Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Announces 2021 Impact Grant Finalists

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’s annual meeting will take place on Thursday, October 28th at 5:30 pm, at the Evansville County Club. At the annual meeting, donors of the Men’s Fund will be selecting the 2021 Impact Grant recipient that will receive a $30,000 grant, while the other two remaining organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant.

Each finalist organization submitted an application for a program or capital project aimed at improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County. Upon deliberation of the submissions, the Men’s Fund grants committee determined the 2021 Impact Grant finalists.  Their proposals are:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana: One-to-One Mentoring Programs
  • Cancer Pathways Midwest: Guy Time – Surviving to Thriving
  • Louis J Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville: Access for All

Over the past five years, the Men’s Fund has awarded impact grants totaling more than $147,300 for charitable programs and projects serving Vanderburgh County. This is the sixth year this generous group of nearly 50 donors has presented these grant awards.

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is designed to create enjoyable social events and networking opportunities, all while improving the community. The Men’s Fund’s motto is “Men Who Get Things Done,” focusing on supporting charitable causes that address projects and programs important to donor members. New members are welcome and encouraged to participate. 

For more information about the annual meeting or to become a member of the Men’s Fund, please visit https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/mens-fund/, or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Development Director at 812.429.1191, ext. 105 or swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Women’s Fund Of Vanderburgh Announces Impact Grant Finalists

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County has announced the six finalist organizations to be considered for their 2021 Impact Grant awards. After a meticulous deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, the Women’s Fund will award two impact grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families. One impact grant will be program focused and the second will be project focused. 

Grants recipients will be announced at the Women’s Fund Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Members will select two organizations to receive $30,000 grants, with the remaining four organizations receiving $5,000 grants.

This year’s program finalists are:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana
  • Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana
  • Little Lambs of Evansville

The project finalists are:

  • Deaconess Hospital Foundation for the Deaconess Pediatric Simulation Education
  • Evansville Christian Life Center for the Main Entrance Ramp Renovation
  • SWIRCA & More to Upgrade Men’s and Women’s Restroom

The Women’s Fund was established in 2007 when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives. Since 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to organizations serving local families.

Past Impact Grants have provided funding for projects and programs at the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club, Evansville Christian Life Center, Holly’s House, House of Bread and Peace, Lampion Center, Ozanam Family Shelter, Patchwork Central, Potter’s Wheel, St. Vincent Early Learning Center, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County CASA, Youth First, Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, and the YWCA.

“As we reflect on the past 15 years, we continue to be reminded of and inspired by the impact of our community’s nonprofit organizations. Through the generosity of our members, the Women’s Fund has granted well over $1 million to support these amazing organizations while also building a substantial endowment to sustain this support for our community for years to come,” stated Helen Christian, co-chair of the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Advisory Board.

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund focuses the efforts of women philanthropists to create positive social change by funding projects that address current needs in our community. The mission is to improve the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives.

Knox County Community Foundation Awards Largest Grant In History

On September 22nd, the Knox County Community Foundation awarded the largest grant in the Foundation’s history to the Good Samaritan Hospital through the Target Lasting Change (TLC) grant initiative. The hospital was awarded $85,580 to increase the hospital’s level of pediatric readiness and expand Mobile Integrated Health-Community Paramedicine, in order to support pediatric patients and their families in Knox County.

The Good Samaritan Hospital graciously accepted this grant award at an outdoor presentation, in front of the Hedde Educational Center. “Good Samaritan constantly monitors trends in healthcare and works to identify specific needs of our patients. As pediatric healthcare needs have increased, especially during the pandemic, we are pleased that the Knox County Community Foundation is offering support of Good Samaritan to bolster Pediatric Readiness efforts in the Emergency Department and throughout our hospital.” states Good Samaritan Hospital’s President and CEO, Rob McLin. 

He adds, “Once our pediatric patients are discharged from the hospital, our Pediatric Community Paramedicine Program will serve to provide a level of follow-up care only available in a few counties throughout the state of Indiana. These programs are an expansion of our commitment for each child under the age of 18 to “Grow Up with Good Samaritan”.

TLC grant recipients must strategically address a pressing community need and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served and/or the broader community. Knox County Community Foundation County Advisory Board president Craig Kirk states, “When we work together for the common good, it allows the Community Foundation to focus our grant dollars on programs and projects that directly address larger community needs and make a stronger impact.”

Grant applicants are reviewed by the Foundation’s TLC grants committee, chaired by County Advisory Board member Sherry Smith. Smith states, “The community foundation’s motto is For Good. Forever. and it was obvious to those of us on this committee that Knox County’s future is bright,” after reviewing this year’s applicants.

Smith says, “Good Samaritan Hospital brought to our attention that, in 2020 and 2021, our hospital saw a heavy increase in pediatric visits, substance use issues, and mental health concerns for those in our community under the age of 18. We are grateful that Good Samaritan Hospital seeks to address these concerns in a collaborative way, asking our Foundation for assistance in becoming a “pediatric-ready” facility for our region.”

This is the fourth TLC grant since the inception of this initiative in 2008. Generous donors of the Friends of Knox County Fund have allowed for more than $205,000 in grant dollars to be distributed through this specific grant initiative.

The first TLC grant was awarded in 2008 to Life After Meth Inc. for the Community Model Program that helps incarcerated addicts recover and re-enter the community.  The second award in 2012 was granted to Children and Family Services for Hope’s Voice, a program that works with those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The previous grant was awarded in 2016 to the Salvation Army Vincennes for the Pathway of Hope program. This program assists families wanting to break the cycle of poverty by providing them a path out of constant crisis.

Spencer County Community Foundation Awards Community Good Grants Over $35,000

The Spencer County Community Foundation recently presented Community Good Grant awards totaling over $35,000 to six organizations serving Spencer County. These grant were made possible by the Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.  

The grant recipients are as follows: Leadership Spencer County; Tri-State Food Bank; St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department; Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa; Deaconess Foundation; and The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc.  The grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to funds held by the Foundation.

Leadership Spencer County was awarded $7,040 to cover the cost of website creation that promotes Spencer County’s quality of place assets to current and potential residents.

Tri-State Food Bank was awarded $9,907 to provide bags of food for children at Rockport Elementary School who rely on the free lunch program during the week and need food for the weekend.

St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $9,500 for the purchase of new battery operated extrication tools.

Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa was awarded $1,300 to cover the cost of the judge, building use, clean up, advertising, and food for the Anabel Wood Plein Air Paint Out event.

Deaconess Foundation was awarded $7,000 for the purchase of five AEDs to be placed in the vehicles of Rockport Police Department. 

The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc. was awarded $635 for the purchase of drug and alcohol test kits. 

