Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarship Awards Total $16,500

Princeton, Indiana—The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced the recipients of their annual Community Scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by endowment funds established by generous donors and held by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

The scholarship awards totaled $16,500. They include:

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship Fund was established by the former Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama, or music. The $750 scholarship was awarded to Payton Wright, Oakland City, a graduate of Princeton High School.

The Raymond and Gretchen Ceney Memorial Scholarship was established by Sarah Ceney in memory of Raymond and Gretchen Ceney to help students pursue advanced education. The $900 scholarship was awarded to Alysa Lasley, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton High School.

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Betty Ann McCullough.  The $3,000 scholarship was awarded to Syerra York, Princeton, a  graduate of Princeton High School.

The Warren W. Parke Memorial Scholarship established in loving memory of Warren W. Parke by his daughter to honor his passion for sports, his contributions to the community, and his commitment to education. The $150 scholarship was awarded to Adison Stone, Oakland City, a  graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The 1971 WMHS Alumni Scholarship was created by the Wood Memorial High School Class of 1971 Alumni Association. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Adison Stone, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship was created by the estate of Roy G. McCarty. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Drew Dilbeck, Owensville, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Kevin Dillon Gibson Southern Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of Gibson Southern High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Lindsey Field, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Project Associates Engineering Scholarship was created by Project Associates to provide support, through scholarship awards, for engineering students attending or planning to attend the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Brendan Bittner, Evansville, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Lois Brink Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established d by Bruce C. Brink, Sr. and family in memory of Lois Brink. The $2,500 scholarship was awarded to Rachel Weiss, Haubstadt, Gibson Southern High School graduate who is a student at Marian University.

The Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award was created by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son who was killed in a 1995 train accident. The award recognizes, rewards and encourages academic perseverance. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Hannah Reinbrecht, Haubstadt, who is attending Purdue University.

The Bob Key Memorial Scholarship was created by Mary Key in memory of her husband,
Bob. The scholarship is a continuation of his enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The $1,700 scholarship was awarded to Skylar Lay, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The 2019 Gibson County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Gibson County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship was awarded to Isabella Kyle, Haubstadt, a graduate of Signature School.

The 2019 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Andrew Smith, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School. 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 nominates one student to receive the scholarship.

For more information about scholarships available through the Gibson County Community Foundation, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship Awards Total $47,200

Mount Vernon, Indiana—The Posey County Community Foundation has announced the recipients of their annual Community Scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by endowment funds established by generous donors and held by the Posey County Community Foundation.

The scholarship awards totaled $47,200. They include:

The Byron and Lila Brenton Memorial Scholarship was created by the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County in memory of former school superintendent Byron Brenton and his wife. The $4800 scholarship was awarded to Cooper Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Cash Family Scholarship was established by Brenda and Michael Cash to benefit graduating seniors of Mount Vernon High School pursuing advanced education in the field of healthcare. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Jessica Yorgason, Mount Vernon.

The CountryMark Technical Trade Scholarship was established by CountryMark Cooperative LLP to help students pursue advanced education toward a degree in technology or engineering. The scholarship of up to $4500, was awarded to Caleb Wassmer, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Herb and Betty Curry Scholarship was established by Herb and Betty Curry to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education in music, music education, or the performing arts. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Hueftle, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Ben Dickhaut Memorial 4-H and FFA Scholarship was created by the friends and family of Ben Dickhaut. The $2500 scholarship was awarded to Maria Turner, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kevin Dillon North Posey Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of North Posey High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Christian Mills, Wadesville.

The Gillenwater Scholarships were created by William Gillenwater III to help graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The $1000 scholarship recipients were Nina Bippus, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and Alexis Harmes, Evansville, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Katie Kanowsky Memorial Scholarship was established by Kathy and Frank Kanowsky, together with friends, in memory of their daughter to encourage North Posey High School students to pursue higher education at Murray State University and to use their knowledge and skills to benefit tri-state communities after graduation. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Jessica Cook, Wadesville.

The William H. Keck Leadership Scholarship was created by the family of William H. Keck. The $1500 scholarship was awarded to Braden Henning, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship was created by the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club in honor of Phil Ray for his many contributions and service to Kiwanis, the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, the students and staff of West Elementary School, and the community of Mount Vernon. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Jason Hamilton, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Mac McCutchan Memorial Scholarship was created by Mac McCutchan’s children in memory of their father. The $600 scholarship was awarded to Maria Turner, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Edwin W. Martin and Aletha C. Martin Scholarship was established through the estate of Aletha C. Martin to award a one-time scholarship grant each year to one or more graduating seniors from North Posey High School for the purpose of assisting with payment of tuition, room, board, books, and the fees for post-secondary education. Four students have been awarded $3500 scholarships and they are Cooper Motz, Wadesville; Elise O’Risky, Evansville; Keeli Farrar, Cynthiana; and Bryce Kiesel, Poseyville.

The James W. Moore Scholarship was created by Kent, Greg, and Keith J. Moore in memory of their father. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Curtis Pate, New Harmony, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Rosella and Doyle Oursler Scholarship was created by Doyle Oursler in memory of his wife Rosella to benefit young people in Smith Township. The $1500 scholarship was awarded to Kaitlin Wright, Cynthiana, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Posey County Co-Op Scholarship was established by the Posey County Co-op to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The $1500 scholarship was awarded to Maria Turner, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The George and Peggy Rapp Scholarships were created by George F. and Peggy M. Rapp to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of New Harmony Township. The $1000 scholarship recipients were Johnathon Webber, New Harmony, a graduate of North Posey High School and Hunter Alkier, New Harmony, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Riedford Health Professions Scholarship was established by anonymous donors in honor of Bernard (Bernie) Riedford, a teacher, who was instrumental in a program designed to introduce Mount Vernon High School students to the multiple professions available in the field of health care. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Elisabeth Kershaw, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Bobby Rogge Memorial Scholarship was created by Bob and Cindy Rogge in memory of Bobby, their son and stepson, respectively. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Cooper Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The SABIC Innovative Plastics Scholarship was created by SABIC Innovative Plastics to support post-secondary education for the children of employees who work at the Mount Vernon, Indiana facility. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Jason Hamilton, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Craig Andrew Spradley Memorial Scholarship was created by Andrew Q. and Christine L. Spradley in memory of their son. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Christian Mills, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Oscar and Helen Uebelhack Agriculture Scholarship was created by Jon, David K., and Dennis Uebelhack in memory of their parents. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Nina Bippus, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Margaret Corbin Wathen Scholarship was created by Tom Wathen in memory of his wife. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Hueftle, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Whitney Wehr Memorial Scholarship was established by Greg and Bridget Wehr in memory of their daughter. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Christian Meeker, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Robby Wilson Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Robby Wilson by his father, Tim Wilson, his sisters, Jodi Moore and Wendy Wilson, and his brother, Jason Wilson, to benefit graduating seniors at New Harmony High School. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Christian Mills, Wadesville.

