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Scott County Community Foundation

Post Office Box 25
60 North Main Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
United States

Mission

Growing and preserving charitable gifts to strengthen Scott County by looking forward and giving back

Most Meaningful Change

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides free books each month for children from birth through age five, continues to grow and exceed the Dollywood Foundation projections for children enrolled. While it is too early to evaluate the long-term effects of this program, we are confident it will increase early childhood literacy. The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council, which teaches philanthropy to youth in grades 5-12, also continues to grow, with over 40 members. The students learn about leadership, fundraising, grantmaking and community service. We continue to work with the community foundations in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in the Education Matters Southern Indiana initiative, which seeks to increase the post-secondary educational attainment level for adults who have started but not yet completed some type of degree or certification.

1997 Year Founded
$7,239,224 Endowment Value
$313,818 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.21.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

24,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationScott County Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 25
Address 260 North Main Street
City / TownScottsburg
State / RegionIndiana
ZIP / Postal Code47170
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)60 North Main Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Scottsburg
Map State / Region (If Different)IN
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)47170
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone812-752-2057
Emailjaime.toppe@scottcountyfoundation.org
Websitewww.scottcountyfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Jaime Toppe, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameJaime Toppe
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1997
Mission StatementGrowing and preserving charitable gifts to strengthen Scott County by looking forward and giving back
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced24,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$922,099
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$88,135
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$464,827
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$313,818
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$7,239,224
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipNo role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo 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 fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationN/A
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityN/A
Building an endowmentN/A
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityN/A
Building inclusion and trust in the communityN/A
Pursuing equityN/A
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyN/A
Community developmentN/A
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthLittle
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 technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
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 concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesNever
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityNo change
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDo not work in this sphere
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDo not work in this sphere
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensN/A
Non-governmental organizationsN/A
Local governmentN/A
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsN/A
BusinessesN/A
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardNo
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery unimportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery unimportant
More volunteersVery unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery unimportant
Stronger civil societyVery unimportant
More responsive authoritiesVery unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides free books each month for children from birth through age five, continues to grow and exceed the Dollywood Foundation projections for children enrolled. While it is too early to evaluate the long-term effects of this program, we are confident it will increase early childhood literacy. The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council, which teaches philanthropy to youth in grades 5-12, also continues to grow, with over 40 members. The students learn about leadership, fundraising, grantmaking and community service. We continue to work with the community foundations in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in the Education Matters Southern Indiana initiative, which seeks to increase the post-secondary educational attainment level for adults who have started but not yet completed some type of degree or certification.
 

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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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