The Watershed Foundation is delighted to announce receipt of a generous $12,500 grant from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The grant was part of the Nonprofit Sustainability Grant initiative, a one-time grant opportunity for local nonprofits. The Watershed Foundation used the grant to offer a special match challenge issued during The Watershed Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The Watershed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality in the lakes and streams of the Tippecanoe River Watershed.
“It was our goal to raise $12,500 from new donors in the watershed area surrounding Warsaw and Chapman, Center, Pike and Winona Lakes during our anniversary year,” said Lyn Crighton, executive director of The Watershed Foundation. “We exceeded our fundraising goal with contributions from 67 new donors, and thus, we were able to obtain the match from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation.”
“This match challenge was part of our strategy to build greater organizational sustainability and long-term funding,” Crighton added. “It remains our continued challenge to engage new supporters in this area.”
The Watershed Foundation has invested more than $650,000 in state and federal grant dollars to fund water quality improvement projects in the watershed in the last seven years – and yet there is much more to be done.
“We need community support to maintain TWF’s operations so we can continue to protect and improve water quality in this community,” stated Crighton.
The $12,500 grant from the Community Foundation will directly support The Watershed Foundation’s ongoing initiatives aimed at improving the water quality within our region, and specifically, connecting with individuals who live in the Warsaw and Winona Lake areas.
“We are thrilled to receive this generous gift from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation,” said Crighton. “This grant will enable us to continue our mission of protecting and restoring the water resources that are so vital to our community’s health and well-being. These funds will contribute significantly to the organization’s ability to implement essential projects, raise awareness about environmental issues, and engage the local community in conservation efforts.”
The Kosciusko County Community Foundation’s gift of $12,500 to The Watershed Foundation serves as a testament to their shared vision of preserving our precious natural resources. Together, they are actively shaping a sustainable future for Kosciusko County and inspiring others to join in their efforts.