The 2019 Posey County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Posey County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Bryce Kiesel, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The 2019 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Logan Bryant, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of fulltime undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation nominates one student to receive the scholarship.

For more information about scholarships available through the Posey County Community Foundation, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Mark Kniese Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

Princeton, Indiana—The Community Foundation Alliance has announced the recipient of this year’s Mark Kniese Scholarship. The annual scholarship is made possible by a fund established by August Neal in memory of Mark Kniese, who had been a counselor with her at Camp Carson in Princeton.

Aaron Bussell from Lexington, Kentucky, who has been on staff at Camp Carson for the past two years, has been selected to receive this year’s $2,500 scholarship. A sophomore at the University of Kentucky, Bussell is majoring in Computer Science. Prior to attending Camp Carson several summers ago, he attended the Camp Corral program which is limited to children of military parents who have been deployed and returned with a disability.

“I’m honored to be selected as the scholarship recipient and take great pride in this connection to the values exemplified by Mark Kniese and the Camp,” says Bussell.

This is the 18th year for the scholarship with awards totaling just over $46,000.

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Warrick County, Indiana—The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Students graduating in 2020 from any accredited high school in Warrick County, who meet the other eligibility guidelines, are encouraged to apply.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

The 2020 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Students graduating in 2020 from any accredited high school in Vanderburgh County, who meet the other eligibility guidelines, are encouraged to apply.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

The 2020 Vanderburgh County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Spencer County, Indiana—The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 16, 2019.

The 2020 Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Perry County, Indiana—The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.

The 2020 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Awards More Than $32,000 in Community Good Grants

Warrick County, Indiana—At a breakfast reception held Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019, at the Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital in Newburgh, the Warrick County Community Foundation announced the recipients of $32,817 in Community Good grants that will positively impact a wide range of vital projects and programs in Warrick County.

All the grants were made possible by generous founders, donors, and organizations who  established and contributed to unrestricted and field-of-interest endowed funds held by the Community Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, the grants conclude the Foundation’s 2019 Community Good Grants Program.

Grants included:

  • $7,500 to the Deaconess Foundation to support Mobile Mammography services provided in Warrick County
  • $1,295 to the Deaconess Foundation to support the purchase of an AED machine for the Elberfeld Police Department
  • $2,500 to Encountering Hope Ministries, Inc.to support completion of renovations at the new location for Hope Central services
  • $750 to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation to support Warrick County student participation in the 2019-2020 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts
  • $5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First and Stay Safe” Child Abuse Prevention Program offered in Warrick County schools
  • $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to support the “Meat” the Need program in Warrick County
  • $1,350 to the Saint Vincent Evansville Foundation to support the purchase of dental hygiene products and educational materials for use by Warrick County children
  • $3,422 to the Tri-State Food Bank to support the purchase of a refrigerator and freezer for the Hemingway Food Pantry
  • $6,000 to the YWCA of Evansville to support the Road to Recovery Program

The endowed funds that made these grant awards possible are the Kathie and Steve Bugg Family Fund; the Charles H. and Geraldine S. Davis Memorial Fund; the Ehrhart Family Fund; the For Good. Forever Fund;  the Friends of Warrick County Fund; the Friendship Forever Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Jim and Marjorie Gunderson Family Fund; Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Warrick County; the Dr. Bruce J. and Sabine T. Hopkins Unrestricted Fund; the Bob and Vicki Lacer Fund; the John and Beulah Lewis Family Philanthropic Fund; the Norm and Vivian Miller Family Fund; the Dr. Edward and Nancy Prusz Charitable Fund; the Ryan-Hutton Family Fund; the Marvin L. and Joan B. Smith Fund; the William Argyle Stubbs Fund; the Welfare Bequest Fund for Warrick County; the Welter-Brammeier Family Fund; and the Wishes for Warrick Gourley Family Fund.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development, at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Daviess County, Indiana—The Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.

The 2020 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Knox County, Indiana—The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.

The 2020 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Posey County, Indiana—The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 6, 2019.

The 2020 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Gibson County, Indiana—The Gibson County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.

The 2020 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Pike County, Indiana—The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 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 2020.

Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through the Scholarship Programs page. Deadline to apply is Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The 2020 Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Seeks Applicants for Community Good Grants Program

Gibson County, Indiana–The Gibson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, August 2, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Gibson County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements, eligibility, and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before November 1, 2019.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.386.8082 or via email jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

$80,000 in Community Good Grants Awarded by Foundation

Evansville, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced recipients of $80,000 in Community Good grants. The grants provide support for a variety of organizations in their work to address community needs and strengthen Vanderburgh County.

Grants are awarded 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.

Community Good Grants are supported by individuals and organizations establishing and contributing to endowment funds held by the Foundation. The Foundation funds that made these grant awards possible are the Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund; the Rebecca J. Dorr Endowment Fund; the Saleta Evans Memorial Fund; the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund; the German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Health and Human Services in Vanderburgh County Fund; the Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Vanderburgh County; and the Jeff and Tricia Hollander Henning Family Community Good Endowment.

2019 Community Good Grant recipients are:

(Unless otherwise noted, all additional persons pictured are representatives of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.)

The Ark, Inc. – $10,000 to support crisis care services for children with a high risk for abuse or neglect

L to R: Sidney Hardgrave, Doug Minor, Joyce Molinet (Ark Crisis Nursery Board), Angie Richards Cheek (Ark), MaNissa Coon (Ark Board), Sean Ferguson, Kim Schultz, Toni Thompson, and children participating in the program (with permission).

Aurora – $10,000 for the An Ounce of Diversion program

Aurora staff, L to R: Rose Duran, Bri Martin, Elizabeth Seaton, Stephanie Kaho, Tim Martin, Timothy Weir, Matt Hanka (Commission on Homelessness), and Susan Steinkamp. VCF grant committee members, L to R: Kim Schultz, Sean Ferguson, Kim Schultz, Toni Thompson and Doug Minor, joined by Regional Development Director, Sarah Wagner.

Dream Center Evansville – $10,000 to support the Jacobsville Kids Zone (JKS) program

L to R: Doug Minor, Rachel Trout (Dream Center) Jeremy Evans (Dream Center), Toni Thompson, Kim Schultz, Sarah Wagner.

Evansville Christian Life Center – $10,000 for expansion of the GAIN program

L to R: Kim Schultz, Sean Ferguson, Gina Gibson, Josey Roth, Toni Thompson, Doug Minor, JoAnn Weber-Drennen

Holly’s House, Inc. – $7,500 for the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program offered in Vanderburgh County schools

L to R: Doug Minor, Kim Schultz, Holly Edmond (Holly’s House), Sean Ferguson, Mark Hackert, Sarah Wagner.

