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#GivingTuesday: What you need to know about crowdfunding

#GivingTuesday Morgan County Christmas Assistance Program

Last year, Morgan County came together and raised more than $12,000 for families in need on Giving Tuesday. This effort would not have been possible without crowdfunding.

This year, we want to raise even more for Morgan County families in need! Crowdfunding has become a far greater fundraising success than anticipated when it first began to appear in the mid-2000s.

2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalists

Garrett Fehrman, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist
Garrett Fehrman, 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist at the
2016 Morgan County Philanthropy Dinner

The Community Foundation of Morgan County received a record breaking number of applications this fall for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. From the 75 applicants, six Morgan County high school seniors have been chosen as 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists. These finalists will be honored for their achievements on Thursday, November 3rd at the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Dinner held at the South Central Indiana – REMC in Martinsville.

2016 Philanthropy Award Nominations Now Open

Nominate a Community Leader for a Philanthropy Award

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.

New Funds at the Community Foundation of Morgan County

We are proud to welcome three new funds to the CFMC Family! Please join us in welcoming:
  • Morgan County Fallen Officers Memorial Fund
  • Project Kindness Fund
  • Phillip and Carol McAteer Education Endowment Fund

USDA Agricultural Grants

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We were pleased to host Christi Southerland from Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources. An expert in agricultural grant writing and grant administration, Christi shared information on two USDA grant programs available to farmers in Morgan County:

Guest Article: County Plans to Tackle Unhealthy Trends

by Bryan Ault

When the CFMC Executive Director, Ed Kominowski, returned to Morgan County two years ago from a job in Florida, he met with Shay Dawson, the director of Bradford Woods. Dawson gave Kominowski a tour of the property off Ind. 67, which sees more than 20,000 guests per year, 800 children with disabilities or chronic illnesses and 5,000 elementary school children.

The two had lunch and sparked a conversation about reversing the area’s unhealthy trends.

“We both shared a passion for helping the community, especially the kids and families of Morgan County,” Dawson said.

“People have a view of Bradford Woods and know that it exists, but it’s not something that most people go or have access to every day,” Kominowski said.

The Pediatric Health Institute at Bradford Woods was born out of that conversation...  READ MORE at the Reporter Times.

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