Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Backpacks of Love for VCSC recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation through the Knox Gives Grants Program.

This Knox Gives Grants Program allows Knox County Community Foundation advisory board members to recommend $500 grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation’s most recent grant recommendation was made by Karen Livers and will provide general support to Backpacks of Love for VCSC.   

Backpacks of Love provides backpacks of food to needy students in the Vincennes Community School Corporation. These bags of food are sent home with the hope that students will be nourished when they come to school on Monday.

For more information about funding opportunities through the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Laura Hazelman, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.890.4469 or via email lhazelman@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Perry County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

“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 at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/scholarships/opportunities.  

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic 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:

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

The deadline to apply is midnight on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Warrick County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

The Warrick County Community Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Donnelly and Logan Ellis as the 2022 recipients of the Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“It is such a pleasure to work with these students, their academic success is amazing.  More importantly, they both live the value of serving others and working to make their community better,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Warrick County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Jennifer Donnelly is the daughter of John and Olga Donnelly, of Newburgh. She is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study architecture. In addition to exceling academically, Donnelly has been involved in a variety of school activities including the robotics team, summer musical orchestra, band, and Student Council. Outside of school, she spends much of her time pursuing her passion for music. Donnelly is a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the American Guild of Organists.

Logan Ellis is the son of Matthew and Mindy Ellis, of Boonville. Ellis is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study Mathematics in college. His career goal is to become a pediatrician.  In addition to his academic success, Ellis has been involved in a variety of school activities including wrestling, band, and Student Council. Outside of school, he enjoys coaching wrestling. Ellis is also active with Young Life.

In nominating Warrick County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, consideration was given to each student’s academic achievements, activities, and involvement with the community. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP), nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for final review of and approval of nominees.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Mason Phillips and Lillie Redmon, both of whom attend Boonville High School, will receive $3,000 scholarships from the Friends of Warrick County Fund.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Warrick County Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana.  Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 Academic year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Community Foundations Now Accepting Applications for Community Scholarship Programs


The Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Warrick County Community Foundation are excited to announce the opening of the community scholarship awards cycle for 2022. 

“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 several 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. 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 online.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation offers 25 endowed scholarships providing over $75,000 in support each year.  Community scholarship applications are due by 11:30pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Please visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities for details and to begin the online application.

The Warrick County Community Foundation has 16 endowed scholarships providing over $30,000 in support.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.  Please visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities for details and to begin the online application.

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

Community Foundations Now Accepting Applications for Community Scholarship Programs

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Warrick County Community Foundation are excited to announce the opening of the community scholarship awards cycle for 2022. 

“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 several 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. 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 online.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation offers 25 endowed scholarships providing over $75,000 in support each year.  Community scholarship applications are due by 11:30pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Please visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities for details and to begin the online application.

The Warrick County Community Foundation has 16 endowed scholarships providing over $30,000 in support.  Scholarship applications are due by 11:30 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.  Please visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities for details and to begin the online application.

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 Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is pleased to announce Brandon Foster, Aleilah Nisley, and Santosharupa Ponna as the 2022 recipients of the Vanderburgh County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Vanderburgh County is fortunate to have many high achieving students. We received over 90 applications for this year’s scholarship. I’m always impressed with the quality of applicants and how many students in our area excel both academically and in their service to the community,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study, on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Brandon Foster is the son of Robert and Kimberly Foster, of Evansville. He is a senior at Evansville Day School and plans to study history and biochemistry.  His career goal is to become a physician. In addition to exceling academically, Foster has been involved in a variety of school activities, including Student Council, speech, concert band, Venture Club and numerous sports. Outside of school, Foster spends much of his time giving back to the community. He volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Salvation Army, and Youth Resources. Foster also has a deep passion for Holocaust awareness. He volunteered with CANDLES Holocaust Museum and developed a Holocaust awareness curriculum for middle school students in Indiana.

Aleilah Nisley is the daughter of Adam and Rebekah Nisley, of Evansville. She is a senior at Mater Dei High School and plans to study business management. Nisley’s career goal is to work in international business development.  Along with her academic success, she has been involved in a variety of school activities including Student Council, marching band, and numerous academic bowl teams. Outside of school, Nisley is active with the United Catholic Youth Ministry and volunteers with Vacation Bible School, and SWIRCA & More. She enjoys learning about other cultures and hopes to study abroad while in college. 

