Quick Facts

Community Foundation by the Numbers


Community Founded

$27 million

Grants Awarded Since 2010


Number of Funds

$90 million



2022 Good Deeds Grants Awarded


2022 Scholarships Awarded

Did you Know?

As of 2020, the Community Foundation ranked 12th in the state of Indiana for asset size, while Wabash County ranks 53rd for population size. According to the Pew Charitable Trust, Wabash County also ranked the 2nd most philanthropic county in Indiana in 2014.  

        Current Initiatives

Early Childhood Education 

  • We are actively leading the effort to build sustainable childcare for Wabash County families and educators by improving the quality and affordability of early childhood education. Recently, we have convened seven early childhood programs, called the First Five Alliance, with the goal of improving the business model for early education and increase the number of high quality seats in the county. Additionally,  we award grants to assist early childhood educators in obtaining their credentials, and we award First Five Financial Assistance to early childhood education providers to help low-income families afford quality childcare.

Imagine One 85 

  • With Grow Wabash County, we are leading an 18-month effort to create a countywide comprehensive plan aimed at population growth. To learn more about this effort, click here.

Early Award Scholarship Program 

  • Since 2016, the Community Foundation has opened Early Award Scholarship funds for more than 1,900 Wabash County students with assets totaling more than $760,000. Students earn scholarships by completing their schoolwork and can request funds to help pay tuition fees or education-related expenses following high school graduation. To learn more, click here.