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1776 Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The 1776 Fund was established in 2002 with proceeds from the performance of the musical “1776” to honor the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. The fund is to provide support of the county’s emergency service agencies. Category: Field […]

50th Anniversary Administrative Endowment

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 2001 by the Foundation board with gifts received in honor of The Portland Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. Category: Administrative Funds

Abromson Charitable Endowment For The Arts

To provide support for The Arts Place. The fund was established in 1989 by Suzanne A. Joiner in cooperation with the Indiana Educational, Cultural and Fine Arts Foundation of Fort Wayne as a memorial to her parents, recognizing their longtime interest and support of the local arts. Category: Restricted

James and Marian Abromson Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1989 BY Suzanne A. Joiner as a living memorial to her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Abromson were local business and civic leaders and both served as Foundation trustees. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Albert A. and Donna Abromson Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1976 by the will of Mrs. Abromson as a memorial to her husband, a local attorney, businessman, and civic leader. The trust is to provide scholarship assistance to qualified graduates of Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Administrative Endowment

Established in 1999 through matching funds from Lilly Endowment’s GIFT III Initiative. The fund is to provide support for the operation of the Foundation. Category: Administrative Funds

Matt Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in 2011 by Brooke Aker in memory of her husband Matt, Chief of the Portland Fire Department, who died in a motorcycle accident in April 2011. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates with first preference given to graduates of Jay County High School, majoring in Law Enforcement, […]

Michael A. Alig Jay County FFA Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1991 by the Jay County Chapter of Future Farmers of America. The fund was originally established in 1985 as a memorial to Michael A. Alig. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying agriculture. Category: Scholarships

Altrusa Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by the Altrusa Club to provide scholarship and other financial assistance to non-traditional students. Category: Scholarships

Robert M. Anderson Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1990 by the Jay County High School Student Council in recognition of Mr. Anderson and his many years of service and commitment to the Jay School Corporation as teacher, principal, and Dean of Students. Category: Scholarships

John L. Armantrout Science Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by John and Mary Armantrout. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates enrolled in a physical and/or biological science program. Category: Scholarships

Janet B. Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by Richard D. Arnold as a memorial to his wife and her life as an educator, whose career spanned more than 30 years. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree […]

Dr. Ara C. and Gay B. Badders Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Gay B. Badders, a retired teacher, in memory of her husband, a longtime Portland physician. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in medical arts or education. Category: Scholarships

Ruth Whipple Badders Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Patricia S. McKinley in memory of her mother. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are entering either their junior or senior year in college and are majoring in education. Category: […]

Ferd and Miriam Badt Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was was established in 1977 by the will of Mrs. Badt as a living memorial to her husband and herself. The Badts were owners of Mosler Department Store. Category: Scholarship

Kelly and Margaret Baggs Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2010 by Margaret Baggs. Mr. and Mrs. Baggs were responsible for the creation of the nature trails at Weiler-Wilson Park in Portland. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Charles Baird Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1970 by the will of Bess M. Baird, Mr. Baird’s sister. They were co-owners of the Baird Funeral Home and civic leaders. Category: Scholarships

Charles A. Baird Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1955 by Mr. Baird. He was the owner of the Baird Funeral Home and was one of the Foundation’s first trustees. Category: Unrestricted Funds

James and Florence Baldwin Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the will of Mr. Baldwin, a longtime auto salesman. Mrs. Baldwin worked for a local furniture business. Category: Scholarships

Charles & Helen Barrenbrugge Arts Place Building Fund

To provide support to Arts Place and its property improvements. The fund was established in 2008 by the Helen Barrenbrugge Estate. The fund shall provide support to Arts Place for capital improvements including real estate and personal property maintenance and acquisition. Category: Restricted Funds

Barrenbrugge Jay County Boys Club Building Fund

To provide support for improvements to the Jay Community Center Boys Club. The fund was established in 2008 by the Helen Barrenbrugge Estate. The fund shall be to create a capital improvement fund for the Jay Community Center Boys Club. Category: Restricted Funds

Paul and Velma Beard Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Paul and Velma Beard Memorial Fund was established in 1995 by Richard and Jan Arnold as a memorial to Jan’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Beard were lifelong Jay County residents who were active in the community. The fund is to provide assistance to elderly residents […]

Roberta Kay Beard Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Jay County High School Earth Watch and Ski Clubs in memory of Ms. Beard, who was killed in an accident at Grand Canyon National Park. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in environmental […]

Howard C. Berry Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1978 by the East Jay Junior High School Student Council in recognition of Mr. Berry’s longtime service as principal of the school. Category: Scholarships

Arnold and Eugenia Beumer Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by Mr. and Mrs. Beumer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with preference given to students pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field of study. Category: Scholarships

Jeff and Eileen Bickel Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by George Ronald and Mary Ellen Bickel in memory of their son and daughter-in-law who died in a plane crash in 2003. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who have a grade […]

Carl Bimel Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1980 by the will of Carl Bimel. Mr. Bimel’s family owned the Bimel Spoke and Wheel Factory in Portland. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Blaine United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by the Blaine United Methodist Church. The fund is to provide scholarships for students enrolled in a degree program to become an ordained minister. Category: Scholarships

Board of Trustees Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2006 by The Portland Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a vehicle for past and present trustees to show their financial commitment to the Foundation. Category: Unrestricted

Luetta J. Bowen Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning.

Alfred and Amy Braddock Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2020 by a trust transfer from First Financial Bank Wealth Management.  The purpose of this scholarship shall be limited to higher educational institutions (college and graduate levels) and may consist of the payment of tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses of education, or such part thereof as the committee […]

Alfred and Amy Braddock Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarships to residents of Jay County, Indiana.  Although scholastic, athletic, and extracurricular records may be considered by the committee in granting scholarships, the committee should consider all other factors which in its opinion indicate the character and personality of a person most likely to benefit and […]

Pete Brewster Donor Advised Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2012 by the Friends of Pete Brewster. The fund is to support causes held dear to Mr. Brewster. Category: Donor Advised Funds

Eric Bricker Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by the Saint Mary Catholic Church. Eric was killed in an auto accident just weeks before graduation from Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

John and Dr. Carole Brigham Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2002 by John and Carole Brigham. John is a retired banker and former Foundation trustee. Carole is a retired nursing professor at Ball State University. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Michelle E. Bruggeman Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing higher education degrees, with preference given to students attending International Business College majoring in Travel and Hospitality, students attending Ivy Tech Community College, and students attending Ball State University majoring in Journalism or Social Work. The fund was established in 2016 by Marie Bruggemen in […]

Brumfield Fund for Philanthropy

Brumfield Fund for Philanthropy, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2014 by the Foundation Board of Directors in honor of Board President Brenda Brumfield.  This unrestricted fund shall provide support as directed by the Board of Directors.

