Community Impact

We're Taking the Lead Where Our Community Needs Us.

As the Parke County Community Foundation has grown, we’ve developed an important role as a leader. We do more than simply collect and disperse funding: We identify shared issues and concerns within our community, we convene groups to facilitate dialogue about those issues, and—once we’ve gathered as much data as we can and listened to as many voices as possible—we propose solutions.

This process takes the form of major Foundation-driven initiatives, including the six listed to the left. Take a little time to read about what we’ve been doing to address these important issues that impact every member of our community.

May 21, 2019

Recently the Gamma Sigma Chapter Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. applied to the Parke County Community Foundation for “Joy for All Companion Pets” for the Rockville Nursing and RehabCenter. The robotic dogs & cats are used in nursing homes as therapy for elderly who suffer m...

January 9, 2018

Donors in Parke County have done it again! The Parke County Promise, a college savings program for every kindergarten-3rd grade student in Parke County, has met our 1st goal of funding for more than 600 Parke County elementary students.

The Parke County Promise’s vision...

May 1, 2017

In the Spring of 2016, the Parke County Community Foundation Board of Directors challenged Parke County’s six incorporated communities to create an endowed fund for their town.  The towns were offered a $20,000 match to any Parke County incorporated town who raised $5,...

November 14, 2015

More than 260 people attended the Foundation’s Fall Dinner on November 14, 2015 at the Parke County Fairgrounds, with the goal of the evening to begin an endowment fund for children’s literacy in Parke County.  Each table for the evening was decorated in a “favorite ch...

November 1, 2014

More than 50 years ago the Parke County community came together to create a plan for children to swim in a safe environment.  At the time, there were several drowning  incidents involving children swimming in creeks, streams and ponds.  Our community took it upon thems...

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PO Box 276

Rockville, IN 47872

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765-569-5383

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