Putnam County Charities

The Putnam County Community Foundation has worked very hard to provide us with a list of known eligible charities. If you see a problem or have a question, please do not hesitate to contact Elaine Peck at 765.653.4978 or at epeck@pcfoundation.org. To add a Putnam County nonprofit organization to the list, please contact Elaine Peck and provide documentation from the IRS showing that the organization is active and a 501 (c) 3 public charity.

Please note: Units of government are eligible, but not all are included on this list.

Through our event presentations, we hope our Members become more familar with the numerous grassroots organizations serving Putnam County. And for those Members already supporting these groups, we say "thank you!"

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4-H CLUBS & AFFILIATED 4-H ORGANIZATIONS (Putnam County Fairgrounds)
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

911 PET RESCUE
Animal Protection and Welfare

A KINETIC CHANGE, INC.
Creates recreational opportunites for youth in Putnam County.

AREA 30 CAREER CENTER
Area 30 Career Center provides career and technical education (CTE) to high school students.

ASBURY TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, INC.
Residential and healthcare for senior citizens

BAGOS INC
Bagos, home of Coffee & Christ ministry, is a Christian, non-profit coffee-house/bagel shop striving to share the Gospel by creating a safe, authentic community for DePauw students and residents of Greencastle.

BAINBRIDGE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
Provide fire protection services to Bainbridge and surrounding areas.

BAINBRIDGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY
Supports the improvement of the Town of Bainbridge.

BAINBRIDGE RECREATIONAL LEAGUE INC
Provides a community summer baseball program.

BOY SCOUTS TROOPS
Must have a fiscal sponsor that is a nonprofit public charity, church, or unit of government.

BEYOND HOMELESS, INC.
Provides shelter and responds to the needs of community members who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness

CASTLEMAKERS, INC. -- 81-0855076
An innovative community of makers in Putnam County who promote and encourage scientific and creative skills through building projects, education, mentorship, sharing, and relationships with other organizations.

CHRISTFEST INDIANA, INC. 47-4078124
Christfest is an annual Christian concert with a purpose to ignite your faith and promote unity in the Body of Christ.

CLOVERDALE COMMUNITY HOUSING INC
Provides housing assistance for low income individuals

CLOVERDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Public school system serving Putnam County's Cloverdale Township. Includes Cloverdale High School, Middle School and Elementary School

CLOVERDALE COMMUNITY YOUTH LEAGUE INC
Youth sports complex

CLOVERDALE COMMUNITY DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
Raise money and award scholarships to graduates of Cloverdale Community School Corporation

CLOVERDALE INDIANA ENDOWMENT FUND
A private grantmaking foundation

CLOVERDALE MAIN STREET
Downtown Cloverdale development.

COATESVILLE BUILDING CORP

COMPANION DOGS PLUS INC
Rescue and train dogs for service, therapy, and companionship

CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF PUTNAM COUNTY INC (DBA Care-Net)
Support & encouragement for women with crisis pregnancies

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
Residential liberal arts college with a school of music

EVANSVILLE-WABASH VALLEY CHAPTER AMERICAN RED CROSS -- PUTNAM COUNTY UNIT
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

EVERLASTING FOUNDATION
Family services in Bainbridge

FILLMORE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
Provide fire protection services to Fillmore and surrounding areas.

FRIENDS OF THE GREENCASTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
Provides monetary support to the fire department

FRIENDS OF THE FARMERS MARKET
Supporting the Greencastle farmer's market

FRIENDS OF THE PARK
Promotes tourism to Russellville, Roachdale and Bainbridge through festivals & events, provides summer programs to promote fun, fitness, fellowship & community involvement and supports National Red Ribbon Week by providing information on prevention, intervention & education to the children and Community.

FRIENDS OF THE PARK ASSOCIATION OF PUTNAM COUNTY INC
Provides public recreation facilities for Putnam County

FRIENDS OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Provides support for Putnam County Public Library.

GARY AND LINDA HUBER FUND FOR ARTS AND LEARNING, INC.
Raise money and make grants to support arts education in the Greencastle Community School Corporation.

GIRL SCOUTS TROUPS
Must have a fiscal sponsor that is a nonprofit public charity, church, or unit of government.

GOBIN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Summer Enrichment Program -- six week summer program for at-risk youth
Indiana Prison College Fund -- women in prison are assisted to earn a college degree.
Building Bridges out of Poverty -- educational life skills program for adults
TALKS Mentoring Program -- adults mentor youth through structured program

GREENCASTLE ARTS COUNCIL, INC.
Promote the arts in Greencastle and Putnam County

GREENCASTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, INC.
Support the Greencastle Chamber Orchestra.