Bryant Community Center Endowment

To provide support for the upkeep of the Bryant Community Center. The fund was established in 1998 by the United Way of Jay County. The fund is to provide operating support for the community center. Category: Restricted

Bryant High School Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by John and Mary Armantrout. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendents of graduates of Bryant High School. Category: Scholarships

William Bynum Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2000 by Maxwell Naas through the Naas Family Charitable Endowment. Mr. Bynum was a longtime executive at Naas Foods, Inc. in Portland. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Lawrence H. and Mary Jane Calhoun Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2007 by the Mary Jane Calhoun Estate. Mr. Calhoun was a local pharmacist for many years. He first became associated with Syphers Brothers Drug Store in 1929 and became a partner in 1950. The store later became known as Calhoun Drugs […]

Alwyn Carder Fund

To provide support to the Jay County Historical Society and Museum. The fund was established in 2004 by the will of Mr. Carder. A high school teacher for many years, Mr. Carder was also very active in preserving the history of Redkey and Jay County. This endowment fund is to provide support for the Jay […]

Alwyn Carder Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by the will of Mr. Carder. A high school teacher for many years, he was very active in preserving the history of Redkey and Jay County. The fund provides scholarships to students pursuing degrees in architecture, history, or […]

Earl Cartwright Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1956 by Ethel Cartwright in memory of her husband, an accomplished opera singer and music instructor. Mrs. Cartwright was one of the original Foundation trustees and was a founder of the Portland Forge. Category: Scholarships

Tom Casey JCCT Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Jay County Civic Theatre in memory of one of its longtime members. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents interested in advancing their education and/or experience in theatre, music, writing, photography or other […]

Tom Casey Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by The Graphic Printing Company in memory of its longtime managing editor. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying journalism or theatre. Category: Scholarships

John L. Chitwood Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1968 by the will of Dr. Chitwood, a dentist in Portland for many years. Category: Scholarships

Church Women United of Jay County Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1989 as a result of the closing of the Church Women United Clothing Center. The fund is to provide scholarships to students seeking vocational training. Category: Scholarships

Cincinnatus League Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Cincinnatus League Fund was established in 1997 by the Cincinnatus League. The fund is to provide assistance to elderly residents of Jay County. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Joe Scott Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by John Logan in memory of Mr. Clark. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Jack Cole Fund For Volunteers

To provide support for the funds given to the award recipient to the charity of their choice. The fund was established in 1996 by the Foundation Board of Trustees in honor of Mr. Cole and his dedication and service as the Foundation’s first executive director. Category: Restricted Funds

Community Enhancement Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Community Enhancement Endowment was established in 2001 by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees with gifts received towards a challenge match under Lilly Endowment’s GIFT V Initiative. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Community Improvement Fund

Community Improvement Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established to provide financial support for projects that have a beneficial impact on the image and appearance of the community, such as Christmas lights and decorations, landscaping projects, establishment or improvement to parks or green space, cleanup projects, etc.  

Community Seasonal Decoration Endowment

To provide support for community seasonal decorations in Portland. The fund was established in 1998 by the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce. The fund is to provide support for the community’s seasonal decorations. Category: Restricted Funds

Orda Graves Cook Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1970 by the will of Miss Cook, the daughter of a local insurance family. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Lee G. and Corinne Hall Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1980 by Mr. Hall as a living memorial to his wife, Corinne, a longtime civic leader. Mr. Hall, a former Portland Forge President, was also a civic leader. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Kristan Danae Corwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1992 by Kristan’s parents, John and Kathy Corwin. Kristan was a fourth grade student when she was killed in an auto accident in 1991. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates, with preference given […]

Robert & Kathleen Cue Endowment

Fund Purpose: To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2015 by the will of Kathleen J Cue, a Portland High School graduate who worked at Haynes Milling Company, Mutual Security, and the Jay County Genealogy office. Category: Unrestricted Funds

The James & Claudia Cull and Bill & Mary Davis Endowment

This Endowment was established in 2014 by James L. & Claudia A. Cull and Bill J. & Mary C. Davis. It is an unrestricted endowment to be disbursed at the discretion of the Board of Directors according to the mission and purposes of The Portland Foundation. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Ella and Irene Cunningham Scholarship Fund

Ella and Irene Cunningham Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 1995 through the Will of Miss Ella Cunningham, a long time teacher in the Dunkirk schools.  The fund is to provide scholarships to students of the Dunkirk area, later defined to be applicants living within the city limits of Dunkirk.  […]

Sharon Dues Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2013 by Joe Dues as a memorial to his wife. Sharon was a longtime employee of the Jay School Corporation who believed strongly in the importance of education and the benefits it provides for a student’s future. The fund […]

Dunkirk Endowment

To provide support organizations benefiting Dunkirk. The fund was established in 2007 by the Foundation Board of Trustees to provide support to organizations and projects benefiting Dunkirk, Indiana. Category: Restricted Funds

Dunkirk Scout Cabin Endowment

To provide support to the Dunkirk Scout Cabin and its operating cost. The fund was established in 1998 by the United Way of Jay County. The fund is to provide operating support for the scout cabin. Category: Restricted Funds

East Central Opportunities, Inc. Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 through a gift from East Central Opportunities, Inc. The fund is to provide scholarships to students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the John Jay Center for Learning. Category: Scholarships

Della Elberson Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1967 by the will of Mrs. Elberson. She and her husband Maurice owned Elberson Auto Parts in Portland and were civic leaders in the community. Category: Scholarships

Tyrus Ellingwood Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Tyrus’ parents, Raymond and Lana Ellingwood. Tyrus was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1994 just days after graduating from Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Janice Eltzroth Fund

Janice Eltzroth Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in the early 1970s to help defray the medical costs for Mrs. Eltzroth in her battle with cancer.  Sadly, she passed away before any could be used.  The Foundation, with her family’s blessing, redefined the fund to help others with similar needs but limited […]

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Bryant, Indiana Scholarship Trust

This scholarship was created in 2020 by a trust transfer from First Financial Bank Wealth Management. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduates of the Jay County, Indiana, High School for the purpose of obtaining under-graduate education and may consist of the payment of tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses […]

Felts-Hanlin Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by Donald Hanlin in honor of his mother and step-father, Virginia Carol and Manon Felts, and his father, Frederick W. Hanlin. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who have outstanding academic achievement […]

First Bank of Berne Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by the First Bank of Berne. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who intend to study business or a business-related major. Category: Scholarships

