About Pay It Forward Johnson County

Propelling local non-profits

Pay it Forward Johnson County facilitates fundraising events that benefit Johnson County not-for-profits.

They have raised funds for over 35+ not-for-profit organizations (rather than just one) helping make Johnson County a better place to live. In 2015, the Pay It Forward event raised more than $36,000 for 29 agencies, including a $10,000 Impact Grant for Girls Inc. of Franklin. More than $162,000 has been raised and shared with non-profit organizations across Johnson County in the past 5 years.

PIFJC organizers, including co-chairs Erin Smith and Susan McCarty, decided to expand Pay It Forward Johnson County’s impact and develop an event that would focus on charities that primarily serve the Center Grove Community School Corporation area.

Thus came the idea for Rock the Block.