These grants are made possibly by generous donors that created Community Good Funds (Unrestricted Funds) with The Spencer County Community Foundation. Funds can be established at any time by contacting Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.649.5724 or mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Women’s Fund of Spencer County Announces Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund, held by the Spencer County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that grants totaling $10,000 were awarded to six organizations serving Spencer County.  This year’s list of grant recipients are:

  • $3,000 to Christian Resource Center for the purchase of new coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to supply children in need through the Coat-A-Kid program; 
  • 3,000 to Isaiah 117 House for the purchase of clothing/ items for children and supplies as well as for foster family support in Spencer County;   
  • $1,000 to The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc. to cover the cost of babysitting for the children of men/ women attending recovery support meetings during September 2021 through August 2022; 
  • $1,000 to Success Through Mentoring to cover the cost of background checks and training for mentors and the Executive Director;
  • $1,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. to cover the cost of the Think First and Stay Safe program to teach students in Spencer County Elementary Schools; and 
  • $1,000 to Chemo Buddies to provide comfort kits to Spencer County cancer patients.

The Women’s Fund of Spencer County reviewed funding requests. The committee then made recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation. The types of charitable activities that were considered through this grant program were arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, environment, recreation, and youth development projects and programs.

This Fund was established in the fall of 2006, dedicated to supporting programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge, and hope to all women and families in Spencer County.  

“The Women’s Fund of the Spencer County Community Foundation was delighted to offer these grants,” says Joy Zook, chair of the steering committee. “I firmly believe we stayed on target with our mission when selecting these six local organizations as recipients.”

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Knox County 4-H Council recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation.

Through the Knox Gives Grant Program, Knox County Community Foundation Advisory Board members recommend $500 grants to local nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation’s most recent grant recommendation was made by Drew Garretson and will provide support for the Knox County 4-H Council. 

The Knox County 4-H Council works in conjunction with the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators to plan and implement meaningful activities for participants. This arrangement results in the creation of a quality, county-wide 4-H Youth Development Program.

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Knox County 4-H Council recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation.

Through the Knox Gives Grant Program, Knox County Community Foundation Advisory Board members recommend $500 grants to local nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation’s most recent grant recommendation was made by Drew Garretson and will provide support for the Knox County 4-H Council. 

The Knox County 4-H Council works in conjunction with the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators to plan and implement meaningful activities for participants. This arrangement results in the creation of a quality, county-wide 4-H Youth Development Program.

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

North Knox Scholarship Foundation recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation.

Through the Knox Gives Grant Program, Knox County Community Foundation Advisory Board members recommend $500 monthly grants to local nonprofit organizations.  This month’s grant recommendation was made by Linda Waldroup and will provide support for the North Knox Scholarship Foundation. 

The North Knox Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1988 and provides scholarships for college or vocational school to graduating seniors at North Knox High School.

For more information about funding opportunities through the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement for the Community Foundation Alliance at 812.429.1191, ext. 103, or via email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Gibson County Community Foundation Announces Free Public Workshop Bridges Out of Poverty: Individual Lens

The Gibson County Community Foundation is announcing a free, public workshop featuring Treasure McKenzie, Consultant/Trainer of the Bridges Out of Poverty Model on Friday, August 27th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Toyota Events Center in Princeton, Indiana. This workshop will consist of a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. This training assists employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals gain insight and strategies. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required to attend by Friday, August 18th. Please visit this link to register: https://bit.ly/3fW7Ad1.

After receiving a Community Leadership Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. as part of its seventh phase of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), the Gibson County Community Foundation collected data, hosted community forums, and selected the cycle of povertyas its focus for utilizing GIFT VII Implementation Grant dollars.

Through the Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, the Gibson County Community Foundation will focus on supporting programs that will help educate the public about poverty, the realities for people living in poverty, and how organizations, employers, and families can work together to help individuals move out of poverty and become more self-sufficient.

With the help of Treasure McKenzie, participants during this free, public workshop will review the Individual Lens through poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

Bestselling author Ruby K. Payne founded training and publishing company aha! Process in 1996 with the mission to enable individuals, institutions, and communities to stabilize and grow resources for all, particularly those in poverty. aha! Process works to obtain this mission by providing workshops, publications, and consulting services. This is done by creating an understanding of the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to systems level

If Gibson County is rated at a 2.5 metric scale or higher according to Indiana’s dashboard the day of the event, then masks will be required for ALL attendees regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing will be required and masks/hand sanitizer will be provided.

Pike County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Pike County through the Pike County Community Foundation.  The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and 1 scholarship in Pike County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year.  The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Pike County through the Pike County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation.

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Pike County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarship/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-pike/. Applications must be completed and submitted by Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, midnight to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: class rank, financial need, and community activities, one student and two alternates will be nominated by the Pike County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

Pike County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 24th year in Pike County. Cindy Gaskins, volunteer director of the Pike County Community Foundation said,” The Pike County Community Foundation is fortunate to be able to award the LECSP year after year to a worthy student, for some it opens up an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Warrick County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Warrick Countythrough the Warrick County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and two scholarships in Warrick County. LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), and locally in Warrick County through the Warrick County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Warrick County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-warrick/. Applications must be completed and submitted by Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm to be considered.

Applicants will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: strength and content of the written application, submission of an impromptu essay, and participation in an interview with the Scholarship Committee.  Two students will be nominated by the Warrick County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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. The Warrick County Community Foundation is again pleased to administer the LECSP for its 25th year in Warrick County. “The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program provides a life-changing opportunity for local students.  This scholarship opens doors for students who may not otherwise be able to attend the college of their choice and encourages students to be actively engaged in their community after graduating from college,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director or Community Engagement and Impact for the Warrick County Community Foundation.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Vanderburgh Countythrough the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and three scholarships in Vanderburgh County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Vanderburgh County through the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Vanderburgh County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-vanderburgh. Applications must be completed and submitted by Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm to be considered.

Applicants will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: strength and content of the written application, submission of an impromptu essay, and participation in an interview with the scholarship committee.  Three students will be nominated by the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

The Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is again pleased to administer the LECSP for its 25th year in Vanderburgh County. “The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program provides a life-changing opportunity for local students. This scholarship opens doors for students who may not otherwise be able to attend the college of their choice and encourages students to be actively engaged in their community after graduating from college,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director or Community Engagement and Impact for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.  

Perry County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Perry County through the Perry County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Perry County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Perry County through the Perry County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Perry County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-perry/Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, school and community activities, and essays. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Perry County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Perry County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Perry County.  “We are so grateful for the opportunity to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Perry County. This scholarship opportunity is truly life changing for students,” says Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Perry County Community Foundation.

Spencer County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Spencer County through the Spencer County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Spencer County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Spencer County through the Spencer County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation.

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Spencer County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-spencer/.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community and school involvement, and an essay.  One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Spencer County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Spencer County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Spencer County.  “We are so grateful for the opportunity to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Spencer County.  This scholarship opportunity is truly life changing for students,” says Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Spencer County Community Foundation.

