Community Foundation of Elkhart County approves over $3.4 million in grants for nonprofits

(Photo Supplied/Community Foundation of Elkhart County)

The Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County approved over $3.4 million in new grants for several Elkhart County nonprofits.

Grants were given in categories of kids & families, career pathways and placemaking.

President Pete McCown says the grants are milestones for improving the Elkhart County community and that they are proud to be the stewards of the resources.

Below are the recipients of the grants:

Career Pathways grants – totaling $1,141,000
Elkhart Education Foundation, Summerscape 2023 – $50,000
Goshen College, capital campaign for nursing and health sciences – $1,000,000
Six grants of $25,000 or less totaled $91,000

Kids and Families grants – totaling $1,116,401
Faith Mission of Elkhart, family shelter on Middlebury Street – $157,000
Maple City Health Care Center, expanding maternal and children’s health services – $150,000
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Growing The SOURCE – $643,000
13 grants of $25,000 or less totaled $166,401

Placemaking grants – totaling $551,200
enFocus, Institute for Entrepreneurial Community operational support – $50,000
Goshen Historical Society, capital campaign — building renovation phase two – $75,000
Historic Elkhart River Queen – $50,000, boat renovation
Potawatomi Zoological Society – $100,000, The Concession Lodge and Bear Habitat
Premier Arts – $140,000, new theater space
Ten grants of $25,000 or less totaled $136,200

Connected Network of Trails Initiative grants – totaling $202,823
Elkhart County, Dunlap roundabout bike/pedestrian engineering – $105,000
Town of Middlebury, River Mill Trail – $96,125
Two grants totaling less than $25,000 each totaled $1,698

Opportunity Fund – totaling $394,308
73 grants for sponsorships, memberships and similar expenses

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