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Community Foundation of Wabash County

218 East Main Street
Post Office Box 7
North Manchester, Indiana 46962
United States

Mission

To serve the citizens of Wabash County by implementing their charitable aspirations, making grants, investing and safeguarding charitable assets, providing information regarding charitable endeavors, and convening citizens and linking resources to address issues confronting our shared lives

Most Meaningful Change

Instead of giving to a broad spectrum of nonprofits and programs in the community, we are giving preference to providing resources for people with the greatest need and least opportunity. Half of our unrestricted grantmaking responds to the needs of nonprofits; half is for strategic initiatives aimed at increasing the percentage of working adults in the county with post-secondary education or training from 32% to 60% by 2025. Strategic initiatives are administered in partnership with regional efforts for greater impact.

1954 Year Founded
$31,474,782 Endowment Value
$1,007,174 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.22.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

32,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Wabash County
Address 1218 East Main Street
Address 2Post Office Box 7
City / TownNorth Manchester
State / RegionIndiana
ZIP / Postal Code46962
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone260-982-4824
Emailjulie@cfwabash.org
Websitewww.cfwabash.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Patty Grant, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameJulie Garber
Primary Contact’s PositionProgram director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1954
Mission StatementTo serve the citizens of Wabash County by implementing their charitable aspirations, making grants, investing and safeguarding charitable assets, providing information regarding charitable endeavors, and convening citizens and linking resources to address issues confronting our shared lives
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced32,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members17
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,837,177
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$781,775
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,588,555
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,007,174
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$31,474,782
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsDid not answer
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsInstead of giving to a broad spectrum of nonprofits and programs in the community, we are giving preference to providing resources for people with the greatest need and least opportunity. Half of our unrestricted grantmaking responds to the needs of nonprofits; half is for strategic initiatives aimed at increasing the percentage of working adults in the county with post-secondary education or training from 32% to 60% by 2025. Strategic initiatives are administered in partnership with regional efforts for greater impact.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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