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Community Foundation of White County

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Your community foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501c3 organization that partners with visionary donors who believe that philanthropy has power to positively transform our White County community … forever.

Donors SHARE.



White County.

People who care about White County SHARE their gifts with us, whether a single dollar to benefit one of our 100+ donor funds, or a larger gift to establish their own permanent endowment.  Gifts to any fund may be made at any time in any amount.  


CFWC STEWARDS these gifts under prudent investment policies and procedures.  As a grateful affiliate of The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, our assets are pooled with CFGL, greatly increasing our donors’ investment potential.  Funds are managed by professional investment managers and carefully monitored by CFGL’s outstanding finance committee.


Together, we LEAD and STRENGTHEN White County with grants, scholarships, and initiatives funded by disbursements from the Foundation’s many endowments.  


Community foundations are trustworthy, engaged partners for individuals, businesses, and organizations who believe that thoughtful philanthropy has true power to strengthen the community they call Home.

What a man does for himself dies with him. What a man does for his community lives long after he is gone.  

Theodore Roosevelt

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CFWC was established in 1998.  Since its founding, CFWC has become a valuable resource for donors, nonprofits, professional advisors, and the community.


Connie Neininger served as Director until 2004, followed by Leslie Wineland Goss. In 2022, following Leslie's retirement, Lucy Dold became the foundation's third and current Director.

CFWC is an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette (learn more) a very positive relationship that affords tremendous value for donors, administrative staff, and our local Governing Council.  As an affiliate of CFGL, we are certified as compliant with National Standards, a highly valued seal of approval from the national Council on Foundations (learn more).  CFWC is very grateful for the many services offered through our partnership with CFGL.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
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Since 1998, your Community Foundation of White County has awarded over $5 million in grants to benefit YOUR community!

Monon murals (cropped) Summer 2020 grant

Monon Mural

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Community Foundation of White County

To strengthen and transform our White County community by fostering charitable giving, philanthropic aspirations, and leadership.

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Our logo is a map of White County!


Designed by White County native Diane Fishel-Hall, each lake-blue spike of the starburst leads to one of White County’s wonderful communities - not only to named towns like Brookston, Monon, Wolcott, and Monticello, but also to such communities as Badger Grove, Idaville, and Lee.  CFWC serves all of White County.


Our starburst radiates the strength and excitement that is your CFWC!

Hitch your wagon to a star.

                                                                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson

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