Parenting Time Center – $10,000 to support services related to Improving the Well-Being of Children Through Promoting Responsible Fatherhood

L to R: Sarah Wagner, Doug Minor, Kim Schultz, Toni Thompson, Kathryn Kornblum-Zelle (Parenting Time Center), John Boggeman (Evansville Christian Life Center), Sidney Hardgrave.

Vanderburgh County CASA, Inc. – $7,500 to support Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer recruitment and training

In the lobby of CASA’s new facility, L to R: Kim Schultz, Casey Blake (CASA), Sean Ferguson, JoAnn Weber-Drennen, Doug Minor.

Youth First – $5,000 to support Youth First Social Workers and programs in Vanderburgh County Schools

L to R: Shelby Southard, Jana Pritchett, Julie Hoon, Judith Kunst, Sean Ferguson, Doug Minor, Toni Thompson

YWCA of Evansville – $10,000 for the A Home for Healing program.

L to R: Front: Toni Thompson, Janet Keller (YWCA), Dee Lewis (YWCA), Kim Schultz, Sarah Wagner, Back: Sidney Hardgrave, Sean Ferguson, Mark Hackert, Doug Minor.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Women’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Accepting Grant Applications

Evansville, Indiana–The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Grants Program. Grant applications are due at midnight on Friday, July 26 and must be completed online via the Foundation’s website.

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

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

Application and details may be found on our website.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-422-1245, Extension 101.

Men’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Accepting Letters Of Inquiry

Evansville, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced that the Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’s grants committee is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for program activities or capital projects that benefit underserved residents of Vanderburgh County. The Men’s Fund 2019 Impact Grant award amount will be between $25,000 and $30,000.

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

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

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by July 12, 2019, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found on our website.

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

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

Foundation Awards More Than $32,000 In Community Good Grants

Warrick County, Indiana—The Warrick County Community Foundation awarded $32,817 in grants, which will positively impact a wide range of service and programs benefiting Warrick County residents.

The Community Good Grants are supported by individuals and organizations establishing and contributing to endowment funds held by the Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, these grants conclude the Foundation’s 2019 Community Good Grants Program.

The 2019 grants recipients include:

  • The Deaconess Foundation – $7,500 to support Mobile Mammography services provided in Warrick County and $1,295 to the purchase of an AED machine for the Elberfeld Police Department
  • Encountering Hope Ministries, Inc. – $2,500 to support renovations for the new Hope Central facility
  • Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra -$750  to support Warrick County student participation in the 2019-2020 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts
  • Holly’s House, Inc. – $5,000 for the “Think First and Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program offered in Warrick County schools
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry – $5,000 to support the “Meat” the Need program in Warrick County
  • Saint Vincent Evansville Foundation – $1,350 to purchase dental hygiene products and educational materials for use by Warrick County children
  • Tri-State Food Bank – $3,422 for the purchase of a refrigerator and freezer for the Hemingway Food Pantry
  • YWCA of Evansville – $6,000 to support the Road to Recovery Program.

The funds making the grant awards possible are the Kathie and Steve Bugg Family Fund; the Charles H. and Geraldine S. Davis Memorial Fund; the Ehrhart Family Fund; the For Good. Forever Fund;  the Friends of Warrick County Fund; the Friendship Forever Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Jim and Marjorie Gunderson Family Fund; Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Warrick County; the Dr. Bruce J. and Sabine T. Hopkins Unrestricted Fund; the Bob and Vicki Lacer Fund; the John and Beulah Lewis Family Philanthropic Fund; the Norm and Vivian Miller Family Fund; the Dr. Edward and Nancy Prusz Charitable Fund; the Ryan-Hutton Family Fund; the Marvin L. and Joan B. Smith Fund; the William Argyle Stubbs Fund; the Welfare Bequest Fund for Warrick County; the Welter-Brammeier Family Fund; and the Wishes for Warrick Gourley Family Fund.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development, at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Foundation Recognizes Outgoing Members, Elects New Officers

Princeton, Indiana−Ted Brown and Jane Reed, outgoing board members of the Gibson County Community Foundation, were recognized at the June 10th meeting of the Foundation’s board.

From left, Matt Monroe, newly elected Foundation Board President; Ted Brown, outgoing Community Foundation Board member; and Leslie Mustard, outgoing Board President, were recognized at the Board’s June 10th meeting.

Brown served for nine years, the maximum continuous term allowed and Reed served for three. During that time, they participated in raising the Foundation’s endowments through Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI and GIFT VII programs. In addition, both Brown and Reed collaborated with others on the Board to determine how revenue from endowments should be distributed consistent with donor’s specific and general intent, and made recommendations for distributions to the Alliance Board of Directors.

Incoming board officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 were also elected at the meeting. They are Matt Monroe, President; Eric Reed, Vice President; and Deb Nichols, Secretary.

Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

Washington, Indiana—The Daviess Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details about eligibility, funding requirements, and may access the grant application via the Foundation’s website. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before November 1, 2019.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.254.9354 or via email losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

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

Evansville, Indiana–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. In 2018, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $426,871 to 22 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. Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least 60% of grant funding will be distributed for activities to support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. 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 29, 2019, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines and eligibility details, application instructions, and the link to the online grant management system can be found on the Alliance website.

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

$4,700 In Grants Awarded by Women’s Fund

Gibson County, Indiana—The evening of Thursday, May 16th, donors to the Women’s Fund of Gibson County and their guests gathered at the Broadway House Bistro in Princeton. The gathering provided an opportunity for attendees to enjoy fellowship and a meal, while donors did the important work of selecting this year’s grant recipients.

Potential recipients completed grant applications beginning in March. Applications for charitable projects or activities of up to $2,000, aimed at improving the quality of life for Gibson County families, were accepted through April 4.

This year, donors selected organizations to receive six grants, together totaling $4,700, from the Women’s Fund of Gibson County as well as the Susan K. Partenheimer Fund, both held by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

A grant of $1,300 was awarded to Deaconess Foundation for the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Gibson County Sheriff Department vehicles.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry received a $1,300 grant for the “Meat” The Need project which encourages the donation of large game and livestock and gives meat to food relief agencies in Indiana.

$1,300 was awarded to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. for the Clothing for the Low Income Families program. The program allows low income families to purchase brand new clothing obtained through an agreement between the organization and various clothing manufacturers.

Broadway Players was awarded an $800 grant for “Here We Come a Caroling: Taking Charles Dickens to Students.”  The grant will help the organization present a scaled down version of their 2019 holiday production, Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” to local schools.

For additional information about contributing to the Women’s Fund of Gibson County or establishing a fund to make a difference in the community, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development, at hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org or call 812.386.8082.

