Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

Community Foundation Launches Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has brought Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to St. Joseph County. Through this remarkable early childhood literacy program, any child from birth to age five who lives in St. Joseph County can register to receive a FREE, new, age-appropriate book by mail once a month—no strings attached!

Dolly Parton, the country music superstar and icon, launched the Imagination Library in 1995 to help the children in her home county in East Tennessee. The program now reaches children in four countries and has delivered more than 100,000,000 books to its participants. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library program is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development.

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