Daviess County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Daviess County through the Daviess County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Daviess County. LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Daviess County through the Daviess County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Daviess County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-daviess/. Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 1stto be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, and an essay. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Daviess County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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. The Daviess County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25thyear in Daviess County.

Knox County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Knox County through the Knox County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Knox County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Knox County through the Knox County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Knox County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-knox/.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 1stto be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, and an essay. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Knox County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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. The Knox County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Knox County.

Knox County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Knox County through the Knox County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Knox County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Knox County through the Knox County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Knox County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-knox/.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 1stto be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, and an essay. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Knox County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Knox County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Knox County. “We are grateful that Lilly Endowment has continued the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for its 25th year, and appreciate ICI’s support and oversight of the program at the state level,” says Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Knox County Community Foundation.

Daviess County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Daviess County through the Daviess County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Daviess County. LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Daviess County through the Daviess County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Daviess County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-daviess/. Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 1stto be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, and an essay. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Daviess County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Daviess County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25thyear in Daviess County. “We are grateful that Lilly Endowment has continued the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for its 25th year, and appreciate ICI’s support and oversight of the program at the state level,” says Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Daviess County Community Foundation.

Spencer County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Spencer County through the Spencer County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Spencer County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Spencer County through the Spencer County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation.

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Spencer County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-spencer/.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, community and school involvement, and an essay.  One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Spencer County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Spencer County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Spencer County.  “We are so grateful for the opportunity to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Spencer County.  This scholarship opportunity is truly life changing for students,” says Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Spencer County Community Foundation.

Perry County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available in Perry County through the Perry County Community Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide 143 scholarships statewide and one scholarship in Perry County.  LECSP scholarships may be used for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year. The special allocation may cover the costs for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

The program, administered statewide by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and locally in Perry County through the Perry County Community Foundation, is open to all Indiana residents who:

  • graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2022 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2022;
    • intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an eligible college or university in Indiana; and
    • meet the criteria specific to their local community foundation. 

Students can learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Perry County and apply for this scholarship by visiting https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-perry/Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

Applications will be evaluated on, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, school and community activities, and essays. One recipient and two alternateswill be nominated by the Perry County Community Foundation, and their names will be submitted to ICI for final selection of the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified in December.

Lilly Endowment created LECSP for the 1997-1998 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling more than $424 million. Nearly 5,000 Indiana students have received Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of LECSP are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to 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.

The Perry County Community Foundation is again pleased to offer LECSP for its 25th year in Perry County.  “We are so grateful for the opportunity to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Perry County. This scholarship opportunity is truly life changing for students,” says Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Perry County Community Foundation.

Perry County Community Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $38,000

The Perry County Community Foundation recently presented grant awards totaling over $38,000 to seven organizations serving Perry County. The grant recipients are as follows: Lincoln Hills Development Corporation, Community Christian Fellowship of Indiana – Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, Cannelton City Schools, Renew Cannelton Inc., Perry County Port Authority, Tell City Regional Arts Association, and Cannelton Food Pantry. These grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to funds held by the Foundation.

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation was awarded $1,000 to provide emergency preparedness kits for elderly and preschool children to help prepare them for disasters and emergencies. The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Friends of Perry County Fund.

Community Christian Fellowship of Indiana – Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry was awarded $3,300 to cover the cost of materials and labor to construct an awning to provide shelter for the free outdoor produce market. The Community Foundation fund used to support this grant was: Friends of Perry County Fund.

Cannelton City Schools was awarded $9,000 to create a new playground at the park for community members to enjoy while in Cannelton.  The Friends of Perry County Fund supported this grant.

Renew Cannelton, Inc. was awarded $3,000 for the purchase of commercial-grade Christmas decorations to place along Highway 66 in Cannelton’s historic district.  The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Friends of Perry County Fund.

Perry County Port Authority was awarded $13,863.99 for the purchase and installation of new windows for the Swiss Plywood Building.  The Friends of Perry County Fund supported this grant.

Tell City Regional Arts Association was awarded $5,758 to support the 2021 Summer Event Series that includes Movies in the Park, Music in the Park, and Classic Movie Cinema as well as to cover the cost of equipment and supplies. The Community Foundation funds used to support this grant were: Cardinal-Smith-Etienne Fund; For Good, Forever Advisory Board Fund; Perry County Arts Council Promoting the Arts Fund; and Friends of Perry County Fund.

Cannelton Food Pantry was awarded $3,950 to cover the cost of materials and labor to construct a patio roof to provide shelter for the free outdoor produce market.  The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Friends of Perry County Fund.

These grants are made possibly by generous donors that created Community Good Funds with The Perry County Community Foundation. Funds can be established at any time by contacting Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.547.3176 or mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Knox County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Community Good Grants

The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

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. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome on or before November 1, 2021.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/knox/grants/.

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.

Gibson County Community Foundation Announces Free Public Event Featuring Dr. Ruby Payne

The Gibson County Community Foundation is announcing a free, public event featuring Dr. Ruby Payne addressing the cycle of poverty on Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm at the Toyota Events Center in Princeton, Indiana. This event will consist of a short presentation followed by a meet-and-greet. Registration is required to attend.

Please visit the link to register: https://bit.ly/3hRvXbB.

After receiving a Community Leadership Planning Grant from Lilly Endowment as part of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), the Gibson County Community Foundation collected data, hosted community forums, and selected The Cycle of Poverty as its focus for utilizing GIFT VII Implementation Grant dollars.

Through the Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment, the Gibson County Community Foundation will focus on supporting programs that will help educate the public about poverty, the realities for people living in poverty, and how organizations, employers, and families can work together to help individuals move out of poverty and become more self-sufficient.

With the help of Dr. Ruby Payne, this free, public event will kick off the programs for this initiative. She is an educator and author known for her books and work on the culture of poverty and its relation to education. 

Dr. Ruby Payne empowers educators and community leaders to address issues of poverty in classrooms, communities, businesses, hospitals, churches, and social services. Through aha! Process programs and conferences, Payne has certified thousands of trainees in her Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty models. Her book Emotional Poverty won an IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers organization, which named it one of the best educational resources of the year.

Women’s Fund of Posey County Announces Grant Recipients

The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that grants totaling $11,774 were awarded to eight organizations, supporting 10 program. This year’s list of grant recipients are:

  • Thrive for the afterschool program;
  • Mount Vernon Jr High School Coding Club for the purchase of a Robotics kit and additional parts;
  • River Bend Food Pantry to supplement children’s meals who are on free or reduced lunches in Posey County;
  • Farmersville Elementary School to purchase a classroom set of 25 ukuleles for music classes;
  • South Terrace Elementary PTO to add benches and playground equipment;
  • At the Cross Mission Inc. to purchase a steam table to use during meal service;
  • Cancer Pathways Midwest to develop curriculum that highlight cancer risks and provide youth with facts for prevention of cancer;
  • Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball & Softball for the purchase of sports equipment;
  • Chemo Buddies to provide comfort kits and wigs to Posey County cancer patients; and
  • West Elementary School to purchase physical education equipment to adapt to meet the needs of emotionally handicapped students.

