In May 2021, CFMC was approached by The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County to lead a pilot initiative in our county. IU Health’s South-Central Region (SCR) consists of Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, and Orange counties and is home to 16,955 children, ages birth to five. Most of these young children (65%) need care because […]
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Back in 2018 a group of people met who were interested in preserving the history of Morgan County. A museum was just a gleam in a few eyes at that time. The Morgan County History Partnership formed. We had a history day at the Wilbur schoolhouse, complete with reenactors showcasing a schoolmarm, old hunters, and […]
Our Foundation continues to provide opportunities for community involvement, amidst the pandemic. Thanks to the planning committee for the annual Old Town Waverly Festival, CFMC was able to sponsor Professor Watermelon inside the old Methodist Church for attending families and community members of all ages. Chad Gillenwater, originally from Morgan County and the second Morgan […]
Dear Community Friends and Non-Profits, Morgan County teachers, counselors, social workers, youth organizations and others will tell you the number of our children experiencing trauma continues to rise each year. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, and more have been identified in our schools as children struggle to […]
Many philanthropic organizations providing grant dollars are also prioritizing key community needs in response to growing needs. CFMC is focused on creating dynamic impact, providing guidance for sustainability, and finding solutions to end cycles of poverty. CFMC opened the IMPACT Grant Cycle for 2021 with new guidelines. In addition to supporting K-12 mental health, CFMC […]
One key aspect in improving the quality of life for Morgan County residents is addressing our birth – five years of age childcare ecosystem. The first five years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundational skills essential for success in education, health, career, and life. When children do not have healthy early […]
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) awards full-tuition scholarships to students from each county in Indiana. For more information and to apply, visit here: https://cfmconline.org/donors/scholarships/. Eligibility: Students must attend a Morgan County school at the time of application or reside in Morgan County. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating by June 30, 2022. […]
Did you know that Morgan County is home to 13 parks and 2 State Forests? CFMC, Mooresville Public Library and Morgan County Public Library collaborated to provide a COVID-safe, outdoor, free event for all ages. Adventure through each park, discover some you never knew existed, and register for free prizes. If you are a Mooresville […]
BLUE JAY 3K RAISES MONEY FOR CHERYL OWENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The next time you’re outside, look for a Blue Jay and think fondly of Cheryl Owens. A devoted wife, mom, and champion for students in the Monroe-Gregg School Corporation, Cheryl’s legacy will be remembered and celebrated on June 29th at the Blue Jay 3K at […]
EMILY DOWNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HONORS YOUNG LIFE BY HELPING CLASSMATES Her life ended too soon, but the memory and legacy of Emily Downey, an Indian Creek High School student and athlete, continues to help fellow classmates who are heading to college. “Emily was a friendly face to everyone she encountered. She made everyone feel special […]
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