Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County

The third round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded May 1, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $41,633.

Marshall County COVID-19 Response Phase 1 Grants

Food pantries, housing and utility assistance response focus  

The first of Phase 1 grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way of Marshall County were awarded April 10, 2020, to food pantries and organizations providing housing and utility assistance to families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Donation Match Day to be Held March 12

Nonprofits and neighbors rally to raise funds to support Marshall County

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is proud to announce the next big giving opportunity: Match Madness. On Thursday, March 12, donations made to the MCCF Community Fund will be tripled with the Lilly Endowment GIFT VII 2:1 Match and an additional 20% match will be added to contributions made to eligible permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation. 


Building support for students wishing to go into construction
The Marshall County Builders Association has created a new scholarship at the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF). “Our goal with this new scholarship is to provide assistance to students that desire a career in the construction trades and pursuing an education to do so,” said Matthew Podlesak, President of the Marshall Count Builders Association (MCBA) and owner of Colorbilt Painting LLC


Lilly Endowment GIFT VII 2:1 Match Triples Their Gift!

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is visiting service groups, businesses, nonprofits, and individual donors to talk about the incredible opportunity for Marshall County presented via the Lilly Endowment Gift VII 2:1 Match.

“We Red Hats, we believe in giving back to our community,” said Janice Joan Davis, Queen of the Angels in Red chapter of the Red Hat Society. “One of our members, Noreen Rupchock, told us about the impact our gifts could have throughout Marshall County. We were excited to hear more about this match!”

Marshall County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Interested Students Must Apply by Monday, September 9

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are now available.  Interested high school seniors who are Marshall County residents should contact their guidance office, the MCCF at 574- 935-5159, or go online to for an application. The award provides a four-year full-tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana.

Bowen Family Medical Scholarship Awarded

Scholarship Encourages Future Physicians to Practice in Rural Communities 

Today, Carol Bowen, Dr. Joel Schumacher, a family medicine doctor based in Plymouth, and Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the Marshall County Community Foundation, proudly presented Olivia Neese with the 2019 Bowen Family Medical Scholarship. Neese is currently attending medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine – Terre Haute. 

South Bend - Elkhart Region awarded transformational Lilly Endowment grant to accelerate regional innovation and workforce and economic development

The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend - Elkhart region -- including Elkhart, Marshall and Saint Joseph Counties.


Point-in-Time Count to occur county-wide Wednesday, January 23

The Marshall County Community Foundation are the United Way of Marshall County are working with the local faith community, nonprofits and volunteers to conduct a survey to collect data on homelessness and housing insecurities in Marshall County. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people on a single day in January and will be held this year on Wednesday, January 23, across Marshall County. 

Marshall County awarded in next round of FSSA early childhood education grants

More than $239,000 in funding will increase capacity, high-quality education across the county

Marshall County – Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning recently awarded early education capacity-building grants to 12 applicants representing 29 pre-kindergarten programs in 12 Indiana counties. The Marshall County Early Childhood Coalition was awarded $239,744.56.