2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation announced Ethan Shopmeyer, Newburgh; Andrew Heldman, Evansville; and Brendan Notich, Evansville are the recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Vanderburgh County. The Lilly Endowment Scholarships provide full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study at an Indiana college or university.

Ethan Shopmeyer is the son of Charles and Charlotte Shopmeyer. He is a senior at New Tech Institute and enrolled in the Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice. He plans to study political science leading to a career in public service within the judicial system.  In addition to excelling academically, he has been involved in student government and is currently serving as President for the Class of 2019.  He is also President of the National Honor Society at New Tech.  Ethan serves as a New Tech Student Ambassador and is a member of the Archery Club, Math Competition Team, STEM Competition Team, and Student Leadership Committee, for which he was the Founder and Speaker for the Parkland Memorial Service. His community service activities include serving as a ZooTeen Leader for the Mesker Park Zoo and Youth Chief Justice for the Indiana Youth & Government Program.

Andrew Heldman is the son of Kevin and Marilyn Heldman. He is a senior at Mater Dei High School and plans to study computer science leading to a career as a computer engineer. In addition to excelling academically by earning magna cum laude honors and achieving a perfect ACT score, he has been involved in Student Council, Spanish Club, and Student Government, and was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Andrew earned Academic All-City recognition for baseball and basketball and was also recognized as the West Side Kiwanis Player of the Week.  His community service activities include volunteering with his church, the Mater Dei Feeder League Summer Basketball and Baseball Camps, Frog Follies, and the 4-H Fair.

Brendan Notich is the son of Rudolph and Laura Notich. He is a senior at North High School and plans to study biochemistry and pre-med, leading to a career as a dermatologist. He has excelled academically achieving summa cum laude recognition, being named as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, and recognized as an Evansville Courier and Press Star Student.  Brendan has served as the Vice President and President of Key Club and President of National Honor Society.  At North High School he participated in the Bowling Team, Academic Team, Science Olympiad Team, both Concert and Varsity Choir, and the Speech and Debate Team. He has also volunteered with the Wesselman Nature Society, the Stockwell After School Mentoring Program, and Keep Evansville Beautiful.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation received 52 applications for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship.  The recipients were nominated to receive the scholarship from a pool of 13 finalists interviewed by the scholarship committee.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Vanderburgh County Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance and support from the local high schools.  The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 422-1245, Extension 102 or (812) 573-1454 (mobile) or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Gibson County, Indiana  The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced that Andrew Smith is the recipient of the 2019 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Andrew is the son of Michael and Brenda Smith of Haubstadt. He is a senior at Gibson Southern High School and plans to study actuarial science at an Indiana University with a career goal of becoming an actuary. In addition to excelling academically and being involved in his faith, school sports, and theatre, Andrew is currently employed as a maintenance worker with the Town of Haubstadt.

The Community Foundation nominated Andrew to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients Announced

Warrick County, Indiana  The Warrick County Community Foundation announced Hannah Beaven, Newburgh, and Hannah Gourley, Boonville, are the recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Warrick County. The Lilly Endowment Scholarships provide full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study at an Indiana college or university.

Hannah Beaven is the daughter of Michael and Leann Beaven. She is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study biotechnology. In addition to excelling academically, she has been involved in Teen Power, Math Club, and the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Castle High School Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band as well as participating in swimming and track. Hanna has earned numerous recognitions for scholastic achievement, including being named as a National Merit Semi-finalist and as an Evansville Courier & Press Gold Star Student.

Hannah Gourley is the daughter of Kevin and Cathy Gourley. She is a senior at Boonville High School and plans to pursue a degree in health sciences or biochemistry. In addition to excelling academically, she has been involved in HOSA: Future Health Professionals, National Honor Society, Teen Power, Student Council, and the Larry Buschon Leadership Summit. She has also participated in track and cheerleading.  Hannah has been recognized as an UCA All-American Cheerleader and received the Boonville High School Varsity Cheer Sportsmanship and Coaches Awards. She was also named a National Merit Scholarship qualifier and an Evansville Courier & Press Gold Star Student.

The Warrick County Community Foundation received 41 applications for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship.  The recipients were nominated to receive the scholarship from a pool of 12 finalists interviewed by the scholarship committee.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Warrick County Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance and support from the local high schools. The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact

(812) 422-1245, Extension 102 or (812) 573-1454 (mobile) or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Daviess County, Indiana  The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced that Molly Holsopple is the recipient of the 2019 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship(s). The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Molly is the daughter of Dr. Merle and Mary Jo Holsopple of Montgomery. She is a senior at Barr Reeve High School and plans to study biology or chemistry at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a physician. In addition to excelling academically, Molly serves as class president and a member of student council. She also is a member of the softball team and has been involved in art and dance. She has worked a variety of jobs and has a passion for mission trips, having traveled to 7 different countries and spending over 800 hours in mission work.

The Community Foundation nominated Molly to receive the scholarship from a pool of 19 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Perry County, Indiana  The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that William Roberson of St. Croix is the recipient of the 2019 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

William is the son of James Roberson and Mary Roberson. He is a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and plans to study physics and math at an Indiana college of his choice, with a career goal of becoming a theoretical physicist. In addition to excelling academically, William has served in leadership positions on the robotics teams and founded the Little Einsteins, a STEM club for elementary school students. He is also a 4-H member and involved in band. In addition, he is employed with German American Bancorp.

The Community Foundation nominated William to receive the scholarship from a pool of 21 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Pike County, Indiana  The Pike County Community Foundation has announced that Nicholas “Kyle” Williams, of Petersburg,  is the recipient of the 2019 Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Kyle is the son of Angie and Chet Williams. He is a senior at Pike Central High School and plans to study biology at an Indiana College of his choice with a career goal to become a hand surgeon.  In addition to excelling academically, he has been involved in Pep Band, musical productions, jazz band, and swing choir.  Kyle has also been a member of the tennis team and played baseball. He is involved in the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Spanish Club. He is employed at the Smokehouse in Petersburg and completed an internship with the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office.  In his free time, he volunteers with the Petersburg Little League program.

The Community Foundation nominated the recipient to receive the scholarship after narrowing the pool to 5 finalists.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Cindy Gaskins, Director
(812) 766-0550 or director@pikecommunityfoundation.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Spencer County, Indiana  The Spencer County Community Foundation has announced that Skylar Niles of Chrisney is the recipient of the 2019 Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Skylar is the son of Bonita Spencer and Brian Niles. He is a senior at South Spencer High School and plans to study psychology at Indiana College of his choice with a career goal of becoming a forensic psychology/criminal psychologist. In addition to excelling academically, Skylar has been involved in archery club, art club, key club, and Leadership Spencer County. He has also been involved with his church, where he assisted with musical productions. He completed an internship with Freedom Bank and was employed by Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.

The Community Foundation nominated Skylar to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Posey County, Indiana  The Posey County Community Foundation has announced that Logan Bryant of Poseyville is the recipient of the 2019 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Logan is the son of James Bryant and Daphne Bryant. He is a senior at North Posey High School and plans to study computer engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In addition to excelling academically, Logan excels on the soccer field and has earned four letters, serving as team captain and volunteering hundreds of hours for the North Posey Soccer Club. He has also participated in the Math Bowl and the Oakland City College STEM challenge academic team, and completed a capstone project at Georgia Tech University.

The Community Foundation nominated Logan to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Knox County, Indiana  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced that Grace Waggoner is the recipient of the 2019 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship(s). The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Grace is the daughter of Charles and Kristi Waggoner of Vincennes. She is a senior at Rivet High School and plans to study business and finance at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a company executive. In addition to excelling academically, Grace has served in leadership positions both in her school and in the community through student government, Kiwanis Key Club, Rotary Interact Club, and the Vincennes Mayor’s Youth Council.  Additionally, she is involved in golf, basketball, and track, earning several individual state awards.

The Community Foundation nominated Grace to receive the scholarship from a pool of 15 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Perry County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Spencer County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.  Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. The online application process allows applicants to save their work. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.547.3176

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Spencer County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Spencer County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Spencer County students with opportunities for advanced education.  Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. The online application process allows applicants to save their work. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

 

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.649.5724

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Vanderburgh Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Sidney Hardgrave, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812)422.12451

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Gibson County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Gibson County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says John Campbell, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Foundation Awards More Than $61,000 In Grants

Gibson County, Indiana  At a November 27 event held at the Patoka United Methodist Church, the Gibson County Community Foundation announced $61,865 in grant awards to charitable organizations benefiting Gibson County.  The grants were made possible by generous donors to 14 different field of interest and unrestricted funds held by the Foundation.

Organizations that were awarded the grants for their projects and programs were:

  • $5,000 to Gibson County Youth Theatre to assist with rights/royalties, material rental fees, orchestration, and programs for the production of Mama Mia;
  • $4,000 to East Gibson Dollars for Scholars to award scholarships;
  • $5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse program;
  • $4,000 to Gibson Southern Scholarships, Inc. to award scholarships;
  • $4,000 to Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. to award scholarships;
  • $5,000 to Tri-State Food Bank for the Gibson County Kids BackPack Program to provide children with healthy and nutritious food to supplement their meals over the weekend when they are away from school;
  • $5,000 to Gibson County Habitat for Humanity to assist with subdivision development on Madison Street in Princeton;
  • $5,000 to Youth First to assist with the funding of Masters level Social Workers in Gibson County elementary, junior and senior high schools;
  • $2,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to assist with the funding of two JA Innovation Challenge programs at Gibson Southern High School, and four JA Career Success programs — two each at Gibson Southern High School and Princeton Community High School;
  • $4,294 to The Arc of Gibson County to provide transportation to five Gibson County students with disabilities who are participating in the Project Search school-to-work program at Gibson General Hospital;
  • $5,000 to Tulip Tree Health Services of Gibson County, Inc. to expand the Behavioral Health Program in response to opioid addiction crisis and need for timely access to mental health treatment for the underserved;
  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation to enable students from Gibson County to attend the March, 2019 Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Helen M. McKinney Young People’s concerts;
  • $3,786 to The Salvation Army Princeton to purchase an industrial strength dishwasher; and
  • $3,785 to Deaconess Foundation to purchase portable AEDs to be used in Gibson County first responder vehicles.

Additionally, the Foundation reserved $4,000 to provide a renewable scholarship to a student named as an alternate for the Gibson County Lilly Endowment scholarship.

The 14 funds providing the grants include the Toyota Fund; Brown Family Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund for Gibson County; Jack Freudenberg Family Fund; Melvin Oing Memorial Fund; Ann, John and William Eugene Dunn Fund; Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Gibson County; Friends of Gibson County Fund; David and Janet Oldham Family Fund; Phillip and Sharen Buyher Fund; Troy and Virginia Land Unrestricted Fund; Gibson Board of Trustees Fund; Bonaparte Family Unrestricted Fund; and the Ray J. (Jerry) Watson and Ruth L. Watson Memorial Fund.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Pike County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Pike County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Cindy Gaskins, Foundation Director. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12 midnight on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

 

For further information or assistance:
Cindy Gaskins, Director
(812) 766-0550 or director@pikecommunityfoundation.org

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Posey County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Posey County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says John Campbell, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12 midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impactjcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Knox County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Knox County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Lauren Osmon, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. Deadline is midnight Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Daviess County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Daviess County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Lauren Osmon, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. Deadline is midnight Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

(Warrick County, Indiana)  This year, donors to the Warrick County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Sidney Hardgrave, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the specific eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application can be found on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.).
  5. Ask a teacher, parent or friend to read your application and essays for any mistakes that you may have missed.
  6. Check and double-check your application before submitting

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

For further information or assistance, contact
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org  |  812.422.1245

#GivingTuesday Event Matches Charitable Dollars

Giving Tuesday has finally arrived, kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

TODAY ONLY on #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Knox County Community Foundation is hosting a special online event focused on building permanent endowment funds for its local participating charitable partners, listed below.  Best of all, your gift will go further on #Giving Tuesday: the Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds!

To qualify for the matching dollars, only gifts received on November 27 will be eligible .
Give conveniently and securely online here: donate_button1

… or at the office location, 20 N 3rd St, Suite 301 (third floor of the Old National Bank building) from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. AgrIInstitute
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. ATTIC
  4. Camp Arthur
  5. Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
  6. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
  7. First Christain Church in Vincennes
  8. First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
  9. Gibault Boys School
  10. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
  11. Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
  12. Grouseland Foundation
  13. KCARC
  14. Knox County 4-H Association
  15. Knox County Community Foundation
  16. Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
  17. Knox County Humane Society
  18. Knox County Public Library
  19. Knox County Salvation Army
  20. Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
  21. North Knox Scholarship Foundation
  22. Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
  23. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
  24. Sandborn Community Park
  25. Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
  26. South Knox Education Foundation
  27. St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
  28. St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  29. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
  30. Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
  31. Vincennes Community Food Pantry
  32. Vincennes Education Foundation
  33. Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
  34. Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
  35. Vincennes Rotary Foundation
  36. Vincennes University
  37. Vincennes University Community Series
  38. Vincennes University Foundation
  39. YMCA of Vincennes

 

#GivingTuesday Event Matches Charitable Dollars

Giving Tuesday has finally arrived, kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

TODAY ONLY on #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Daviess County Community Foundation is hosting a special online event focused on building permanent endowment funds for its local participating charitable partners, listed below. Best of all, the Community Foundation is again making $30,000 available to match any new gifts received on #GivingTuesday, multiplying the impact of donations.

To qualify for the matching dollars, only gifts received on November 27 will be eligible .
Give conveniently and securely online here: donate_button1

… or you may give in person at the Community Foundation office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

On #GivingTuesday, your gift will make a double difference in growing the permanent endowment funds held at the Daviess County Community Foundation for any of the following local charitable organizations:

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute of Daviess County
  2. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  3. Camp Illiana
  4. Catholic Education Endowment
  5. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Programs
  6. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  7. Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
  8. Daviess County Community Foundation
  9. Daviess County Family YMCA
  10. Daviess County Historical Society Museum
  11. Daviess County Right to Life
  12. Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department
  13. FFA of North Daviess Schools
  14. First Baptist Church Youth Programs
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial Center
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. Lena Dunn 1st Grade Education
  21. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  22. Old Union Cemetery Association
  23. Parkview Village Christian Care
  24. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  25. Pregnancy Care Center
  26. Psi Iota Xi Sorority-Washington (Charitable Work)
  27. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  28. Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Daviess Co.
  29. Southwest Indiana Power House
  30. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  31. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  32. United Way of Daviess County
  33. Veale Creek Players
  34. Washington Carnegie Library
  35. Washington Catholic Schools
  36. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  37. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  38. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  39. Washington Little League
  40. Washington Parks and Recreation
  41. Washington Soccer Federation

Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh Announces $90,000 In Grant Awards

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—At their annual meeting on November 7, donors to the Women’s Fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation gathered at the Holiday Inn Airport to select the 2018 recipients of two $35,000 grants.

The Women’s Fund was established in 2007, when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives.

Decisions on this year’s grants were made by vote of the Fund’s membership. Members selected one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a program and one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a capital project. In addition, members awarded general support grants to four charitable partners as runner up awards.

In the program category, Youth First, Inc. was awarded a $35,000 grant for a program supporting the placement of school social workers in Evansville middle schools. In addition, Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center and Parenting Time Center were each awarded $5,000 grants for general support.

In the project category, St. Vincent Early Learning Center was awarded a $35,000 grant for the Natural Outdoor Learning Classrooms project which will redesign playground areas to incorporate nature as an integral and critical part of the children’s daily learning. In addition, Boys & Girls Club of Evansville and District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul were each awarded $5,000 grants for general support.

Since it was formed in 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $757,000 to organizations serving local families. Previous impact grants provided funding for projects and programs at Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Evansville Christian Life Center, House of Bread and Peace, Patchwork Central, Holly’s House, Ozanam Family Shelter, Lampion Center, Potter’s Wheel, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Youth Resources Teen Court, and the YWCA.

For further information or assistance: Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 422-1245, ext. 102 or email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Program

Daviess County, Indiana, November, 2018—The Daviess County Community Foundation will host a Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Giving Tuesday is global day of giving, celebrated in the United States on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving which this year is November 27. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Organizations benefiting from permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The Community Foundation is making $30,000 available to match new gifts to grow these endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute of Daviess County
  2. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  3. Camp Illiana
  4. Catholic Education Endowment
  5. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Programs
  6. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  7. Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
  8. Daviess County Community Foundation
  9. Daviess County Family YMCA
  10. Daviess County Historical Society Museum
  11. Daviess County Right to Life
  12. Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department
  13. FFA of North Daviess Schools
  14. First Baptist Church Youth Programs
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial Center
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. Lena Dunn 1st Grade Education
  21. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  22. Old Union Cemetery Association
  23. Parkview Village Christian Care
  24. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  25. Pregnancy Care Center
  26. Psi Iota Xi Sorority-Washington (Charitable Work)
  27. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  28. Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Daviess Co.
  29. Southwest Indiana Power House
  30. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  31. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  32. United Way of Daviess County
  33. Veale Creek Players
  34. Washington Carnegie Library
  35. Washington Catholic Schools
  36. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  37. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  38. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  39. Washington Little League
  40. Washington Parks and Recreation
  41. Washington Soccer Federation

For further information or assistance, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at (812) 254-9354 or email: mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org

Community Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Program

Knox County, Indiana, November, 2018—The Knox County Community Foundation will host a Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Giving Tuesday is global day of giving, celebrated in the United States on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving which this year is November 27. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Organizations benefiting from permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow these endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. AgrIInstitute
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. ATTIC
  4. Camp Arthur
  5. Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
  6. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
  7. First Christain Church in Vincennes
  8. First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
  9. Gibault Boys School
  10. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
  11. Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
  12. Grouseland Foundation
  13. KCARC
  14. Knox County 4-H Association
  15. Knox County Community Foundation
  16. Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
  17. Knox County Humane Society
  18. Knox County Public Library
  19. Knox County Salvation Army
  20. Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
  21. North Knox Scholarship Foundation
  22. Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
  23. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
  24. Sandborn Community Park
  25. Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
  26. South Knox Education Foundation
  27. St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
  28. St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  29. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
  30. Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
  31. Vincennes Community Food Pantry
  32. Vincennes Education Foundation
  33. Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
  34. Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
  35. Vincennes Rotary Foundation
  36. Vincennes University
  37. Vincennes University Community Series
  38. Vincennes University Foundation
  39. YMCA of Vincennes

For further information or assistance, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development, at (812) 886-0093 or email: hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org

Vanderburgh Men’s Fund Awards $37,000 in Grants

Vanderburgh County, Indiana, October 25 2018—At their annual meeting on October 25, donors to the Men’s Fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation gathered at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science to select the 2018 Vanderburgh County Impact Grants. The nearly 80-member group of donors voted to award this year’s finalists a total of $37,000, making the total grants awarded from the Fund an impressive $84,300.

This is just the 3rd year the group has selected grant awards. Last year’s recipients and projects were the Ozanam Family Shelter for fire protection and kitchen upgrades, and Youth First and the Public Education Foundation of Evansville for general support. And, in 2016, grants were awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville for the Passport to Manhood Program, and to Youth First and Parenting Time Center for general support.

Grant recipients selected this year are EVSC Foundation, Inc., awarded a $32,000 grant for their Let’s Put the Shirts on Their Backs Hangers program, which serves as a clothing resource for over 22,000 students across all 40 EVSC schools. Two runner-ups, the Deaconess Foundation and the Evansville Christian Life Center, were awarded $2,500 grants each for general support.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, these grants conclude the Men’s Fund 2018 Vanderburgh County Impact Grant program.

For further information or assistance, contact Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director, Community Engagement and Impact
shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org  or 812.422.1245, ext. 102 (office)  |  812.573.1454 (cell)

Foundation Awards Community Good Grants $120,266 to 15 Charitable Partners

Daviess County, Indiana October 2018—The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced their Community Good grant awards, totaling $120,266 for 15 projects of 15 organizations serving Daviess County.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to unrestricted and field of interest funds held by the Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, the grants conclude the Foundation’s 2018 Community Good Grant Program.

The grants are:

$10,000 to Daviess County Partnership Inc. for the Stepping Forward program

$1,800 to Pace Community Action Agency for the SuperMENtor program

$18,000 to Cannelburg Fire Department for the In With the New, Out With the Worn Out project

$10,200 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for the PowerHouse Food Service program

$8,500 to the Daviess County Family YMCA for the Bouncing Our Youth to Good Health project

$20,000 to YouthFirst for the Youth First Social Work Program for Daviess County Schools

$6,375 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Financial Literacy and Career Success for Daviess County Students with Junior Achievement program

$8,500 to Bethany Christian Church for the Backpack Food Program

$1,698 to Children’s Center for Dance Education for the Jack and the Bean Stalk Ballet

$1,000 to Friends for Animals, Inc. for the Spay/Neuter program

$11,493 to Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Inc. for the Earn While You Learn Program and Essentials/Material Aid

$2,700 to Tri-State Food Bank for the Mobile Pantry Pilot Project for Daviess County

$5,000 to Veale Creek Theater for a Season Sponsorship

$10,000 to Washington Band Boosters Association for the Washington High School Band Uniform Purchase project

$5,000 to Daviess Community Hospital for the Oncology Unit Expansion

The funds making the grant awards possible are field of interest funds including the Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council Endowed Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund, and the Doris I. Potts Fund and the following unrestricted funds: Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund, the Callahan Family Fund, Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, the Joan Daily Elliott Fund, The Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund, Jones and Sons Concrete Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund, Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County, Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund, Singleton Family Fund, Swartzentruber Family Fund, and the Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund.

For further information or assistance: Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, (812) 254.9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Announces Grant Program Finalists

Vanderburgh County—The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County has announced the 6 finalist organizations in the running for a total of $70,000 of funding between 2 competitive grants categories.

The Women’s Fund was established in 2007 when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives.

Decisions on this year’s grants will be made by vote of the Fund’s membership at their annual meeting, set for Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Airport. Members will select one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a program, and one organization will be selected to receive a $35,000 grant for a capital project.

This year’s 3 program category finalists and their proposals are:

  • Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for a program to expand psychology services for children in the community;
  • Parenting Time Center for an educational program to empower mothers with co-parenting communication skills to improve children’s outcomes; and
  • Youth First, Inc. for a program that supports placement of school social workers in Evansville middle schools.

This year’s 3 capital project category finalists and their proposed projects are:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Evansville for a project to upgrade building security throughout the building and along the exterior;
  • District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to renovate restrooms at the Thrift Store to meet ADA requirements; and
  • St. Vincent Early Learning Center for the Natural Outdoor Learning Classrooms project redesigning playground areas to incorporate nature as an integral and critical part of our children’s daily learning.

Since it was formed in 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $757,000 to organizations serving local families.

Impact grants awarded have provided funding for projects and programs at the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club, Evansville Christian Life Center, House of Bread and Peace, Patchwork Central, Holly’s House, Ozanam Family Shelter, Lampion Center, Potter’s Wheel, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County Court-Appointed Special Advocates,, Youth Resources Teen Court, and the YWCA.

“Each year we are astounded at the enormity of the impact of our community’s nonprofit organizations and the work they are able to do every day while faced with limited budgets, funding cuts, and increasing need,” say advisory board co-chairs Diana Wilderman and JoAnn Weber-Drennen. Our ability to support their efforts with grants makes a difference today and for the future as well.”

About the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund held by the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, one of 9 regional affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Women’s Fund focuses the efforts of women philanthropists to create positive social change by funding projects that address current needs in our community. The mission is to improve the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives. For additional information about the Women’s Fund, call 812.422.1245.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
812.422.1245, ext. 102 or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Awards $28,557 to 4 Charitable Partners

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—September 26, 2018 The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced their 4th quarter grant awards, totaling $28,557 for 4 projects serving Vanderburgh County. The grants were made from the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund and the James A. McCarty Fund for the Arts.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to Community Good and Field of Interest Funds held by the Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, the 4th quarter grants conclude the Foundation’s fiscal year 2018 Community Good Grant Program. For the year, the Foundation has awarded $120,257 through this particular Grant Program for projects and programs serving Vanderburgh County.

The 4th quarter grant recipients are:

Children’s Center for Dance Education to provide free admission to 3rd and 4th graders from low income schools to attend the “The Children’s Nutcracker” annual morning show,

Lampion Center to support the Stewards of Children training program that uses evidence informed techniques to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse,

Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for restroom accessibility improvements to accommodate children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their caregivers, and

EVSC Foundation to support the Hanger’s Program’s purchase and installation of a high capacity clothes washer and dryer and an inventory control software package to increase the capacity of onsite laundry facilities and enable staff to track donations with an inventory system.

For additional information, contact Melinda Waldroup, Director, Programs and Engagement Department, (812) 429-1191 or email: mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Awards $45,320 to 12 Charitable Partners

Knox County, Indiana—September 25, 2018  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $45,320 for 12 projects of 11 organizations serving Knox County. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

  • $5,000 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for Prevention Programming-7th Grade Pilot Project, Year 2;
  • $4,830 to Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary for the FastForWord Reading Project;
  • $6,500 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for the Community Foundation & CASA: Nurturing Vulnerable Children via Quality Child Advocacy Project;
  • $2,450 to Pace Community Action Agency for the Nature Explore, Playground Expansion Project;
  • $5,000 to Backpacks of Love for VCSC for the Backpacks of Love for VCSC Program;
  • $2,040 to Good Samaritan Hospital for written materials for the Fit Kids Program;
  • $1,500 to Generations for the Aging Well Retreat;
  • $5,500 to Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Inc. for automotive lifts and parts for the Automotive Ministry Project;
  • $5,000 to The Salvation Army for the Pathway of Hope Program;
  • $1,000 to Mental Health America-Knox County for the Mental Health Moving Assistance Project;
  • $4,000 to the Knox County 4-H Council for the 4-H Dog Club Trailer Project; and
  • $2,500 to Freelandville Improvement Club for the Freelandville Community Mural.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to Field of Interest and Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.

Community Good funds established so far include: Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund, Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund, Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith Family Fund, Burkhart Family Fund, Jim and Gail Eskew Fund, Farbest Foods Community Good Fund for Knox County, Friends of Knox County Fund, David and Pam Gardner Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Jim & Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund, Bill & Jenny Hackney Family Fund, Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund, Jacoby Family Fund, Leonard Family Fund, Richard P. & Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund, Clarence J “Mac” McCormick III Fund, Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund, Gordon, William & Christina Miller Fund, John D. Miller Memorial Fund, Dr. Roger and Sue Montgomery Fund, Old National Fund for Knox County, Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund, Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund, Kathy Rinsch “For Knox County, Forever.” Fund, Dr. Phillip M Summers Family Fund, Chris & Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund, Waldroup Family Fund, Norbert M. & Louise A. Welch Fund, and the Youth Inspiring Peers Fund. Field of Interest Funds established so far include Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund-Education Enhancement in Knox County.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact

losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Alliance Employment Opportunity Available

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance is seeking an Executive Assistant in its Evansville Central Office location.  This regular, non-exempt position is part-time (20 hours per week). This position will perform development, secretarial, and recordkeeping duties in support of the Executive Director of the Alliance. Regular travel to board and committee meetings is necessary; reliable personal transportation and valid license required. Salary commensurate with work experience.

For full job description [PDF], position responsibilities, eligibility requirements, as well as how and to whom to apply, please visit the main Alliance employment page. The application deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018.

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

Community Foundation Announces Details About Grant Program

Pike County, Indiana-The Pike County Community Foundation is accepting online applications for their fall Community Good Grants Program. Grant applications for programs and projects up to $3,000 are due at midnight on Monday, October 8, 2018. Organizations must complete applications online via the Foundation’s website.

The first of two of the Foundation’s Community Good Grants Programs are open grant cycles for charitable organizations seeking funding and is a competitive process. Being offered this fall and next spring, grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Pike County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Please visit the Grants Opportunities page to access the Community Good Grants Program online application and further information and instructions. Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Cindy Gaskins at 812.766.0550 or email director@pikecommunityfoundation.org for assistance.

Alliance Affiliates Announce Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Community Foundation Alliance) Applications are now being accepted online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program through each of the 9 Alliance county Community Foundation affiliates. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on each county affiliate site linked on the Alliance Available Scholarship Opportunities page. Deadlines vary by county – please be sure to visit your county’s Community Foundation site for a specific application deadline.

The 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (the 9 Community Foundation affiliates’ governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Warrick County, Indiana) The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Warrick Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana) The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Vanderburgh Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate three students to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Spencer County, Indiana) The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 17, 2018.

The 2019 Spencer Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.
Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Pike County, Indiana) The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Pike Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018. Qualified applicants will be a resident of Indiana; be a graduate of

Pike Central High School by June 2019 or a student planning to graduate from the Indiana Academy by June 2019, provided they attended Pike Central High School before transferring to the Academy; be in the top 10% of class as of the end of junior year; demonstrate a commitment to community activities outside of school; and be available for an interview on September 23, 2018 with the scholarship committee, if selected as a finalist.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Perry County, Indiana) The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Perry Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Knox County, Indiana) The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 30, 2018.

The 2019 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Gibson County, Indiana) The Gibson County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Gibson Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Daviess County, Indiana) The Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 30, 2018.

The 2019 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Posey County, Indiana) The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available at the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Posey Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

New Grant and Sponsorship Opportunities To Benefit Perry County

Perry County, Indiana– The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting this year. There will no longer be grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year. This new grant process will allow proposals to be accepted on a continuous basis, without deadline, giving grant seekers the opportunity to apply when they wish as opposed to waiting for an annual grant cycle.

The grant cycle encompasses three different request levels: Level 1: $500 or less; Level 2: $501-$2,500; Level 3: $2,501-$9999; and Level 4: $10,000 or more.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may  be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 547-3176 before beginning the application process.

Funding requests will be reviewed throughout the year at three intervals: September 4, January 4, and May 1.

In addition to the new grant cycle, the Foundation will offer a sponsorship program for nonprofit organizations. Like the grant opportunity, requests will be accepted throughout the year; however, funding decisions will be made on a monthly basis.

Details about the new grant cycle and sponsorship program may be found on the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry or contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812-547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Perry County Community Foundation is one of 9 regional county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.

Employment Opportunities Available for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill 2 open positions for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact, 1 serving Gibson and Posey Counties, and 1 serving Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. These positions will administer grant and scholarship programs for both of the county Foundations in their region. The position will work to build relationships with community stakeholders, and identify community engagement opportunities that lead to positive and lasting change in each county. The 2 regions comprise 4 of the 9 affiliate county Foundations of the Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of both county Foundations, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement. There will be frequent and regular travel between counties and the Alliance Central Office in Evansville. Reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of the responsibilities and experience required of applicants, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description links below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018. No phone calls, please.

GIBSON and POSEY COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact GIB-POS [PDF]

VANDERBURGH and WARRICK COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact VAN-WAR [PDF]

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

 

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Program Details

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund Grants Program. Grant applications are due at midnight on Friday, August 10 and must be completed online.

After a deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, two impact grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families will be awarded. The Women’s Fund membership will select one program-focused grant of $35,000 and one project-focused grant of $35,000. Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of the award and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

In past years, remaining finalists have received grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in recognition of the depth and quality of their proposals, but it should be noted that these grants are not guaranteed.

Consideration will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to long-range planning; financial stability and sustainability; a sound plan to address ongoing or emerging issues that have been identified by research; a solid, realistic plan for project evaluation; a desire to promote collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services; project methodology utilizing a preventative approach to addressing the issue and solving problems; and evidence of realistic organizational planning and management

Nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered, provided the proposal is charitable and meets the criteria described on the Foundation’s website.

Application and details may be found at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/grant/vanderburgh-womens-fund-grant/

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, which is one of 9 county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.

For further information or assistance:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement
mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org  or (812) 429-1191

Community Good Grants Program Applications Now Being Accepted

Gibson County, Indiana The Gibson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2018 Gibson County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted. Applications submitted after the August 1 deadline will not be considered.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Gibson County.

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.

Full information, details, and application guidelines are found online at communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/gibson-discretionary-grant/

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing before November 1, 2018.

Women’s Fund of Warrick County Awards $14,600 to Nonprofits

Warrick County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, has awarded $14,600 in total grant awards to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Warrick County families. The Women’s Fund grants committee selects recipient organizations annually to receive a portion of the funds’ earnings, in the form of grant awards.

Charitable activities supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that support and strengthen families in Warrick County.

The recipients are:

YWCA of Evansville to support the YES! Residential Recovery Program for Warrick County women

Tri-State Food Bank to support the Summer Backpack Food for Kids Program at two Warrick County elementary schools

Holly’s House to support the Think First & Stay Safe Child Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County

Encountering Hope Ministries to support the GAIN Initiative designed to move Warrick County residents out of poverty

Community Good Grant Awards of $25,700 Go to Nonprofits Serving Vanderburgh County

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $25,700 to 5 organizations serving Vanderburgh County during its most recent cycle of its Community Good Grants program.

Community Good grant awards charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development in the local community. This is the third of quarterly grants to be awarded from the program this year, with $91,700 so far awarded to nonprofit organizations and the programs, projects, and people they serve throughout Vanderburgh County.

Field of Interest and Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Alliance, provide the grant dollars for the awards. The current awards were funded from the James A. McCarty Fund for the Arts and Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund.

Recipients of the awards are:

4C of Southern Indiana, Inc. to support training and workbooks for staff to provide the “Conscious Discipline for Parents” workshops to parents/families involved in the Vanderburgh County court system

American Red Cross for the Home Fire Preparedness and Relief program in Vanderburgh County

Children’s Center for Dance Education to support the “Peter Pan and the Lost Boys” Dance Residency in underserved elementary schools in Evansville

Youth First to support the Social Work Program in Vanderburgh County schools

YWCA of Evansville to provide program materials and supplies for the YES! residential recovery program for 12 Vanderburgh County clients

Community Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Community Good Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana–Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Community Good grant cycle.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Daviess County.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes and political parties or campaigns. Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Mary Smith at (812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website and submitted by midnight on Thursday, August 2, 2018.  More information, details, as well as guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess/grants. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before November 1, 2018.

Employment Opportunity Available for Regional Development Coordinator

Evansville, Indiana-The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill the position of Regional Development Coordinator for Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties. This position will serve and assist with annual giving, volunteer coordination, and technical and administrative responsibilities for the Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, 3 of the 9 affiliate county foundations of the regional Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Development Coordinator will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of each Foundation, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Regional Director of Development and will be located primarily in the Vanderburgh Community Foundation office in downtown Evansville, Indiana. There will be frequent and regular travel between the 3 counties, and reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of this position’s responsibilities and experience requirements, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description link below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Friday, June 22, 2018. No phone calls, please.

5/31/18: Posey/Vanderburgh/Warrick Regional Development Coordinator [PDF]

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

 

Men’s Fund Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2018 Impact Grant Award

Evansville, Indiana– The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’s grants committee is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for program activities or capital projects that benefit underserved residents of Vanderburgh County. The Men’s Fund 2018 Impact Grant award amount will be between $25,000 and $30,000.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the proposal is charitable and meets certain criteria. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to support:

  • Community Development: new or existing activities that improve the community’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being.
  • Education: new or existing activities that promote or strengthen educational attainment, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Health: new or existing activities that improve health outcomes.
  • Human Services: new or existing activities that improve public protection, employment, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief.
  • Endowment Creation: a portion of the grant may be used to establish an endowment to provide a future funding source for the program.
  • Other Civic Endeavors: Other activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Vanderburgh County.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 20, 2018, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application, instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/grants/

Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of award and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

For further information or assistance: Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org   |   (812) 429-1191, Ext 3