GREENCASTLE CIVIC LEAGUE, INC.
Beautification, clean up, cultural development, and general improvement of life in Greencastle, Indiana.

GREENCASTLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Public school system serving Putnam County's Greencastle Township and Madison Township. Includes Greencastle High School, Greencastle Middle School, Tzouanakis Intermediate School, Deer Meadow

GREENCASTLE FOOTBALL PARENTS CLUB INC. 47-3151432
Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

GREENCASTLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SAWS Program -- Build ramps for handicapped persons in Putnam County
Round Barn Day Care -- Nonprofit day care ministry

GREENCASTLE-PUTNAM COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC
Increase economic and workforce development in Greencastle and Putnam County.

GREENCASTLE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL, INC.
Provides weekly summer concerts in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church featuring nationally known artists.

GREENCASTLE YOUTH BASEBALL
Provide a community baseball program.

GREENCASTLE YOUTH FOOTBALL INC
Provides a community youth football program

HELPING PAWZ ANIMAL RESCUE AND OUTREACH INC
Animal protection and welfare

HERITAGE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF PUTNAM COUNTY INDIANA INC
Protects Putnam County's historic assets through action, advocacy and education. Promotes and encourages interest in homes, buildings, properties, history and heritage of the Putnam County area.

HOPE HAVEN HORSE FARM, INC
Provides equine therapy for handicapped individuals

HOPES WAY INC
Free recreation center for special needs children and their families.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF PUTNAM COUNTY INC
Animal protection and shelter

INDIANA EVENTING ASSOCIATION -- 35-1792895
To promote the sport of Eventing in the State of Indiana, to educate members and the public about the sport of Eventing, and to support charitable organizations.

INDIANA EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION INC
To educate Indiana homemakers

INDIANA UNITED METHODIST HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
A non-profit organization established to preserve the history of Indiana United Methodists. The Society pursues its mission through recognition of historic sites, publication of Indiana United Methodist history and development of programs for people interested in United Methodist history.

JOHNSON NICHOLS HEALTH CLINIC INC
Provides healthcare, family planning for at risk individuals

LITTLE OAKS RANCH INC
Provides a safe and peaceful atmosphere where at-risk youth and women can find a reprieve from the chaos of life.

MAIN STREET GREENCASTLE INC
Downtown Greencastle development.

MARY ALLISON CHILDRENS HOME INC
Provides assistance to needy children

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN INDIANA INC. DBA MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF PUTNAM COUNTY -- 31-1181554
Promotes community wide mental health and improves the quality of life of residents impacted by mental illness through advocacy, education, collaboration, support services and prevention activities

NATIONAL COLLEGE ATHLETE HONOR SOCIETY INC
Established to recognize college student athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while

NORTH CENTRAL R. C. & D. ASSOCIATION INC.
Resource conservation and development

NORTH PUTNAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Dedicated to promoting the fellowship of all former students, friends, and teachers associated with North Putnam High School by preserving the history of the school, supporting its present activities, and laying the foundation for a successful future.

NORTH PUTNAM DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
Raise money and award scholarships to graduates of North Putnam Community School Corporation

NORTH PUTNAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Public school system serving Putnam County's Russell Township, Franklin Township, Jackson Township, Clinton Township, Monroe Township, and Floyd Township. Includes Bainbridge Elementary School, Roachdale Elementary School, North Putnam Middle School, North Putnam High School and Area 30 Career Center

OPPORTUNITY HOUSING INC OF PUTNAM COUNTY
Provides low cost housing for individuals in need

P M H AMBULANCE INC
Ambulance service

PEACE LUTHERAN PRIVATE SCHOOL
A Pre-K to 5th grade school that seeks to provide a quality, Christian education

PUTNAM COUNTY CHAPLAINCY ASSOCIATION INC. -- 31-1118791
Since 1982 Putnam County's clergy and church lay members have joined together to provide a spiritual care ministry for Putnam County Hospital.

PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM INC.
Disaster preparedness and relief

PUTNAM COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES INC.
Provides services to individuals with disabilities so they can reach their optimum potential.

PUTNAM COUNTY COUNCIL ON THE AGING AND AGED INC. (Senior Center)
Assists senior citizens in all aspects of life, including providing opportunities to serve others.

PUTNAM COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Food pantry for community members in need

PUTNAM COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INC
Provide strength-based family support services to at risk families and cooperate and consult with agencies concerned with the well-being of underprivileged citizens in Putnam and Owen Counties

PUTNAM COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live

PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL
Hospital

PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL
Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association. To enhance the quality of life and reduce suffering by increasing the number of Putnam County residents who experience the benefits of utilizing hospice and palliative care services. This will be accomplished through education of medical care providers and residents of Putnam County and by providing support, care coordination, and navigational resources.