“Since the fund was established 17 years ago, grants to local organizations annually support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Posey County families.” says Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement with the Foundation. “The Women’s Fund addresses the changing needs and priorities in Posey County through a competitive grant cycle.”

The Women’s Fund Grants 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.

“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.”

Community Foundation Women’s Fund Announces 2021 Grant Recipient

Donors of the Women’s Fund of Daviess County, held by the Daviess County Community Foundation, have selected the fund’s nineteenth grant recipient. Daviess County Historical Society is receiving $10,000 for their Changes from the Ground Up project which will fund a portion of the facility’s rehabilitation project targeting improvements to the Museum’s ground floor.

A vote by mail format was used due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting in-person meetings. 29 donors cast ballots by mail, with this project receiving the most votes. The Women’s Fund grant will support construction of both a kitchenette and handicap-accessible, restroom-essential components of the larger project which includes creation of additional exhibit areas, as well as rooms for educational programs and artifact processing and repair.

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

Daviess County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For Community Good Grants

The Daviess Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good grants program. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome on or before November 1, 2021.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess/grants.

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.

Gibson County Community Foundation Seeking Grant Applicants

The Gibson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is August 5, 2021.

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 and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/gibson-discretionary-grant. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before November 1, 2021.

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.

Posey County Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is August 5, 2021.

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 access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/posey-discretionary-grant/.  

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.

Spencer County Community Foundation Awards 10 Grants Over $34,000

The Spencer County Community Foundation recently presented grant awards totaling over $34,000 to 10 organizations serving Spencer County. The grant recipients are as follows: Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, Grandview Civic Association, Santa Claus Police Department, Christian Resource Center, Bread of Life Ministry, Inc., Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, Lincoln Hills Development Corporation, Town of Gentryville, Success Through Mentoring, and American Red Cross. The grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to funds held by the Foundation.

Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwestern Indiana was awarded $4,250 to serve 839 students through a combination of both in-classroom and/or virtual experiences. JA serves students at schools within the North and South School Corporation. The Community Foundation funds used to support this grant were: AK Steel Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

Grandview Civic Association was awarded $6,000 for the purchase of supplies and materials to repair the exterior of the Grandview Civic Center. The building is utilized for community meetings, events, gatherings, and festivals. The Community Foundation funds used to support the grant were: Trustee Community Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.

Santa Claus Police Department was awarded $2,924 for the purchase of four Axon body cameras to be worn by officers when on duty. The Community Foundation funds used to support the grant were: Cevin and Debra Collins Family Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

The Christian Resource Center was awarded $5,500 to purchase items and equipment to expand the Food Pantry to a larger and more efficient building. The goal of the expansion is to increase food availability to all clients regardless of age groups and to increase the visibility of the food pantry thus allowing to serve more families and individuals whom are food insecure in Spencer County. The Community Foundation funds used to support the grant were: Ruby L Winkler Family Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. was awarded $2,100 to cover the cost of freight for donated food and to purchase food items at a discounted cost to distribute to low income families. The Community Foundation funds used to support the grant were: Todd and Angie Ruxer Family Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.

Spencer County Habitat for Humanity was awarded $6,000 to cover the cost of plumbing in the new home for a low income Spencer County family. The Community Foundation funds used to support the grant were: Thermwood Fund and Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation was awarded $1,000 to provide emergency preparedness kits for elderly and preschool children to help prepare them for disasters and emergencies. The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund.

The Town of Gentryville was awarded $1,434.98 for the purchase of two medical bags for patrol cars and one AED for the Town Hall. The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

Success Through Mentoring was awarded $2,600 for the purchase of materials and equipment for the new community garden project in Richland, IN.  The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

American Red Cross was awarded $2,500 to fully fund one blood drive in Spencer County.  The Community Foundation fund used to support the grant was: Mike and Mabel Mason Ryan Unrestricted Fund. 

These grants are made possibly by generous donors that created Community Good Funds with The Spencer County Community Foundation. Funds can be established at any time by contacting Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.649.5724 or mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Spencer County Community Foundation Awards Over $21,000 in Community Scholarships

The Spencer County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $21,800. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Emily Alvey says, “The Spencer County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Spencer County students are outstanding.”  

This year’s scholarship awards are:

The Brauns Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Thomas and Vicki Brauns to benefit graduating seniors of South Spencer High School who have attended at least two years at Luce Elementary School and are pursuing post-secondary education. The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $700 is Evan Lehr, a senior at South Spencer High School.  Evan is the son of Dick and Sherry Lehr.  Following graduation, he plans to attend Ball State University and pursue a degree in Music Media Production.    

The Friends of IU Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Michael and Mary Schriefer and Larry and Charlene Hess to provide scholarships to Heritage Hills High School graduating seniors who plan to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $1,000 is Rachel Martin, a senior at Heritage Hills High School. Rachel is the daughter of Ryan and Sally Martin. Following graduation, she plans to attend Indiana University to study Law and Public Policy. 

The Friends of Pioneer Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Pioneer sales representatives in the LPH Territory to support the educational endeavors of high school graduates and graduating seniors who have a parent employed in the agriculture industry.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Braili Schipp, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jeremy Schipp and Amy Dilger.  Following graduation, Braili plans to pursue a degree in Agribusiness Management at Purdue University.

The Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gene and Christina Schwindel to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of Heritage Hills High School pursuing post-secondary education. The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Kyla Peter, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Darrell and Lynn Peter.  Following graduation, Kyla plans to pursue a degree in Data Science at Indiana University.    

The Harold and Thelma Hunter Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of Harold Hunter by his wife, Thelma Hunter, and their children to help graduates of Heritage Hills High School pursue advanced education. The recipient of the $500 scholarship is Braili Schipp

The Mabel Mason Ryan Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by the estate of Mabel M. Ryan to advance education in nursing and medicine. This year’s $2,500 scholarship recipient is Brooklyn Turner, a senior at South Spencer High School.  Brooklyn’s guardians are Ricky and Tammie Roth.  Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at University of Evansville.

The Mike Ryan Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by Mabel M. Ryan in memory of her husband to benefit graduating seniors of any Spencer County high school pursuing post-secondary education.  The recipient of the $2,500 scholarship is Trent Seitz, a senior at South Spencer High School and the son of Andrew and Krista Seitz.  Following graduation, Trent plans to attend Owensboro Community and Technical College to study Diesel Mechanics.    

The Narl and Hazel Conner Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Deann Siegel, Keith Conner, Ron Conner, and Eric Conner as a loving tribute to their father and mother to benefit Heritage Hills High School seniors who plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college or university. This year’s recipients, receiving $1,000 each are Kylee Appman and Elizabeth Mehling.  Kylee is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Neyenhaus. Following graduation, she plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to study Civil Engineering. Elizabeth is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of William and Laura Mehling.  Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at Indiana University.

