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Orange County Community Foundation, Inc.

112 West Water Street
Paoli, Indiana 47452
United States

Mission

Connecting people who care with causes that matter to Orange County, Indiana

Most Meaningful Change

We led the drive toward community cleanup, spearheaded environmental efforts throughout Orange County and served as administrators to the Orange County Development Commission, which is currently providing funding for renovations of main corridors throughout the county. We just finished producing a video promoting county pride to further instill within residents here the many reasons to be positive about their community, hosted a number of collaborative and training events for local nonprofits, and worked with state and regional groups in promoting economic development and job training.

1996 Year Founded
$104,793 Endowment Value
$1,113,048 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

20,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationOrange County Community Foundation, Inc.
Address 1112 West Water Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownPaoli
State / RegionIndiana
ZIP / Postal Code47452
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
Phone812.723.4150
Emailcathyhardin@orangecountycommunityfoundation.org
Websitewww.occf-in.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Imojean Dedrick, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameCathy Hardin
Primary Contact’s PositionManger of Finance and Administration
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1996
Mission StatementConnecting people who care with causes that matter to Orange County, Indiana
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced20,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members15
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,533,379
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,921,784
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,496,323
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,113,048
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$104,793
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight 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 an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
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 diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffOften
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting much better
Quality of the environmentGetting much 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 much 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
CrimeSome important achievements
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
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 groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLot
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 organizationHelpful
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 environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
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 YearsWe led the drive toward community cleanup, spearheaded environmental efforts throughout Orange County and served as administrators to the Orange County Development Commission, which is currently providing funding for renovations of main corridors throughout the county. We just finished producing a video promoting county pride to further instill within residents here the many reasons to be positive about their community, hosted a number of collaborative and training events for local nonprofits, and worked with state and regional groups in promoting economic development and job training.
 

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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

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