The Community Impact Fund (CIF) is the Community Foundation of Boone County’s largest unrestricted endowment pool of dollars and can be used for various projects, programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life in Boone County.

Community Impact Fund dollars are used for our twice-a-year competitive grants cycle for nonprofits serving Boone County residents. This fund also helps to support the Community Foundation’s work itself, community projects and is flexible, to change as the county needs change from year to year. Community Impact Funds are sometimes awarded in conjunction with our other unrestricted funds and field of interest funds so we can make bigger grants to give nonprofits even greater capacity.

The following grants were made from the Community Impact Fund or a combination funds through our competitive grant cycle in 2015:




Boone County Literacy Initiative

To provide support for a Boone County Literacy Coalition


First Presbyterian Church

For foundation work and surfacing of green space for a park located next to church and on the downtown Lebanon square


Just Win, Ruby! 

Winners of the 2014 Facebook Grant Contest


Lebanon Kiwanis Club

To support the Boone County Kiwanis Youth Global Leadership Academy for high school youth at the 3 Boone County high schools


Salvation Army

To support emergency assistance programming


Boone County Mentoring Partnership

Provide mentoring programs and opportunities to youth in Boone County


Boone County Cancer Society

Partner with Witham Health Services to offer support and programs to cancer patients and their caregivers.


Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry 

Provide processing and meat donations to nonprofits in Boone County.


The Cabin Counseling Center

Provide Adventure Therapy opportunities to middle school aged boys in Boone County.


Aspire Indiana, Inc.

To support job opportunities and career programming to adults living in Boone County who have significant mental or physical barriers to employment.


Girls on the Run

Expand services into Boone County by “adopting” five Girls on the Run teams (two from Western Boone School Corporation and three from Lebanon School Corporation) during the spring 2016 season.


SullivanMunce Cultural Center

To update exhibits in the Cultural Center.






See the impact of grants made from the Community Impact Fund and other unrestricted, field of interest or donor advised funds.


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