The Greene County Foundation holds 127 funds focused on a variety of charitable purposes. Funds can be designated to support a specific organization, charitable activity, or scholarship. Unrestricted Community Support Funds address the most immediate community needs and allow the Foundation the ability to make those decisions, while donor-advised funds allow the donor to help determine each year how the earnings will be spent. Donors may have as much or as little involvement with their fund as they wish.

Contributions can be made to any fund and can be done in any amount in a variety of ways. Credit card gifts are accepted through PayPal on this site. You may wish to work with your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant, for assistance with contributions that can provide income, tax savings, or both while also benefiting your charitable passions. Local farmers can even make Gifts of Grain.

The Greene County Foundation is YOUR vehicle to making a lasting difference in Greene County, not only for today, but for all our tomorrows.

Funds with County-Wide Focus
  • Barkley Family Community Support Fund
  • Bernard and Nancy Schantz Memorial Fund
  • Bloomfield State Bank Community Support Fund
  • BloomBank/Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund
  • Board of Realtors/Greene County Fund
  • Citizens’ Academy Endowment – to provide operational and/or scholarship support for citizens to attend the Academy
  • Dale and Tillie Jessup Fund
  • Faith Scholarship Fund
  • Farmers and Mechanics Bank Community Support Fund – provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Frank Miller Memorial Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • GED Scholarship Fund
  • Greene County Community Support Endowment –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Greene County Education Endowment – to school corporations and nonprofit agencies in Greene County who propose to advance educational goals by increasing school attendance, encouraging parental involvement, promoting appreciation for the value of education, and encouraging adult participation in learning activities
  • Greene County Historical Society/Pioneer Families Fund 
  • Greene County Humane Society Fund 
  • Greene County Literacy Fund – to provide support to the Greene County Literacy Coalition
  • Greene County Operating Endowment – supports the operations of the Greene County Foundation and its mission to bring back our talent and treasures to Greene County, to provide grants to local nonprofits, and to serve our community’s needs
  • Greene County Senior Centers Fund 
  • Greene County Soccer Association Fund 
  • Generations Fund – to provide support to the Generations programs in Greene County
  • Habitat for Humanity Fund 
  • Halstead Family Fund – for programs or activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes
  • William & Linda Haseman Fund (Haseman I) – A Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Hildebrand Family Fund – A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Helen Hunter Foundation Operating Endowment – supports the operations of the Greene County Foundation and its mission to bring back our talent and treasures to Greene County, to provide grants to local nonprofits, and to serve our community’s needs
  • Helen Hunter Community Support Fund – A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Helen Hunter Scholarship Fund
  • Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation Fund 
  • Indiana Forestry Growth Fund – to provide support to the membership of IFWOA through educational programming
  • Jack and Gene Inman Memorial Fund
  • Jaden Lauderdale Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jennie Shaw Meek Family Scholarship Fund
  • Jerry and Caroll Bays Fund – to provide support for the purchase of toys for Linton Civitan’s Clothe-A-Child project
  • JoEllen Kramer Legacy Fund
  • Kramer Fund – A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Middle Way House Fund – to provide support to the Middle Way House for its domestic violence prevention and intervention activities In Greene County
  • Milton & Mabel Meek Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Mirisa Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Norma Gene & Jack Inman Fund – to provide historic and environmental preservation in Greene County
  • Powers 4-H Fund – to support the building and grounds of the 4-H
  • Prairie Chapel Cemetery Funds 
  • Randall & Edna Inman Family Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • REMC Community Support Fund
  • Rick & Melonie Graves Legacy Fund
  • R.W. Powers Trip Fund – to provide support to students that can't afford class trips in the WRV school district 
  • Shawnee Theatre Fund 
  • Sherman Anderson Memorial Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Smithville Charitable Foundation Discretionary Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Special Achievement Scholarship Fund
  • Tom & Cynthia Roberts Legacy Fund
  • Tom Jones Legacy Fund
  • Trampke Family Legacy Fund
  • Utterback Community Support Memorial Fund –  A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • Voices For Kids, Court Appointed Special Advocates Program Fund 
  • Wellness Fund – to provide support for the physical health and recreational needs of the citizens of Greene County
  • Walter W. & Mary K. Burcham Fund – A  Community Support Fund which provides grants to local nonprofits and serves our community’s most pressing needs
  • WOW – Women of Worth Fund

 

Bloomfield Funds
  • Bloomfield First Baptist Church Fund 
  • Bloomfield Schools Recognition Fund – to provide recognition, promote spirit and morale, and reward staff achievement
  • Eleanor B. Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Greene County Community Building Endowment 
  • Kenny and Ruth Richardson Scholarship Fund
  • Stanley Barkley Bloomfield First Baptist Church Child Care Fund 
  • Walnut Grove Fellowship Building Fund 

 