Betty Ann Mccullough Fund Awards $14,148 In Grants

Gibson County, Indiana—The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced grant recipients of the Betty Ann McCullough grant program. The program provides funding for educational programs in Gibson County.

The program is made possible through the generous support of Betty Ann McCullough who was an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years and a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of civic memberships, she was a member of the Gibson County Community Foundation Advisory Board. She passed away in 1997.

Grants totaling $14,148 were awarded to six organizations.

North Gibson School Corporation received a $500 grant for use by April Bullock, 3rd Grade teacher at Princeton Community Intermediate School. This year, Mrs. Bullock piloted a program for students to keep them engaged in reading. According to Mrs. Bullock, the program has helped students “be more engaged this year than they have been in my 20 years as an educator.” Through the new program, students will now be met at their reading level  and then challenged to improve their skills.

Princeton Community Intermediate School received a $1,548 grant for the STEM-gineers project. This project will establish STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities for high ability students in the school’s Project Lead the Way program.

Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library received a $600 grant for the Summer Reading Program and a $500 grant for the Creative Space Program. The Summer Reading Program grant will be used to provide a book for each child who completes the summer reading program. The Creative Space program will provide for expansion of the Summer Reading Program to include a book club, creative writing class, and journal therapy class for teens.

Saints Peter and Paul School was awarded a $700 grant for the 1-2-Click program, a $1,300 grant for the Learning without Tears program, and a $2,600 grant for the Reflex Math program. The 1-2 Click program is a one-on-one online interactive assessment to help kindergarten and first grade students close gaps in reading. The Learning Without Tears Preschool Program will help prepare students for kindergarten. The Reflex Math program will assist students in mastering basic math facts.

Oakland City University received a $4,000 grant for the Acorn Academy. The Academy provides quality educational assistance through forms of tutoring and mentoring with a goal of enhancing academic performance levels of those served.

Saint James School was awarded a $2,400 grant to for Project Lead the Way Gateway project. The grant will support training for a junior high STEM teacher in the Gateway program. The training will lead to the implementation of the junior high curriculum into junior high classes in the fall of 2019.

For additional information about contributing to or establishing a fund to make a difference in your community, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development, at hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org or call 812.386.8082.

Foundation Recognizes Dudenhoeffer’s Service And Elects New Officers

Washington, Indiana-John Dudenhoeffer, outgoing member of the Daviess County Community Foundation Advisory Board, was recognized at the May 20 board meeting.

Linda Myers, President of the Daviess County Community Foundation’s Advisory Board (left) presents a certificate of appreciation to outgoing Board member, John Dudenhoeffer.

Dudenhoeffer served on the Board for nine years, the maximum continuous term allowed. During that time, he served as both vice president and president of the board; participated in the grant, nominating, and asset development committees; supported efforts to move grantmaking to a more strategic focus; and participated in raising the Foundation’s endowments through the Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI and GIFT VII programs. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the 9-county Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., and continues in that role.

Daviess County Community Foundation Advisory Board officers for 2019-2020 are (left to right) are Elaine Wellman, Secretary; Alik Hall, Vice President; and Linda Myers, President.

Incoming board officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 were also elected at the meeting. They are Linda Myers, President; Alik Hall, Vice President; and Elaine Wellman, Secretary.

 

 

Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

Posey County, Indiana­–The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 1, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Posey County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and eligibility, and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.838.0288 or via email jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

2019 Women’s Fund Grant Recipient Announced

Washington, Indiana—  The evening of Wednesday, May 8, donors to the Daviess County Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund gathered at the Community Foundation’s office on Main Street in Washington to select the fund’s seventeenth grant recipient. Veale Creek Theatre was selected as this year’s recipient of $10,000 for their project, which will provide funding for needed building renovations.

Shown left to right are Linda Myers, President of the Daviess County Community Foundation Advisory Board and Joyce Morgan, Julie Wadsworth, Heidi Litwiler, and Tyler Simpson with Veale Creek Theatre.

Making the presentation to about 30 of the Women’s Fund donors were Veale Creek representatives, Joyce Morgan, Julie Wadsworth, and Heidi Litwiler, with assistance from Tyler Simpson and Zane Meinhart. The grant will fund needed building improvements, including restroom updates, at the Theatre, located on Highway 57 south of Washington.

Aside from determining this year’s grant award recipient, the gathering provided an opportunity for donors and guests to enjoy fellowship and light refreshments, and to hear from Linda Myers, a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Board who has worked with the Fund since 2011. She noted that since its establishment in 2010, the Women’s Fund has awarded over $30,000 in grants to deserving community organizations.

Myers also recognized the tireless work of Betty Norris, who passed away in January. Mrs. Norris was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the fund, as well as serving on the grant committee. Jessica Veale, daughter of Mrs. Norris, attended the event and participated in the selection process in her mother’s place.

For more information about the Women’s Fund, contact the Foundation office at 812-254-9354.

Community Foundation Awards 10 Scholarships Totaling $13,950

Vincennes, Indiana—On Wednesday, May 8, the Knox County Community Foundation announced 10 recipients of scholarships totaling $13,950 during their annual scholarship breakfast. Held at Vincennes University and sponsored by First Vincennes Savings Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds held by the Community Foundation. This year, 9 funds, established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to Knox County students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, Foundation Board President, Georgiann Leonard, recognized both fund founders and donors. “The scholarships make a difference forever in the lives of countless students and families in our community. On behalf of the Foundation Board, I can’t say thank you enough for making this possible in our community. Your investment in the education of our young people is impressive and will forever create greater good in Knox County.”

The scholarships announced were:

The Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship was established 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 $1,500 scholarship recipient is Anna Purdom, a senior at Lincoln High School and the daughter of David and Vanessa Purdom.

The McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship was founded by the members of the McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship Committee. It benefits any student at a Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education. The recipient of the $750 scholarship is Jaren Pfoff, a senior at Lincoln High School and the daughter of Susan Laughlin.

The Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship was established by Herbert C. Pepmeier to benefit a graduating senior who is affiliated with St. John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville. This year’s $1,500 scholarship recipient is Delaynie Grove, a senior at Barr Reeve High School and the daughter of Brian and Tonya Grove.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Educational Scholarship was established by the past director of the Knox County Community Foundation, Kathy Rinsch. She was a former English and Latin teacher at North Knox High School and started this scholarship to encourage recent graduates and non-traditional students to pursue higher education in the field of education. The recipient of the $600 scholarship is Renae Wild, a senior at South Knox High School and the daughter of Jeremy and Caren Wild.

The Robert W. Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Marcia Nordhorn in memory of her husband Robert. The scholarship is awarded to a student at Lincoln High School who has participated in arts/technical theater, choir or band and who has participated in theatrical productions. This year, the $400 scholarship recipient is Allison Shore, a senior at Lincoln High School and the daughter of Christina Bottoms and Edison Shore.