Ted C. Fleming and Alma M. Fleming Endowment

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2013 by the Ted Fleming Estate as a memorial to himself and his sister. Alma owned the Jay County Abstract Company and Ted was an employee of the company. Category: Scholarships

Abromson Fleming Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1975 by Mrs. Marian F. Abromson in memory of her father, James Fleming, a local attorney and civic leader. Category: Unrestricted

Freedom Park Endowment

To provide support for the upkeep and maintenance for Freedom Park, which is a veterans memorial park located in Portland. The Freedom Park Endowment was established in 2005 by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the upkeep and maintenance for the park, which is a veteran’s […]

The Ron and Lonette Freeman Family Endowment

A community’s needs are difficult to anticipate. The Ron and Lonette Freeman Family Endowment Fund was established to help The Portland Foundation support long-term solutions- today and tomorrow- and make a lasting investment in our community’s future. “We believe that the Foundation’s leadership knows best what the community’s needs are, not only today, but tomorrow […]

Friends of Jay County Agriculture Endowment

To provide support to organizations which most positively impact the field of agriculture in Jay County. The fund was established in 2007 by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The fund is to provide support to the organizations which most positively impact the field of agriculture in Jay County. Category: Restricted Funds

Friends of Jay County Agriculture Fund

To receive contributions to promote agriculture in Jay County. The fund was established in 2007 by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The fund is to receive contributions towards the promotion of the field of agriculture in Jay County. Category: Restricted Funds

Fugiett Construction Systems Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Fugiett Construction Systems. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in the Purdue University Construction Management program. Category: Scholarships

Fund For a More Attractive Community

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Fund For a More Attractive Community was established in 1961 by Hugh N. Ronald, Jr., a co-founder of The Portland Foundation. The fund is for the betterment and beautification of Portland. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Dr. Kathleen Galbraith Memorial Medical Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by Dr. Charlene Barton in memory of her sister. Dr. Galbraith was a physician in Portland at the time of her death. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in […]

Edith Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by the will of Miss Gaunt. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who reside in Dunkirk or Richland Township. Category: Scholarships

Gaunt Memorial Library Fund

Gaunt Memorial Library Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2007 after the passing of Betty L. Gaunt in memory of her two daughters, Marilee Gaunt and Gayle Gaunt who were tragically killed in July 1966.  The fund can be used in full, at the discretion of the Foundation board, for the […]

Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2007 after the passing of Betty L. Gaunt in memory of her daughters Marilee Gaunt and Gayle Gaunt who were tragically killed in July 1966. The fund is to provide scholarships to individuals seeking educational and vocational training at a post-secondary institution.  […]

Charles W. Geeting Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1976 through the will of Mr. Geeting, a Madison Township farmer who asked that his gift would especially benefit children. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust was established in 1974 by Mr. Geeting’s sister, Ona M. Myers. Mr. Geeting was a Jay County teacher who deeded his farm to the Foundation. The fund is for aid to the needy as well as aid to the local […]

General Memorial Fund- First Merchants Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1955 at First National Bank by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a depository of memorial gifts made by individuals, corporations and other contributors and is used for general purposes of the Foundation. Category: Unrestricted Funds

General Memorial Fund- MainSource Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1955 at MainSource Bank by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a depository of memorial gifts made by individuals, corporations and other contributors and is used for general purposes of the Foundation. Category: Unrestricted Funds

General Unrestricted Fund First Merchants Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1996 at First Merchants Bank by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a depository of gifts that are not directed to a specific fund and is used for general purposes of the Foundation. Category: Unrestricted Funds

General Unrestricted Fund MainSource Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1996 at MainSource Bank by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a depository of gifts that are not directed to a specific fund and is used for general purposes of the Foundation. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Bernice Tharp Gibble Memorial Teachers Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Ms. Gibble, a retired teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in Secondary Education at Ball State University. Category: Scholarships

Gary P. Gibson Fund for Jay County Boy Scouts

To honor Gary Gibson and to benefit the Jay County Boy Scouts. The fund was established in 2010 by John and Sarona Goodrich and the Goodrich Family Foundation in honor of Gary’s many years of volunteer service to Jay County boy scouts. Category: Restricted Funds

Crystal R. and Patricia A. Gibson Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Patricia Gibson in honor of her mother. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of nursing. Category: Scholarships

Lexie Gierhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarship to students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning with special interest to students who are pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Mary Helen North Gildersleeve Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by Gary Gildersleeve in memory of his mother. Mary Helen earned her Master’s degree in retail at NYU and worked in retail. She was also a leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization. She believed that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college. This scholarship […]

Robert M. and Frances O. Gillespie Educational Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Gillespie Trust was established in 2005 by the will of Frances Gillespie. In 1958, the Gillespies partnered with Charles and Florence Coldren and Harold and Alma Green to establish Jay County’s first classes for special needs children. That class eventually grew into Jay-Randolph Developmental Services. […]

Dr. Eugene Gillum Education Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County Hospital team members pursuing continuing education. The fund was established in 2016 by the Jay County Hospital Foundation in honor of Dr. Gillum, a longtime physician in Jay County who passed away in 2014. Category: Scholarships

Eugene M. & Jane Anne Gillum Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2008 by Gene & Jane Gillum. The fund shall provide support to further the charitable purposes of a selected group of organizations. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Glass Museum of Dunkirk Endowment

To provide support forthe preservation of the Glass Museum in Dunkirk. The fund was established in 1995 by the Dunkirk Public Library Board of Trustees through funds received from Dr. Donald W. Johnson in memory of his father Frank R. Johnson. Frank worked for many years as foreman of the mold shop at Indiana Glass […]

Peggy Glentzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Community and Family Services in memory of Mrs. Glentzer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing a degree in social work. Category: Scholarships

Betty Lavon Grace Rigby

Graduates of Jay County High School, Jay County, Indiana who have a “B” or “C” grade point average and intent to pursue a vocational education degree Category: Scholarships

Gov. I.P. Gray Alumni Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by the Gov. I.P. Gray Alumni Association. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with first preference given to descendents of Gray alumni. Category: Scholarships

Jeannie Habegger Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Ted L. Habegger as a memorial to his wife. Jeannie was the longtime Athletic Department Secretary at Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to graduates of Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Lee G. and Linda L. Hall Endowment for the Arts

To provide operating support and is named in honor of Lee & Linda’s support of the arts in Jay County. The fund was established in 1993 by the Jay County Arts Council with a portion of a bequest from Mr. Hall. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Donald and Vadia Hall Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1981 as an advised fund by Vadia Hall, daughter of Portland Foundry co-owner L. G. Holmes and widow of Donald A. Hall, former Portland Forge President and civic leader. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Donald A. Hall Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1981 by Mr. Hall’s family. Mr. Hall was a former President of the Portland Forge. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Weldon L. and Dorothy H. Hamma Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Hamma, longtime owners of Hamma’s Grocery. Mrs. Hamma was the organist at Asbury United Methodist Church for many years. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying music. Category: Scholarships

