What is an endowment anyway?

Do you know what an endowment is? Read this article to learn more about endowments and how you can help them benefit Harrison County.

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Welcome to the
Harrison County Community Foundation

The Harrison County Community Foundation was created in 1996 by the Harrison County Commissioners with an initial donation of $5,000,000 from Caesars Indiana (now Horseshoe Southern Indiana.) To date, Horseshoe Southern Indiana has contributed over $193,000,000 providing the Foundation an incredible resource to serve the people of Harrison County.


How We Serve

The Community Foundation values its role as a catalyst, convener and collaborator, bringing other funders and nonprofits together around vital issues and adding key support to make positive change possible. We center our work around what we know about community needs. Our initiatives include:

  • Fiber internet
  • Preschool
  • Corydon Stellar Communities Program

Who We Serve

We serve residents of Harrison County in the following ways:

  • Awarding grants to help nonprofit organizations provide needed services in arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, etc.
  • Awarding academic and vocational scholarships to Harrison County graduating students and adult students
  • Funding programs benefiting children, youth and adults
  • Helping nonprofits be more sustainable so they can help more county residents thrive




Unrestricted Fund


HCCF uses unrestricted funds to meet various community needs. From grants to nonprofits for basic human services to large-scale programs such as preschool - these are made possible by using unrestricted funds. HCCF is participating in the Lilly Endowment Inc. GIFT VII Challenge in order to bring more unrestricted dollars into our community.

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 You can give in any amount to 
any existing fund.

Our Impact



Grants & Scholarships



Gifts to the HCCF



Endowment Funds



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Upcoming Events


Community Conversation 3 - Education

HCCF is holding a community forum that will focus on education. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at HCCF, located at 1523 Foundation Way NE in Corydon.

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Price: FREE

Latest News

HCCF conference room available for 2020 reservations

October 11, 2019

Nonprofit organizations that serve Harrison County can use the conference room at the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) during and after normal HCCF business hours, weekends or holid…

What is an endowment anyway?

September 24, 2019

Do you know what an endowment is? The word endowment gets thrown around a lot. But unless you’ve worked at a foundation, you might not know what it means. In simple terms,…

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