Grants Awarded By Area of Impact

From January 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023



  • Scholarships $329,545
  • Community Development $138,543
  • Youth Development $132,662
  • Education $107,944
  • Health & Human Services $39,542
  • Elderly $28,261
  • Arts & Culture $20,712

Grants Awarded Based on Fund Type

From January 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023

  • Scholarship $320,396
  • Designated $233,433
  • Donor Advised $100,149
  • Community Impact $62,267
  • Field of Interest $54,804
  • Agency $26,879




Congratulations to the eight 2024 finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship!

2024 Lilly Scholarship Finalists

We saw an increase of more than 60 applications this year when compared to last year. We are excited to announce the Class of 2024 Scholarship Recipients in the coming weeks at the school awards ceremonies!

Ali Maxey, Director of Education

Recent Media & News

Elmer Parks Named 2023 Aaron Stookey Spirit of Philanthropy Award Recipient

“Elmer spent countless hours leading others; counseling employees and friends in times of trouble, pain, and suffering; mentoring young people who just needed a friend; and giving generously in ways that made a difference in many lives.

Elmer never pursued fame or notoriety but lived life joyously. He and Helen did things for others quietly and without fanfare, which were life-changing for many.”

Elmer’s family chose to award the $300 grant from the Aaron Stookey Spirit of Philanthropy Award fund to Boone County Mentoring Partnership in Elmer’s honor. Elmer’s name will be added to the plaques honoring all recipients of this award, which are hung at Stookey’s Restaurant in Thorntown. Elmer left a legacy in Boone County that will never be forgotten. Read the full story here. 

Andrew Manna Named 2023 Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award Recipient

“Zionsville is lucky to count Andrew Manna as one of its many servant leaders working toward providing a positive and foundational experience to all youth athletes. Manna has modeled the way so clearly for all who follow in his footsteps, allowing each of us to achieve more. Because of him, we can cheer louder, throw farther, block better and score more. But more than that, we can call ourselves one team.”

Quantifying Manna’s contributions to the Zionsville youth sports community and ZYFL over the last decade is difficult. When asked, his nominators overwhelmingly focused on the unity and strength he has brought to every aspect of “football town”. 

Manna has chosen to award the $500 grant from the Lionel Dubay Youth Sports Award Fund to the Zionsville Football Club (formerly ZYFL). In addition, Andrew Manna’s name will be added to the plaques honoring all recipients of this award, which are hung in Zionsville Town Hall. Read the full story here. 

Second Round of Matching Grants Results in $67,000 to Support Elderly

During the second round of 2023 matching grants – focused on supporting the education of and development in the elderly – CFBC awarded a total of $26,000 in matching dollars which resulted in $57,000 total raised. We are so excited to be able to support Boone County organizations and help them advance their fundraising efforts at the same time. 

Boone County Senior Services, Inc.
Boone County Senior Services, Inc. received a matching grant of $20,000 for their personal and transportation services. They exceeded their goal and raised $25,000 for a total of $45,000 of impact!

Senior Citizens Inc. Lebanon
Senior Citizens Inc. is using their grant and matching donations to provide more programming and allow for opening their Center at additional times. They raised $6,000 to match the $6,000 grant. Read the full story here.