The Roger Montgomery, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by Sue Montgomery in memory of her husband. It is available to graduating seniors of any Knox County high school or certified home school program who are pursuing post-secondary education. This year the $1,200 scholarship recipient is Andrew Black, a senior at South Knox High School and the son of Sheldon and Ock Joung Black.

The Schott North America Scholarship was established by Schott North American to encourage children of Schott North American, Inc. or Gemtron Corporation employees to further their education. This year’s $2000 scholarship recipient is Jaeden Primus, a senior at Lincoln High School and the son of Carina Carie and Michael Primus.

The Southwest Indiana Purdue Scholarship was established by the Knox County Purdue Ag Alumni. It is open to students in Knox, Daviess, Greene, Sullivan, Pike, and Gibson Counties who are pursuing a degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette. This is the first year for the award. The $1,000 award recipient is Rachael Wilson, a senior at Barr-Reeve High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Jeanette Wilson.

The Friends of Knox County Lilly Alternate awards were also announced. This year’s alternates together were awarded $5,000. They are Dalton Julian, a senior at North Knox High School and the son of Donald and Jennifer Julian, and Savannah Cook, a senior at Rivet High School and the daughter of Joe and Janet Cook.

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

June 14 Deadline for $2,700 in Scholarship Awards

Gibson County, Indiana—Friday, June 14 is the deadline to apply for the $1,000 Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Scholarship and the $1,700 Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship, both administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

The Larry A Kissel Purdue Challenge Scholarship was established by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son, who died in a 1995 train accident. The award recognizes and encourages academic perseverance.

Applicants for the Larry A. Kissel Scholarship must be graduates of a Gibson County high school and residents of Gibson County, be enrolled full or part time as a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate at any Purdue University campus, and must have completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters at Purdue or another institution. Prior enrollment at Purdue University is not a condition but will be considered in the selection process.

Past Kissel Scholarship recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at  least one semester of work uncompleted.

The Bob Key Memorial scholarship was established by Mary Key in memory of her husband. Bob Key (1942-1995) who was both a husband and father whose chosen vocation was farming. Throughout his life, he pursued the perfection of his physical and managerial skills. He often took continuing education courses and taught seminars at Purdue University. He believed that success was achieved by a person’s ability to accomplish a task as efficiently as possible.

Applicants for the Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship must be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or must have received a high school equivalency certificate. The scholarship is available to Gibson County residents desiring to improve their ability or knowledge through completion of a seminar, short course, or post-secondary education. The award may also be used to obtain education materials.

For details regarding specific eligibility criteria and information about how to apply, visit the Gibson County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities page.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Foundation Announces Annual Community Good Grant Cycle

Knox County, Indiana—The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is June 20, 2019.

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

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website. 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. A full listing of program areas that will be considered for funding, as well as complete eligibility requirements, may be found at the Community Foundation’s grants webpage.

All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before October 1, 2019.

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

For questions, contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact by email at losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org or at 812.254.9354.

Women’s Fund To Host Grant Reception on May 8th for Recipients, Donors

Posey County, Indiana—The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is hosting a grant reception on Wednesday, May 8 beginning at 11:00 am at the Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon.  All grant recipients, donors, and friends of the Foundation are invited to attend this event. A light lunch will be provided.

“Since the fund was established 15 years ago, over $115,000 has been granted to support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Posey County families.” says John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation. “The Women’s Fund addresses the changing needs and priorities in Posey County through a competitive grant cycle.”

“Without donors, these grants would not be awarded,” says Dianna Simkins, chair of the Women’s Fund Steering Committee. “The Women’s Fund makes it possible for many members of the community to pool resources in order to significantly impact our community.”

This year the Women’s Fund is providing $13,668.68 in grants for 9 programs of 7 different organizations. The grantees applied for funding during the 2019 competitive grant cycle which accepted applications through February 20. The Women’s Fund Grant Selection Committee reviewed funding requests and contacted grant applicants for an interview. Once interviews concluded, the Steering Committee made recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation.

Grants are being awarded to Thrive, for the afterschool program; MSD of Mount Vernon, for the Mount Vernon junior high girls Who project; Community Emergency Assistance, for the Neighbor to Neighbor program; River Bend Food Pantry, for the food pantry dairy; Griffin Community Ruritan Club, for gymnasium safety equipment; Mount Vernon Band Boosters, for jazz band equipment; River Bend Food Pantry, for the Summer Kids Feeding Program; Family Matters of Posey County, for the Mount Vernon Bike Kitchen; and Family Matters of Posey County, for the vision assistance program.

For more information about the Women’s Fund of Posey County, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development, at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org or call (812) 838-0288

 

Women’s Fund To Benefit From Walking For Dreams Event

Posey County, Indiana—Donors and supporters of the Women’s Fund of Posey County are participating in the Walking for Dreams event scheduled for May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm on the Evansville Riverfront.

All donations and sponsorships will build the Women’s Fund of Posey County fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance. Distributions from the fund support future grantmaking opportunities in Posey County.

To donate, visit the Walking For Dreams donation page,  then select the Evansville event and the Posey County Women’s Fund from the drop down listing of participating organizations. Donations to the Women’s Fund may be eligible for a matching gift of $1 for every $2 given.

This is the fourth year for the Evansville Walking for Dreams event, which receives support from the Sycamore Foundation, allowing charitable organizations the opportunity to expand their capabilities. In 2018, 21 organizations raised over $141,000, and this year the goal is for 26 local charities to raise over $300,000.

For additional information, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development, at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org or call 812.838.0288.

Application Deadline Extended For John Williams Memorial Scholarship

Perry County, Indiana—The Perry County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline for the John Williams Memorial Scholarship to May 3, 2019.

The $1,500 scholarship was established in memory of John Williams, by his parents, Jim and Earla Williams, and his brother, Logan Williams. The scholarship honors a student who shares John’s love of working on vehicles.

Graduating seniors of any Perry County high school with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) planning to pursue post secondary education or training at any accredited vocational school, trade school, or vocational college may apply. Two examples of such schools in Indiana are Ivy Tech and Vincennes University.

Visit the Community Foundation website for additional details, eligibility criteria and how to access the scholarship application.

For questions, contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at  rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812) 547-3176

Community Foundation Awards 44 Scholarships Totaling $62,550

Washington, Indiana—On Monday evening, April 22, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of scholarships totaling $62,550 during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Eastside Park Community Building and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds held by the Community Foundation. This year, 18 funds, established by generous donors, provided 44 scholarships totaling $62,550 to students from all four Daviess County schools.

Foundation Board President, Linda Myers, and staff members, Lauren Osmon and Mary Smith, recognized both fund founders and donors. “The scholarships make a difference forever in the lives of countless students and families in our community. On behalf of the Foundation Board, I can’t say thank you enough for making this possible in our community. Your investment in the education of our young people is impressive and will forever create greater good in Daviess County.”