Rex & Kiku Hardwick – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Hardwick Fund was established in 1992 by Mrs. Hardwick as a memorial to her husband with whom she shared a love of animals. The fund is to provide support for organizations concerned with the treatment and welfare of stray and homeless animals. Category: Field of […]

James E. Hardy “Portland Panther”” Scholarship Fund”

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Mr. Hardy, a member of the 1945 undefeated, untied and unscored upon Panther football team. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are in the top 15% of the class academically […]

Morton S. Hawkins Community Trust

To provide support to the welfare of the residents in Jay County. The fund was established in 1992 by the transfer of an existing trust by the Jay Circuit Court. The fund is to be used to promote the general welfare of the citizens of Jay County as determined by the Board of Managers of […]

John J. and Nancy S. Hawkins Memorial Fund

To provide support to the Jay County Historical Society. The fund was established in 1995 by Ann H. Goodrich, a descendent of the Hawkins family. The fund is to provide support for the Jay County Historical Society. Category: Restricted Funds

Edward M. Haynes Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1952 as one of the two original trusts of The Portland Foundation. The trust was established by the Haynes Milling Company as a memorial to its founder, a business and civic leader. The fund is to provide scholarships to […]

Larry and Maria Hiatt Endowment Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. Established in 2013 by Larry and Maria Hiatt. The fund is to provide support for the Jay County Historical Society. The Hiatts serve as volunteers at the Historical Society, where Larry serves as President of the Board of Directors. Category: Scholarships

Wayne W. and Marguerite M. Hinkle Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Hinkle. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with priority given to students attending Indiana University. Category: Scholarships

Dennis & Marianne Horn Family Endowment Fund

The purpose of this Fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation for programs or activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes. This is a donor advised Fund. Category: Donor Advised Funds

The Joyce A. Horn Scholarship Fund

Established in 2014 by Joyce A. Horn. This scholarship is for college juniors and seniors majoring in Elementary Education. First preference will be given to students who attended Bloomfield Elementary School and who are studying at Ball State University. Category: Scholarships

Elizabeth A. Hudson Endowment

To provide support for mammogram screenings for women who meet the fund criteria. The fund was established in 2008 by Elizabeth Hudson. The purpose of the fund shall be to provide support for mammogram screenings for women who meet the designated criteria set forth in the fund agreement. Category: Restricted

William and Ruby Hudson Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Hudson endowment was established in 2007 by James R. Hudson in memory of his parents. The fund is to provide support to organizations which most positively impact the agricultural community. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Zackery W. Hummer Memorial Fund

To provide support to supplement the Zackery W. Hummer Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in 2011 by Charity Leist Cummiskey in memory of her son, a 2008 Jay County High School graduate, who died in an automobile accident in August 2011. The fund is to provide scholarships to students who display similar character […]

Tom Hunt Endowment for the Arts

To provide operating support for the Arts Place in Portland, Indiana. The fund was established in 1994 by the Jay County Arts Council in honor of Tom, a local business and civic leader who died in 1993. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Jack Imel Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 2017 by Norma Imel in memory of her husband Lawrence “Jack” Imel. This fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates that are pursuing a major in Music or Music Education from a two-year or four-year public or private institution. Category: Scholarships

Inman Family Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2005 by Douglas L. and Alicia J. Inman in memory of Regina (Susie) Inman. Category: Donor Advised Funds

Frank Inman Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by his daughter, Kim McAbee, in honor of her father. Mr. Inman was a Portland businessman and longtime youth advocate. The fund is to award scholarships to high school graduates who exemplify the Christian characteristics by which Mr. […]

Inman-Myers Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Roger and Beverly Inman in honor of their parents Lawrence and Violet Inman and Russell and Catherine Myers. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates with preference given to students studying business at a […]

John J. and Grace R. Jaqua Endowment Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1999 upon the death of Mr. Jaqua, co-founder of the Foundation. Mr. Jaqua was the former president of the Citizens Bank and a civic leader in Portland. Mrs. Jaqua was a longtime civic leader. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Jean Leslie Jaqua Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1958 by the will of Mr. Jaqua, an invalid who asked that the fund provide support for handicapped children in the community. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Jay County 4-H General Endowment

To provide a source of funding available to the 4-H Council for support of its programs and facilities. The fund was established in 1993 by the Jay County 4-H Council to help support the needs of the organization. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Jay County Boys Club Endowment

To provide operating support for the Jay County Boys Club. The fund was established in 1993 by the Boys Club Board of Directors to help support the establishment. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Jay County Boys Club Zelma Bailey Endowment

To provide operating support to the Jay County Boys Club Community Center. The fund was established in 2000 by the estate of Mrs. Bailey. The fund is to provide operating support for the Jay County Boys Club Community Center. Category: Restricted Funds

Jay County Christian Academy Endowment

To provide operating support for the Jay County Christian Academy. The fund was established in 2007 by Barry & Elizabeth Hudson. The fund is to provide operating support for the Jay County Christian Academy. Category: Restricted Funds

Jay County Crippled Children and Adults Memorial Fund

To provide support for the Jay County Crippled Children and Adults Memorial Fund. The fund was established in 1993 by the Board of Directors of the Jay County Association for Crippled Children and Adults, A portion of a bequest from Sollie Ankrom was used to establish this endowment. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Jay County Endowment for Literacy

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Jay County Endowment for Literacy was established in 2004 by the Jay County Literacy Coalition. The fund is to provide support to organizations which most positively impact literacy in Jay County. Category: Field of Interest

Jay County Fair Association, Inc.

