Our Story is Your Story.

Our story is written by those in our community who help others – both donors and nonprofits.  We all come together to make an impact in our neighbor’s lives. Below are a few of our recent stories, but make sure to check out all of our Stories of Impact or Share Yours.

CFBC Grants $150,000 to Boone County School Corporations

July 2020. CFBC Board of Directors & Staff delivered $50,000 checks on July 30 to Lebanon, Western Boone, & Zionsville Community School Corporations. Combined with the previously awarded $70,000 to local nonprofits, CFBC has now awarded over $220,000 in COVID response grants, since March 12, to support Boone County communities. “One of the advantages of philanthropy through a Community Foundation is the ability to provide flexible & responsive funding to address the ever changing needs in the community”, said Jodi Gietl, CFBC President & CEO.

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CFBC Grants $17,000 to 4 Boone County Nonprofits

May 2020. The Community Foundation of Boone County awarded additional COVID-related grants totaling $17,000. Combined with the first round of grants made on March 12, CFBC has distributed nearly $53,000 to 11 nonprofits in Boone County. The grants have been made from the Community Foundation of Boone County COVID-19 Response Fund and existing funds held at CFBC. “As the Community Foundation of Boone County, we are positioned to bring people together to support the nonprofits who are working daily to address the needs as they arise and continue to change,” said Jodi Gietl, President & CEO of CFBC. “We continue to connect regularly with our local nonprofit organizations to see how their needs are changing and how the community can best help them.”


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Women of Impact: Mental Health of America in Boone County Impact


April 2020. Our Women of Impact Boone County group voted Mental Health of America in Boone County (MHABC) as the 2018 fourth quarter grantee. The grant of $14,400 had a MAJOR impact over the past year through directly supporting the domestic violence program and overall increased program awareness. The domestic violence program at MHABC helps survivors reach beyond just getting by and truly helps them and their family to heal as whole people, to gain their individuality, independence, and confidence back, and to start feeling human again. The Women of Impact grant funds supplemented needs for domestic violence survivors in the program, including job training, therapy, support group programming, and whole health needs such as exercise, wellness, and hobbies.


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Boone County Continues to Rise During COVID-19 

March 2020. We continue to see our communities rise up to address needs. Collectively, needs are being filled and we thank you for playing your part! On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Community Foundation of Boone County awarded the first round of  COVID-19 response grants to seven local Boone County nonprofits totaling $30,000, to support programs addressing immediate needs during these times. We invite you to check out the impact these nonprofits have already made, learn the remaining unmet needs, and see how you can continue to help.


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The Impact of Capacity Building

March 2020. 2019 was the second year for the CFBC Capacity Building program. The goal of this program is to help build stronger nonprofits benefiting the whole county through capacity building opportunities. The 2019 participants, Boone County Cancer Society and the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County, recently presented how the grant funds impacted their organizations to our staff, board, and grants committee. As needs change throughout Boone County, these two organizations will be able to implement what they learned to help their nonprofits and the residents of Boone County through future chapters. 

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CFBC Day of Giving Back

November 2019. On November 26, 2019, CFBC staff traveled across the county to surprise 10 Boone County nonprofits each with a $1,000 check. It was the first “CFBC: Day of Giving Back”. We dedicated the entire day to giving back to some of the amazing people who serve Boone County daily. In 7 hours, we poured $10,000 back into Boone County nonprofits to help them better serve others. The funds came from the Community Impact Unrestricted Fund at CFBC, which allows the foundation to award grants to meet needs within the community as they arise.

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