Nonprofit Newsletter
March 2021
Well Child Clinic

Well Child Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an office inside the Steuben County Community Center in Angola. They provide preventative health care screenings for children from newborn through 18 years old. The organization was established in 1975 after the state health department contacted Joyce Gutstein about the need for a children’s health clinic.

Today, Well Child Clinic provides dental, vision, and physical screenings at no cost to families of Steuben County. With a team of 15 generous volunteer medical professionals, they ensure that families who can’t afford to access preventative care have a place to go for assistance. In some cases, Well Child Clinic will refer children to local dentists, optometrists, or clinics for follow-ups if required. They use donations and grant funding to help families pay for the additional medical services. Well Child Clinic also does labwork and provides sports physicals for students. Well Child Clinic currently services somewhere around 185 exams per year.

Read more about the organization and their collaboration on our website here.
SCCF is one of many funders offering grants to nonprofit organizations in the area. For example, if your organization has an idea for a public humanities program to share information, spark conversation, or promote reflection, you may consider applying for an Indiana Humanities grant. Learn more about grant opportunities and deadlines on their website here.

If you're new to applying for grants, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has a comprehensive resource listing available on their website. You can find a list of tips and tutorials along with a wide variety of funders, from federal grants to local associations. The SCCF website also includes a list of nonprofit and grant resources here. If you would like access to recordings of previous grant proposal writing workshops we have hosted and the accompanying materials, please contact JoAnna Ness at or call us at 260-665-6656.
REMC Operation Round Up: March 26, 2021
FIST Grants: April 9, 2021
Art & Culture, Environment, Recreation, Community Development and Other:
April 30, 2021
Women's Fund: April 30, 2021
Humanities Fund: Ongoing
Community Funds: Ongoing
Steuben County Disaster Response Fund*: Ongoing, reviewed the first week of each month
*The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund is a collaborative funding partnership with the Steuben County United Way.
What does it take to be a good board member? Steuben County nonprofits are encouraged to invite their current and prospective board members to attend SCCF's upcoming board boot camp. This will take place on April 21, 2021 from 10:00-11:30am. The workshop will cover board member responsibilities, including hiring and evaluating a CEO/Executive Director, as well as the fiduciary duties of board members. Anyone who is interested in serving on a nonprofit board is welcome to attend.

The workshop will be held virtually via Zoom, but you may contact us if you need to use technology at the SCCF office to participate. Please RSVP on our website here.
In addition to SCCF's nonprofit capacity building series, there is a wide variety of education and professional development opportunities for nonprofit staff and volunteers. Here are a few ideas:

1) This Fund Raising School podcast with Allandra Bulger on nonprofit collaboration provides quick tips for working with other organizations on a shared project.

"When we have the opportunity to leverage our respective networks, our respective talent, our respective resources, we can start to address some of the challenges that our community faces at a level that really digs deeper than the surface."

2) The Indianapolis Public Library is offering free webinars on starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and developing an effective board.

3) The Community Foundation of Noble County is partnering with the Dekko Foundation and United Way of Noble County to offer a nonprofit training series. You can find more information about their upcoming "Running a Healthy Nonprofit" series on their website.
Swap or donate items, or share information about a volunteer opportunity for your nonprofit here. Email JoAnna to add your information to our Steuben County nonprofit "marketplace." Please note that SCCF will have final discretion over content posted here.

Is your organization's information up to date on the Steuben County Nonprofit Directory? Send us any changes at or 260-665-6656.