Santosharupa Ponna is the daughter of Veera Ponna and Sarita Gogula of Newburgh. She is a senior at Signature School and plans to study chemistry to pursue a career in pediatric oncology. In addition to her academic achievements, Ponna has been involved in a variety of school activities including Student Council, Spanish Club, and Mu Alpha Theta.  Her community activities include participation in Youth Resources and Kuchipudi dancing. Ponna is also the co-founder of the Kickstart Tennis Foundation and Prevention Youth Council in collaboration with Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Through her participation with the Prevention Youth Council, she has assisted with creating a podcast series focusing on creating dialogue around healthy relationships and reducing stigmas and misunderstanding related to sexual and relationship violence.

In nominating Vanderburgh County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, consideration was given to each student’s academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and service to the community. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) Committee, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for final review and approval of the scholarship recipients.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 academic year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Blue Jeans Community Center recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation through the Knox Gives Grant Program.

This program allows Knox County Community Foundation advisory board members to recommend $500 grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation’s most recent grant recommendation was made by Mark Anson and will provide support to the Blue Jeans Community Center.   

The Community Center offers various community-based activities to the residents of Monroe City, IN, and the surrounding areas.

For more information about funding opportunities through the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Laura Hazelman, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.890.4469 or via email lhazelman@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Posey County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

“Many Foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Amy Smith, 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 website at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic 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:

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

The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Gibson County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Amy Smith, 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 website at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships/opportunities.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic 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:

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

The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Gibson County Community Foundation Awards Over $116,000 To 23 Nonprofit Partners

The Gibson County Community Foundation has distributed $116,384 in grants to 23 local nonprofit organizations through its 2021 Community Good Grants program.

This year’s grants provide flexible funding for a variety of charitable projects and organizations serving Gibson County. Grants awarded are:

  • $5,000 to Chemo Buddies to provide support to chemotherapy patients in Gibson County;
  • $1,500 to YMCA of Southwestern Indiana to build a greenhouse to teach campers the value of planting, growing, and harvesting while at YMCA Camp Carson;
  • $825 to Sts. Peter and Paul School to support theSecret Stories Phonics, DreamScapes, and Vocabulary A-Z: Infusing Reading Science with Brain Science” programs which utilize a multisensory approach that help students grow in their phonics and reading skills in half the time;
  • $4,000 to Gibson Southern Scholarships, Inc. to provide four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Gibson Southern High School;
  • $5,060 to St. Joseph Catholic School to support the “Adding Art to Schools” project which would allow the school to create a reoccurring art program to enrich lives and add a creative outlet for about 90 students;
  • $7,157 to Addiction Solutions Corporation for the installation of a security system to ensure the safety and accountability of the participants of the Princeton Recovery House;
  • $4,000 to East Gibson Dollars for Scholars to provide financial support to continue the education of graduating seniors of Wood Memorial High School;
  • $6,824 to Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation to support the expansion of the children’s outdoor recreation area to include a specifically designed area for teenagers;
  • $4,950 to The Arc of Southwest Indiana to support the Inclusive Talent Apprenticeship Professionalism & Success Skills Course in Gibson County which provides professionalism and success skills training for apprentices in the Inclusive Talent program;
  • $3,000 to Tri-State Food Bank to support mobile food distribution in Gibson County as they partner with Patoka United Methodist Family Life Center to provide food for 150 households at risk of hunger;
  • $3,600 to Tulip Tree Health Services of Gibson County, Inc. to purchase IPads for behavioral health providers which will allow secure telehealth appointments with patients whose only electronic connection option is a cell phone;
  • $5,000 to Emmy, Corp. d/b/a Gibson County Animal Services to support the “Senior Paws Program” which improves the quality of life for low-income seniors/disabled by assisting them in being able to keep and care for their companion animals;
  • $15,000 to Youth First to support the Youth First Social Work Program which will provide free access to expert mental health support in 16 Gibson County schools to K-12 students;
  • $4,000 to Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars to award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School;
  • $2,500 to Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library to support the Senior Lunch & Learn project which serves to provide senior citizens in Oakland City an opportunity to come together over food for fellowship and learning opportunities;
  • $2,520 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to provide support to facilitate, 21 programs in Gibson County, focusing on Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy;
  • $8,000 to Holly’s House to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program targeting elementary students that teaches skills to keep kids safe from abuse;
  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to enable students from Gibson County to attend the March 2022 Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts;
  • $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley to purchase individually portioned meals and to stock pantries with individually packaged food items for Ronald McDonald House families;
  • $7,100 to Habitat for Humanity of Gibson County to acquire land for a future build; 
  • $5,098 to The Isaiah 1:17 Project to support and encourage fostering families by helping them to give to the children in their care at Christmas;
  • $10,050 to Gibson County Youth Theatre to purchase the rights, royalties, materials, and orchestration for the 2021-2022 Season; and
  • $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry to pay freight for donated food and to purchase food items at discounted prices to distribute to low income families in Gibson County.

