Annual Report for 2020
Noble County Community Foundation Activities 2020The Noble County Community Foundation completed its fourteenth full year of operations in 2020, following its January 2005 founding. The Board of Directors currently includes Judy McMullen; President, Shawn Ray; Vice-President, and board members Mike Buckey, John Cline, Joy Flood, Andrea Seder, Sherri Starr, Don Ullmann, and Jim Warren. Mike Lloyd serves as Secretary.
Both NCCF fundshad substantial gains in 2020 due to positive returns of the markets. The unrestricted fund grew from $50,278.01 on 1/1/20 to $56,893.81 at the end of the year for an increase of $6,615.80 or 13.2 percent.
Grants and Funds Received
The NCCF Scholarship Fund grewfrom $121,989.76 on 1/1/20 to $131,709.21on 12/31/20 an increase of $9,719.45 or 8.0 percent. Interim Health Care once again made a $1,000 donation designated for two $500 scholarships to Caldwell and Shenandoah graduates studying in a health related field. The value of the two combined funds grew from $172,267.77 to $188,603.02, an increase of $16,335.25or 9.5%.
NCCF Scholarships of $1000 each were awarded at the Caldwell and Shenandoah Spring Awards Assemblies to Bailey Millerfrom Caldwell HS and Trysten Smith from Shenandoah HS.Including awards made from the Edmund James Scholarship Fund beginning in 1991, fifty-nine student scholarships have been awarded worth $34,550. This was the fourth year to award scholarships to individuals majoring in a health related field funded by Interim Health. $500 scholarships were awarded to Emily Smith from Shenandoah HS, and Leslie Pfeffer from Caldwell HS.
The NCCF awarded a record seven grants from its unrestricted fund in 2020 totaling $3,500. Each 2020 grant was for $500 to each recipient.
• Lutheran Social Services to purchase food for its Caldwell Food Pantry.
• The Noble County Historical Society to assist in a renovation project of the stage area of the barn at the Ball Caldwell House
• The Village of Caldwell to purchase new outdoor decorations for the Village’s annual holiday display.
• HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural Peoples) Mission will use its funds to purchase materials to renovate a home for a low income senior
• The Noble County Health Department will be targeting heart health and obesity and will use their funds to their 2021 Summer Community Walking Challenge and annual 5K walk/run
• The Noble County Historical Society will use their award to manage/remove diseased trees at the Ball Caldwell House
• Caldwell United Methodist Church Will use the NCCF fund to support the Backpack program for hunger at risk on weekends
The NCCF has awarded nearly $25,000 to sixty-nine projects since its founding.