Scholarship committee chairperson, David Lennen, recognized each fund and announced the recipients of the scholarships. They include:

The Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship established by the family of Derek Ray Arvin, class of 2014, benefits Washington High School graduating seniors.  Along with several other factors, selection is based on financial need, the applicant’s level of athletic involvement, and their participation in a faith community. This year, a $1000 scholarship was awarded to Elias Becerra and a $500 scholarship was presented to both Jenna Gray and Zaneon Meinhart.

The Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ronald Todd Beasley, by his parents, Ronald Lee and Diane Beasley; his brother, Dr. Harley Scott Beasley; and friends. Recipients must be seniors at North Daviess High School who demonstrate qualities associated with a good moral character and citizenship, including a cooperative attitude, respect for authority figures, responsibility and dependability, honesty, and friendliness. This year’s $1,500 scholarship was presented to Shom Berry.

The Steven L. Gines Scholarship was established by friends and family of Steven Gines. The $300 scholarship award was presented to Abby Walker, Washington High School.

The Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Daviess County 4-H Club Association in honor of long-time supporters, Ronald and Ann Frette. Daviess County residents who have participated in 4-H and are graduates of a Daviess County high school, pursuing post-secondary undergraduate studies or training may apply. This year, one $1,800 scholarship was presented to Jeremiah Kirsch, a student at St. Louis University.

The FOP Lodge 101 Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lodge 101 of the Washington Indiana Fraternal Order of Police. Graduating seniors of any Daviess or Martin County high school pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field (excluding corrections officers) may apply. The $1,800 scholarship was awarded to Mattie Lawyer, North Daviess High School.

The GPC Washington Employees Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the employees of Kent-Grain Processing Corporation in Washington to encourage the dependents of employees to further their education. Each scholarship was $1,000 and the recipients were Connor Bowlin, Katherine Spalding, Alexandra Traylor, and Macie Kane.

The Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Veale Creek Players in memory of Lawrell Ray Hilgeman.  Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions featured at the Veale Creek Theatre in Washington. This year’s $900 award recipient was Abby Walker, Washington High School.

The David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Cathleen M. (Lynch) Kendall in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of any Daviess County school who attended Lena Dunn Elementary School may apply. The award this year was $200, and the recipient was Elias Becerra, Washington High School.

The McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lucile Vance in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of any Daviess County High school with a scholastic rank in the upper third of their class may apply. Applicants must have participated in 4-H and be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a college of university, pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. The award this year was $1,600 and the recipient was Wade Burris, a senior at Barr-Reeve High School.

The North Daviess Scholarship is an annual scholarship fund established by the North Daviess Academic Opportunity Alliance, previously known as the North Daviess Dollars for Scholars Program. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School planning to pursue a degree at any accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. The recipients were Mattie Lawyer, who received a $1,000 award, and Cassandra Knepp and Lillian VanderMel, who each received a $500 award.

The Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Lenore Overholser by her daughter, Kay Sander, and grandsons, Chad Sander and Craig Sander. Graduating seniors of North Daviess High School with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) majoring in education at any accredited college or university may apply. Applicants must be involved in extra-curricular activities outside the classroom and/ or community service. This year’s $450 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Krusekalus. .

The Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Peoples National Bank in Washington. It is open to seniors from any Daviess County high school with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university. Selection is based on academics and leadership skills. This year’s $500 award recipient was Emily Fields, Washington Catholic High School.

The Jo Ann Shawhan Memorial Scholarship was established by John Shawhan, in memory of his wife Jo Ann. It benefits students pursuing a nursing degree at Vincennes University. This year, Megan Gluck, Washington High School, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship and Anna Sargent and Audrea Lengacher, North Daviess, each were awarded a $750 scholarship.

The William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by William E. Summers and the late Phillip M. Summers in memory of their parents. Graduating seniors of Washington High School planning full-time enrollment at Vincennes University are eligible, with preference given to students majoring in Business or Education. This year’s $500 scholarship was awarded to Maci Geary.

The Dwight Risley Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Martha Risley Reiners in memory of her husband. The fund typically awards multiple graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate good scholastic standing and financial need. This year, 11 students were awarded $2,200 scholarships. The recipients were Rachael Wilson, Barr-Reeve High School; Megan Gluck, Washington High School; David Holt, North Daviess High School; Delaynie Grove, Barr-Reeve High School; Elias Becerra, Washington High School; Allison Lambert, Washington High School; Trevor Wagler, North Daviess High School; Nichole Knepp, Barr-Reeve High School; Michael Carabantes, Washington High School; Shaylee Truelove, Washington Catholic High School; and Alfredo Sandoval, Washington High School

The Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Marilyn Wallace by her husband Lewis W. Wallace and her daughter Marcia L. McConnell. Graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health or health-related fields are eligible. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Shaeanna Knepp.

The Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Estate of Maxine Williams in memory of Charles and Maxine to benefit North Daviess High School graduating seniors. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This year, 4 students, Mattie Lawyer, Shaeanna Knepp, Alexis Cornelius, and David Holt, were each selected to receive a $1,150 scholarship.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 19 students applied 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 Daviess County endowment fund. The total amount being awarded to the top four alternates was $15,000. The recipients were Paloma Atilano, Washington Catholic High School; Jenna Gray, Washington High School; Emily Fields, Washington Catholic High School; Rachael Wilson, Barr-Reeve High School; and Abby Walter, Washington High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Molly Holsopple, Barr Reeve, was awarded the 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 Program. 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.

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

Fund Day Event Registration Deadline Approaching

Warrick County, Indiana – The deadline is fast approaching to register for the Women’s Fund Day event, hosted by members of the Women’s Fund of Warrick County. Tickets may be purchased online at the Foundation’s Fund Day reservations link. Proceeds from the event will be used to build endowment for annual grant awards in Warrick County.

The event will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public but registration is required. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, April 19. Tickets are $35 and include lunch.

For more information or for assistance with reservations, contact Beth Pace by email at bpace@communityfoundationalliance.org or by phone at (812) 897.2030.

Arts Council Selected as new Regional Arts Partner for Region 10

March 26, 2019, Evansville—The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has been approved by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to serve as the new Regional Arts Partner for Region 10, which includes Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.  In this role, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will be responsible for facilitating funding opportunities for artists and arts-related nonprofits, providing information and referrals, assisting individual artists seeking funding, and administering IAC’s Regional Initiative Grant processes.

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is committed to enhancing quality of life and supporting economic development through advocacy and promotion of the arts, arts education and arts organizations in Southwestern Indiana. The Arts Council carries out this mission through fine arts exhibitions, performances, community arts initiatives, and youth arts granting to classrooms and organizations throughout Vanderburgh County. The organization is the only free, public arts space in the community and hosts or supports over 70 events annually.

The Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., which is made up of affiliate Community Foundations in all Region 10 counties except Dubois, has served as the Regional Arts Partner for the past 7 years, through its Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The Alliance took over the role in 2012, following a reorganization that centralized the IAC grant application process through online services and reduced administrative funding to many of its regional partners, including the Arts Council, which had been serving in this capacity up to that time.

According to Jill Carpenter, Executive Director of the Alliance, the Alliance will work closely with the Arts Council to insure a smooth transition. “We have a great relationship with the Arts Council and look forward to working with them in any way necessary so our communities continue to benefit from this important funding source for arts-related programs.”

Anne McKim, Executive Director of the Arts Council, says the Community Foundation Alliance will continue to manage the upcoming grant cycle, with the Arts Council transitioning to their new role July 1 of this year. “We’re so pleased to be able to serve the IAC and our regional artists and arts organizations in this capacity,” says McKim. “This opportunity will allow us to continue the Community Foundation Alliance’s success in developing the creative community throughout the region.”

The latest guidelines for IAC Arts Project Support (APS) and Arts Organization Support (AOS) grants were announced by the Community Foundation Alliance in December. That information is available on the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website.

For addtional information: Melinda M. Waldroup, Director Programs and Engagement Department,  Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., at 812.429.1191 or mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org or Anne McKim, Executive Director
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana at 812.303.3178 or anne.mckim@artswin.org.

Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant To Washington Carnegie Library

Daviess County, Indiana−Daviess County Community Foundation has awarded a $22,500 grant to the Washington Carnegie Library to support the continuation of the facility’s out-of-school STEM program. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. There is no charge for students to participate in the program which serves children in grades K through 12. The $22,500 grant from the Community Foundation’s collection of unrestricted funds will provide operational support for the program through March 2020.

The need to increase education in STEM has been targeted by Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (ROI) as a way to support economic and community prosperity in the 11 counties of Southwest Central Indiana. Through an initial $25,870,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., ROI implements education and workforce initiatives and strategies for quality of place development.

Last year, the Foundation, in partnership with ROI, awarded a strategic grant of $25,000 to the Library for the development of the out-of-school STEM learning program. The program, which aligns with Afterschool STEM Standards, currently has a waiting list for the program which served 150 students during the first 3 months of operation.

The funds making the award possible are Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund; Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund; the Callahan Family Fund; Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund; Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund; Daviess County Memorial Fund; the Joan Daily Elliott Fund; The Dudenhoeffer Family Fund; Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund; First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund; Friends of Daviess County Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund; Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund; Jones and Sons Concrete Fund; Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund; Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund; Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund; Old National Fund for Daviess County; Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund; Singleton Family Fund; Swartzentruber Family Fund; and the Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund.

Countrymark Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Posey County, Indiana−The Posey County Community Foundation is still accepting applications for the CountryMark Technical Trade Scholarship. Up to $4,500 is available and the deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

CountryMark Cooperative LLP established the scholarship fund with the Posey County Community Foundation in order to help students pursue advanced education toward a degree in technology or engineering.

Applicants must be residents of Posey County, Indiana, who are graduating seniors of an accredited high school and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must pursue a 2 or 4 year degree in technology or engineering at any accredited college, university, or technical/vocational school in Indiana or be planning to enroll in the Process Operations Technology Program at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available on the Scholarships Opportunities page.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.838.0288 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Scholarship Application Deadlines Extended

Gibson County, Indiana−The Gibson County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline to April 4, 2019 for five scholarships administered by the Foundation.

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama,or music. From 1991 to 2007, the Arts Council of Gibson County fulfilled its mission of encouraging, assisting,  coordinating, and promoting cultural arts activities in Gibson County by providing ”Informances” and clinics for all  Gibson County students in grades K-12. $750 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (Junior College or State-Supported Technical College Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and children of employees of Mid-State Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a two-year degree or certificate at an accredited junior college or State-supported technical college. $500 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (College Scholarship Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and the children of employees of Mid-States Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational  potential. Applicants must be enrolled in their sophomore year in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year institution. $1000 is available.

The Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship, created by the estate of Roy McCarty, is a scholarship to encourage graduating high school seniors who have successfully completed coursework and demonstrated outstanding  promise in the shop/welding vocational pro­grams of Gibson Southern High School. Applicants must be planning to  pursue post-secondary education in vocational arts at any accredited college or university. $500 is available.

The Sutch–Briner Memorial Scholarship was created by Charles P. and Cathy J. Briner in loving memory of Pauline Hassel Briner Sutch, George Lester Sutch, and Jane McFetridge Sutch. Residents of Hazelton, Patoka, or Mt. Olympus in Gibson County, or Decker in Knox County, Indiana who are graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School or high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with his or her high school or post-secondary educational institution at the time of applications. $400 is available.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and access to the scholarship application are available on the Scholarship Opportunities page..

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Foundation Accepting Applications For The Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana−The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship. Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

This annual scholarship, created in loving memory of Thomas F. Walls, encourages the highest levels of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership for high school student who participate in IHSAA sanctioned sports.

Graduating seniors of any accredited Vanderburgh County high school, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, who have participated in the Evansville Youth Hockey Association or an IHSAA sanctioned sport, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.

Additional details regarding the scholarship, specific eligibility criteria, and the scholarship application are available on Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Betty Ann McCullough Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

Gibson County, Indiana−The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program, the Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program, and the Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program are each now accepting applications. The deadline is April 4, 2019.

The 3 grant programs are administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

Betty Ann McCullough was an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years and a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of civic memberships, she was a member of the Gibson County Community Foundation Advisory Board. She passed away in 1997, after which funds for the 3 grant programs were established in her memory.

  • The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program serves to provide funding to public and private schools in Gibson County for the purpose of hosting educational seminars and convocations  to  enhance the knowledge and skills of educators in science, mathematics, and language arts.
  • The Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program serves to provide funds and challenge grants to schools, libraries, and other public education organizations based or having substantial programs in Gibson County.
  • The Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program awards a public school educator for outstanding dedication and success in improving the mathematics or language arts skills and knowledge of students in the public schools of Gibson County.

To apply, applicants should visit the Available Grant Opportunities page of the Gibson website. The Betty Ann McCullough Education Committee will review applications and make its recommendation on funding to the Community Foundation Alliance Board of Directors. No lobbying or soliciting of the Committee or Board members is permitted.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements or the grant application process, please contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

Women’s Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

Gibson County, Indiana−The Women’s Fund of Gibson County, a fund of the Gibson County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Gibson County families. Funding requests of up to $2,000 are being accepted through April 4.