The Othmar and Virginia Ringeman Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Othmar and Virginia Ringeman to support secondary education of Heritage Hills High School graduates.  This year’s recipients, receiving $1,000 each are Grace Gasaway, Christopher Peter, Nevah Barnett, and Kyndall Jordan.  Grace is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Ryan Gasaway and Rebecca Gasaway. Following graduation, Grace plans to study Computer Science/ Physics Education at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis. Christopher is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the son of Dale and Lori Peter.  Following graduation, Christopher plans to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Nevah is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jason and Sarah Barnett. Following graduation, Nevah plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at University of Southern Indiana. Kyndall is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of John and Beth Ann Jordan. Following graduation, Kyndall plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study Communication Sciences and Disorders.   

The Raleigh and Thelma Abshier Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Jeaniece Scheessele to advance education in honor of her parents to benefit graduating seniors of South Spencer High School pursuing post-secondary education.  This year’s $200 scholarship recipient is Evan Lehr.   

The Spencer County Farm Bureau, Inc. Educational Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Spencer County Farm Bureau to assist students pursuing post-high school educational programs. The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $900 is Aubree Brown.  Aubree is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Kimbery and Henry Brown, Jr.  Following graduation, Aubree plans to study Public Relations and Advertising at University of Southern Indiana. 

The Spencer Industries Incorporated Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Spencer Industries Incorporated employees to further the education of natural, adopted or step-children of employees, recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential.  This year’s recipients, receiving $2,000 each are Claire Snyder, Victoria Hartwig, and Dylan Hagedorn.  Claire is a 2019 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Kerry and Vickie Snyder.  Currently, Claire is attending University of Dayton; Dayton, Ohio to obtain a degree in Music Therapy.  Victoria is a 2020 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Benjamin and Theresa Hartwig.  Currently, Victoria is attending Western Kentucky University to obtain a degree in Psychology.  Dylan is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the son of Phillip and JoAnn Hagedorn.  Following graduation, Dylan plans to attend Indiana University to study Management. 

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Perry County Community Foundation Awards Over $20,000 In Community Scholarships

The Perry County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $20,200. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Emily Alvey says, “The Perry County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Perry County students are outstanding.”  

This year’s scholarship awards are:

The Birch and Ruth Shafer Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ruth Shafer through her estate to benefit a graduating senior of any Perry County high school.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $2,000 is Sara Crafton, a senior at Cannelton High School.  Sara is the daughter of Doyle and Starr Crafton.  Following graduation, she plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to pursue a degree in Nursing. 

The Branchville Correctional Facility Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Branchville Correctional Facility in memory of former employees to encourage current employees and their dependents to further their education and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $900 is Cassidy Weatherholt, a senior at Cannelton High School. Cassidy is the daughter of Kandy Weatherholt and Mark Weatherholt. Following graduation, she plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to pursue a degree in Biology. 

The Buehler Foods Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Buehler Foods to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school demonstrating good academic standing.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Morgan Judy, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Ryan and Angel Judy.  Following graduation, Morgan plans to pursue a degree in Finance at Indiana University Southeast.

The Cecil and Olive Foster Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Olive M. Foster to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to pursue post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Mariah Rainbolt, a senior at Cannelton High School.  Mariah’s guardian is Kelly Claxton. Following graduation, Mariah plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at Indiana University.    

The Charles S. (Blackie) and Rose H. Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Betty Lou Paulin Gast in memory of her parents.  This scholarship benefits Perry County residents who are considered non-traditional students and pursing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.  The recipient of the $900 scholarship is Martha Thomas.  Martha is the daughter of Paul and Diana Scott and is currently studying to receive her Masters in Early Childhood Education at Ball State University.

The Earl and Hazel Etienne Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by their children in memory of their parents. This scholarship was created to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to major in education and pursue a career in education.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Kassidy Strahl, a senior at Tell City High School.  Kassidy is the daughter of Aaron Strahl and Stephanie Strahl.  Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Elementary Education at Indiana University.

The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb to encourage Perry Central High School students to further their education and to achieve maximum scholastic potential.  The recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Isabelle Ball, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Phillip and Leah Ball.  Following graduation, Isabelle plans to pursue a degree in Biology and Chemistry at Indiana University.  

The Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gene and Christina Schwindel to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of Perry Central High School pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Alyssa Hill, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of William and Jessica Hill.   Following graduation, Alyssa plans to pursue a degree in Arts Management at Indiana University.

The Harriet and Don Neill “Perry County Values” Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Harriet and Don Neill to help graduating seniors from Perry Central High School further their education.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Courtney Kaiser, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Paul and Angela Kaiser.  Following graduation, Courtney plans to attend PJ’s College of Cosmetology to become a Cosmetologist. 

The J. Matthew Moore Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of Matthew Moore by his wife, Lucy Goffinet, and his parents, John E. and Ann C. Moore, to help students pursing advanced education. The scholarship is for graduating seniors of Cannelton High School or Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education. This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Mariah Rainbolt.

The John Marion Walker Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the John Marion Walker Scholarship Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School or Perry Central Junior-Senior High School pursing post-secondary education at any Indiana institution of higher learning.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $1,000 is Morgan Judy

The John Williams Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of John Williams by his parents, Jim and Earla Williams, and his brother, Logan Williams to honor John’s love of working on vehicles.  This year’s $1,500 scholarship recipient is Courtney Kaiser

The Mark “Flash” Kleeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Mark “Flash” Kleeman by his wife, Angie, children, Brandon and Angel, and his extended family. This scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School, Perry Central Junior-Senior High School or Heritage Hills High School who plan to continue their education or training at any accredited trade or vocational school.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Landon Mullis, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Scott and Ginger Mullis.  Following graduation, Landon plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. 

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 1 is an annual scholarship created by the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing education for a career in medicine or healthcare.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Sarah Froehlich, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of John and Sherelyn Froehlich.  Following graduation, Sarah plans to obtain a degree in Chemistry at University of Connecticut.

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 2 is an annual scholarship created by TCB Bank to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in nursing.  This recipient of this year’s scholarship in the amount of $300 is Cole Johnson, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Jeffery and Vanessa Johnson.    Following graduation, Cole plans to attend University of Louisville to pursue a degree in Nursing. 

The Old National Tell City Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Bancorp to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education of any kind.  This year’s $450 scholarship recipient is Alyssa Hill.

The Perry County 4-H Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by David and Evelyn Adams to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school who have been a member of 4-H for at least five years.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Liam Gogel, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Darin Gogel and Lagina Winders.  Following graduation, Liam plans to pursue a degree at Purdue University.   

The Perry County FOP Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Lodge 173 of the Perry County Fraternal Order of Police to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in law enforcement or a related field. This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Caleb Peter, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Michael and Ginger Peter.  Following graduation, Caleb plans to attend Vincennes University to study Criminal Justice.

