working together to build a world-class trail network in Elkhart County

We BelieveWelcome to Connect in Elkhart County, a plan developed by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County in partnership with local stakeholders. The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life in Elkhart County. We are therefore committed to accelerating the growth of our trail network and the diversity of amenities and destinations it connects.

The Placemaking Committee, one of three granting arms of the Community Foundation, has allocated an initial $2.5 million to this vision. We hope to leverage this investment ten to 15 times with additional partners and programs to change trajectory of connectivity throughout our community. Together, we can build physical and emotional connections that bring our community closer.

We hope you will join us in creating a more connected Elkhart County. Together, we will invest in our community, making sure Elkhart County is more lovable and livable for generations to come. 


Becky Bontreger & David Weaver
Placemaking Committee Co-Chairs
The Community Foundation of Elkhart County

Together, we can build a 130-mile network of low-stress streets and trails that work for everyone.

And we can make it an even more lovable place to live, do business & visit.

Existing Network
The Vision

Media Contact

Brittany Short
Project Director

Community Foundation of Elkhart County

(574) 295-8761

About the Foundation

Community Foundation of Elkhart County improves the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity. 

Since its founding in 1989, the Community Foundation partners with generous donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives including scholarship opportunities to local students, and make grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve Elkhart County.

To learn more, go to www.InspiringGood.org.

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