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Field of Interest Funds

A Walk to Remember

Established in July 2017, this fund provides support for suicide awareness and prevention.

Agricultural Education Fund for DeKalb County

Established in March 2008 to provide agriculture-related education for DeKalb County youth and adults.

Auburn Mausoleum Association Fund

Established in September 2007 to beautify, restore and preserve the Auburn Mausoleum, focusing on areas open to the public or to the public’s view.

Auburn Tri Kappa Pink Out Fund

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

Beka’s Bread Brigade Fund

Established in June 2008 by Rebekah Graber to provide bread for the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Community Center of Caring Food Pantry.

Community Collaboration Fund

Established in November 2015, this fund provides support for collaborative charitable projects in DeKalb County, Indiana.

DeKalb County Disaster Response Fund

Established in 2020 by board of directors to provide support for individuals and organizations that are affected by recent disasters.

DeKalb County Leadership Fund

Established in June of 2020. This fund provides support for leadership and professional growth opportunities for DeKalb County participants. 

DeKalb County Literacy Fund

Established in January 2004 by the Community Foundation of DeKalb County board of directors and supported by the Mother Goose on the Loose Literacy Giving Circle. Income from this fund is granted for programs that develop lifelong learners in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Memorial Hospital Fund

Established in 2019 by DeKalb Health Foundation to provide support in DeKalb County, Indiana for the promotion of the general health and wellness of the citizens of DeKalb County, Indiana.

Early Childhood Development Fund

Established in August 2011 by the Community Foundation of DeKalb County board of directors. The purpose of this fund is to enhance the quality of childcare programs and/or early childhood development programs.

Fifer, Chuck Downtown Auburn Fund

Established in October 2016 to enhance and improve the quality of life for citizens of Auburn through beautification, restoration and/or preservation of the downtown historic district in Auburn, Indiana.

Friends of Animals Fund

Established in October 2006 by the Community Foundation of DeKalb County with a gift from an anonymous donor. The fund provides general support for the DeKalb Humane Society, Inc. for the care, well-being and management of DeKalb County animals.

Jake Clifford and Piper Placencia Memorial Endowment Fund for Garret-Keyser-Butler Educators

Established in November 2020. This fund provides K-12 support of educational programs and materials for education at Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District.

Martin-Boseker, Donna “Loa’s Fund”

Established in November 2006 by Donna Martin-Boseker in memory of her mother, Loa Whitacre. The fund supports programs for children or adults with disabilities and for the community’s changing needs.

Mavis, Quentin K. and Gladys F. Music Fund

Established in December 2006 by Imogene Mavis in memory of her parents. The fund provides support for musical entertainment and fine arts events at the DeKalb County Outdoor Theater and other public venues.

Mcintosh Arts and Community Collaborative Fund

Established in November 2009.

Rench, Mary O. Fund for Animals

Established in December 2011 after Mary’s death through a bank trust. Mary loved animals and had adopted several pets from the DeKalb Animal Shelter. The fund supports the DeKalb Humane Society and the DeKalb Animal Shelter, helping pets and owners find each other for many years to come.

Safe Child Fund

Established in January 2012 by the Community Foundation of DeKalb County board of directors. It is funded from the Isaac Hague, Robert and Marie Hughes, Elva A. Tess Likens and Berta M. Willennar Endowment Funds. The fund supports programs that serve children who may be vulnerable due to abuse, disability or illness.

Slentz, Rebecca “Becky” Fund for Early Childhood Literacy

Established in 2019 in memorial of Becky Slentz to provide support for early childhood literacy in Northeast Indiana, including distribution of reading materials for parents of newborns.

Smith, John Martin & Barbara Clark Heritage Fund

Established in April 2016, this fund provides support for historic preservation and history projects in DeKalb County, Indiana.

Town of Waterloo Fund

Established in April 2015 by the Town of Waterloo. The fund supports charitable projects in the Town of Waterloo.

Veteran Endowment Fund

Established in 2021 by Rathburn Tool Founder Jerry Rathburn to provide support for U.S. veterans and their families in NE Indiana, with a focus on DeKalb County.

Waterloo Veterans Memorial Park Fund

Established in 2019 by the Town of Waterloo, Indiana to provide support for charitable projects in the Town of Waterloo, Indiana.

Wyatt Memorial Endowment Fund

Established in June 2001 by the Wyatt Memorial Foundation board of trustees. The fund annually supports Boy Scouts/Anthony Wayne Council, Howe Military Academy, Alliance Industries and the City of Garrett (for exclusively public purposes).

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