The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the second of two 2022 Community Funds grant rounds. Applications for the Fall 2022 grant round are due on Monday, August 1, 2022, and the application may be found on the MCCF website (

These grants support specific projects or programs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation, and the environment. Community members who serve on MCCF’s Grants Committee evaluate the grant proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

Leadership Marshall County Graduates Class XXVII

Leadership Marshall County (LMC), a joint program between the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County, held a graduation for the participants of Class XXVII on May 11, 2022, at the Marshall County Philanthropy Center. 

LMC is a nine-month program that takes place September through May dedicated to cultivating today’s leaders to serve tomorrow’s community by building a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented employees and citizens. LMC cultivates emerging and existing leaders, building skills in participants to be a value-add to their organizations and the community.

Keeping the Maxinkuckee Dream Alive

In the spring of 2021, a grant from the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund was awarded to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund to purchase equipment for water sampling and monitoring. 

The high-quality equipment means the LMEF can monitor nutrient loading from three main tributaries and additional smaller ones into Lake Maxinkuckee, measuring more frequently and at more sites than previously. If something concerning is found, the results are taken to a lab for further study and possible action.  

The Power of Scholarships

When asked about her new role as the Principal for LaVille Elementary, Hope Amor shared, “This is exactly what I want to do, and exactly where I want to be.” Amor is coming home to teach and lead in Marshall County after receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in 2011 to study at DePauw University.

Hope Jordan Amor is a proud graduate of Bremen High School. After completing her studies at DePauw, she went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Marian University and a Masters in Education Administration at Butler University. Along the way, Amor discovered her heart and passion was in elementary education.

All of that education began with the promise of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship administered by the Foundation.