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Boone county

Connecting donors and nonprofits from Advance to Zionsville, we are writing the story of our community – TOGETHER.

DOUBLE your impact with a dollar for dollar match on gifts to our Community Impact Fund, which awards grants that make a difference for our neighbors.

  • We need YOUR help to bring $1 million to Boone County!

    Lilly Endowment has granted $1 million to the Community Foundation of Boone County and challenged our county to raise matching funds now through March 2016. Boone County, Meet your Match!

  • $75,000 awarded to Sugar Creek Art Center for a passenger elevator

    CFBC Board Chair Marc Applegate (R) presents a $75,000 matching grant check to Sugar Creek Art Center board members Jim and Karen Wright and executive director Jane Johnson.

  • Congratulations to our 2015 Lilly Scholars Justin Garrard and Erin Paul!

    Our 2015 Lilly Scholars are Justin Garrard of Lebanon High School and Erin Paul of Zionsville Community High School, two exceptional students who have already made such a difference in our community!


The mission of the Community Foundation of Boone County is to unite people, organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all.

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And we start with the greater need

Only have a high school diploma
(as high as 48% in some pockets)

Never graduate from high school

Live in poverty
(as high as 22% in some pockets for children under 18)

Odds of being in poverty if you're the child of a single parent


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double your impact with a $1 : $1 match on gifts to the community impact fund. help us bring $1 million to boone county!

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Since 1991, over $20 million in grants has been awarded to organizations that are helping to improve boone county.

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News Stories & Community Updates

Nonprofit Learning Series: Building Better Boards

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