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Connecting people with causes that matter


connecting people with causes:
molding today's educators

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In 2001, Marcy Buegler won the Lilly Community Scholarship and had her Butler University tuition
of $18,940 paid in full.
Today, she is an award-winning teacher.

"Education is my life. I live and breathe it.
We (teachers) have the power to change the future every day."

Marcy Buegler
Sugar Grove Elementary School


Our Mission
To enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment; addressing needs through grantmaking, including scholarships; and providing leadership on key community issues.

Our Vision
The Johnson County Community Foundation strives to be the philanthropic leader in improving our community, today and in the future, by connecting people who care with causes that matter in Johnson County.


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People. Causes.

We connect them to make our community a better place to live and work.

At the Johnson County Community Foundation:

  • We encourage giving for the good of the community.
  • We build and manage funds to respond to our community’s current and future needs.
  • We provide flexible giving options so donors can do charitable works for the community.
  • We serve as a partner in providing leadership on key community issues.
  • We respond to community needs through grants and scholarships.

FIELDS OF INTEREST
The Johnson County Community Foundation Board, as part of our Strategic Plan, has identified key needs of our community. These Fields of Interest are now the focus of fundraising efforts and grant distribution.

EDUCATION
Ensures the future prosperity of our community by preparing children to learn.
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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Supports and promotes physical and mental health.
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ARTS AND CULTURE
Strengthens and enriches the performing, visual and oratorical arts.
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CIVIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Supports initiatives and projects that enhance the desire to live, work and play in Johnson County.
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ENRICHMENT
Addresses any aspect of our county's well-being.
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AGRICULTURE
Supports and sustains the spirit and rich history of our agricultural heritage.
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SCHOLARSHIP
Supports higher education opportunities.
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CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Supports the Foundation's operations and activities.
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total assets of the foundation
$25 million+