To provide operating support for the Jay County Fair Association. The fund was established in 1994 by the Fair Association’s Board of Directors to help support the organizations needs. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Jay County French Connection Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Mrs. Tuesday Edwards, a former French teacher at Jay County High School. The fund is to assist students who have excelled in French while in high school and who plan to study at least one year of […]

Jay County Historical Society Genealogy Endowment

To provide support for preservation and collection of genealogy records and related programs conducted by the Jay County Historical Society. The fund was established in 2001 by the Jay County Genealogy Society, which merged with the Jay County Historical Society in 2009. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Jay County Historical Society MainSource Bank

To provide operating support for the Historical Society. The fund was established in 1995 by Miss Elizabeth A. Starbuck, sister of Foundation co-founder W. Haynes Starbuck. Elizabeth was a descendent of the Haynes family, one of Jay County’s oldest families. The fund is to provide operating support for the Historical Society. Category: Restricted Funds

Jay County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1994 by the hospital auxiliary to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a health related field. Category: Scholarships

Jay County Pee Wee Football Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide a scholarship to students graduating from Jay County High School and who will be attending a two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning. Students will graduate from Jay County High School and will have participated in Jay County Pee Wee Football and […]

Jay County Public Library Endowment

To provide funds to help supplement the services provided by the organization. The fund was established in 1993 by the trustees of the Jay County Public Library. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Jay County Scout Cabin Endowment

To provide operating support for the scout cabin. The fund was established in 1998 by the United Way of Jay County. The fund is to provide operating support for the scout cabin. Category: Restricted Funds

Jay County Trails Club Fund

To provide support for the establishment of a trail system for current and future generations to enjoy. The fund was established in 2013 by the Jay County Trails Club. The fund shall provide support for establishing a trail system to promote the economic, social, and health benefits in the community. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Jayland Rescue Mission Endowment

To provide operating support for the rescue mission. The fund was established in 1998 by the United Way of Jay County. The fund is to provide operating support for the rescue mission. Category: Restricted Funds

Clarence O. Jelleff Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1975 through the will of Mr. Jelleff, a longtime farmer in Bearcreek Township. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

John Jay Center for Learning Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by the John Jay Center for Learning, Inc. Board of Directors. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents who are pursuing a higher education degree through John Jay Center for Learning. Category: Scholarships

Johnson Fund for the Dunkirk Community

Johnson Fund for the Dunkirk Community, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 1997 by Dr. Donald W. Johnson in honor and in memory of his parents, Frank R. and Jessie B. Johnson.  The fund is to award grants, at the board’s discretion, to one or more of the following organizations or projects:  […]

Charles and Ruth Joos Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by the will of Ruth Joos. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in college. Category: Scholarships

F. Dale Jordan Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the will of Helen Jordan as a memorial to her husband, owner of Jordan Excavating. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying mechanical trades and nursing. Category: Scholarships

Juan Pablo Heart and Attitude Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 2014 by Bill and Kim McAbee. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is accepted to a two or four year school, and has shown a heart for helping children in need, whether locally or abroad. First preference will be given to candidates who are adopted. Category: […]

Raymond an Vesta Juillerat Memorial Fund

To provide support for the West Walnut Street Church of Christ. The fund was established in 1999 by Manon and Carol Felts in memory of Carol’s parents. The fund in to provide support for the West Walnut Street Church of Christ. Category: Restricted Funds

Melissa D. “Missy”” Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Union City residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by her husband Larry A. Lee in memory of Missy, a math teacher and girls basketball coach at Union City Community High School. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Union City Community High School […]

Legacy 2001 Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by the Jay County High School Class of 2001 Alumni in memory of classmates who have passed away. The fund shall provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a higher education degree. Category: Scholarships

Bob W. & Frances M. Leggett Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2008 by the will of Bob W. Leggett. The fund shall be used for unrestricted charitable purposes. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Lilly Endowment Fund First Merchants Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1993 by the Foundation board. The trust was funded with additional money from Lilly Endowment’s GIFT Initiative. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Lilly Endowment Fund MainSource Bank

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. Established in 1992 by the Foundation board. The trust was funded with additional money from Lilly Endowment’s GIFT Initiative. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Limberlost Cemetery Association

To provide support for maintenance for the historical upkeep of the Limberlost Cemetery. The fund was established in 2001 by the Limberlost Cemetery Association. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Limberlost Swamp Remembered Friends of the Limberlost Fund

To provide support to for the restoration and beautification of the Limberlost Territory. The fund was established in 2001 by Sidney and France Austin, Kenneth and Anna Marie Brunswick, Dwain and Sharen Michael, John and Constance Ronald, Sherry Studebaker, and Daniel and Anita Orr. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the […]

Fred Lingo Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by the friends of Fred Lingo in his memory. It will be awarded annually to a Jay County High School Graduate pursuing a degree in a vocational field. Category: Scholarships

Dr. H. L. Shroyer Christian Love Scholarship Fund

Dr. H. L. Shroyer Christian Love Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 1970 by Dr. Shroyer and his wife Carolyn Shroyer.  The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates from either Jay County, Niles Township in Delaware County and/or Jackson Township in Blackford County to the student(s) who […]

Ernest and Martha Loy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by their sons Gary and Doug Loy. Longtime civic leaders, the Loys owned Ernest Loy Real Estate and Auctioneering. The fund is to provide scholarships to students from Jay, Blackford, and Randolph Counties in Indiana and Mercer County, […]

James E. Luginbill Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2005 by The Graphic Printing Co., Inc. in memory of three-term Portland Mayor, Jim Luginbill. A World War II veteran, Mayor Luginbill spearheaded economic development efforts to bring hundreds of jobs to Jay County Category: Unrestricted Funds

Madison High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by the Madison High School Alumni Association. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendants of Madison alumni. Category: Scholarships

MainSource Bank Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2002 by MainSource Bank. The Foundation traces its relationship with the bank back to 1951 when the first trust was established with Peoples Bank. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Jay Lodge #87 F&AM F. E. & Marcelle Smith Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of F. Edward Smith. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendants of Jay Lodge #87 Free and Accepted Masons members. Category: Scholarships

J. Murl and Opal (Smith) May Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2001 by their children, Mary May Geeting, Paul M. May, Ruby May Geeting, and Ralph F. May. Mr. and Mrs. May were lifetime residents of Jay County and were Madison Township farmers. Mr. May was a community leader and serves on […]

May-Denney Endowment Fund

This fund is in memory of Hendrick, Harrison, and Hadlee Neargarder. The purpose of this fund is to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Dr. Glade A. and Joyce H. McAfee Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by Julie Forcum in memory of her parents. Dr. McAfee practiced optometry in Portland from 1952-2003 and Mrs. McAfee was a Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High residents who are enrolled […]

Robert and Helen Brown McCreery Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. McCreery. Bob was a retired engineer with Portland Forge and Helen is a retired school teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates attending Purdue University majoring in either […]

Elizabeth R. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Lori McCurdy in memory of her daughter, a nursing student. Elizabeth was driving to classes when she was killed in an auto accident. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a […]

John and Imelda McKeown Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1977 by Mrs. McKeown’s will as a memorial to her husband and herself. Mrs. McKeown, a former Foundation trustee, and her husband, an industrialist associated with Sheller Globe Company were longtime civic leaders. Category: Scholarships

