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Kosciusko County Community Foundation

102 East Market Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2806
United States

Mission

By bringing caring people and charitable endeavors together, the foundation serves as the vehicle for donors’ charitable dreams, awards grants to charitable projects and organizations, and addresses community needs as a catalyst and convener.

Most Meaningful Change

Making a $100,000 grant to all four local education systems expand counseling services within the schools impacting over 13,000 students. The goal of the grant to improve social and emotional wellbeing leveraged additional large private foundation grant in excess of $725,000.

1968 Year Founded
$47,566,761 Endowment Value
$2,428,813 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Identifying Information
OrganizationKosciusko County Community Foundation
Address 1102 East Market Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownWarsaw
State / RegionIndiana
ZIP / Postal Code46580-2806
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
Phone(574) 267-1901
Emailkcf@kcfoundation.org
Websitewww.kcfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Suzanne Light, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameDid not answer
Primary Contact’s PositionDid not answer
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1968
Mission StatementBy bringing caring people and charitable endeavors together, the foundation serves as the vehicle for donors’ charitable dreams, awards grants to charitable projects and organizations, and addresses community needs as a catalyst and convener.
Organization DescriptionDid not Answer
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population ServicedDid not answer
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)7
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board MembersDid not answer
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$8,064,052
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,485,628
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$4,283,665
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$2,428,813
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$47,566,761
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 an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesDid not answer
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingDid not answer
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
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 needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallySlightly important
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting worse
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting worse
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
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important 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 equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
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 fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsMaking a $100,000 grant to all four local education systems expand counseling services within the schools impacting over 13,000 students. The goal of the grant to improve social and emotional wellbeing leveraged additional large private foundation grant in excess of $725,000.
 

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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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