JCCF celebrates 30th anniversary
Published: May 28, 2021 by Gail Richards, president and CEO
The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) is celebrating 30 years of community philanthropy. JCCF is a local nonprofit organization providing donors a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving – so their gifts do good works in the community, forever. Since established, JCCF has made grants and scholarships of almost $25 million and manages $38 million in assets. Annual reinvestment in the community now tops $1.5 million.
JCCF was originally incorporated in 1989 as the Pride and Progress Foundation of Greater Greenwood and with the financial backing of Lilly Endowment Inc. in 1991, became the Greater Johnson County Community Foundation, changing the philanthropic landscape of Johnson County forever. Several years later, the foundation simply became the Johnson County Community Foundation.
“The change of focus from Greenwood to the entire county made sense because everything and everybody in Johnson County are intertwined and changes impact the quality of life for all residents”, said Gail Richards, President & CEO. “While JCCF has a 30-year history of supporting the community, the Board of Directors looks forward to many more great things they can accomplish over the next 30+ years.”
On June 17, 2021, JCCF will celebrate the 30th anniversary by hosting a reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at their location at 398 S. Main Street in Franklin where founding Board members along with the first full-time CEO, Sandy Daniels, will be honored. In addition, the annual Community Spirit Award winner and other big surprises will be announced.
The public is invited to stop by to hear JCCF’s story and see what the Johnson County Community Foundation is all about.