Mishler Brown Fund to support agriculture-related needs

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The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is accepting applications for grants from the new Mishler Brown Fund.

The fund, designed to support agriculture-related needs, is one of several hundred at the Community Foundation and will honor the life and legacy of Helen Mishler, a Nappanee woman who died in 2020 at the age of 94 and left a significant gift to the Community Foundation.

Mishler loved farming. In her estate, she made plans to preserve one of the oldest farms in Elkhart County. A cabin constructed in 1838 on five acres of land near Nappanee is still standing and Mishler assured that it will be preserved. She also established the Mishler Brown Fund as part of her legacy. The fund will honor her life by granting to nonprofits that work in agriculture and preservation.

Through December 31, 2022, the Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations or programs whose mission supports the interests of farming; agriculture; historic preservation of farms, barns and equipment; or preservation of natural resources.

Grants will be given in early 2023 after review of applications submitted before the December 31 deadline.

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