Ray C. and Patricia S. McKinley Fund

To provide support to the Jay County Historical Society, Historical Museum, and other charitable causes in the Portland area. The fund was established in 2000 by Mr. & Mrs. McKinley. Category: Scholarships

Ray and Roger McKinley Memorial Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation for programs or activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes.  Category:  Unrestricted Funds

Ray and Samaria J. McKinley Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Mildred May and Ray McKinley, Jr. as a memorial to their parents. Mr. and Mrs. McKinley were both born and raised in Jay County and lived in Portland their entire married lives. The fund is to provide […]

MDJ Donor Advised Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2008 by Dean and Margie Jetter. The donors make recommendations on expenditures from this fund. Category: Donor Advised Funds

Meeker Family Endowment

To provide support for Jay-Randolph Developmental Services. The fund was established in 1999 by J. Gordon and Catherine Meeker, longtime civic leaders in Portland. The fund is to provide support for Jay-Randolph Developmental Services. Category: Restricted Funds

Meridian Health Services, Inc. Endowment

To provide support for the educational, service and charitable purpose of Meridian Health Services, Inc. The fund was established in 2004 by Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. Category: Organization Endowment Fund

Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1997 by Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation in honor of its employees and as a thank you to its Jay County customers. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates, with priority given to children of employees of Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation and LICA Construction, and majoring in engineering. Category: Scholarships

David Brent Miller Jay County Boys and Girls Club Fund

To support the Jay County Boys and Girls Clubs at the Jay Community Center. The fund was established in 2011 through gifts from Barbara Kadinger, Bob and Carol Stephens, and the Jay Community Center. The fund is to provide support for the Jay County Boys and Girls Clubs, programs of the Jay Community Center. Mr. […]

Madonna Miller Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Madonna Miller, a retired teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in elementary education. Category: Scholarships

Robert M. and Ruth I. Miller Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by Robert Miller, Sandy McGraw, and Kay Louth, husband and daughters of Mrs. Miller, as a memorial. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Community Development

Paul L. Minnich Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions or higher learning.

Eva Moore Gordon and Ernest Moore Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1984 as a living memorial to her husband and herself. Mr. Moore was an employee of Haynes Milling Company and Eva was a retired elementary school teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to students in the field of […]

Maude M. Moran Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1975 by the will of Miss Moran, an employee of the local newspaper. Miss Moran was an African-American who asked that funds be used for scholarships regardless of religion or race. The fund is to provide scholarship to Jay […]

Dr. Bob Morrison Memorial Swim Fund

To provide support to the Jay County swimming organizations. The fund was established in 2007 by Rob & Mindy Weaver in memory of Bob. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to Jay County swimming organizations, including but not limited to, the Jay County High School boys and girls swim teams, and the […]

Christine Morrow Honorary Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority in honor of Mrs. Morrow, a charter member of the chapter. The fund is to provide scholarship to Pennville area Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Moser Family Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2003 by the family of Greg and Marianne Moser, industrial and civic leaders who were killed in a plane crash in May 2003. The fund is to provide support to those causes Greg and Marianne held dear. Category: Donor Advised Funds

Ashley Muhlenkamp 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Roger and Linda Muhlenkamp, Ashley’s parents, as a memorial to their son who was killed in an auto accident in 1993. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field. […]

Museum of the Soldier Endowment Fund

To provide operating supportfor the Museum of The Soldier. The fund was established in 1997 by The Graphic Printing Co. in honor of its employees who have served in the military. Category: Restricted Funds

George E. and Mildred P. Myron Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by Mrs. Myron in memory of her husband, a Jay County farmer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who were members of Jay County 4-H. Category: Scholarships

Naas Boys Club Community Center Building Fund

To provide supportfor the youth who participate in recreational activities at the Boys Club Community Center. The fund was established in 1988 as a continuing memorial of the Naas’ interest in the recreational opportunities afforded the youth of Jay County through the Boys Club Community Center Category: Restricted Funds

Naas Jay County Arts Council Fund

To provide support to the Jay County Center for the Arts. The fund was established in 1988 as a continuing memorial of the Naas’ interest in the enrichment of the arts in Jay County, especially through the work of the Jay County Center for the Arts. Category: Restricted Funds

New Corydon Sports Club Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2009 by New Corydon Sports Club, Inc. The fund is to provide support for community functions for all age groups in New Corydon and/or Wabash Township, including but not limited to sports and recreational activities. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Catherine Ochs Trust

To improve the medical care in Jay County and especially the dietary needs at the Jay County Hospital. The fund was established in 1986 as a memorial to Catherine’s interest in the improvement of medical care in Jay County. Catherine was a retired nurse and asked that the fund be used for dietary needs of […]

Dorothy O’Brien Gegenheimer Odle Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by Vicki Leonard in memory of her mother, a longtime teacher in Jay and Randolph Counties. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in education. Category: Scholarships

C.W. Oehler Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Nadine Miller and Marjorie Thompson in memory of their father, who was a local distributor for the Gulf Refining Company. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Patriots Remembered Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2007 by the Jay School Corporation to provide support for charitable causes promoting the field of education in Jay County. Category: Donor Advised Funds

Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund was established to provide an opportunity for previous scholarship recipients to “Pay Forward” their scholarship award to assist future generations of Jay County students. Category: Scholarships

Gladys Thomas Pearson Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1983 by Mrs. Pearson’s family as a memorial to her concern for the improvement of quality of life. Mrs. Pearson was a longtime retail clerk. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Pennville Church of Christ Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by the Pennville Church of Christ. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing a higher education degree. Category: Scholarships

Pennville Community Center Endowment

To provide operating support for the Pennville Community Center . The fund was established in 1998 by the United Way of Jay County to provide support for the Pennville Community Center. Category: Restricted Funds

Pennville Endowment

To provide support to organizations and projects benefiting Pennville, Indiana. The fund was established in 2008 by the Foundation Board of Trustees for the benefit of Pennville, Indiana. Category: Restricted Funds

Jerry R. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Kay Pierce in memory of her husband, a local industrialist. The fund is to provide scholarships to employees and descendants of employees of W & M Manufacturing, Inc., Pier-Mac Plastics, Inc., and Accelerated Curing. Students should have […]

Randy O. Poole Memorial Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Jane Poole, widow of Randy, a longtime teacher and coach at Jay County High School who was killed in an auto accident in 1995. The fund is to provide scholarships to students possessing a good mental attitude […]

Portland Evening Optimist Club Fund

The fund is an advised fund with youth as its focus. The fund was established in 1992 by the Evening Optimist Club. This fund was the first between the Foundation and a local service club. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Portland Lions Club Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by the Portland Lions Club. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Portland Morning Optimist Club Fund

