Designated Funds

25th Anniversary Granting Fund

Established in August 2017 by the board of directors to provide special funds to grant in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary in 2021.

ACRES Land Trust Endowment Fund

Established in November 2014 by Acres Land Trust, the fund supports Acres Land Trust.

AgrIInstitute Fund of DeKalb County

Established in April 2012 to help the organization develop leaders to serve the Indiana agriculture community.

Ashley Volunteer Fire Department Fund

Established in February 2006 by the board of directors of the Ashley Volunteer Fire Department to support the department’s programs and projects.

Auburn Arts Commission Endowment Fund

Established in December 2014 by the Auburn Arts Commission to provide support for their projects and programs.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Endowment Fund

Established in April 1998 by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s board of directors to provide general support to the museum.

Auburn Parks Department Fund

Established in June 1998 by the City of Auburn to implement the plan to create Rieke Park and other Auburn Parks Department projects.

Auburn Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund

Established in June 2008 by the Auburn Presbyterian Church, Inc., PC USA board of directors to provide support for the church.

Auburn Tri Kappa Pink Out Fund

Established in June 2016 to assist DeKalb County residents with financial need during a breast cancer journey.

Auburn Waterloo Trail Endowment Fund

Established in November 2015 by the Auburn Waterloo Trail Committee. The fund provides support for the ongoing upkeep of the Auburn Waterloo Trail.

Boomerang Backpacks Fund for DeKalb County

Established in September 2012. The Boomerang Backpack program is a free weekend food distribution program that provides students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs a backpack filled with healthy foods for the weekend.

Lucy W. Brennan Endowment Fund

Established in April 2010 by Lucy Brennan to provide annual support for several local charities.

Steve Bruns Memorial for Rieke Park Trail

Established in March 2016 by the family of Steve Bruns to support future maintenance, improvement, and expansion of Rieke Park Trail.

Carr Field Development Fund

Established in July 2011 for the restoration of Carr Field as a multi-use recreation facility.

Marcellyn M. Conn Memorial Fund

Established in November 2006 by Richard Conn in memory of his wife, Marcellyn. The fund supports the County Line Church of God, Auburn and other charitable needs.

DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled, Inc.

Established in March 1998 by the DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled board of directors to provide general support to Alliance Industries.

DeKalb County Community Orchestra Fund

Established in August 2016 to provide exploration of all types of orchestra music, to support performances at community events, and to continue to enhance the musicianship of the musicians.

DeKalb County Council on Aging Endowment Fund

Established in July 1998 by the DeKalb County Council on Aging’s board of directors to provide general support for the Council on Aging.

DeKalb County Courthouse Centennial Fund

Established in May 2011 for the celebration of the centennial of the DeKalb County Courthouse and related historic purposes.

DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force, Inc.

Established in September 2011 to provide support for DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force programs and projects.

DeKalb County Outdoor Theater, Inc. Endowment Fund

Established in January 2006 by the DeKalb County Outdoor Theater’s board of directors to provide general support for the theater.

DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation Fund

Established in August 2009 to promote the conservation of soil, water, and other natural resources in DeKalb County.

DeKalb’s VOICE Endowment Fund

Established in Septmber 2000 by the DeKalb County Community Foundation to provide grant and administrative support for DeKalb’s VOICE, a youth philanthropy organization.

Eckhart Public Library Restoration Fund

Established in 2017 to accept donations for the restoration of the Library after an arson fire in July.

Charles Eckhart Endowment Fund

Established in November 2001 by the Eckhart Public Library’s board of trustees in honor of the library’s founder. The fund provides general support to the Eckhart Public Library.

Eckhart Public Library Endowment Fund

Established in November 2001 by the Eckhart Public Library’s board of trustees to provide general support to the library.

Gloria Fink Eckhart Public Library Endowment Fund

Established in December 2014 from the estate of Gloria Fink, to provide support for the Eckhart Public Library.

Freedom Academy DeKalb County Endowment Fund

Established in March 2004 by the Freedom Academy’s board of directors to provide general support to the Freedom Academy.

Friends of the Waterloo Grant Township Public Library Fund

Established in September 2017 for the purchase of an electronic message center at the Waterloo Grant Township Public Library.

Garrett Community Center Inc. DBA Judy A. Morrill (JAM) Recreation Center

Established in January 2015 by the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center’s board of directors to provide general support for the JAM Center.

Garrett Junior Achievement Endowment Fund

Established in February 2003 by the Garrett Junior Achievement board of directors to provide general support for Junior Achievement programs in Garrett schools.

