The health and well-being of the residents of Washington County is of utmost importance to us here at the Washington County Community Foundation. As the world navigates the global pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to let you know about the steps Washington County Community Foundation is taking to protect the safety of our staff, volunteers, donors and the public.

Effective on Monday, March 23, 2020, our office will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. This is being done to follow safe social distancing practices as recommended on the local, state, and national level.    If you would like to make a donation, you can visit our website at and click on the Donate Now button on the top left corner.  Or, you can mail a check to our office at PO Box 50, Salem, IN  47167. 

For now, we will still be in the office working as the layout of our office and building has ample space for social distancing.  We can be reached by phone (812) 883-7334 or email. Our email information is as follows:

Judy Johnson-  
Lindsey Wade-Swift –
Eli Voyles (intern)-

We will continue to monitor local, state, and national health recommendations in our effort to help do our part to keep Washington County healthy and prospering. You can also continue to follow us and any updates we may have via email and our Facebook page.

We know that in times like these people like you are looking for ways to help our neighbors.  We also know that our community resources are going to be severely tested.  If you would like to help, please consider donating to the following organizations.

Ways to help

Washington County Community Foundation Disaster Fund- In 2012 we created a Disaster Fund in response to the March 2nd tornado.  We are reactivating that fund.  Just like in 2012, 100% of the donations to this fund will be used in our community to help our friends and neighbors recover from the COVID 19 Pandemic. 

Washington County Food Bank- You can mail your donation to PO Box 128, Salem IN, 47167

Hoosier Uplands- 521 West Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446
You can specify how you want your donation to be used and designate it for a Washington County resident:

·         Rent and Utilities Assistance (or mortgage payments)

·         Help with Prescription Medication costs for low-income or out of work families

Ways to get help

Washington County Food Bank-  201 North Water Street, Salem
If you know of someone in need of assistance, the Food Bank’s hours of operation are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-3.  They have changed their procedure: Only one person per family may enter the building.  For more information you can call 883-2655. 

Hoosier Uplands
If you know of someone who is in need of assistance with rent, utilities, mortgage payments or purchasing prescription medications, they can contact Hoosier Uplands  at  812-849-4447 or  800-827-2219

SBDA Disaster Loan assistance-  For more information about small business assistance please visit

Township Trustees- Individuals may seek direct assistance from their Township trustee.  To locate your Township Trustee please visit:

If there is one thing for certain, the people of Washington County have demonstrated time and again that they will step up and care for each other in times of great need. Whether we are dealing with a disastrous tornado, a flood, or other calamities, history shows that in the darkest hour, compassion defines who we are as a community.
As we face this current unprecedented challenge, the spirit of generosity that has always defined us is what gives me strength and hope to face future uncertainty.

As always, we’re grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us. We look forward to continuing to work alongside you to enhance the lives of people we love so dearly.

Stay healthy,


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1707 North Shelby Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
Phone: 812-883-7334

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