To provide support to Jay County organizations that the Morning Optimist Club chooses. The fund was originally established in 1989 by the Morning Optimist Club to provide funding to programs, services, and support to Jay County organizations. The advised trust was transferred to the Portland Foundation in 1993 to help carry out its purpose. Category: […]

Portland Vocational Women’s Club Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by the Portland chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. In 1997 the club name was changed to Portland Vocational Women’s Club. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Eunice R. Pray Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of Mrs. Pray, who was a longtime teacher in Jay County as well as in Illinois. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Earl G., Genevra J., and Glen E. Pyle Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2013 by the Glen Pyle Estate as a memorial to himself and his parents. Glen was a magician and performed as “Gomer the Clown,” visiting Fort Wayne area nursing homes and hospitals. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Robert Quadrozzi Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by the family of Robert Quadrozzi, who was the longtime director of the Jay County Development Corporation. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents who are enrolled in higher education classes at the John Jay […]

Lydia Naas Raunecker Charitable Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1978 by Mrs. Raunecker’s father, Maxwell N. Naas, in memory of his daughter who died in 1977. Mrs. Raunecker was an active community leader who worked especially with children. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Redkey Endowment

To provide support to organizations and projects benefiting Redkey, Indiana. The fund was established in 2008 by the Foundation Board of Trustees to provide support to organizations benefiting Redkey. Category: Community Development

Sheri and Nicholas Reinhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Mrs. Reinhart’s mother, Virginia DeHoff, as a memorial to her daughter. Sheri and her unborn son Nicholas were killed in an auto accident in 1993. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in […]

Retter Family Fund

Retter Family Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2018 by Greg Retter and Connie Retter in memory of their grandparents Roy and Marjorie Retter and their parents Johnny and Lois Retter.  This unrestricted fund shall provide support as directed by the Board of Directors.

Martha Catharine Rockwell Music Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2016 by Levon Rockwell in memory of his wife Martha. The scholarship is to provide assistance to Jay County students majoring in a music-related degree and are juniors or seniors in college at a Christian College. Category: Scholarships

Sara Haynes Ronald Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1994 from the proceeds received from the Sara E. Ronald Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Hugh N. Ronald Jr. Memorial Trust

Established in 1983 by the Graphic Printing Company, publishers of The Commercial Review. Mr. Ronald was the former publisher and president of the firm as well as co-founder of The Portland Foundation. The fund is to assist in the administrative expense of running the Foundation. Category: Administrative Funds

Hugh N. and Sara E. Ronald Trust

To provide support to the Jay County Arts Council. The fund was established in 1994 by the will of Mrs. Ronald, an active civic leader and the widow of Hugh N. Ronald, co-founder of The Portland Foundation. Sara was a lifelong patron of the arts. Category: Restricted Funds

Kris A. Rose “Wonderwoman”” Memorial Scholarship Fund”

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by Troy Rose, Shauna Runkle, and Heather Rose-Dunning, husband and daughters of Mrs. Rose. Kris was a businesswoman and civic leader in the community. The fund is to provide scholarships to female graduates of Jay County High School […]

S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. The fund is to provide scholarships to students who are high school graduates, with preference given to employees and descendants of employees of S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. Category: Scholarships

Ruth Starlin Schafer Fund to Assist Aspiring Artists

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1998 by C. Justin Schafer as a tribute to his wife in recognition of her career as an artist and dedicated teacher of aspiring artists. The fund is to provide funding to those interested in advancing their education and/or experience in […]

Helen M. (Spahr) Schafer Memorial Endowment for JRDS

To provide funding for programs offered by Jay-Randolph Developmental Services. The fund was established in 1998 by C. Justin Schafer as a memorial to Helen Schafer to recognize her interest in assisting those individuals with developmental disabilities. Category: Restricted Funds

Vecil Bookout Schlechty Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1974 by her husband, Leo, as a memorial to Vecil’s career as a nurse. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in nursing. Category: Scholarships

Catherine M. and Donald A. Schramm Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of Donald Schramm. Mr. and Mrs. Schramm were teachers in the Jay County area. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates majoring in education. Category: Scholarships

Harold E. and Maxine E. Schutz Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Maxine as a memorial to Harold’s career as an educator. Mr. Schutz was a retired teacher, principal, and activities director in the Jay County School system. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School […]

George and Sallie Schwartz Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1964 by the Schwartz’s daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jenney. The Schwartzes were the founders of Standard Brush and Broom Company and were longtime civic leaders. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School […]

SDP Manufacturing, Inc. Donor Advised Fund

SDP Manufacturing, Inc. Donor Advised Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2008 by SDP Manufacturing, Inc.  The fund is to provide support to benefit the Dunkirk community, as directed by the company’s board of directors.  

Don E. Selvey Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by Gladys Selvey as a memorial to her husband. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in either education or vocational arts, and who have been active participants in sports […]

June Shawver Study Endowment

Established in 2015 after the passing of June Shawver Study. June was a Portland resident who worked at Jay Garment for 27 years and retired from Tyson in 2000. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Ronald L. Shoemaker Fund

The purpose of this fund will be for the construction and maintenance of a Greenway Trail in Jay County or a similar program for outdoor exercise or recreation.  Category:  Restricted Fund

Raymond and Mary L. Shreeve Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1991 by Mrs. Shreeve’s will. The Shreeve’s were longtime residents of Allen County, but Mr. Shreeve attended school in Jay County. After reading about the Foundation in The Commercial Review, they decided to leave part of their estate to […]

James H. Smith Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1982 by Regina Smith, as a memorial to her husband, a Jay County native. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture or engineering. Category: Scholarships

Helen P. Spahr Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Dr. Donald Spahr as a memorial to his wife, a former dietician at Indiana University Medical Center. Mrs. Spahr, a longtime victim of Multiple Sclerosis, was known for her care of others. The fund is to provide […]

Spirit of Community Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. Established in 2012 by The Portland Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The fund is to be used for sustaining levels of annual grant distributions during times of a negative stock market trend, providing emergency funding to assist with community disasters/needs without decreasing the dollars available during regular […]

Christopher Spradling Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by George and Vickie Spradling as a memorial to their son who died of cancer in 1994. Chris had been accepted to auto tech school when he passed away. The fund is to provide scholarships to students who […]

Darla Stafford Endowment

To provide support to the Pennville Fire Department. The fund was established in 2007 by Donald & Rebecca Stafford as a memorial to their daughter. Category: Restricted Funds

Starbuck Endowment Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 through the Elizabeth A. Starbuck Unitrust. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates majoring in business, music, art, or education. Category: Scholarships

