Considerations for Community Change
In May 2019, Scott County Community Foundation received a $50,000 community leadership planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The Endowment’s goal was to help community foundations explore how we can effectively play a leadership role in our local communities. Along with training and internal capacity building, we contracted with Indiana University Southeast to conduct a community needs assessment. Through another grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., we were able to take the results of the community needs assessment to create the Scott County Vision Plan, a roadmap for community development. We continue to work to engage elected officials, community leaders, and residents of Scott County to implement the recommended strategies in these plans. Along with these plans, the community is encouraged to become familiar with other community plans so you can become engaged in solutions.