Dugger Funds
  • Bill Aydelotte Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Clarence W. Stegemoller Scholarship Fund
  • Edna Coyner Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Eastern Funds
  • Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship Fund
  • Eastern Greene Legacy 50 Thunderbird Fund  – to provide support and invest in the classroom learning at Eastern Greene Schools 
  • Eastern Greene School Advanced Education Fund
  • Eastern Greene Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund
  • Emily Speer Memorial Fund – to provide support to the music department at Eastern Greene Schools
  • Morris Hudson Memorial Fund – to provide support to the Owensburg Cemetery Association
  • Owensburg Cemetery Fund 

 

Linton Funds
  • Angell Family Scholarship Fund
  • Clayton Family Cemetery Fund 
  • Friends of Goose Pond Endowment 
  • German Memory Hill Cemetery Fund 
  • Greene County Shrine Fund 
  • JoEtta Turpin Scholarship Fund
  • Linton Men’s Civitan Club Fund 
  • Linton Elks Fund – to provide support to Greene County Libraries summer reading programs
  • Linton Heritage Fund – to provide support for historical preservation and the preservation of Linton history
  • Linton Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center Fund 
  • Linton-Stockton H.S. Athletic Department Fund 
  • Linton Tri Kappa Scholarship Fund
  • Mayor Robert and Marjorie Walters Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Phil Harris Charities Fund – to provide support for auxiliary activities of the Phil Harris/Alice Faye Scholarship Foundation
  • Phil Harris Scholarship Fund
  • Saron United Church of Christ, Linton (Haseman II) – to provide support to Saron church youth programs
  • SON Ministries Fund – to support activities and programs that address the physical and nourishment needs of children, families, and individuals within the Linton area
  • Saron Church Paul Bauch Fund – to support the church library or used at the discretion of the church
  • Tom Hildebrand Memorial Fund – to provide support to the Phil Harris Golf Course
  • Tonda L. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Wayne Pope Teachers Fund – to provide funds to purchase Linton Stockton elementary and junior high teaching materials outside the school budget
Jasonville Funds
  • Byron “Barney” and SueAnn McClanahan Math Scholarship Fund
  • Jane Ann Siepman Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jasonville Community Fund 
  • JoEtta Turpin Scholarship Fund
  • Jordan Lyday Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Layla Raines Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Linda Pope Hert Teachers’ Fund – a resource to teachers at Shakamak School Corporation for purchasing classroom supplies 
  • Rachel Hauser Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Robert Bingham Unitrust Fund – to provide support to the Metropolitan School District of Shakamak Education Foundation
  • Steven J. Reese (Class Of 1967) Scholarship Fund
  • Wilburn “Dutch” & Juanita Rowe Fund – to support student education expenses at Shakamak and WRV school districts
Lyons Funds
  • Lyons Fire Dept. Fund 
  • Russell Powers Fund – to provide support to the Town of Lyons for parks, infrastructure, etc.
  • R.W. Powers Trip Fund – to provide support to students that can't afford class trips in the WRV school district 
  • Stewart Lyons-Washington Township Fund – to provide support to the Town of Lyons and Washington and Stafford Townships
  • Wilburn “Dutch” & Juanita Rowe Fund – to support student education expenses at Shakamak and WRV school districts
  • Williams WRV Athletic Scholarship Fund

Community Support Funds

The Community Support grant cycle is paid from the earnings of our unrestricted funds. Many donors want to see their contributions go toward a variety of charitable causes which can vary from year to year. These donors have made the decision to allow the Board of Directors of the Greene County Foundation the freedom to determine where/how these earnings are to be spent. The Foundation has a grant committee that reviews all grant requests and makes the awards. Organizations are notified of the opening of the cycle through newspaper press releases, emails, and word of mouth. The Foundation currently holds 18 unrestricted funds. General contributions should be made to the Greene County Foundation Community Support Fund, unless specified to one of the other funds should the donor wish to do so.

Community Support Funds
  • Barkley Family Community Support Fund
  • REMC Community Support Fund
  • Bloomfield State Bank Community Support Fund
  • Rick & Melonie Graves Legacy Fund
  • Tom & Cynthia Roberts Legacy Fund
  • Trampke Family Legacy Fund
  • WOW – Women of Worth Fund
  • JoEllen Kramer Legacy Fund
  • Walter W. and Mary K Burcham Fund
  • Smithville Charitiable Foundation Community Support Fund
  • Helen Hunter Community Support Fund
  • Greene County Foundation Community Support Fund
  • Bill and Linda Haseman Fund
  • The Hilderbrand Family Fund
  • Sherman Anderson Memorial Fund
  • Frank Miller Memorial Fund
  • Milton and Mable Meek Fund
  • Tom Jones Legacy Fund

Over $320,000 has been awarded through Community Support Grants in the past 5 years.