Funding for the Community Good Grants program is provided by donors and organizations establishing and donating to community good and field of interest funds held by the Foundation. Those funds are: 

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

Posey County Community Foundation Awards Over $123,000 To 24 Nonprofit Partners

The Posey County Community Foundation has distributed $123,949.70 in grants to 24 local nonprofit organizations through its 2021 Community Good Grants program.

This year’s grants provide flexible funding for a variety of charitable projects and organizations serving Posey County. Grants awarded are:

  • $6,000 to At the Cross Mission to feed the hungry;
  • $2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. to provide funds to pay freight for donated food and to purchase food items at discounted prices to distribute to low income families in the Tri-State area;
  • $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to provide funds to pay processing fees for deer and livestock donated by hunters and farmers to donate to food pantries;

  • $8,683.54 to Rapp Granary – Owen Foundation to replace the 3-Phase electric elevator;

  • $4,391.62 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of Follett’s Destiny library automation system for the Saint Wendel Catholic School Library;

  • $7,850 to Thrive to fund high-quality, holistic afterschool programming to Mt. Vernon youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade from West Elementary School and Mt. Vernon Junior High School;

  • $10,000 to United Way of Posey County to provide funding for the mailing of one high-quality book per month from the Dolly’s Imagination Library to Posey County children ages birth to five years old;

  • $2,649.59 to Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association River Bend Food Pantry to purchase equipment and other items to help the food pantry to operate more efficiently;

  • $5,040 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate JA programming in Posey County, focusing on Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy;

  • $9,500 to Mount Vernon Youth Baseball for the replacement of batting cage nets and installing overhead safety netting;

  • $1,500 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program targeting elementary students that teaches skills to keep kids safe from abuse;

  • $4,330 to St. Stephens Episcopal Church for the repair of the interior of the bell tower, including the suspended ceiling, drywall, tile baseboards, and painting;

  • $3,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for funding to renovate the playground which is used daily by the surrounding community;

  • $3,314 to Griffin Community Ruritan Club Foundation, Inc. to provide funding to bring the emergency lighting system up to code at the Griffin Community Center;

  • $3,200 to Evansville Christian Life Center to provide funding for the Truth Talk program which collaborates with local schools to educate students with age appropriate curriculum focused on healthy relationships and sex education;

  • $7,000 to Youth First to fund the “Youth First Prevention & Early Intervention” program in eight Posey County Schools;

  • $5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ to provide funding to the “Partners in Food Program” to assist in the food needs of the Posey County Food pantries and United Caring Services;

  • $3,000 to Tri-State Food Bank to fund its “Mobile Food Distribution” program, partnering with St Peter’s United Church of Christ in Wadesville, Indiana, to provide food for 150 households at risk of hunger; 

  • $5,500 to Cancer Pathways Midwest to provide funding todeliver an interactive cancer prevention/coping skills curriculum to youth and teachers;

  • $7,650 to Mount Vernon-Black Township Parks and Recreation to provide funding for the painting of Brittlebank Park tennis courts, the addition of Pickleball courts, and for the purchase of equipment;

  • $3,878.95 to Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus for the purchase of a new instrument and equipment;

  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to fund the 2021-2022 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts which enables students from Posey County to attend the March 2022 performances;

  • $4,615 to Posey County Fair Association to provide funding for LED lighting updates to the Posey County Community Center external/parking lot lights; and

  • $8,747 to The Isaiah 1:17 Project to provide funding for the “Valuing Every Child & Supporting Fostering Families at Christmas” program.

