Most people think of donating cash or volunteering their time when they think of supporting local nonprofit organizations. Another simple way to make a lasting difference is through a gift of grain.

Through our Gifts of Grain program, you can be sure that your gift is growing the future of your community. This type of gift is a way for local farmers to share the harvest and support your community.

Jim Michalke
CFBC Board Vice-President

“Farming is both challenging and rewarding. Despite up and down years, farmers have always remained optimistic and involved in their communities. It’s all part of who we are as farmers: helping out a neighboring farmer who has become ill, giving to our church, donating time to 4-H and other worthy organizations. The Community Foundation of Boone County is very similar and helps hundreds of individuals and organizations each year. Our Gifts of Grain program now allows you to donate grain at elevators when you unload. Simple and efficient!” – Jim Michalke, Vice Chair, CFBC Board.

We set up a Community Impact Legacy Fund for Dr. Russell Hardin, who turned 100 years old last year. “Your donation of grain can go into his fund as a way of saying ‘Thank you’ for all the work he did on many of the local farms taking care of livestock”, said Michalke. “I know all of the bushels are not going to fit in the bins this fall, so consider this unique opportunity to help others in our community!”

Dollars donated to Community Impact Funds are used to address local needs as they arise. Since our inception in 1991, CFBC has injected $27 million into our local Boone County communities. The needs in Boone County have never been greater. This is a way you can help address local needs!

Contact Jodi Gietl, CFBC President & CEO, with questions on the Gifts of Grain program. To support us in our mission to fill local needs, give online at or contact us today.



Since 1991, the Community Foundation of Boone County has granted over $27 million from its various funds to nonprofit organizations and programs working to solve critical challenges in Boone County. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation currently holds over $28 million in assets and awards an average of $1 million back into the local community each year. In the past 30 years, we have worked with donors to create permanent funds for charitable giving. The establishment and growth of permanent endowment funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come.