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My Seed-Filled Summer

My Seed-Filled Summer

By Katelyn Bava - Student Conservation Intern, Summer 2023Every year The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands spends countless hours harvesting native plant seeds to plant in the 8,000 acres of prairie at Kankakee Sands. This summer at Kankakee Sands, I had many...

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Loving Where They Live: 1 of 3

Loving Where They Live: 1 of 3

We have heard and shared stories from so many of you about volunteers in our community or directly from numerous inspiring volunteers across our counties. Thank you so much for sharing your stories! This is the first of three blog posts celebrating all of the...

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The Essence of “Driving Home”

The Essence of “Driving Home”

A sense of connection and belonging help people feel like a vital part of the place they live, work, and call home. A stronger community means a more efficient and flourishing livelihood for everybody within it. Jasper Newton Foundation recognizes the vitality of...

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Level Up: Brighter Financial Futures Through Education

Level Up: Brighter Financial Futures Through Education

Jasper Newton Foundation is partnering with the United Way Northwest Indiana to create stability and financial well-being for neighbors in Jasper and Newton Counties. Level Up, a 12- to 18-month program offering financial education, skills training, and support in...

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Roots & Graffiti: Jasper Newton Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Using Donor Giving for Community Good

Roots & Graffiti: Jasper Newton Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Using Donor Giving for Community Good

Brienne Hooker, executive director of the Jasper Newton Foundation, sat down again with her counterpart at the Jasper County Economic Development Organization, Stephen Eastridge, this time to celebrate 30 years of JNF’s work in the community: administering community...

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Lilly Endowment Scholarship: Andrea Gregory-Kreps

Lilly Endowment Scholarship: Andrea Gregory-Kreps

How did a scholarship impact Andrea Gregory-Kreps’ life for the better? The better question: How didn’t it? “It alleviated the immediate stress of applying for bank loans and the long-term stress of repaying them!” said Gregory-Kreps, a 1999 Lilly scholarship...

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Lilly Endowment Scholarship: Parker Jordan

Lilly Endowment Scholarship: Parker Jordan

For Parker Jordan, Rensselaer Central High School Class of 2018 and Lilly Scholarship recipient, dreams have become a reality, and graduate-level studies are within reach because of Lilly Endowment support. “The Lilly Scholarship allowed me to pursue avenues that...

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