Endowment

Donna Draper Welter and William J. Welter Family Endowment

Ed and Ellie Ypma Community Endowment

Edith I. Browning First Christian Church Endowment

Ella Ingram and James Luzar Community Endowment

First National Bank Community Endowment

Frank Hutcheson Family Community Endowment

Howard Moore Fund

Jinsie Scott Bingham Community Endowment

John and Marilynn Sturgeon Family Endowment

John and Rea Zeiner Family Endowment

Katelyn Brooke Neureiter Memorial Endowment

Katherine A. Newkirk Community Endowment

Keith Berry Family Farm Community Endowment

Kenneth J. and Jacquelyn A. Eitel Community Endowment

Knaul Cope Community Endowment

Lyon Family Fund

Mary Frances Fuller Community Endowment

Mary Louise Miller Philanthropic Fund

Maxine Callender Community Endowment

McDonald’s/Jedele Enterprises Endowment

Meyer Family Community Endowment

Morris-Ensley Family Endowment

Nancy J. Davis & Robert V. Robinson Community Endowment

Neil and Michele Irwin Family Endowment

North Salem State Bank Fund

Old National Fund

Phillip and Susan Gick Endowment

Richard A. and Christina M. Bittles Community Endowment

Rokicki Cunningham Insurance Endowment

Sally H. Gray Community Endowment

Sanford and Irene Romine Family Endowment

Schendel Family Community Endowment

Schlatter Family Community Endowment

Stuart Fabe and Marla Helton Endowment

Susan & Gary Lemon Community Endowment

Thomas W. and Delores J. Crews Endowment

Todd & Suzanne Masten Family Endowment

Vicki L. and David C. Archer Community Endowment

West Central Veterinary Services Community Endowment

100 Plus Men Community Endowment

100 Women Who Care Putnam County Endowment

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