Our Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) manages more than 300 funds established by people with philanthropic passions.
Many of our donors contribute to one or more of these existing funds, while others set up their own.
There is no right or wrong way to give. What’s important is giving in a way that helps you accomplish your philanthropic goals and JCCF is here to help. We keep our finger on the pulse of the community, so we can identify the community’s greatest needs and respond in a meaningful way. That might be supporting an existing program, developing a new one or encouraging a community partner to take a leadership role. It means rallying for the cause and asking others to join the effort. That’s why we are dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter. Causes that matter to them, their families and our community.
1. WE LIST OUR FUNDS HERE in alphabetical order by the donor's last name or by the main word in the fund name.
2. In the search box below, we list our funds in alphabetical order by the first word in the fund name.
This scholarship was established by a group of Custer Baker Middle School teachers and community leaders to remember Jim Halik and the lives that he influenced in the Franklin area.
Established in 2015 by Johnson County Farm Bureau to provide higher education scholarships to Johnson County area youth.
Established by Elizabeth (Betty) Voland, a former Franklin Community High School teacher, through her will, in loving memory of her husband James A. Voland. This scholarship recognizes a Franklin Community High School senior.
Established to support the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.
Jack W. Scherer served as principal of Union Elementary. His wife and son established this scholarship in Jack's memory to help a graduating senior of Franklin Community High School pursue the dream of becoming a teacher or administrator at the elementary grade school level.
Established to provide support to various charitable organizations.
Established by the late Gene Robinson on behalf of the Johnson County Veterans Service Office in partnership with JCCF to raise funds for the purchase and operations of a van dedicated to transport Johnson County veterans to and from Roudebush VA Hospital; the fund will continue to provide support for licensed drivers as needed.
Established to provide support to the Johnson County Extension Homemakers Dog Tags for Veterans program.
James Ralph Henry, a former Greenwood resident, created this scholarship through his will. This scholarship recognizes a Greenwood Community High School graduate who is entering college full time.
Established to recognize a graduating senior planning a career in law enforcement (including criminology, forensics, etc.) or in the Department of Natural Resources.
Established to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for programs and activities that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes.
Established to assist graduating seniors of Whiteland Community High School interested in the study of the arts.
This fund shall support the programs of JCHF in its mission to serve the health needs of the community.
Established by JCCF Board on its 10th anniversary to memorialize JCCF founder James A. Boggs and to support Center Grove Band Boosters.
This fund will be used to recognize individuals or organizations annually who selflessly promote philanthropy.
William (Ted) Murphy created this scholarship as a surprise to his wife in honor of her teaching career that spanned 21 years before she retired from Hopewell Elementary. This scholarship recognizes a graduating senior from Franklin Community High School who is planning to major in education.
Established by Sandy Jarvis in tribute to her husband, Mike Jarvis, to support the 4-H program.
Established to provide support to the Greenwood Band Parents Organization, Inc. whose mission is to assist the Greenwood Community High School instrumental music program.
Established by Pat and Beverly Van Valer to support Youth Connections.
Established to provide support to local 4H youth and educators, including but not limited to, camps, education and leadership opportunities.
Established to provide support for the James Waters Attitude Award to a Whiteland Community High School football player and wrestler and may also provide support for the James Waters Family to attend the awards banquet.
This fund was established in 2015 to provide support to the Johnson County Public Library.
Established by the friends and family of life-long Johnson County resident, wife and mother of two Jessica Brunning, this fund benefits organizations providing meaningful employment to people with mental and physical disabilities as well as organizations supporting families that have received a cancer diagnoses.
Established to provide scholarships to graduates from Johnson County high schools planning a careers in education
Established in 2015 to provide support to educational programs at the Johnson County Museum of History, IN.
This fund was established by community members to provide immediate financial assistance to families of police or fire fighters that lost their lives in the line of service.
Established by John and Merrilyn Bass to support their church and other organizations.
Established by the board of directors and grown through gifts from community donors, this fund will provide perpetual support for operations and programs of JCCF to meet ever-increasing needs of our community.
Established to provide support for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning and in particular to such students who meet criteria established by the Johnson County Professional Firefighters Local 4252.
Established by Jim and Carolyn Dresslar on behalf of Dresslar Manufacturing Company and updated in 2014 by Carolyn Dresslar to support the Humane Society of Johnson County and St. Rose of Lima Church.
Established in 2015 to provide support to a broad range of community needs. Specific areas of interest include projects for the JCHS, programs of the Johnson County Museum of History, projects or programs in partnership with Historic Landmarks that benefit Johnson County, Franklin Heritage or the restoration, care and maintenance of historic cemeteries in Johnson County.
Established by the Johnson County Fair Board to honor a 10-year 4-H member who exemplifies the 4-H motto.
Established in 2010 to honor the memory of Allen E. Grotke. This scholarship will recognize a current or past graduate from a Johnson County high school that is pursuing a degree of higher education in a business-related, human resource or legal field.
Established to provide financial assistance for charitable causes and not-for-profit organizations within the communities served by Johnson County REMC.
Established in 2017, the fund desires to further the enhancement and improvement of public schools, diversity in the Franklin community, Liberal Arts education and programming, and proactive family planning and development.
Established in memory of Judy Van Valer to honor her 37 years of art education at Greenwood Middle School where she fostered creativity in all who entered her classroom.
This fund will accept future gifts and bequests to support the mission and program of the Johnson County Historical Society.
This fund shall continue to support this organized youth philanthropy and is a means for foundations and donors to assure the future of youth philanthropy in our community.
Established in memory of Janet Hansen for dedication and love for the Edinburgh community.
Established in memory of Jerry Weddle with the intent to honor deserving athletes from Edinburgh, Franklin, Greenwood, Indian Creek and Whiteland community high schools.
This fund was established to provide support to the Johnson County Partnership for Water Quality.