The Robert E. Boyles Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Beverly C. McGee in memory of her friend to benefit a graduating female senior of Cannelton High School.  The recipient of this year’s $400 scholarship is Cassidy Weatherholt

The Rose Hazel Gabbert Paulin and Charles S. (Blackie) Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Kenton A. and Betty Paulin Gast in memory of Betty’s parents to benefit graduates of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Valerie Kehl, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Eric and Amy Kehl.  Following graduation, Valerie plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at University of Southern Indiana.  

The Sam K. Oberhausen Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony H. Oberhausen in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Levi Nash, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of James Nash and Sherrie Meserve.  Following graduation, Levi plans to attend Purdue University to study Computer and Electrical Engineering. 

The Sam Reed Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ralph and Rose Reed in honor of their son, Sam, and his remarkable achievements in life.  This year’s scholarship recipient in the amount of $300 is Caitlin Taylor, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Chris Taylor and Tonya Coomer.  Following graduation, Caitlin plans to study Psychology and Education at Western Kentucky University. 

The Stacey Peak Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created to honor Stacey Peak, who was a victim of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Zachary Goffinet, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of Nicole Goffinet.  Following graduation, Zachary plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.   

The Wendell Werner and Loretta Werner Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $250 scholarship is Sarah Froehlich.

The Zachary Kleemann Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Jim and Kathleen Kleemann in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School.  The year’s $1,000 scholarship recipient is Madalyn Rogers, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Kassandra Rogers.  Following graduation, Madalyn plans to attend Michigan State University to study Environmental Engineering.

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Daviess County Community Foundation Awards Over $68,000 In Scholarships

The Daviess County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $68,500. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided scholarships to 36 area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Lauren Osmon states, “The Daviess County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Daviess County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the family of Derek Ray Arvin, class of 2014, to benefit a Washington High School graduating senior. The award is available to Washington High School seniors with at least one varsity level IHSAA award and activity in a club other than sports. Selection is based on financial need, the applicant’s level of athletic involvement and their participation in a faith community. This year’s award is $1,000 and the recipient is Friday Htoo.   

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Ronald Todd Beasley by his parents, Ronald Lee and Diane Beasley; his brother, Dr. Harley Scott Beasley; and friends. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who demonstrate qualities associated with a good moral character and citizenship. This year’s $1,500 award recipient is Reid Morris.

Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 101 Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Lodge 101 of the Washington Indiana Fraternal Order of Police. The award is available to graduating seniors of any Daviess or Martin high school pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field. This year’s award is $2,400 and the recipient is Emma Williams, Washington High School.

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 are graduates of a Daviess County high school and pursuing post-secondary undergraduate studies or training may apply. Applicants must have participated in a Daviess County 4-H program for at least five years, completed at least two 4-H projects during each of those years, and maintained a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average during high school. Applicants must also demonstrate personal interest in and positive attitude toward continuing their education and demonstrate good moral character. This year there are three awards of $800 each and the recipients are Faith Dalton, Olivet Nazarene University; Kaelyn Klopfenstein, Taylor University; and Noah Meece, Indiana State University.

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 an accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions at the Veale Creek Theatre or in the performing arts. This year’s award is $900 and the recipient is Magdalena Miller, Barr-Reeve High School.

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Patty A. Summers in memory of her father. The award is available to graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school or non-traditional students. Applicants must have participated in 4-H and be planning to pursue a degree in agri-business or nursing at Vincennes University. This year’s award is $1,000 and the recipient is Ellie Swartzentruber, Barr-Reeve High School.

German American Bancorp Scholarship is a scholarship established by Peoples National Bank of 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. Selection is based on academics and leadership skills. The $1,000 award recipient is Megan Marner, North Daviess High School.

Steven L. Gines College Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by friends of Steven L. Gines in his memory. It is open to graduating seniors of Washington High School who have completed college preparatory classes in high school and have been involved in the arts. This year’s $400 award recipient is Adam Arthur.

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, 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. This year there are four recipients receiving an award of $1,500 each. They are Kaelyn Klopfenstein, Taylor University; Faith Dalton, Olivet Nazarene University; Madalyn Haycraft, Pike Central High School; and Karen Rivas-Morales, Washington High School.

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 high school who attended Lena Dunn Elementary School may apply. This year’s $1,000 award recipient is Maria Jose-Vicente, Washington Catholic High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Marilyn Wallace by her husband Lewis and her daughter Marcia McConnell. Graduating North Daviess High School seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health or health-related fields are eligible for this award. This year’s $500 recipient is Marcy Knepp.

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship is a scholarship established by the John and Anna McCall Trust Fund to provide scholarships to graduates of North Daviess High School who are pursuing a career in teaching with an emphasis in fine arts or elementary education. This year there are two students receiving $500 awards: Dryce Graber, North Daviess High School; and Jeffrey Mayfield, Indiana University.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lucile Vance in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of Daviess County Schools with a scholastic rank in the upper third of their class may apply. Applicants must have participated in 4-H for at least four years and be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. This year the $900 scholarship is awarded to Gracie Madison, Barr-Reeve High School.

North Daviess Scholarship is an annual scholarship fund established by the North Daviess Academic Opportunity Alliance (formerly known as North Daviess Dollars for Scholars Program) to help North Daviess students pursue advanced education. 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. This year there are two recipients receiving $750 each: Kristen Howard and Joshua Krusenklaus.

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. This year’s $500 award recipient is Dryce Graber.

Dwight Risley Scholarship is a 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 there are eleven students receiving a $2,000 award. The recipients are Alida Ajradinoska, Washington High School; Kristen Howard, North Daviess High School; Jacie Graber, North Daviess High School; Katie Wagler, Barr-Reeve High School; Megan Marner, North Daviess High School; Selena Mascorro, Barr-Reeve High School; Trinity Gingerich, North Daviess High School’ Madison Harris-Gist, Barr-Reeve High School; Claire Fox, Washington Catholic High School; Joshua Krusenklaus, North Daviess High School; and Tracy Stoll, Barr-Reeve High School.

Jo Ann Shawhan Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by John Shawhan in memory of his wife Jo Ann to benefit Daviess County students pursuing a nursing degree at Vincennes University. This year’s awards total $4,000 and the recipients are Lendsey Jerger, Washington Catholic High School; Madelyn Metzger, Washington High School; and Abigail Wagler, Barr-Reeve High School.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gregory A. and Natalie J. Smith in memory of their son, Sheldon (1993-2006). Graduating seniors of Washington High School and Washington Catholic High School planning to pursue a degree in writing (literature, not journalism), computer graphics, computer game design, computer art design, or computer animation, computer programming, and/or web design at an accredited institution. This year’s $400 award recipient is Jaydee Dant, Washington High School.

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 award is $500 and the recipient is Madalyn Metzger, Washington High School.

