of Howard County, Inc.
Charitable Dreams for Community Needs
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. makes a positive difference in our community.
We help people who are passionate about giving back to our community, take the lead on community initiatives and partner with nonprofit organizations to support a broad range of projects that make a positive impact.
Browse our Web site for more information about our work, and see the difference that philanthropy can make!
Community Foundation of Howard County Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Throughout 2016, the Community Foundation of Howard County will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the community. The idea of a community foundation in Howard County was started in 1989 with $10,000 from the United Way of Howard County and the Community Foundation of Howard County was incorporated on March 6, 1991.
In 25 years, the number of funds the Foundation manages has grown to more than 250 with assets totaling more than $30 million. The generosity of donors has allowed the Foundation to award grants of more than $8.4 million and more than $1.44 million in scholarships, including $3 million in Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. These grants and scholarships connect donors and causes to produce a positive and sustainable change in the community. Read more.
Upcoming Drawing Venues
Feb. 8 - United Way Annual Meeting at noon at Pastarrific
Feb. 13 - Kokomo Community Concerts event
at 7:30 p.m. at Kokomo High School
5% Giving -- An Attainable Approach to Giving
$1 Million Match Offered Through Community Foundation of Howard County
Funds from Lilly Endowment support Indiana community foundations
The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced an opportunity for donors to participate in a matching gift initiative that is designed to build endowment assets and increase grantmaking capabilities in the community. Donations to unrestricted funds will be matched $1 for $1. Donations to the Community Foundation’s other types of funds will be matched $1 for every $2 given.
Learn more about how to double your gift.
Types of Gifts Eligible for Match
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
A memorial monument and statue will be constructed in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the corner of Apperson Way and North Lafountain St., Kokomo, Ind. Fundraising efforts are underway to raise the approximately $150,000 to complete the project. Donations are now being accepted for this project.
How to Donate
Online: Select ‘Give Now’ from this page. In the comment section, designate the MLK Memorial.
By Mail: Send donations to the Community Foundation of Howard County, 215 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901, or to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, P.O. Box 161, Kokomo, IN 46903-0161. Make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Howard County and designate MLK Memorial in the memo line.