Owen County Community Foundation


The Owen County Community Foundation is a catalyst for change and growth in our communities. We have had the privilege of working with individuals, families, businesses and organizations that are passionate about making a difference. We know firsthand how much donors in Owen County care about the impact of their giving, and we look to amplify the power of their giving. Your generous support allows us to do this work everyday. Forever Good.

Giving Tree Operating Campaign

We invite you to join your OCCF for our new  operating campaign challenge, The Giving Tree, formerly known as 100 for 100. We are proud to unveil new options for this year's campaign including new levels of giving and the ability to pay in installments throughout the year. 
Tiered Giving Opportunities: 
Pay in Installments:
$100 - $199
$200 - $499
$500 - $999
Sapling Sponsorship
Redbud Sponsorship
Poplar Sponsorship
Oak Sponsorship
Evergreen Sponsorship
Simply divide your level of giving into the number of payments you with to make through 2022, select "recurring gift" in our online donation portal, choose the amount, and add an end date to your recurring donation. 
If you submit your Giving Tree contribution by August 1, 2022, you will be recognized as part of a public display. We also welcome anonymous donations. 
To Give: Click the donate button above! 

We hope to reach new donors this year and to increase the size of gifts we receive from our local existing donors. Please support our operations so that we can continue to serve our Owen County community. We need to meet our goal of $30,000. Any amount raised above $30,000 will be invested in the Visionary Fund, OCCF's operating endowment to grow perpetual support. 

Give Online

If the specific fund you would like to give a gift to is not listed below, you can search for the fund by name. 

Give a Check

You may mail donations in the form of check, with the designated fund in the memo, to:

Owen County Community Foundation

PO Box 503
Spencer, IN 47460

Community Fund

The Community Fund is a long-term fund, intended to be available to meet the changing needs and opportunities of Owen County, into perpetuity. This fund allows the OCCF Board of Directors discretion to make grants to address the most urgent needs and opportunities in our community.

Operating Fund

Gifts to our Operating Fund help your OCCF continue to operate on a sound financial footing. Your gift will ensure that the OCCF meets its future responsibilities as a strong community leader.

Economic Development Fund

This fund was established in 1998 to act as a facilitator for economic development for Owen County. This fund works directly with Owen County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development to payout a designated grant each year to aid in their various programs all to benefit the county.

MYPath Fund

This fund exists to hold gifts for the design and development of the MYPath multi-use trail and to fund on-going expenses for maintenance and upkeep of the trail. Learn more about MYPath.

Gosport Fund

Gifts to the Gosport Fund help to support special charitable projects in Gosport and Wayne Township.

Freeman Charitable Food Fund

This fund was established in 2006 through the estate of Joe Freeman, a life-long friend of Owen County, to provide food for the poor of Owen County. This fund provides support to all food pantries that serve Owen County. 

Law Enforcement Fund

This fund was established to provide perpetual support to the law enforcement agencies that serve Owen County. 

Owen County Preservation Fund

Established in 2005 to provide monetary support of the Owen County Preservation group to restore, preserve, and protect Owen County's historic structures and sites. 

Veterans of Owen County Fund

This fund was established to provide support to programs that exist for the benefit of veterans in Owen County. 

Disaster Recovery Fund

This fund was established in response to the flood of 2008 which drastically impacted the lives of Owen County residents. This fund exists to provide support in the wake of natural disasters and emergency situations. It has provided aid for the good works of the COAD and Rebuild Owen County Committees.

Community Children's Christmas Fund

This fund was established in 2013 to help bring holiday cheer to all of Owen County! More recently, this fund has been used to support the Shop with a Cop program that is undertaken by the Spencer Force of Police each year to help children in need receive necessities while fostering a positive relationship with local law enforcement.

Need Help Deciding How to Give?

Our staff are available to provide direct assistance.


Janet Rummel
President & CEO


(812) 829-1725

(765) 481-8798


Karah Bobeck
Director of Development 
& Communications


(812) 829-1725

(812) 821-5705