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Non-Permanent Funds
Our services also include the administration of non-permanent funds, which typically are only temporarily a part of the Foundation.  They may be given to the Foundation for redistribution when certain conditions are met.

Bergstedt-Manchester High School Exchange Fund provides funds to Manchester Community Schools for its high school students who demonstrate financial need and who have been selected by Manchester Community Schools to participate in a short-term educational exchange with students from Bergstedt High School in Hamburg, Germany.

Friends of the North Manchester Public Library Advised Intermediate Fund provides support to the North Manchester Public Library in North Manchester, Indiana.


Fiscal Sponsorships
Fiscal Sponsorships are established in partnership with local non-501(C)(3) organizations who wish to fundraise for programs and initiatives. With Fiscal Sponsorships, all contributions are received through the Community Foundation and are classified as charitable tax-deductible gifts.  

Daniel's Place is committed to providing respite care and support services across the lifespan of persons with physical and intellectual disabilities to enable them to remain in their chosen communities. Respite care gives short-term temporary care to persons whose disabilities are such that they need continual assistance 24-hours a day. Having access to respite care allows caregivers – most often families – an option when they need a break or have tasks that require them to find care for their disabled loved one for a few hours. Daniel’s Place is tentatively scheduled to open in April 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester. Hours of operation will be 6:30am - 11:00 pm. The fees charged for services at Daniel’s Place will be based on the family’s ability to pay. An income-based sliding scale will make services available to all families. As a result, service fees actually paid by guests and their families are not expected to fully cover the costs of our services. Daniel’s Place will always rely on charitable contributions to fully serve clients. 

Daniel’s Place will use Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to assist guests to become integrated into his/her community or the least restrictive environment. DSPs assist with activities of daily living, including, but not limit to: dressing, toileting, functional mobility, feeding, and rest. DSPs will also support individuals in completing instrumental activities of daily living such as meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping, laundry skills, using the telephone, appropriate social interactions, communication, community mobility and budgeting skills. The primary purpose of a DSP is to promote functional independence while meeting the client at their level of function. DSPs are much more than a caregiver. They teach and coach individuals how to complete daily life skills for themselves while encouraging attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.


Somerset Preservation Fund provides support for use, improvement, and maintenance of public spaces, which include a community building and adjacent playground in the community of Somerset, Indiana. Support will be used for items such as, but not limited to, new playground equipment, new doors and HVAC for the community building, repair of town signs, landscaping, and gravel for the parking lot adjacent to the community building and playground. 


Wabash City Schools Foundation Fund focuses on the Wabash City School Corporation's plan to Build a Legacy of Opportunity. The Five Pillars of the plan are wellness, academics, innovations, citizenship, and relationships. These pillars address the physical health and social-emotional well-being of students, while advancing academic rigor, student achievement, and impactful teaching. Additionally, they aim to advance critical thinking skills, civic responsibility, and global perspectives, while supporting programs and initiatives aimed at providing students leading-edge learning opportunities, and building and strengthening relationships will all stakeholders.


Non-Permanent Donor-Advised Funds

These funds are established by individuals or organizations that retain the privilege of recommending distributions from time to time.  Here, the principal as well as earnings are utilized in grants and additional gifts replenish or continue the fund.

Andrew K. and Betty J. Butterbaugh Charitable Fund
Debra M. and James H Chinworth Advised Non-Permanent Fund
Dr. & Mrs. John R. Dragoo Charitable Fund
David D. & Jane C. Grandstaff Charitable Fund
David M. & Patricia S. Grant Charitable Fund
Guynn/Sudheimer Fund
David L. and Mary P. Lahman Non-Permanent Donor-Advised Fund
Robin D. and Jeanette M. Lahman Non-Permanent Donor-Advised Fund
Donald E. and Sue L. Meyer Charitable Fund
Daniel P. and Willoughby L. Naragon Charitable Fund 
Midwest Poultry Services, LP, Charitable Fund
Strauss Family Advised Non-Permanent Fund
Strauss Veal Feeds, Inc. Charitable Fund

Special Project Funds
Special Project funds are established by the board to support a specific charitable activity or community project that is consistent with the priorities of the community and the exempt purposes of the Foundation.


College Success Coalition of Wabash County Special Project Fund supports programs and activities that promote a college-going culture in Wabash County, such as planning, preparing, and paying for post-secondary education.

Good Samaritan Endowment provides financial assistance to worthy and needy children and adults residing in Wabash County, Indiana who have a need of financial assistance as a result of injury, disease, or medical condition.

Manchester Early Learning Center Building Fund supports the construction of a child care center for the residents of the town of North Manchester, Indiana.

Manchester Main Street Special Project Fund promotes, supports, and undertakes programs, actions, and initiatives to beautify and improve the environment of the town of North Manchester, Indiana.

North Manchester Community Enrichment Fund promotes charitable or other exempt purposes within the Town of North Manchester, Indiana.

Sparrow Fund for Orphans and Vulnerable Children provides support to the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren in Silver Lake, Indiana to be used to provide education and basic human assistance to the children of Africa, ages 5 to 18.

Town Life Center Special Project Fund supports the care and improvement of the Thomas Marshall Town Life Center in North Manchester, Indiana.