5 Aug, 2019

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

What is a Donor Advised Fund? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable fund that allows you to optimize your giving.  This type of fund lets you make a charitable gift, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants over time.  The Community Foundation of Shelby County has been administering these types of

3 Jul, 2019

Deciding how to Give

We often sit down with individuals like you and figure out a plan that can help you give to things that matter most.  Simple questions revolving around motivation and interests helps us customize a type of fund that can carry out your intentions.  Intentions may change throughout your giving journey – your focus (cause and geography),

9 May, 2019

Inviting you to the Table

Inviting you to the Table So, who is at the table?  You!!!   Giving together has a much greater impact on the community than just having a select few individuals.  Everyone, including you, are welcome to participate in providing the driving force for “doing good” for your community. The Community Foundation of Shelby County has been

17 Apr, 2019

Collective Power of Giving

Collective Power of Giving The concept is simple, but so very powerful.  Like, many things in life, doing things together is so much more fun and meaningful then doing things alone.  Charitable giving is no different.  In today times, channeling information through the digital realm makes connecting with individuals easier.  We are more aware of

4 Feb, 2019

What inspires us: Community

What is a community?  The word itself connects us with each other.  It is a group of people sharing a common place, in which they call home.  Meeting common needs is the driving force behind the formation of communities; most people identify and participate in the well-being of their community. Some would say it’s about

18 Dec, 2018

2018-2019 Scholarship Season has started

2018-2019 Scholarship season has started! Are you a high school or college student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 74 scholarship funds that provide over 230 scholarship opportunities to help talented and passionate students attain the dream of a college education. The Community

17 Dec, 2018

Match Day 2018 Conclusion

We are please to announce that Match Day 2018 was a success because of You!  All 14 organization met their match and are ready to do some good with the proceeds.  Below is the list of the final totals for all 14 organizations. Alpha Community Center-$32,010.00 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke