More Than $91,975 Awarded Through Community Good Grant Program

November 17, 2017–The Posey County Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $91,975 to 18 charitable organizations serving Posey County.

The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grant program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

Community Good and field of interest funds, established by individual donors and held by the Foundation, provide grant dollars for the awards, to help address Posey County’s ever-changing needs through the important work of charitable partner organizations across the county. A full list of funds established in Posey County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/posey-family-of-funds/

Grant recipients are:

$5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for the Partners in Food program

$5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” – Child Abuse Prevention Program

$754 to Posey County Council On Aging to purchase equipment for the Senior Exercise Program

$2,000 to At The Cross Mission Inc to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the meal program

$6,279.54 to North Posey High School for Project Lead the Way laboratory equipment

$2,067.5 to Family Matters of Posey County, Indiana, Inc. to provide education to parents on how to decide when an emergency room visit is necessary for a sick child

$5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for the “Meat” the Need project that encourages the donation of livestock and large game for processing and delivery to hunger relief agencies

$2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for costs associated with the delivery of donated food product to agencies serving needy families

$2,430 to Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the purchase of an AED

$8,871 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to purchase a dishwasher for the Community Table Meal Program

$10,000 to Griffin-Bethel Fire Department for a water rescue vehicle

$6,855 to Gilda’s Club Evansville to conduct family support events in Posey County for children and their families dealing with cancer, and to share the Cancer Awareness Now Prevention Program in the Jr. and Sr. high schools

$2,928 to South Terrace Elementary P.T.O. for the School Garden and Nutrition Program

$7,225 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Pathways to Success in Posey County program

$8,880.99 to Mount Vernon Band Boosters to purchase an equipment trailer for the Mount Vernon High School Band

$2,008.97 to First United Methodist Church to purchase supplies for the Thrive Afterschool Program

$5,578 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of a Promethean board for the Early Childhood Program

$9,000 to New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department for the Emergency Communications Project

 

Charitable Partners Receive More Than $86,000 in Grant Awards

Washington, Indiana – The Daviess County Community Foundation granted awards totaling $86,467 for 12 organizations serving Daviess County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

A family of unrestricted Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Foundation, provide the grant dollars for the awards. A list of the full family of Community Good funds established in Daviess County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/daviess-family-of-funds/

Over the past few weeks, Foundation Board members visited organizations all over Daviess County to personally present the grants.

Recipients of the awards are:

  • $3,384 to Advocates for Smart Teen Choices for the Character Matters project
  • $18,035 to Lena Dunn Elementary School for the Outdoor Learning Exploration – Not Your Typical “Playground” project
  • $11,680 to Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for the replacement of SCBA Bottles
  • $5,000 to Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County for the RSVP Van Purchase project
  • $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for the Coalition Loads project
  • $1,500 to Odon Winkelpleck Public Library for the OverDrive project
  • $4,200 to Hope House/ Church on the Way for the Hope House Community Sharing 2018 project
  • $8,368 to Backpack Food for Kids Program at Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids program
  • $5,000 to Youth First for the Youth First School Social Work program
  • $5,100 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana program
  • $10,000 to Daviess County Historical Society for the Daviess County Museum Community Historical Resource Center project
  • $10,000 to Odon Volunteer Fire Department for the Fire PPE project

 

$414,314 Awarded to 22 Charitable Organizations from the City of Evansville Endowment Fund

Evansville, Indiana– Total grant awards of $414,314 will be presented to 22 organizations from the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) during a reception and presentation to be held Thursday, November 16 at The Arc of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville.

Jerome Stewart, president of the CEEF Board, notes that granting $414,314 is an enormous opportunity for the Board to support the local charitable community with capital improvement needs, helping nonprofits better focus on providing assistance for the many people served throughout Evansville.

The recipients this year are Carver Community Organization; Community One, Inc.; District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Dream Center Evansville; Evansville African American Museum; Evansville Association for the Blind; Evansville Christian Life Center; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science; Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville; Habitat for Humanity of Evansville; Holly’s House, Inc.; Joshua Academy; Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville; Reitz Home Museum; St. Vincent Day Care; SWIRCA & More; Sycamore Services; The Arc of Evansville; United Caring Services; United Methodist Youth Home, Inc.; Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana Inc.; and YWCA of Evansville

The annual grant cycle began in May. The CEEF grant committee awards the annual grants through a competitive application and review process. CEEF awards specifically for capital improvement projects, and 60% of annual grants are required to be distributed to organizations serving the 4th and 6th wards.

“The CEEF board is thrilled that we are again granting even more than before, to so many worthy nonprofit organizations,” Stewart said. “These grants help support the needs and the important work our nonprofits do every day for the Evansville community.”

The CEEF originated in 1994, when former Mayor Frank McDonald II proposed that $5 million of revenue from the riverboat be invested in a way that would serve the City of Evansville forever. After an extensive study of investment options, in 1998 the revenue was used to establish the endowment fund as a distinct legal entity affiliated with the Alliance. CEEF was created as a public charity and supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. The CEEF’s earnings allow for grantmaking annually.

Nonprofit organizations wishing to receive email notification at the start of next year’s grant cycle should visit the Alliance webpage for the CEEF at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund

Please address any further inquiries or questions to:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement
Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.
5000 E Virginia St, Ste 4
Evansville, IN  47715    
812.429.1191 ext. 3 (main)  |   877.429.1191 (toll-free)
www.communityfoundationalliance.org

For Good. Forever.

 

More Than $54,500 Going To 14 Community Good Grant Award Recipients

November 8, 2017–The Gibson County Community Foundation will distribute grant awards totaling $54,534 to 14 charitable organizations serving Gibson County, during its annual meeting on November 9 at the Toyota Events Center, at the Gibson County Fairgrounds.

The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grant program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

Community Good and field of interest funds, established by individual donors and held by the Foundation, provide grant dollars for the awards, to help address Gibson County’s ever-changing needs by supporting the important work of charitable partner organizations across the county.

Grants will be awarded to:

$4000 to East Gibson Dollars for Scholars to supplement East Gibson Dollars for Scholars Scholarship funding;

$4000 to Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. to supplement Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars funding;

$10000 to Patoka United Methodist Church for the Family Life Center Sound Improvement project;

$12441 to Princeton Community Intermediate School for the Reading Well: A Passport to a Strong Future program;

$5072.47 to Barton Township Fire Department, Inc for the purchase of a turnout gear washer/extractor;

$1829 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley for the Communication Tools for RMHC of the Ohio Valley program;

$4000 to St Peter & Paul Church for the Haubstadt Boy Scout Troop 246 project to purchase an enclosed trailer;

$5000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” – Child Abuse Prevention Program;

$1725 to The Arc of Gibson County for the Consumer Health & Wellness: Exercise program;

$252 to Princeton Community Intermediate School for 3 chairs for the Bouncing Towards Success project;

$2345 to Nazarene Church for Barton Township Softball and Baseball Field Improvement project;

$712 to The Arc of Gibson County for the Consumer Art Program – Life Skills;

$1579 to Gibson County Habitat for Humanity to support the 2017-2018 New Home Build project

$1579 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to support the Career Success with Junior Achievement program;

The family of Community Good and field of interest funds held by Gibson County Community Foundation are: Bonaparte Family Unrestricted Fund; Brown Family Fund; Phillip and Sharen Buyher Fund; Ann, John and William Eugene Dunn Fund; Friends of Gibson County Fund; Jack Freudenberg Family Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; Gibson Board of Trustees Fund; Troy and Virginia Land Unrestricted Fund; Melvin Oing Memorial Fund; David and Janet Oldham Family Fund; Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Gibson County; Ray J. (Jerry) Watson and Ruth L. Watson Memorial Fund; Toyota Fund.

A full list of all funds held by the Gibson County Community Foundation can be found at: communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/gibson-family-of-funds/

A full list of all Gibson County Community Foundation funding opportunities can be found at:
communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/grants/

Community Foundation to Host Giving Tuesday Event

Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, they launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide. Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

On November 28, the Knox County Community Foundation will host their first Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Organizations with permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The list of these organizations is below.

The Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox 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 with funds at 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

Community Foundation to Host Giving Tuesday Event

Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, they launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide. Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

On November 28, the Daviess County Community Foundation will host their second annual Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Organizations with permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The list of these organizations is below.

The Community Foundation is making $25,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess or at the office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Local organizations with funds at the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute Institute
  2. Barn Youth Center in Odon
  3. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  4. Camp Illiana
  5. Catholic Education Endowment
  6. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Group
  7. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  8. Daviess Community Hospital 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 Group
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  21. Parkview Village Christian Care
  22. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  23. Pregnancy Care Center
  24. Psi Iota Xi Sorority – Washington (Charitable Work)
  25. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  26. Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County
  27. Southwest Indiana Power House
  28. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  29. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  30. United Way of Daviess County
  31. Washington Carnegie Library
  32. Washington Catholic Schools
  33. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  34. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  35. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  36. Washington Little League
  37. Washington Parks and Recreation
  38. Washington Soccer Federation

To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess or at the office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Charitable Partners Receive $35,000 in Grant Awards

Vincennes, Indiana – The Knox County Community Foundation granted awards totaling $35,025 to 10 charitable organizations serving Knox County yesterday. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

“Several different projects received funding, and so many people in our community will benefit,” says Chris Hertel, President of the Knox County Community Foundation Advisory Board.

A family of unrestricted Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Foundation, provide the grant dollars for the awards. A list of the full family of Community Good funds established in Knox County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/knox-family-of-funds/

“Our donors ultimately make this giving possible,” added Hertel. “We appreciate their investment in these permanent endowment funds that allow us to address Knox County’s ever-changing needs through this kind of flexible, strategic grantmaking, year after year.”

Community Good grants were awarded during a grants presentation luncheon on September 27. Recipients of the awards are:

  • Vincennes City Parks for the Lester Square Fitness Initiative
  • Children and Family Services for the Prevention Programming Expansion
  • Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Inc. for the HHH Kitchen project
  • Backpacks of Love for the Backpacks of Love for VCSC Project
  • Mental Health America-Knox County for the Mental Health Transportation project
  • YMCA of Vincennes for supplies and equipment for the 3rd Grade Water Safety Project
  • James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School for the Closing the Reading Gap project
  • First Christian Church KETA (Kids Equipped to Achieve) for the Kids Equipped to Achieve Toiletries Project
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for the “Meat” the Need 2017 project
  • Camp Wildwood Foundation for doors and window for the Important Needs project

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Community Good Grants Program Accepting Funding Inquiries Now

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants Program  is now accepting funding requests on an ongoing basis. Community Good grants provide funding ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to charitable organizations for new or ongoing programs and projects that meet a broad range of local needs. A full listing of program areas that will be considered for funding, as well as complete eligibility requirements, can be found at the Community Good Grants Program page.

Funding requests will be reviewed quarterly, and all applicants will receive notification of the outcome of the review process. The upcoming review date is September 1, and the next will be December 1.

Any nonprofit organizations wishing to receive ongoing information and announcements about our funding programs, please join our mailing list.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Petersburg, Indiana – The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-pike/. Deadline to apply is September 8, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/pike/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Pike County Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Pike County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 17-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of more than 50 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Pike County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 714 Main St. in Petersburg. To learn more, call 812-354-6797.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Through support of Lilly Endowment and Independent Colleges of Indiana, the Community Foundation is offering three scholarships that will provide full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2018.

To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-vanderburgh/. Deadline to apply is September 19, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Vanderburgh County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named early in December 2017.

“We are honored to administer this scholarship in Vanderburgh County and incredibly appreciative of the Lilly Endowment for its continued support of this program,” said Carol Pace, program officer for the Community Foundation. “These highly coveted scholarships provide a transformative opportunity for students that will positively impact them for the rest of their lives.”

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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body),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 wellbeing of Indiana residents and communities.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

Applications for donor-established scholarships administered through the Foundation will be available in December 2017 and will be due early in February 2018.

About the Vanderburgh Community Foundation Established in 1991, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 150 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. The Vanderburgh Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. To learn more, call 812-422-1245.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Rockport, Indiana – The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-spencer/. Deadline to apply is September 22, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/spencer/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body),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 wellbeing of Indiana residents and communities.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Spencer County Community Foundation
Established in 1996, the Spencer County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 15-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of more than 100 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Spencer County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. For more information about the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, or how to apply, please contact the Foundation office at 812.649.5724.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Mt. Vernon, Indiana – The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Posey County, Indiana, high school by June 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-posey/. Deadline to apply is September 12, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Posey County Community Foundation
Established in 1992, the Posey County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve our County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for our community through charitable giving. The Posey County Community Foundation currently administers more than 90 funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in Posey County and benefit the community forever.

The Posey County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 402 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, Indiana. For more information, please call Melinda Waldroup at (812) 429-1191.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Boonville, Indiana – The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Warrick County, Indiana, high school by June 2018. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship. Two alternates will also be awarded. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-warrick/. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 11, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and Alternates will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Warrick County Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Warrick County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve our County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for our community through charitable giving. The Warrick County Community Foundation currently administers over 88 funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in Warrick County and benefit the community forever.

The Warrick County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 24 W. Main Street, Boonville. To learn more, call 812-897-2030.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Tell City, Indiana – The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-perry/.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017. The committee of community volunteers notes that applicants should be aware they will be required to have a reference complete and a form returned by the deadline, so applicants should plan accordingly and provide the reference form to their prospective reference early. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Perry County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 15-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of 100 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Perry County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 817 12th Street in Tell City. To learn more, call (812) 547-3176.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Vincennes, Indiana – The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-knox/. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Knox County Community Foundation
Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 20-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of 141 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Princeton, Indiana – The Gibson County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-gibson/. Deadline to apply is September 6, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Gibson County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Gibson County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 18-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of 88 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Gibson County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 127 N Hart St. in Princeton. To learn more, call 812-386-8082

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Washington, Indiana – The Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 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 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-daviess/. Deadline to apply is September 11, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

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 at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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 coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 17-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of 155 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354.

Gibson County Community Good Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Gibson County, Indiana The Gibson County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2017 Gibson County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted.

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. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The Community Good Grants Program application guidelines and information 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, 2017.

Foundation Grants Help Keep Gibson County Communities Safer

The house is on fire, there is an accident, a medical emergency…who responds? If you are in the Barton Township Fire Territory, farmers, coal miners, mechanics, nurses, and factory workers, among others, respond. They lay down their tools, push back from the table, get out of bed, and go to any emergency when a call for help goes out.

The Barton Township Fire Territory consists of 2 fire departments that combined to form the Fire Territory. They currently have fire stations at Somerville, under Fire Chief Kevin Kruse, and at Buckskin, under Fire Chief Dennis Tepe. Barton Township is in southeast Gibson County and covers 50 square miles, which include 1,700 residences. The department averages 125 runs a year total, including 12-15 runs along 8 miles of I69.

There are currently 27 fire fighters in the Barton Township Fire Territory, a 100% volunteer unit. Each volunteer undergoes 40-60 hours of initial training and then a minimum of 20 hours a year of additional training. Specialty training is given in grain bin rescue, as well. When the 2 departments combined in 2015, however, communication became a huge issue due to the distance from the main dispatch in Princeton.

The department needed a Fire Text Response system allowing pages to go to cell phones, which could be received in all parts of the county. With help from a grant from the Gibson County Community Foundation, the Fire Territory was able to purchase this system, which has increased by 50% the number of fire fighters able to respond to a call. The system also shows who is responding directly to a fire and who is going to the stations to pick up the trucks, so the efficiency is greatly improved.

This past year, the Fire Territory asked for a thermal imaging device to detect hot spots in fires and for search and rescue. Again, this has been utilized repeatedly to find the source of a fire when smoke and debris block visuals. The Foundation is excited to be able to grant these funds to improve the safety of these communities.

In asking Fire Chief Kevin Kruse what he would like the public to know about the Fire Territory and its volunteers, he stated, “Barton Township Fire Territory is stepping up its program through training and equipment to better serve and protect the people of our township and county. We are here to help all who need us”.

Donations to the Barton Township Fire Territory can be made to PO Box 2, Steve Doerner, treasurer, Mackey, 47654. For more information call Kevin Kruse at 812 457-8117.  For more information on the Gibson County Community Foundation, call 812 386-8082 or like Gibson County Community Foundation on Facebook.

Community Good Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

Vincennes, Indiana / May 12, 2017— Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2017 Community Good grant cycle.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Knox County. 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. During the 2016 Community Good grant cycle, grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 were awarded to charitable projects benefiting 13 agencies.

Applications must be submitted online at communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/knox-discretionary-grant/ and submitted by midnight on Friday, June 30, 2017. 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 September 29, 2017.

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 classes.

Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Mary Smith, Regional Director at 812-254-9355.

Grants Totaling $14,790 Awarded From the Women’s Fund of Posey County

Posey County, Indiana – Grants totaling $14,790 were awarded to 9 local nonprofit organizations from the Women’s Fund of Posey County, a permanent resource of the Posey County Community Foundation, established in 2004 by a visionary group of Posey County women.

Annual grants go to support a variety of resources and programs serving the Posey County community, seeking to fund solutions to help prevent domestic violence, secure family-supporting jobs, promote health and education and, perhaps most importantly, develop confidence. This year’s recipient organizations are:

$2,500 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Abuse Prevention Program in Posey County

$700 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley for the Posey County Mentoring Project

$2,400 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for implementation of the JA Be Entrepreneurial® Program at North Posey High School

$3,000 to Youth First for the Strengthening Posey County Families Program

$1,485.90 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for the M.A.G.I.C. After-school Program

$1,500 to Posey County Head Start for the Move with Me Mommy Program

$825 to Family Matters of Posey County, Indiana, Inc. for the Money Smart Week events

$379.44 to North Elementary School for the Personal Listening Centers Project

$2,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for the 4C Play and Learn Program at Zion Lippe UCC

The Women’s Fund is about strong, caring, and focused women determined to make a difference in the community in which they live and serve. The Women’s Fund of Posey County is their voice for the present and their gift to the future.

Four Organizations Receive $65,158 from Smithville Rural Health Initiative Fund

 

May 11, 2017 / Posey County, Indiana With a generous grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation, the Posey County Community Foundation awarded four organizations a total of $65,158 from its Smithville-Posey Rural Health Grant Initiative in April. The four recipient organizations are working to strategically address rural health care needs in Posey County and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served through their use of funds.

The Smithville Charitable Foundation, located in Ellettsville, Indiana, was established in 2007 from the Draper-Earles family’s generosity and desire to enrich the lives of people served by Smithville Communications. The family continues to support the communities around the area. Each year, the Smithville Charitable Foundation generously supports different causes across southern and central Indiana through their grants program.

The recipients of the grants from the Smithville-Posey Rural Health Grant Initiative are:

$25,000 to Deaconess Foundation for the purchase of 20 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to be placed in Posey County first responder vehicles

$19,258 to Poseyville Medical Foundation to support building and maintenance expenses for the new Regional Medical Center in northern Posey County

$15,000 to Posey County Council on Aging to support fleet maintenance expenses for the vehicles used in the transportation program

$5,900 to Tulip Tree Health Services of Gibson County to support the dental services outreach project in Posey County, specifically for Outreach Coordinator salary and benefits, travel mileage for outreach efforts in Posey County, and the production of flyers and referral forms

 

$13,250 Awarded from 2017 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds

May 9, 2017 / Vincennes, Indiana—Today, the Knox County Community Foundation announced recipients of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship breakfast. Scholarships totaling $13,250 were awarded from 9 funds established by generous donors. Held in the Fort Sackville Room in the Student Union Building at Vincennes University and sponsored by First Vincennes Savings Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation.

Foundation Advisory Board President, Chris Hertel, says the heart of the foundation’s scholarship process is the donor.

“When a donor decides a scholarship is the way they want to make a difference in the community, we commit our work throughout the entire process to honoring their wishes for the type of student they want to help. Those wishes may include recognizing students involved in specific activities, such as church participation, or students who are pursuing a certain vocation. Each scholarship is different and each one is set up to last forever through the Community Foundation’s unique power of endowment.”

“Because of the nature of a community foundation and the unique power of endowment we offer, those donors are assured that their wishes are carried out not just today, but for generations to come,” added Hertel.

The following Scholarship awards were presented:

Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship founded by Dr. Brian Arnold and his family in memory of his son Zack. Since golf was important to Zack, the scholarship benefits Knox County seniors who have participated on their school golf team. This year’s award is $1,500, and the recipient is Johnna Snider, South Knox High School.

Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship founded by Robert Bird in memory of his daughter Heather. Heather was a firefighter with the Vincennes Township Fire Department, and the scholarship benefits a student who is a member of or is related to a member of the Vincennes Township Fire Department. This year’s award is $300 and the recipient is Robert Willis III, Vincennes University.

McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the members of the church. It benefits any student at a Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education. This year’s award is $350 and the recipient is Bryan Andrews, Vincennes Rivet High School.

Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Herbert C. Pepmeier to benefit a graduating senior who is affiliated with Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville. This year’s award is $3,000 and the recipient is Jesse Organ, North Knox High School.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Memorial Educational Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by the past director of the Knox County Community Foundation, Kathy Rinsch. A former English and Latin teacher at North Knox High School, she started this scholarship to encourage students to pursue the field of education. This year’s $600 award recipient is Elysa Moreland, North Knox High School.

Schott North America Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the company to assist children of Schott employees with their college funding. This year’s award is $1,000 and the recipient is Nathan Kiger, Palestine High School.

Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship was created by Sarah Keller in memory of her mother. Applicants must demonstrate interest in or plan to pursue a major in English or history. This year’s $1,000 award recipient is Bryan Andrews, Vincennes Rivet High School.

Robert Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship was created by Marcia Nordhorn in memory of her mother. It benefits graduating seniors at Vincennes Lincoln enrolled in theatrical and musical productions. This year’s $500 award recipient is Evelyn Crowley, Vincennes Lincoln High School.

The Friends of Knox Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 24 students completed the application and interview process for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, and as in years past, the alternate scholarships are made possible by local donors who have contributed to the Friends of Knox County endowment fund. A total of $5,000 was awarded this year. The recipients are Abigail Wissel and Johnna Snider, both seniors at South Knox High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Knox County Lilly Scholar. Madison Franklin, Vincennes Lincoln, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry For Annual Grants

May 4, 2017 / Vanderburgh County – The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville, and 60 percent of its grant funding is required to be distributed in support of projects in the city’s 4th and 6th wards. In 2016, the CEEF awarded an historic amount of grants, totaling $413,188, to 19 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

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. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

  • Acquire, construct, or renovate permanent facilities used to provide social and community-based services and activities.
  • Construct or renovate facilities that promote the arts, culture, and/or tourism.
  • Construct or renovate parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities that are designed for the public.
  • Acquire, for neighborhood revitalization, property that is blighted, appropriate for rehabilitation, or needed for the development of housing for low- to moderate-income persons.
  • Supplement or replenish existing municipally operated loan programs in pursuit of new economic development opportunities.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 15, 2017, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to our online grant management system can be found at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/

The concept of the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when then-Mayor Frank McDonald II and the City Council proposed that $5 million of gaming boat revenue be invested to serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was subsequently established as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., with annual earnings allowed for grantmaking each year. The CEEF is administered by the Alliance, and a separate board of directors oversees all CEEF governance and grantmaking decisions.

For additional questions, contact Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director at (812) 429-1191  or by email at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org

Posey County Community Good Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Posey County, Indiana The Posey County Community Foundation (PCCF), a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2017 Posey County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted.

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 Posey County.

“We’re proud the Posey County Community Foundation could award more than $71,000 in grant funding to 15 charitable community organizations during our Community Good Grants program in 2016.” said Patrick Seibert, President of the PCCF Advisory Board. “Again this year, we’re looking forward to supporting more community good for all of Posey County through the organizations that will receive these grants.”

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. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The Community Good Grants Program application guidelines and information are found online at communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/grants

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, 2017.

$40,700 in Scholarships Awarded to Daviess County Students at Annual Reception

April 19, 2017 Washington, Indiana  Last night, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of a multitude of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Eastside Park Community Building in Washington and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 15 funds established by generous donors provided 32 scholarships totaling $40,700.

Foundation Board President, Alex Knepp, says the heart of the foundation’s scholarship process is the donor. “When a donor decides a scholarship is the way they want to make a difference in the community, we commit our work throughout the entire process to honor their wishes for the type of student they want to help. Those wishes include everything from being involved in 4-H to pursuing a certain vocation. Each scholarship is different and each one is set up to last forever through the Community Foundation’s unique power of endowment.”

Scholarship awards presented were:

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Callie Garland and Jonathan Niehaus.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,400 scholarship to Kaylee Wagler, a senior at North Daviess High School.

John R. Chapman Scholarship Fund awarded Jonathon Ritter, North Daviess High School with a $500 renewable scholarship.

FOP Lodge 101 Scholarship Fund awarded a $900 scholarship to Pranee Alvarez, North Daviess High School.

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to Carrie Lane, Washington, a student at Indiana State University, and Sarah Clinton, Washington, a student at the University of Southern Indiana.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship Fund awarded two $1,500 scholarship awards to Collin Bowlin, Jasper and Connor Bowlin, Jasper.

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Shelby Rudicel, Washington High School.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $300 scholarship to Fabian Becerra, Washington High School.

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Abby Cecil, North Daviess High School.

Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $400 scholarship to Cassie Atchley, North Daviess High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Macin Graber, Barr Reeve High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship Fund awarded $1,300 scholarships to Fabian Becerra, Washington High School; Isaiah Borders, North Daviess High School; Ariel DeMotte, Washington High School; Trevor Lengacher, Barr-Reeve High School; Kalen Ochs, Barr-Reeve High School; Neida Revolorio, Washington High School; Emma Steiner, Barr-Reeve High School; Kaylee Wagler, North Daviess High School; and Addyson Wesner, North Daviess High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Pranee Alvarez, North Daviess High School.

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund awarded $1,375 scholarships to North Davies High School seniors, Pranee Alvarez, Cassie Atchley, Jonathan Ritter, and Allyson Speer.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The total awarded this year was $10,000. The recipients are Grace Bassler, Washington Catholic High School; Macin Graber, Barr-Reeve High School; Claire Jarrett, Washington Catholic High School; and Emily Schultheis, Barr-Reeve High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Senecia Graber, North Daviess High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

 

Community Foundation Women’s Fund Accepting Grant Applications For Charitable Projects

Washington, Indiana –  The Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Daviess County.

The Women’s Fund held at the Daviess County Community Foundation is providing funding for a single grant of up to $10,000 to support a charitable project or program. Applications are being accepted through March 31.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, environment, recreation, and youth development projects and programs.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities may also be accepted.

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

The grant application process is being conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess. In addition to the online application, applicants should be prepared to make an oral presentation about their proposal if they are selected as a finalist. Finalist presentations will be made to Women’s Fund donors at a meeting on May 10, after which the grant recipient will be selected.

Grant application training is available by contacting the Foundation office at 812-254-9354 or emailing mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

 

Women’s Fund of Warrick County Grant Cycle Opens January 2

The Women’s Fund of Warrick County is proud to announce the 2017 Grant Cycle. The online application process to submit letters of intent will begin Monday January 2, 2017.  The deadline to submit requests is Friday, February 3, 2017.

The Women’s Fund will award grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Warrick County families. The grant may be program-focused and or project-focused. Consideration and funding of up to $15,000 will be awarded in the spring of 2017.

Smithville Charitable Foundation Partnership Grant Cycle Starts January 1

December 2016 Posey County, Indiana –  The Posey County Community Foundation is pleased to announce it will be holding a special grant cycle beginning on January 1, 2017 in support of rural health care initiatives in Posey County. Due to a generous gift from the Smithville Charitable Foundation, the Posey County Community Foundation seeks funding requests for its Posey-Smithville Rural Health Grant Initiative. Proposed projects must strategically address rural health care needs in Posey County and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served and/or the broader community.

The Smithville Charitable Foundation, located in Ellettsville, Indiana was established in 2007 in outpouring of the Draper family’s generosity and desire to enrich the lives of people served by Smithville Communications. The family continues to support the communities around the area. Each year the Smithville Charitable Foundation generously gifts to various different causes through their annual grants program.  They support organizations in the counties of Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton in Indiana.

Some of the issues identified as pressing rural health care needs within the Posey County community include access to affordable dental and vision care, transportation to medical appointments, women’s health care, access to Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment, and access to healthy foods for low-income families – but there are undoubtedly many more. Applicants may choose to apply for funding for projects that focus on one or more of these identified issues or may bring to light other important rural health care needs that they believe should be addressed.

The Posey County Community Foundation welcomes funding requests 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 pressing rural health care need. However, the organization will be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor to oversee the project and to accept grant monies if awarded.

For more information and to apply, visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/grants and select Posey-Smithville Rural Health Grant Initiative. Deadline to apply is February 27, 2017. All organizations that submit grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing no later than June 1, 2017.

Established in 1992, the Posey County Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve Posey County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving. The Posey County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, currently administers over 81 funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in Posey County.

For more information about the Posey County Community Foundation, please contact Monica Spencer, Director, at 812-838-0288

2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Announced

December 14, 2016 Washington, Indiana – One Daviess County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Mary O. Barnard will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Mary, the daughter of Anthony and Angela Barnard of Washington, is a senior at Washington High School.

Mary is the daughter of Anthony and Angela Barnard of Washington and is a senior at Washington High School. While she has excelled academically, she has also been active in a variety of school and community activities, including DECA, where she serves as state president; Academic Bowl; CEO program; WHS soccer, where she serves as team captain; United Way, where she serves in the WISH program; the Mount Olivet Church, where she serves as a teacher in vacation bible school; and the Journey to Bethlehem. Following graduation, Mary plans to attend an Indiana college to study business with a goal of giving back to the community in the field of marketing.

Daviess County students applied for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation and the 2017 application process began in August. Twenty-seven applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, ten applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Daviess County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

Independent Colleges of Indiana is the collective voice for excellence and choice in higher education for all students. As a non-profit association, ICI represents Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.  Each year, the Foundation collaborates with all four Daviess County high schools and Independent Colleges of Indiana to nominate a student for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholar award.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 153 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354

2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Announced

December 15, 2016 Vincennes, Indiana – One Knox County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Knox County 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Madison Lynn Franklin will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Madison, the daughter of Samuel Todd and Stephanie Franklin of Vincennes, is a senior at Vincennes Lincoln High School.

The daughter of Samuel Todd and Stephanie Franklin of Vincennes and a senior at Vincennes Lincoln High School, she has excelled academically. She has been active in a variety of school and community activities, including Rotary Interact Club president; National Honor Society; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; student council vice president; Youth Leadership Knox County; United Methodist Church Youth Group; Tri-M; and the Lincoln High School dance and volleyball teams. Following graduation, Madison plans to attend an Indiana college to study physical therapy with a goal of giving back to the community in the health care field.

Knox County students applied for the scholarship through the Knox County Community Foundation and the 2017 application process began in August. Twenty-four applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, ten applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Knox County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

ICI is the collective voice for excellence and choice in higher education for all students. As a non-profit association, ICI represents Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

This year, generous donors to the Knox County Community Foundation are making $10,950 in 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 Mary Smith, Regional 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 at: communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/scholarships/opportunities/

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 status. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process that 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 to submit 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.

To apply, visit: communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/scholarships/apply/

The deadline to apply is midnight Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

This year, generous donors to the Daviess County Community Foundation are making over $35,000 in 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 Mary Smith, Regional 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 how to apply can be found at: communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/scholarships/

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 status. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process that 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 to submit all 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 you may have missed.

Applications are accepted online from the scholarship application page at: communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/scholarships/apply/

The deadline for applying is midnight on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

13 Charitable Partners Receive Over $64,000 From Foundation

Washington, Indiana. November 11, 2016
Daviess County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $64,050 for 13 projects of 13 organizations serving Daviess 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.

Since its inception in 1993, Daviess County Community Foundation has conducted an annual Community Good Grants Program which provides a source for funding the changing needs of the community. Grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.

Community Good Funds established so far include Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund, Callahan Family Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Joan Daily Elliott Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, 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, Joe and Gladys Traylor Family Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Daviess County.

Throughout October and early November, Foundation Board members visited organizations throughout Daviess County to present the grants.

The grant awards include:

  • $5,000.00 to Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Fire Helmets and Boots replacement project;
  • $5,000.00 to Washington Community School’s North Elementary School for the North Elementary 21st Century Learners project;
  • $5,000.00 to Youth First for the Youth First Social Workers Program;
  • $5,000.00 to Washington Carnegie Public Library for the Explore, Empower and Enrich II: Arts & Culture at your Public Library project;
  • $5,000.00 to Washington Police Department for the Interview Room System;
  • $5,000.00 to The Odon Lions Club Foundation for the Odon Park Play Ground Equipment project;
  • $5,000.00 to Daviess County Family YMCA for the Capital Lighting project;
  • $5,000.00 to Odon Police Department for the Technology Advancement and Public Relations project;
  • $5,000.00 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for the Study Room and Tutoring Development project;
  • $5,000.00 to Daviess Community Hospital for the Building Character through Education project;
  • $5,000.00 to Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids program;
  • $4,050.00 to Generations for the Volunteer project to lead Matter of Balance Fall Prevention workshops; and
  • $5,000.00 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for Junior Achievement Programs in Daviess County.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 151 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

 

19 Charitable Community Organizations Granted $413,188 from City of Evansville Endowment Fund

Evansville, Indiana – An historic amount of $413,188 has been awarded as grants to 19 charitable organizations from the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) during their annual grant cycle this fall. The CEEF is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville, and 60% percent of its grant funding is required to be distributed in support of activities in the 4th and 6th wards.

The recipients this year are Carver Community Organization; Community One, Inc.; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center; Evansville African American Museum; Evansville Christian Life Center; Evansville Civic Theatre; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science; Habitat for Humanity of Evansville; Joshua Academy; Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe); Media Ministries, Inc./Dream Center; Memorial Community Development Corp.; Patchwork Central; Southwestern Healthcare, Inc.; Sycamore Services; The Arc of Evansville; The Potter’s Wheel, Inc.; Tristate Men’s Center/Brothers Keeper; and YWCA of Evansville.

A reception and awards presentation to grant recipients was held Tuesday, November 15, at the Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana/Deaconess VNA Homecare and Hospice.

At their quarterly meeting in September, the CEEF board of directors voted to increase the spending level to this year’s total distribution, the largest in CEEF’s history, representing an increase of more than $30,000 from last year’s total amount. The annual grant cycle began in May.

Jerome Stewart, president of the CEEF Board, notes that granting $413,188 was an enormous opportunity for the Board to support the local charitable community and will help ensure valuable services, resources, and assistance are maintained, expanded, and improved for the many people these recipient organizations serve in Evansville.

“The CEEF board is thrilled that we are again granting even more than before, to so many worthy non-profit organizations needing assistance,” Stewart said. “We feel these grants can make a real impact on the entire Evansville community.”

The CEEF originated in 1994, when former Mayor Frank McDonald II proposed that $5 million of revenue from the riverboat be invested in a way that would serve the City of Evansville forever.
After an extensive study of investment options by the Mayor and the City Council, the decision was made in 1998 to establish the endowment fund as a “supporting organization” of the Community Foundation Alliance. As a supporting organization, the CEEF is a distinct legal entity affiliated with the Alliance, created as a public charity under the Alliance’s umbrella. The CEEF’s earnings allow for grantmaking year after year.

The Community Foundation Alliance is a network of 9 county Community Foundations serving southwestern Indiana, working with each to promote philanthropy, build endowment and improve wellbeing in local communities.

Non-profit organizations wishing to receive email notification at the start of next year’s CEEF grant cycle should visit the Alliance webpage for the CEEF: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/

Please address any further inquiries or questions to:
Melinda Waldroup, Program Director
812.429.1191 ext. 3 (main) | 877.429.1191 (toll-free)

#GivingTuesday Match Multiplies Dollars for Charitable Partners

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, and today only, on #GivingTuesday, November 29, the Daviess County Community Foundation is hosting a special online event focused on building permanent endowment funds for its local charitable partners. Best of all, the Community Foundation is making $25,000 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 29 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 can 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:

Agriinstitute Institute
Barn Youth Center in Odon
Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
Camp Illiana
Catholic Education Endowment
Christ United Methodist Church Youth Group
Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
Daviess County Family YMCA
Daviess County Historical Society
Museum
Daviess County Right to Life
Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer
Fire Department
FFA of North Daviess Schools
First Baptist Church Youth Group
Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
Ketcham MemorialParkview Village Christian Care
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
Pregnancy Care Center
Psi Iota Xi Sorority – Washington (Charitable Work)
Red Cross Services in Daviess County
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County
Southwest Indiana Power House
St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
United Way of Daviess County
Washington Carnegie Library
Washington Catholic Schools
Washington Community Schools Foundation
Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
Washington Little League
Washington Parks and Recreation
Washington Soccer Federation