Funding for the Community Good Grants program is provided by donors and organizations establishing and donating to community good and field of interest funds held by the Foundation. Those funds are: 

  • Atkins Family Fund
  • CountryMark Black Township Fund
  • Morris Family Fund
  • Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund-Posey
  • Posey County Youth Council Fund
  • Rosella and Doyle Oursler Fund
  • ConAgra Fund
  • CountryMark Posey County Fund
  • Ella and Stanley Maynor Memorial Fund
  • Friends of Posey County Fund
  • German American Bancorp Community Fund-Posey
  • Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Posey County
  • Memorial Fund of Posey County
  • Posey County Veterans of Foreign Wars Fund
  • Robert and Carole Rust Fund
  • Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Posey County
  • Smithville Targeting Lasting Change Fund
  • Tom and Nelda Hickey Fund

Daviess County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Donors to the Daviess County Community Foundation are making scholarship awards available again this year through the Community Scholarship Program.

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

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic 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:

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

Applications are accepted until midnight on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Knox County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Donors to the Knox County Community Foundation are making scholarship awards available again this year through the Community Scholarship Program.

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

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors. 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:

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

Applications are accepted until midnight on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

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

The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, held by the Perry County Community Foundation, recently awarded a $4,079 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 books (and joy) to William Tell Elementary students since 2005. Annually and faithfully, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, through the Perry County Community Foundation, has given us the opportunity to purchase hundreds of books for the school library, devices such as Kindles for electronic reading, access to online news articles and stories, and reading intervention programs to address learning loss,” 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.

Pictured making the presentation are (left to right) Mary James, Regional Director of Development with the Foundation; Christian Fenn; Laura Noble, William Tell Principal; and Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation.

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, IN 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.

Posey County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Posey County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Dalton Kuhn is the 2022 recipient of the Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Dalton exemplifies all of the qualities of a Lilly Scholar, he has excelled academically, athletically and in fine arts – all while overcoming some personal setbacks. His dedication to the community and positive attitude are truly impressive,” said Amy Smith, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Posey County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Dalton Kuhn is the son of Paul and Erin Kuhn, of Mt. Vernon. He is a senior at Mt. Vernon High School and plans to attend Indiana University or the University of Southern Indiana, studying Pre-Med/ Biology. In addition to exceling academically, Kuhn has been involved in a variety of school activities including Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Student Government and Thespian Club. He has served as the Vice President of the Class of 2022, both his junior and senior years. Kuhn also earned four varsity letters and was a member of the Big 8 All-Conference Team for swimming his freshman year. He played soccer his sophomore, junior and senior years for the Mt. Vernon Wildcat Soccer Team. Kuhn excels in fine arts and has been in multiple plays and musical productions, including the Children’s Theater. Academically, he has earned the Rising Star of Indiana Award and Academic Honors. Outside of school, Kuhn is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, obtaining his Rank of Eagle Scout (spending over 120 hours on the project), earned one Eagle Palm his freshman year, and the Order of the Arrow his sophomore year. 

In nominating Posey County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s), consideration was given to academic achievement in completed course work, difficulty of high school curriculum, completion of college prep curriculum prior to graduation, community service and volunteer activities by the Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Nominating Committee. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) Committee, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for final review and approval of the scholarship recipients.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Kaylee Bender received the honor of First Alternate and receive a scholarship from the Friends of Posey County Fund. Renee Bippus received the Second Alternate award.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Gibson County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Gibson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Madalynn Steckler is the 2022 recipient of the Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Madalynn exemplifies all of the qualities of a Lilly Scholar, she has not only excelled academically and athletically, but her volunteerism and community involvement is extraordinary. Her dedication to her family, community and peers, along with her positive attitude is truly impressive,” said Amy Smith, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Gibson County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Madalynn Steckler is the daughter of Phillip and Jessica Steckler, of Haubstadt. She is a senior at Gibson Southern High School and plans to attend University of Notre Dame or Purdue University, studying Physics, Biology or Biomedical Engineering. In addition to exceling academically, Steckler has been involved in a variety of school activities including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Peer Tutoring/Life Skills, Interdisciplinary Academic Decathlon Team, along with the English and History Academic Decathlon Team. She has obtained numerous accolades athletically, including PAC Honorable Mention her junior year in soccer and served as the Team Captain her senior year. Steckler received the Mental Toughness Award in swimming her sophomore and junior years, and participates in track and field for the Gibson Southern Titans She also plays lacrosse – achieving the ranking as 7th Best Goalie in Indiana her junior year. Outside of school, Steckler is extremely active with the Owensville Boys and Girls 4-H Club and volunteers with many community organizations, including St. Maria Goretti Youth Group, The House of Bread and Peace Women’s Shelter, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, and the Ronald McDonald House. She has a passion for volunteerism and has led multiple fundraisers for homeless shelters. During the pandemic, Steckler started “Madalynn’s Take and Bake Kitchen” business from her family’s kitchen. She also spends multiple hours assisting her grandmother with her baking business. 

