Joseph H. Freeman

Joseph H. Freeman

Joseph Freeman

This is Joseph Freeman. Joseph wished to create of local fund from his estate that would feed the poor in Owen County. On March 24, 2006 the Freeman Charitable Food Fund was created. 

This is a designated grant to Owen County food pantries based on Joseph’s instruction. Since its inception, this fund has paid more than a quarter of a million dollars to local food banks to feed the poor in Owen County. 

If your giving plan includes feeding the poor, you can make your donation a forever donation by donating money to the Freeman Charitable Food Fund at the Owen County Community Foundation, Inc. Your donation will increase this fund and your donation would feed the poor today, tomorrow and so on.

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Owen County Humane Society

The Owen County Community Foundation has a fund to support the operations of the Owen County Humane Society.  This fund was established in 1998 by Kevin and Jill McKay, owners of McKay’s Pharmacy in Spencer.  Its purpose is to provide funds annually for the operation of the Humane Society.  Support for the Humane Society in prior years helped pay for the spay/neuter program.

Over the years the Foundation has granted nearly twenty-thousand dollars to help the Owen County Humane Society house and place homeless animals and spay and neuter at low cost.   

If your giving plan includes helping homeless animals, you can make your donation a forever donation by donating money to the Owen County Humane Society Fund at the Owen County Community Foundation, Inc.  Your donation will increase this fund and your donation would shelter homeless animals today, tomorrow and so on. 

 George & Jetta Allison, Photo Courtesy of the Spencer Evening World

George & Jetta Allison,
Photo Courtesy of the Spencer Evening World

Allison Family Fund

Your OCCF has several Family Funds in which families may be directly or indirectly involved in suggesting where earned income from the funds is granted.  Family funds can be family advised by one or two generations.  These funds can be set up with a set purpose and clear guidelines allowing the Foundation grant family funds in the manner in which the family has advised.

George and Jetta Allison started their family fund in 2007.  Since its inception this family fund allocation has help local causes such as; CASA, Center for Women’s Ministry, Owen County Learning Network, the food pantry at Spencer United Methodist Church, and several programs at the YMCA. 

Creating a family fund is one way to make sure your money becomes forever spent within the guidelines in which you and your family advise.  Many people within the family make donations throughout the years growing funds for generations to come.   If you are interested in creating a family fund contact Mark Rogers, President & CEO of The Owen County Community Foundation, Inc..  812-829-1725 or mark@owencountycf.org.