WARSAW — The Kosciusko Community Foundation outlined its commitment to the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this time of uncertainty as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, we are certain of one thing. Our commitment to serving you and our community remains steadfast, said Stephanie Overbey, CEO of the Kosciusko Community Foundation in a letter to stakeholders and the Kosciusko County community.
The outline of commitments mentioned in the letter may be read below.
We are still available to serve you
While our physical location is closed until April 7 (unless extended by the Governor), our staff is working remotely and we are available to serve you.
We are all checking our emails and voicemails throughout the day.
To leave a voicemail message, call 574-267-1901.
Donor Advisors can still make grant recommendations
Donor advisors can access DonorCentral at here
Still like paper grant recommendation forms? Email Cheryl at c[email protected] and she will send you a form.
We are responding to community needs
We are partnering with other area funders to provide a collective response to emerging needs as a result of COVID-19. We released the first wave of support to area food pantries. Learn more here. We continue to monitor needs and expect to announce additional grants in the coming weeks.
You can support our efforts to respond to emergency community needs
If you would like to help our Board respond to emergency needs right here in Kosciusko County, you can make a gift to the Board’s Rapid Response Fund by clicking here.
Grants & Scholarships
We are still reviewing and processing scholarship applications and will award scholarships this spring. If schools do not hold awards programs, we will mail scholarship awards packets to recipients’ home addresses and publish their names on our website.
We are still serving the grant needs of nonprofits. More information about grant services is available here.
It is during a financial crisis that the power of endowment shines. We hold 388 individual endowment funds that are governed by a spending policy. The purpose of the spending policy is to even out the highs and lows of the market so that in good years funds don’t overspend and in lean years funds still have dollars to grant. Our investments are diversified and professionally managed and our investment horizon is forever.