In nominating Gibson County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s), consideration was given to academic achievement, school activities, and work experience. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Gibson County Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) Committee, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for final review and approval of the scholarship

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Maura Kluesner was named as first alternate and will receive a scholarship from the Friends of Gibson County Fund. Karis Blacklock was named the second alternate.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Warrick County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

The Warrick County Community Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Donnelly and Logan Ellis as the 2022 recipients of the Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“It is such a pleasure to work with these students, their academic success is amazing.  More importantly, they both live the value of serving others and working to make their community better,” said Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Warrick County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Jennifer Donnelly is the daughter of John and Olga Donnelly, of Newburgh. She is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study architecture. In addition to exceling academically, Donnelly has been involved in a variety of school activities including the robotics team, summer musical orchestra, band, and Student Council. Outside of school, she spends much of her time pursuing her passion for music. Donnelly is a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the American Guild of Organists.

Logan Ellis is the son of Matthew and Mindy Ellis, of Boonville. Ellis is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study Mathematics in college. His career goal is to become a pediatrician.  In addition to his academic success, Ellis has been involved in a variety of school activities including wrestling, band, and Student Council. Outside of school, he enjoys coaching wrestling. Ellis is also active with Young Life.

In nominating Warrick County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, consideration was given to each student’s academic achievements, activities, and involvement with the community. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP), nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for final review of and approval of nominees.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Mason Phillips and Lillie Redmon, both of whom attend Boonville High School, will receive $3,000 scholarships from the Friends of Warrick County Fund.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Warrick County Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana.  Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 Academic year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Knox County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Knox County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Emma Miller is the 2022 recipient of the Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership.

“Working closely with our dedicated scholarship nomination committee to determine finalists and nominate this year’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, Emma Miller, was a rewarding experience. Emma is a remarkable student and well deserving of this award. I look forward to seeing her excel over the next four years of college and beyond. All of our finalists were impressive and should be very proud of their accomplishments. Congratulations again Emma!” said Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, Community Foundation Alliance.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Emma Miller is the daughter of Andrew and Andrea Miller, of Freelandville, IN. She is a senior at North Knox High School and plans to attend Purdue University studying biology. In addition to exceling academically, Miller has been involved in a variety of school activities including National Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Champions Together, show choir, Spanish Club and golf. She has held leadership roles in several of these activities. Outside of school, Miller is very active in her church. She served as a volunteer on the Bethel Pastoral Search Committee, Bethel Youth Group, Cantata, Vacation Bible School and assisted as children’s church teacher, and nursery attendant. Miller has also been involved in Warrior to Warrior projects volunteering for Backpack Blessings, food basket delivery, and Salvation Army bell ringer. She is also a fitness and nutrition coach at Final Call.

In nominating Knox County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, personal statement of goals, work experience, school activities, honors and awards, an essay, and a finalist interview.  After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) Nominating Committee, the nominee and alternates were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for the selection of the scholarship recipient.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Salena Dellinger from South Knox High School was named first alternate and will receive a $6,000 scholarship from the Friends of Knox County Fund. Danica Dunn from Rivet was selected as the second alternate.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Daviess County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Daviess County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Alaina Thorne is the 2022 recipient of the Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership.

“It was a pleasure to work closely with our dedicated members of the scholarship nomination committee to determine finalists and nominate this year’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, Alaina Thorne. Alaina is an impressive student and I look forward to seeing her excel during the next four years of college, and many years to come. Although we could only nominate one student for the award, all finalists should be very proud of their accomplishments. This is a stellar group of students!” said Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, Community Foundation Alliance.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Alaina Thorne is the daughter of Dr. Marcus Thorne and Dr. Jacqueline Graber, of Washington, IN. She is a senior at Washington High School and plans to attend Notre Dame University studying Pre-Medicine – Biomedical Engineering. In addition to exceling academically, Thorne has been involved in a variety of school activities including Deca, Student Council, and Business Professionals of America. She is active in athletics – basketball, volleyball and tennis. Thorne received a varsity letter every year she has played, and has been named all-conference in all three sports. She was named team captain for both basketball and volleyball her junior and senior years. Outside of school, Thorne has participated in New Hope Christian Church Journey through Bethlehem, Feed My Sheep canned food drive, and a Christmas program helping families.

