The Community Foundation of Morgan County is prioritizing our communities’ greatest needs. By providing programming for K-12 mental health, K-12 Workforce Development, and increasing community development, we can impact the future of Morgan County together! These programs prevent future generational poverty, build successful workforces, and encourage an inclusive community.

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K-12 Mental Health

  • 15.9% of Morgan County children under 18 live in poverty.
  • Morgan County ranks #6 in Indiana with the number of homeless students.
  • 34% of Morgan County Students are referred to a school support specialist due to a mental health concern;  34% for academic concern and inability to perform successfully in a school environment.
  • 45% of Morgan County students have a history of family mental illness.
  • 38% of Morgan County students have a history of family substances abuse.

K-12 Workforce Development

  • 76% of youth say continuing education is too expensive to afford.
  • 68% of parents say their child securing a paying job is their top indicator for success versus pursuing college or trade-school.
  • 21% of parents say their child securing a paying job is their top indicator for success versus pursuing college or trade-school.
  • 81% youth reported not participating in any form of career counseling or preparation.
  • When asked "what type of assistance do you most need post-graduation?", 57% youth responded in applying for scholarships and 42% said financial management training.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • 34% Morgan County residents cannot afford a $400 unexpected expense.  
  • 25% Families report eating only 1-2 meals per day.
  • 20% of residents do not engage in their community because of lack of awareness.
  • 28 minutes is the average commute time for a Morgan County resident.
Data Sources: Data USA – Morgan County, Inc (2022),  St. Franciscan Morgan County 19-21 Community Needs Assessment, and Community Foundation of Morgan County Community Needs Assessment 2019