Garrett Public Library Foundation Fund

Established in May 1998 by the Garrett Public Library Foundation board of trustees to provide general support to the Garrett Public Library.

Greater Garrett Area Community Tennis Association Fund

Established in October 1999 by the board of directors of the Greater Garrett Area Community Tennis Association. The fund provides support to promote tennis as a lifelong sport among adults and children.

Matthew A. Harger Memorial Fund

Established in September 2000 by Dennis and Joy Harger in memory of their son, Matthew. The fund supports the Eastside High School science department.

Hoosier Charities Inc.

Established in September 2013 to provide support to operate, promote and raise funds for charities, churches and foundations that support military veterans, their families and the preservation of military and automotive vehicles, collectibles, artifacts and memorabilia.

HOPE, Inc. Fund

Established in October 2009 to support the H.O.P. E. mentoring program.

Impact Institute Nonpermanent Fund

Established in December 2016 to provide support to the Impact Institute, provider of vocational programs and adult education in five northeast Indiana counties, including DeKalb.

International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame, Inc. Fund

Established in November 2010. The fund will provide support for the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame.

Junior Achievement Serving East Central DeKalb Fund

Established in February 2003 to provide general support for Junior Achievement programs in DeKalb County Central United School District, DeKalb County Eastern Community School District, and Lakewood Park Christian School.

Lakewood Park Christian School Endowment Fund

Established in 2007 by the administration and school board of Lakewood Park Christian School. The purpose of the fund is to enhance excellence in education and create leaders who will go on to engage our community and our world for Christ.

Lilly Endowment Scholarship Promotional Fund

Established in August 1997 to promote the scholarship program and the value of higher education in the community. It also supports the foundation’s administrative responsibilities for the program.

Imogene Mavis Fund

Established in July 2016. Ms. Mavis was a graduate of Auburn High School and then attended and graduated from Manchester College with a teaching degree. She started teaching music in the Akron Indiana School District and then moved to Waterloo High School which later became DeKalb High School. She retired from the DeKalb High School Music Department. This fund supports music-related organizations, activities, and/or events.

Kenneth D. Metzger Fund

Established in May 2015, this fund provides support for the Auburn Waterloo Trail and related projects.

Miss Northeast Scholarship Pageant Program Fund

Established in April 2011 to provide scholarships for young women who meet eligibility requirements set forth by the Miss Northeast Scholarship Pageant Program.

Northeastern Center Child and Adolescent Project Fund

Established in December 1998 by the board of directors of the Northeastern Center to provide support for construction and maintenance of Northeastern Center facilities.

Northeastern Center Community Mental Health Endowment Fund

Established in June 1998 by the Northeastern Center board of directors to provide general support to the center.

Rieke Park Capital Improvement Fund

Established in December 2015 to provide support for future capital projects for Rieke Park in Auburn, Indiana.

Saint Joseph River Parks, Inc. Fund

Established in September 2001 by the board of directors of Saint Joseph River Parks, Inc. It provides support for improvements and maintenance of the Saint Joseph River Greenway.

St. Martin’s Healthcare, Inc. Endowment Fund

Established in November 2007 by St. Martin’s Healthcare, Inc. board of directors to provide general support for the program.

Shelter Ministries, Inc. Endowment Fund

Established in February 1998 by the board of directors of Shelter Ministries to provide general support to the ministry.

Shelter Ministries Food and Clothing Bank Building Project Fund

Established in June 2011 for the building of a replacement facility to house their food pantry, clothing bank, Christmas Bureau, and Furniture Ministry.

United Way of DeKalb County Endowment Fund

Established in March 1998 by the United Way of DeKalb County’s board of directors to provide general support to United Way of DeKalb County, Inc.

Waterloo to Auburn Trail Fund

Established in August 2014 to accept gifts in support of repairs and maintenance for the Waterloo to Auburn Trail.

Waterloo Skate Park Fund

Established in August 2016 to provide support to construct and maintain the Waterloo Skate Park in Waterloo, Indiana.

YMCA of DeKalb County, Inc. Endowment Fund

Established in July 1998 by the YMCA of DeKalb County’s board of directors to provide general support to the YMCA of DeKalb County.

Youth for Christ Endowment Fund

Established in January 1998 by the Youth for Christ board of directors to provide general support to Youth for Christ.

YWCA DeKalb County Endowment Fund

Established in June 2008 by the board of directors of the YWCA of Fort Wayne, Inc. to provide general support for YWCA programs.

Betty J. Zern Endowment Fund

Established in April 2010 to provide general support to the Garrett Public Library.

Call 260-925-0311 or email to contribute to any of these funds.