Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

Lilly Endowment Inc. Offers 2-to-1 Matching Opportunity


The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has received a major challenge grant opportunity as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. Through GIFT VII, Lilly Endowment Inc. is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities, and counties they serve.

The Community Foundation is using this matching fund opportunity to build our Community Endowment Fund. That's the fund that contains our pool of flexible, unrestricted money that allows us to be nimble in addressing critical needs in our community.

From now through December 31, 2020, Lilly Endowment Inc. will match all gifts to our Community Endowment Fund with two dollars for every dollar we receive, up to $500,000. In other words, if we raise $500,000, we’ll receive an additional $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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