Julia Magill Starbuck Memorial Collection

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1959 by Mrs. Starbuck’s husband, W. Haynes Starbuck and her children, Mr. & Mrs. William H. Starbuck and Mrs. Eleanor Wedemeier. The trust was established as a memorial to Mrs. Starbuck’s painting and interest in the arts. A number of original […]

Elizabeth Starbuck Scholarship Fund II

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 by the will of Miss Starbuck. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Haynes Starbuck Scholarship II

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 by the will of Elizabeth Starbuck. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Margie Nesbitt Steffy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by the will of Mrs. Steffy, a Portland civic leader. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Georgetta Strait Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. The fund is to provide scholarships to Pennville area Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Janice S. Stucky Jay County Historical Society Endowment

To provide operating support for the Jay County Historical Society. The fund was established in 2018 by Ms. Janice S. Stucky to support the Historical Society in Portland, IN. Janice is a retired third grade teacher and has been a lifelong member and volunteer of the Jay County Historical Society. Category: Restricted Funds

Fred M. Stultz Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2002 as a trust created upon Mr. Stultz’s death in 1985. A Jay County native, Fred was a longtime Jay County farmer who was also active in local politics. He sold a portion of his land holdings for the creation of […]

William R. Sudhoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Jim and Pat Sudhoff in memory of their son, a 1985 graduate of Jay County High School and a graduate of Indiana University. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a […]

Joseph T. and Marlene A. (Frahm) Suhr Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2001 by Joseph Suhr, and his four daughters, Dawn D. Suhr Greenwood, Valerie L. Suhr Aspy, Julie B. Suhr, and Jodi M. Suhr Trippany in celebration of Marlene’s life as a wife and mother. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Walter A. Suman Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1958 by Mr. Suman’s will. Walter was an employee of the Creamery Package Co., a manufacturer of wooden butter tubs in Portland. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Everett and Lisabeth Hiatt Taylor Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by the family of Everett and Lisabeth Taylor who were lifetime residents of rural Jay County. Although unable to afford college himself, Everett understood the value of education. Lisabeth was one of eleven children, nine of whom graduated from college. Everett was a farmer and an executive at […]

Glen and Martina Theurer Endowment Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2003 by Glen and Martina Theurer. Glen was a retired telephone company employee and Martina was a retired nurse. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Virgil B. and Josephine H. Thomas Educational Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1999 by the will of Betty Kovaluk in memory of her parents. The fund is used to support the educational programs of the Foundation, including the Care and Share Philanthropy Program for third grade, the sixth grade College Visitation Program, and […]

Katherine Louise Timmonds Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1969 by Miss Timmonds’ sister, Carrie Estelle Timmonds. Katherine was a longtime librarian in the community. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Justin Valentine Holy Trinity Catholic Church Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Mark and Marianne Valentine as a memorial to their son. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates who are active members of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, Indiana, Catholic Youth Organization. Category: Scholarships

Norm Vinson Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by Toni and Joseph Vinson. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduates of Jay County High School with preference given to residents of Pennville, Indiana. Category: Scholarships

Joseph F. Vormohr Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2000 by Joann Vormohr as a memorial to her husband, a longtime Portland physician. The fund is to provide support for the elderly. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Mike Walters Student Athlete Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Mike Walters, a 1976 graduate of Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to JCHS graduates with a 3.0 or greater grade point average who have earned at least two varsity letters in athletics. […]

Wasmuth Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1983 by Mr. Lou Wasmuth as a living memorial to his interest in the welfare of Portland. He was a longtime community leader and former owner of Portland Motor Parts. Lou asked that when funds were used that his wife Eula […]

Elda Mae (Winger) Weaver Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by Rob Weaver in memory of his mother who was a nurse for many years. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates pursuing a degree in the nursing field. Category: Scholarships

Warren Wyatt Wells Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Yvonne Wells in memory of her husband, a Jay County native and 1976 graduate of Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Westchester Cemetery Fund

To provide support for maintenance and historical upkeep of the cemetery. The fund was established in 2006 by the Nancy J. Saxman 2003 Revocable Trust. Category: Organization Endowment Funds

Westchester United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1994 by a member of the Westchester United Methodist Church. The fund is to provide scholarships to children of members of the Westchester United Methodist Church. Category: Scholarships

John F. Wible Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2001 by Judith L. Wible, M.D. in memory of her father, Dr. John F. Wible, a sensory impaired engineer. The fund is to provide support for the education of sensory impaired children, including providing scholarships to Jay County High School graduates […]

Barb Wilkinson Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2005 by Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority in memory of Barb, who was an active member of the sorority and the Jay County Civic Theatre, and served as the managing editor of The Commercial Review. The fund is […]

Phyllis M. Badders Williams Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1999 by Maxwell Naas through the Naas Family Charitable Endowment. Mrs. Williams was a longtime friend of the Naas family. Category: Unrestricted Funds

J. Arthur Williams-Orville Easterday Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1952 by the Jay Garment Company. This is one of the first two original trusts of The Portland Foundation and the first to be funded. The trust was established as a memorial to Mr. Williams and Mr. Easterday, founders of the […]

A. Iona Williamson Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1979 by the will of Miss Williamson as a memorial to her parents, Monroe and Marie Williamson. Miss Williamson was a longtime employee of First National Bank and asked that the fund provide scholarships to Jay County students. Category: […]

Zachary Allen Wolford 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2005 by Heather Binegar, Zach’s mother. Zach was a 10-year member of 4-H who killed in an auto accident before finishing his first year at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay […]

Women’s Endowment

To provide support for the Women’s Giving Circle. The fund was established in 2004 by the Foundation Board of Trustees. Category: Restricted Funds

Women’s Giving Circle Fund

To receive gifts on behalf of the Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle. The fund was established in 2004 by the Foundation Board of Trustees as a nonpermanent fund to receive gifts on behalf of the Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle. The mission of the Circle is to build a community of women philanthropists through the pooling of […]

Young Family Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1996 by John G. and Gretchen Young in honor of John’s father, R. Dwighht Young, a businessman and civic leader. Category: Unrestricted Funds

Youth for Christ Endowment

This endowment was established in 2014 by Douglas Inman to support the Youth for Christ of Blackford, Grant, Jay, Adams, and Wells counties. Category: Restricted Funds

Edward and Orpha Zearbaugh Memorial Endowment Fund

Established in 2011 by Dale and Ruth Ann Widman in memory of Mrs. Widman’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Zearbaugh were longtime Portland residents and were active in the community. The fund is to provide support for the operation of the Foundation. Category: Administrative Funds

Margo Zielinski Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Steve Zielinski in memory of his wife who passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. Margo was a teacher in the Jay School Corporation for 31 years. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County […]

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