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 planning to pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This year four North Daviess students are receiving $1,150 each. The recipients are Mya Knepp, Kelsey Howard, Jacie Graber, and Joshua Krusenklaus.

In addition, the Community Foundation administers the Daviess County Lilly Endowment Scholarship program. This year, 19 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the Community Foundation awards scholarships to those students who are alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The scholarships are made possible by donors to the Friends of Daviess County endowment fund. The total amount being awarded this year is $15,000. The recipients are Gracie Madison, Barr-Reeve High School; Sophia Davis, Washington High School; Megan Marner, North Daviess High School; Katie Wagler, Barr-Reeve High School; Meagan Miller, Barr-Reeve High School; Margaret Bassler, Washington Catholic High School; Reid Morris, North Daviess High School; and Marcy Knepp, North Daviess High School.

The 2021 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient is Audrey Wright of Washington High School.  She has accepted a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program. The Community Foundation accepted applications and a volunteer selection committee made up of community leaders completed the review process for this award with final selections being made by Independent Colleges of Indiana.

The Community Foundation County Advisory Board would like to thank the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

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

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 2020, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $442,172 to 20 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 25, 2021, by completing the online form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to the online grant management system can be found at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/.

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

Betty Ann McCullough Educational Funds Award $27,990 in Grants

The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced grant recipients of the three Betty Ann McCullough educational grants programs. The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grants Program, the Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grants Program, and the Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program provide funding for educational programs in Gibson County.

These programs are 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.

Through the three programs, grants totaling $27,990 were awarded to the following organizations:

South Gibson School Corporation received a $1,000 grant for use by Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant recipient Jane Toth. Jane is a teacher at Gibson Southern High School and plans to participate in a special Advanced Placement training course over the summer to help her students prepare for their AP exams.

Princeton Community Intermediate School received a $1,000 grant for use by Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant recipient Brooke Reed. Brooke teaches 5th grade mathematics. According to her peers, she always works to find creative ways to make challenging lessons attainable for all students.

Oakland City University was awarded $6,000 for the Acorn Academy. The academy provides weekly tutoring sessions for East Gibson county students at grades K-6th.

Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library received $540 for the Read and Feed Program. Read & Feed is an innovative story time program that combines literacy with cooking, while addressing the delicate issue of food insecurity.

Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation received a $9,600 grant for A Night at the Museum. This program will allow patrons to enjoy an interactive and educational night of history as they experience history coming to life in a lantern-guided journey through time.

Princeton Community Intermediate School received a $5,000 for the Carl Anderson Writing Seminar. The goal of the seminar is to equip teacher with tools to help improve students writing scores.

Princeton Public Library received $4,000 for Community STEAM Enrichment Programs. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Programs will provide hands-on activities and informational seminars for community members with primary focus of ages 16+.

Saints Peter and Paul School was awarded $850 for the Move to Succeed Program. This grant will be used to purchase classroom items that will help enhance student academic environment so that they will be able to absorb more of their grade level curriculum. 

Donors like Betty Ann McCullough allow the Gibson County Community Foundation to fulfill their charitable goals by structuring funds that are customized to fit their unique goals. If you are interested in setting up a fund, please contact Rachel Purviance, Regional Director of Development at rpurviance@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082 to discuss your legacy of giving.

Spencer County Community Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Opportunity

(Spencer County, Indiana)  The Spencer County Community Foundation Women’s Fund is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Spencer County for awards up to $5,000.  The Women’s Fund invites charitable nonprofit organizations to apply for the grants by completing a grant application describing how their organization would use the award.  Grant applications will be accepted from June 14 to July 16, 2021.

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 nonprofit 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.

The grant application process will be conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer. The Women’s Fund grants committee will review funding requests and contact grant applicants if additional questions arise. Upon completion of the review, the grants committee will make recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation. Notification of the grant awards will be made in August 2021.

For additional information and questions, please contact Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.547.3176 or ealvey@communityfoundationalliance.org

The Women’s Fund is one of Spencer County Community Foundation’s endowment funds producing annual grants or scholarships.  For more information about setting up your own endowment fund, please contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.   

Knox County Community Foundation Awards Over $20,000 In Scholarships

The Knox County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $20,100. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to 13 area students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regularly scheduled scholarship breakfast for fund founders and recipients was cancelled.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Lauren Osmon states, “The Knox County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our youth has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Knox County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

The Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by Robert Bird in memory of his daughter Heather.  Heather was a fire fighter with the Vincennes Township Fire Department, and this scholarship benefits a student who is a member or is related to a member of the Vincennes Township Fire Department.  This year’s award is $1,000 and the recipient is Jacob King, Vincennes Lincoln High School.

The Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship 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 Emma Robinson, Rivet High School.

The Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship was established by Sarah H. Keller in memory of her mother.  It benefits graduating seniors of any Knox County High School planning to attend any Indiana college or university, and demonstrate an interest in English or history.  This year’s $1,500 scholarship recipient is Cavan Lemberg, North Knox High School.

McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the members of the McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship Committee.  It benefits a graduating senior at any Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education.  The recipient of the $600 scholarship is Lauren Haveman, South Knox High School.

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 $3,000 scholarship recipient is Brittany Page, North Knox High School.

The James (Jim) Jenks Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by friends of Jim Jenks to help graduating seniors of Knox County pursue advanced education. Jim was an avid golfer, so recipients must have been a member of their school’s golf team during their senior year of high school. This is the first year for the award. There are two recipients of $500 each: Lauren Haveman and Zac Schmidt, both of South Knox High School.

The Kathleen W. Rinsch Educational Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship 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 Olivia Kroeger, Vincennes Lincoln High School.

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 Jacob King.

The Roger Montgomery, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by Sue Montgomery in memory of her husband Dr. (Walter) Roger Montgomery, a Vincennes nephrologist. 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 $2,000 scholarship recipient is Riley Petro, a senior at North Knox High School.

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 the $1,500 scholarship recipient is Caroline Kroeger, Washington High School.

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 year’s $1,000 award recipient is Keri Steckler, Gibson Southern High School.

In addition, the Community Foundation administers the Knox County Lilly Endowment Scholarship program. This year, 21 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the Community Foundation awards scholarships to those students who are alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The scholarships are made possible by donors to the Friends of Knox County endowment fund. The total amount being awarded this year is $6,000. Recipients are Ella Hays, South Knox High School; Alaynie Mize, South Knox High School; William Staggs, South Knox High School.

Phoebe Worstell of North Knox High School is the 2021 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient. She will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. After graduation, Phoebe plans to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. The Community Foundation handles the applications, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

The Knox County Community Foundation County Advisory Board would like to thank the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families.  We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Knox County Community Foundation Announces Target Lasting Change (TLC) Grants Initiative

The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for its Target Lasting Change (TLC) grants initiative. Proposed projects must strategically address the pressing community need of Increased Economic Opportunity and aim to make a significant and sustained, positive impact among the population being served, and/or the broader community. The deadline to submit an LOI is Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Some of the topics identified as needs connected to Increased Economic Opportunity include workforce development, broadband access, infrastructure, mental health, and poverty- but there are undoubtedly many more. The Community Foundation welcomes creative approaches aimed at improving life in Knox County.

