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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.

Reporter Times

The Haven Youth Center Creates Art About Happiness

Local artist Suzane Lawler shows the Haven youth how to plan a poster using their "Happiness is..." phrases at an art class in mid April.
Photo credit: Emily Metheny

What is happiness?

The children at The Haven Youth Center can help you answer this question thanks to the help of a Community Foundation Art Grant.

Got Grain? 3 Tips for Making Charitable Gifts of Grain

Corn fields outside of Monrovia, Indiana. Photo Credit: Danie M. Becknell

The harvest is coming, and there is a way to not only benefit your local community by donating a portion of your crop, but also to receive valuable tax-saving benefits. As the Communications Officer for the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) I have seen the impact charitable donations make on our community. Your gift allows you to make a lasting difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors through the CFMC's Impact Grants program, scholarships, or a donor advised fund -- The options are limitless, and it's all up to you.* What has prompted me to share this with you besides the growth of our summer crops? I am currently enrolled in one of Northwestern University's social marketing courses through Coursera, and I can't think of a better way to test these new skills than working with our local farmers.