PUTNAM COUNTY KIDS COUNT
Goal is to eventually provide a number of programs that will positively impact the youth of Putnam County in Indiana. Current efforts are concentrated in a summer camp held at Heritage Lake.

PUTNAM COUNTY MUSEUM INC.
To collect, preserve and interpret the natural, historical and cultural heritage of Putnam County through education, exhibits and programs.

PUTNAM COUNTY OPERATION LIFE INC.
Provides emergency ambulance service to Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY PLAYHOUSE INC.
To provide the people of the county and the surrounding area with the opportunity to participate in and enjoy live theatre.

PUTNAM COUNTY SWIM TEAM
Based on years of successful operation and growth as Greencastle Summer Swim, the goal is to extend the same opportunities across the entire calendar year as well as to offer a more diverse array of co-ed competitive opportunities.

PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, INC.
Prevents juvenile delinquency and provides advocacy for children who have suffered substantiated abuse and neglect.

PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, INC.
The CASTLE (Putnam County Coalition for Education and the Creative Arts). Partners with teachers in Putnam County Schools to reinvigorate the curriculum through an integrated arts approach.

PUTNAM FRIEND OF YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.
To provide for the physical, mental, spiritual and moral well-being of the youth of Putnam County so they develop into good men and women and good citizens.

REELSVILLE & WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
Fire department

ROACHDALE REVITALIZATION COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE, INC.
Promote economic growth by creating and supporting programs of education, the arts, job creation and training, historic preservation and tourism and improve the health, wealth and safety for children and families in the Roachdale and Putnam County area.

RURAL WOMENS STUDIES ASSOCIATION INC
An international association for the advancement and promotion of farm and rural women's gender studies in historical perspective. The Association aims to encourage research, to promote existing and forthcoming scholarship, and to establish and maintain links with contemporary farm and rural women's organizations.

RUSSELLVILLE AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT INC
Provide fire protection services to Russellville and surrounding areas

RUSSELLVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
Provides youth service and a space for recreation and local clubs and organizations

SAGAMORE STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE INC.
Educational services

SEEDLINE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Seedline International gives the local church the opportunity to place their fingerprints on the mission field by way of Scripture production. Once the Scriptures are printed and bound the next step is to distribute them to missionaries. Seedline International's transportation ministry utilizes every available resource to help move and distribute the materials.

SF-TH INC
Publishes the Science Fiction Studies Journal 

SOCIAL PROMISE INC
Supports critical health and educational resources serving impoverished Ugandan communities

SONS HELPING HANDS CORP
Human service organization

SOUTH PUTNAM BASKETBALL BOOSTERS
Supports South Putnam basketball

SOUTH PUTNAM CENTRAL ELEMENTRY PTO
South Putnam Central Elementry parent teacher organization

SOUTH PUTNAM COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fundraising and distribution for South Putnam Community School Corporation

SOUTH PUTNAM COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION
Public school system serving Washington Township, Warren Township, Jefferson Township, and Marion Township. Includes Central Elementary, Fillmore Elementary, South Putnam Middle School and South Putnam High School

SOUTH PUTNAM YOUTH FOOTBALL INCORPORATED
Football league for Putnam County youth

ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Non-Food Pantry -- Distributes household products that food stamps do not pay for

STOP PET OVERPOPULATION TODAY INC
Dedicated to providing safe, convenient and affordable spay/neuter services to the community.

SYCAMORE TRAILS RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INC
Motivates, assists, enables and coordinates local citizens in the conservation and development of natural, human and economic resources

TABLE TALK FOUNDATION FOR BETTER LIVING INC
Preservation and rehabilitation of the homes of our elderly, disabled and disadvantaged neighbors

TEAM RIGGLE FOUNDATION INC.
Fundraising program for Parkinson's disease research. Founded by DePauw's tennis coach

THE ARK FOSTERCARE PROGRAM
Fostercare and adoption program for abandoned animals

THE PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC.
Partners with those who give to enrich life and strengthen community for this and future generations

THE READING IMPROVEMENT CENTER INC.
Tutuoring program for students who need individual help with learning

UNITED WAY OF PUTNAM COUNTY INC.
Creates awareness of human service needs in Putnam County, solicits donations from individuals and businesses to meet these needs, collects these funds, and distributes them to human service providers operating in the County.

WEE WORSHIP DAYCARE MINISTRY, INC
Wee Worship Daycare Ministry is an unlicensed registered ministry located in New Mayesville Indiana. They offer care for infant-12 years of age.

WEST CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Governing body for tennis in West Central Indiana

WILDLIFE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC.
Dedicated to using wild animals that have been rescued to educate all ages across the country