Community Foundation provides kickstart to endowment for Harding 2020 project

The Harding 2020 project received a significant boost from Marion Community Foundation. Marion Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $31,250 to the Harding Home and Presidential Center project, and intends to provide similar awards over the next 8 years for a total of $250,000 in support. This is in addition to the $225,000 previously […]

Community Foundation, United Way came together for Giving Tuesday effort

Last Tuesday, November 29, 2016, was a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. Locally, Marion Community Foundation and United Way of Marion County partnered to raise funds, to the tune of $5,228. The partnership between the two organizations sought to increase support for United Way in two ways—long-term via gifts to the United […]

Holliday Fund awards grant for fire safety

The Chief Jack Holliday Memorial Fund at Marion Community Fund awarded a grant to the Marion Township Fire Department, who observed October as national Fire Prevention Month. The award will allow the department to purchase smoke detectors and batteries and install them for Marion area residents whose homes are not equipped. Members of the department […]

Community Foundation announces $450k in community grants

Moving Marion forward–this is the theme of Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program.  The local nonprofit charity has announced $450,000 in grant awards, with a focus on programs and projects which will help transform the Marion community. “At the end of the process, we have to ask ourselves if we took the opportunity to […]

Economic development expert suggests “MarionMade” community pride campaign

A new study of the Marion community has generated a plan to distinguish Marion and its economic development potential.  The recently completed study was commissioned by Marion’s economic development organization, CAN DO!, funded by Marion Community Foundation, and conducted by the public relations firm of FrazierHeiby. The results were revealed to key stakeholders this week. […]

Cushing Scholarship Fund gets boost from auto auction

Streetwise Motors in Marion has made a substantial contribution to the Stormy Ray Cushing Scholarship Fund at Marion Community Foundation, announced Dean Jacob, Foundation President and CEO. The dealership raffled off a 1986 Pontiac Fierro during their annual Safety City car show and donated nearly $5,000 in proceeds to the Cushing Scholarship Fund. “We can’t […]

Marion Community Foundation hosts financial advisors, presents updates investment policies

Marion Community Foundation recently hosted a meeting with local investment managers to present its new Investment and Spending Policies.  According to Dean Jacob, President and CEO, it was an opportunity to dialogue with the Foundation’s local financial professionals about the Foundation’s investment needs and goals. Generous people of Marion have donated to create charitable funds […]

Marion Community Foundation announces three new board members

Marion Community Foundation has named three new members to its Board of Directors and selected officers for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  New board members include Daryl Gates, Luke Henry, and Chuck Speelman. Gates is President and CEO of the Caledonia-based agri-business operation Morral Companies, LLC. He is engaged in manufacturing and sales of plant nutrients, […]

Marion Community Foundation hold donor advisor gathering

Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, recently addressed a gathering of the Foundation’s donor advisors to discuss current needs of the Marion community. The donor advisors are creators of charitable funds at the Foundation who help recommend grant awards for the Foundation. The meeting, held June 22, 2016 at the Center Street […]

Community Foundation opens 2016 grant process

Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program application period is open. This year approximately $450,000 is available for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving the Marion area. Applications are available online with a deadline of July 21, 2016. Experiencing remarkable growth and community support since its inception in 1998, Marion Community Foundation manages more than […]