The program or project for which funding is being requested must address needs and opportunities that improve the quality of life and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Community development, including new or existing activities that improve the community’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being;
  • Education, including new or existing activities that promote or strengthen educational attainment, both in and out of the classroom;
  • Health, including new or existing activities that improve health outcomes;
  • Human services, including new or existing activities that improve public protection, employment, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, disaster preparedness and relief; and
  • Other civic endeavors, including all other activities that will improve the quality of life for residents of Gibson County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Gibson County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program or project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

To apply, visit the Women’s Fund Grants Program page on the Gibson website. The Women’s Fund Steering Committee will review funding requests and contact grant applicants for an interview as needed. Committee recommendations will then be submitted to the Community Foundation Alliance Board of Directors for approval. No lobbying or soliciting of Steering Committee or Board members is permitted.

Grant recipients will be recognized at a reception in mid-May, during which grant checks will be presented. For additional information about eligibility and requirements or the grant application process, please contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development at hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

Foundation Accepting Applications For Camden Hancock ’18 Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Camden Hancock ‘18 Scholarship. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, March 8, 2019.

This scholarship was created in memory of Camden Andrew Hancock and recognizes a member of the F.J. Reitz High School baseball team who demonstrates academic excellence, a high level of sportsmanship, and strong leadership, characteristics exhibited by Camden. A member of the F.J. Reitz High School Class of 2018, Camden was a member of the National Honor Society and planned to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. He was active in athletics and a member of the Reitz varsity baseball team. He was a very competitive and talented baseball player who gave his all every time he stepped onto the field. Camden’s life was cut short a few months following high school graduation due to a rare form of brain cancer.

Graduating seniors of F.J. Reitz High School who have participated in the school’s baseball program are encouraged to apply.  Additional details regarding eligibility criteria for this scholarship, as well as the scholarship application are available on Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s scholarship opportunities page.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Accepting Applications For Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has extended the deadline for applications for the. Applications are now due April 30, 2019. The scholarship application should b accessed and completed online here.

The Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship was created by the First Baptist Church of Evansville in honor of Robert and Dorothy Rapp to assist young people with their pursuit of education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles. Robert Rapp served as the Director of Choral Music at the University of Evansville from 1956 through 1985. He also served as the Choral Director for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and was a Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church. Dorothy Rapp, a classically trained soprano soloist, along with her husband and daughter, introduced a wide repertoire of sacred vocal music to Evansville audiences.

Active members of any Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. Applicants must plan to pursue education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles and lifestyle for the furtherance of church music. Past recipients may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be accessed through the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship link.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Foundation Announces Community Good Grants Program Opportunity

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 29, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Vanderburgh County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at the grants opportunities page. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before May 30, 2019.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or via email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

WOMEN’S FUND ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE

Daviess County, Indiana –  The Women’s Fund of Daviess County, a fund of the Daviess County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Daviess County families. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to support a charitable project or program.

Applications will be accepted online until midnight on Thursday, March 28, 2019. After a review by the Women’s Fund volunteer grant selection committee, applicants will be notified by May 3, 2019 whether or not they’ve been selected as a finalist. Each finalist will be invited to give an oral presentation (tentatively limited to seven minutes, including time for questions and answers – no audio/visual component this year) at the Women’s Fund annual meeting on May 8, 2019. After hearing presentations, the Women’s Fund membership will cast their votes, and the organization whose request receives the majority of votes will be awarded the grant at the annual meeting. No lobbying or solicitation of Women’s Fund representatives is permitted.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Daviess County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Daviess County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program/ project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit and carefully read through the Women’s Fund Grants Program information on the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-254-9354.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org or 812-254-9354.

Women’s Fund Announces Annual Grant Cycle

Warrick County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Warrick County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Warrick County families. Funding of up to $15,000 is available to support a charitable project or program. A Letter of Inquiry is the required first step for submitting funding requests.

The deadline to submit Letters of Inquiry is Thursday, January 31, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the initial review decision no later than February 6, 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a formal grant application which will be due on Friday, February 22, 2019. Grant recipients will be recognized at the Women’s Fund annual Fun Day set for April 29, 2019.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Warrick County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Warrick County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program/ project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit and carefully read through the Women’s Fund Grants Program information on the Foundation’s website.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-422-1245, Extension 102.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-422-1245, Extension 101.

Foundation Announces Annual Community Good Grant Cycle

Warrick County, Indiana  The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is February 20, 2019.

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

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website. 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 May 1, 2019.

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

A full listing of program areas that will be considered for funding, as well as complete eligibility requirements, may be found at the Community Foundation’s grants webpage.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 422-1245 or email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Initiative Grants Guidelines Now Available

December 2018, Evansville  The Community Foundation Alliance, Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) for Region 10, announces that the latest IAC guidelines for future Regional Initiatives Grant programs are now available for review.

Guidelines, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines, may be reviewed on the Alliance’s website, CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh/grants/indiana-arts-commission-grant-program. New applicants for AOS (Arts Organization Support) should note that a letter of intent must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on January 15, 2019. Applications for all AOS and APS (Arts Project Support) are due by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 5, 2019.

All applications to the program must be submitted through the IAC’s online grant system. Any questions about the program, eligibility, criteria, or application process should be directed to the Region 10 Arts Partner coordinator Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The IAC Region 10 area includes the counties of Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick in southwestern Indiana. During 2018, grants totaling $136,828 were awarded to 22 regional arts organizations and arts programs.

For more information about the IAC Regional Initiatives Grants program, visit in.gov/arts/regionalinitiativegrant.htm or call Melinda Waldroup, Director, Programs and Engagement with the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. at (812) 429-1191, extension 3. For more information about the IAC Regional Arts Partners program, visit in.gov/arts/2482.htm.

 

 

Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Opportunity

Spencer County, Indiana  The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Spencer County. The Women’s Fund held at the Spencer County Community Foundation is providing funding for a single grant of up to $5,000 and invites charitable organizations to describe how their organization would use the award.  Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2019.

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.

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.

Notification of the grant award will be made in July 2019.

The grant application process is being conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer. Following submission of the online application, three to five finalists will be selected by a volunteer committee and presented to donors to the Women’s Fund, who will then select the grant recipient.

More information and grant application training are available by contacting Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.547.3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

Alliance Announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Evansville, Indiana  The Community Foundation Alliance has announced recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships in each of their 9 county affiliates. The scholarships provide full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.

More information about each recipient can be found at the county links preceding the recipients’ names below. Recipients in the counties served by the 9 Alliance affiliate community foundations are:

Daviess County: Molly Holsopple

Gibson County: Andrew Smith

Knox County: Grace Waggoner

Perry County: William Roberson

Pike County: Nicholas “Kyle” Williams

Posey County: Logan Bryant

Spencer County: Skylar Niles

Vanderburgh County: Andrew Heldman, Brendan Notich, and Ethan Shopmeyer

Warrick County: Hannah Beaven and Hannah Gourley

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

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

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

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