All LOIs will be carefully review by the TLC Grants committee, and finalists will be invited to submit a full application for further review. All organizations submitting LOIs will be notified of the outcome via email by June 11, 2021.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox/grants.

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.

Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to first contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.254.9354 or via email losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Join The Women’s Fund of Spencer County In Paying Tribute To Special Women In Honor Of Mother’s Day

The Women’s Fund of Spencer County is conducting their annual Mother’s Day campaign. This year, Mother’s Day will be observed on Sunday, May 9th, a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the beloved women in your life.  As we embrace this observance, we hope you will consider a gift that allows her honor or memory to be a special part of our legacy.

The Women’s Fund of Spencer County is a group of visionary women focused on making a difference in our community. Honoring special women in your life allows the fund to grow, which provides annual grants that support the vital services, programs, and activities our local charitable partners provide.

Every day, women make positive contributions to Spencer County; and when visionary women band together, they have an even greater impact.  We invite you to join us and make a special Mother’s Day gift honoring the beloved women in your life by making a donation to the Women’s Fund of Spencer County.

Gifts to the Women’s Fund of Spencer County can be made online through our online donation portal at communityfoundationalliance.org/spencer, or mailed to the Spencer County Community Foundation, PO Box 3, Rockport, IN 47635.

For questions about this campaign or the Women’s Fund of Spencer County, please contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Betty Ann McCullough Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

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 now accepting applications. These three grant programs are administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation. The application deadline is April 9, 2021.

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 the funds and 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.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, please visit the Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/grants/.

Warrick County Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 24, 2021. 

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. Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/warrick-cg/.

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 812.429.1191, ext. 106 or via email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 19, 2021. 

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 www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh/grants.

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 812.429.1191, ext. 106 or via e-mail (shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org)

Women’s Fund Of Daviess County Announces Annual Grant Cycle

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 to support a charitable project or program of up to $10,000 is available.

Applications will be accepted online until midnight on Monday, March 22, 2021. After a review by the Women’s Fund volunteer grant selection committee, applicants will be notified by April 30, 2021 whether or not they’ve been selected as a finalist. Each finalist will be requested to provide a brief written summary of their project to the Women’s Fund membership. After reviewing the finalist projects, the Women’s Fund membership will cast their votes via mail, and the organization whose request receives the majority of votes will be awarded the grant.  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 or 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.

Posey County Community Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Opportunity

(Mount Vernon, Indiana) The Posey County Community Foundation Women’s Fund is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Posey County. The Women’s Fund invites charitable nonprofit organizations to apply for the grants by completing a grant application describing how their organization would use the award.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 19, 2021.

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 nonprofit 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.

The grant application process is being conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Posey. Applications submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency must include a written statement signed by the agency’s board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

The Women’s Fund Steering Committee will review funding requests and will contact grant applicants for an interview.  Once interviews have concluded, the Steering Committee will make its recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation. No lobbying or soliciting of Steering Committee or Board members will be permitted.

More information and grant application training are available by contacting John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.838.0288 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Women’s Fund is one of Posey County Community Foundation’s endowment funds producing annual grants or scholarships.  For more information about setting up your own endowment fund, please contact Rachel Purviance, Regional Director of Development at rpurviance@communityfoundationalliance.org

The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund Held By The Perry County Community Foundation Awards Grant

(Perry County, Indiana) The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, held by the Perry County Community Foundation, recently awarded a grant to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools for development of literacy skills programs for students at William Tell Elementary.

The fund was established in memory of Donna Fenn by her husband, Doug; son Christian; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Liffick; and parents, Christian and Dorothy Nix.

 “The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has brought joy (and books) to William Tell Elementary students since 2005.  Annually and faithfully, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, through the Perry County Community Foundation, has funded the purchase of hundreds of books in the school library, devices such as Kindles for electronic reading, access to rich online news articles from sites such as NewsELA, and more,” said Mrs. Laura Noble, William Tell Elementary Principal.  

Since 2005, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has provided support to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools with over $22,000 in grants annually.

Gracie Noble of William Tell Elementary School looks through a selection of books during her library time at school. 

Due to COVID-19, there was no in-person check presentation this year, but the donation will continue to give all children – virtual or in-person – the opportunity to enrich their lives with high quality books. 

Donations to the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund can be made online through our online donation portal at https://alliance.fcsuite.com/erp/donate?sorg_id=1003, or mailed to the Perry County Community Foundation, c/o Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, PO Box 13, Tell City, 47586.

Please contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org for questions about this fund or interest in setting up your own endowment fund.

Community Foundations Scholarship Programs Now Accepting Applications

(Evansville, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Warrick County Community Foundation are excited to announce the opening of the community scholarship awards cycle for 2021. 

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

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria for each scholarship are determined by the scholarship founder. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds and educational goals. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin and are based on a competitive process.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the specific eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application requirements are posted under the Scholarship Opportunities tab on the Foundations’ websites.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation offers 23 endowed scholarships providing over $48,000 in support each year.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2021. Please visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh for details and to begin the online application.

The Warrick County Community Foundation has twelve endowed scholarships providing over $13,500 in support.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Please visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Warrick for details and to begin the online application.

The Community Foundations offer the following tips to help students strengthen their applications:

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

For questions about the application process, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.573.1454 or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Vanderburgh and Warrick County Community Foundation Scholarship Programs Now Accepting Applications

(Evansville, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Warrick County Community Foundation are excited to announce the opening of the community scholarship awards cycle for 2021. 

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

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria for each scholarship are determined by the scholarship founder. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds and educational goals. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin and are based on a competitive process.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the specific eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application requirements are posted under the Scholarship Opportunities tab on the Foundations’ websites.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation offers 23 endowed scholarships providing over $48,000 in support each year.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2021. Please visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh for details and to begin the online application.

The Warrick County Community Foundation has twelve endowed scholarships providing over $13,500 in support.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Please visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Warrick for details and to begin the online application.

The Community Foundations offer the following tips to help students strengthen their applications:

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

For questions about the application process, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.573.1454 or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Spencer County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

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

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer.

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

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

1. Begin working on the application early.

2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.

3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.

4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.

5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Wednesday, February 17, 2020.

Perry County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

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

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry.

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

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

1. Begin working on the application early.

2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.

3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.

4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.

5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, February 12, 2020.

Gibson County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

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

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Gibson.

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

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

1. Begin working on the application early.

2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.

3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.

4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.

5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Posey County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

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

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Posey.

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

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

1. Begin working on the application early.

2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.

3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.

4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.

5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

The deadline to apply is 12 midnight on Friday, February 12, 2021.