Annual Report for 2018

Noble County Community Foundation Activities 2018

The Noble County Community Foundation completed its thirteenth full year of operations in 2018, following its January 2005 founding. The Board of Directors currently includes Judy McMullen; President, Shawn Ray; Vice-President, and board members Mike Buckey, John Cline, Joy Flood, Andrea Hurst, Sherri Starr, Don Ullmann, and Jim Warren. Mike Lloyd serves as Secretary.

Grants and Funds Received

Both NCCF funds declined in value in the 2018 investment year due mainly to poor performance of the stock market in the final quarter of the year. The unrestricted fund declined from $45,286.31 on 1/1/18 to $41,734.21 at the end of the year for a decline of $3,352.10 or 7.8 percent. Gifts to the fund in 2018 totaled $1,115.00.

The NCCF Scholarship Fund value fell from $113,618.87 on 1/1/18 to $107,485.12on 12/31/18 a decrease of $6,133.75 or 5.4 percent. Interim Health Care once again made a $1,000 donation designated for two $500 scholarships to Caldwell and Shenandoah graduates studying in a health related field. The value of the two combined funds fell from $158,905.18 to $149,219.33, a decrease of $9,685.85or 6.1%.


NCCF Scholarships of $1000 each were awarded at the Caldwell and Shenandoah Spring Awards Assemblies to Olivia Kingfrom Caldwell HS and Kylee Kasper from Shenandoah HS.Including awards made from the Edmund James Scholarship Fund beginning in 1991, fifty-five student scholarships have been awarded worth $27,550. This was the second year to award scholarships to individuals majoring in a health related field funded by Interim Health. $500 scholarships were awarded to Kassidy Hickman from Shenandoah HS, and Cassidy Niswonger from Caldwell HS.

Grants Made

The NCCF awarded three grants from its unrestricted fund in 2018 totaling $1,500.

• $500 to OSU Extension, Noble Co to help with Ag. School day,
• $500 to Lutheran Social Services to purchase food for the Caldwell Food Pantry, and$500 to Lutheran Social Services to purchase food for the Caldwell Food Pantry, and
• $500 to HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural People) to help with housing projects for senior citizens, veterans and LMI households.

The NCCF has awarded $20,725 to fifty-seven projects since its founding.

The Future

The NCCF board of trustees continues to work to develop its existing funds and to develop new ones, all with the goal of using these funds to be a positive force for the future of the county. Additional information on the Noble County Community Foundation can be found at the NCCF website at, by contacting NCCF board members or Mike Lloyd, Board Secretary at or calling 740-483-1602.