In nominating Daviess County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, personal statement of goals and essay, school activities, sports and work experience, finalist impromptu essay, and finalist interview. After the field of applicants was narrowed down by the Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) Nominating Committee, the nominee and alternates were submitted to the statewide administrator of the LECSP, Independent Colleges of Indiana, for the selection of the scholarship recipient.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Trista Swartzentruber from Barr-Reeve High School was named first alternate and Seth Allison from Washington High School was named second alternate. Each will receive a $3,000 scholarship from the Friends of Daviess County Fund. In addition, all remaining finalists will also receive a scholarship from the Friends of Daviess County Fund.

The LECSP is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. Lilly Endowment created the LECSP for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Spencer County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Spencer County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Timothy (Kyle) Eubank is the 2022 recipient of the Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Kyle’s involvement and dedication to his school and his community was apparent in his application and interview. The nominating committee was honored to have the opportunity to meet him and recommend him for this life-changing opportunity,” said Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Spencer County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Kyle Eubank is the son of Jeffrey and Heather Eubank, of Santa Claus. He is a senior at Heritage Hills High School and plans to attend Indiana University, Bloomington studying medicine. In addition to exceling academically, he has been involved in a variety of school activities including National Beta Club, Student Council, Class President, Business Professionals of America, Academic Bowl, Swim, and Tennis. Outside of school, Eubank is involved with the Santa Claus United Methodist Church Youth Church Camp and Feed My Starving Children, Beta Club Summer STEM Program and book drive, and swimming lessons. He organized the summer STEM program where he constructed a 45-page packet full of STEM-based activities; set up online submission platforms and program Facebook page; printed and distributed materials to local elementary schools; and communicated with parents of participants.

In nominating Spencer County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to academic performance, a written essay, community and school involvement, special circumstances, an impromptu essay, and an interview by the Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Nominating Committee. After the field of applicants was narrowed down, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, ICI, for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. First alternate, Skylar Young will receive a scholarship from the Friends of Spencer County Fund. Nathan Windell was named the second alternate.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception. The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Perry County Community Foundation Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Perry County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ankita Kashyab is the 2022 recipient of the Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“Ankita’s involvement and dedication to her school and her community was apparent in her application, recommendation letter, and interview. The nominating committee was honored to have the opportunity to meet her and recommend her for this life-changing opportunity,” said Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Perry County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Ankita Kashyab is the daughter of Balaji and Ramyaa Kashyab, of Tell City. She is a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and plans to attend University of Evansville studying dentistry. In addition to exceling academically, Kashyab has been involved in a variety of school activities including Health Occupation Students of America, National Honor Society, Key Club, Spanish Club, Pep Club, Academic Bowl, golf, tennis, archery, and Varsity Swim Team Manager. Outside of school, she is actively involved in Perry County 4-H and 4-H Junior Leaders where she serves as club president for both clubs. During high school, Kashyab interned at a dentist and doctor’s office where she has gained hands-on experience in her desired field.  

In nominating Perry County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to academic performance, school and community activities, leadership role in activities, essays, steps applicant has taken to prepare for chosen career or educational path, special circumstances, and a finalist interview by the nominating committee. After the field of applicants was narrowed down, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, ICI, for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Nicolas Hilgendhold was named first alternate, and Jaxon Naviaux was named second alternate.  

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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 Announces 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Pike County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Everett Attaway is the 2022 recipient of the Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

“The nominating committee was tasked with making a very difficult choice since this year’s applicants were extremely qualified individuals,” said Cindy Gaskins, Volunteer Director of the Pike County Community Foundation.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year 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.

Everett Attaway is the son of Roy and Tracy Attaway, of Winslow, Indiana. He is a senior at Pike Central High School and plans to attend Rose Hulman or Purdue University to study civil engineering. In addition to exceling academically, Everett has been involved in a variety of school activities including the German Club, National Honor Society, and Academic Bowl. His community involvement includes working with the Winslow Volunteer Fire Department and the Lion’s Club.

In nominating Pike County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to a number of criteria including but not limited to grades, difficulty of curriculum, school involvement, honors and awards, community activity and financial need by the nominating committee. After the field of applicants was narrowed down, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, ICI, for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Scholarship award alternates were also announced. Sophie Carnahan and Kya Sullivan were named as alternates.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) is administered locally by the Community Foundation, with the support of local high schools, and the administrative oversight by the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI).  Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has supported the program every year since with tuition grants totaling in excess of $439 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program 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.

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Isaiah 117 House, Knox County 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 Craig Kirk and will provide support to the Isaiah 117 House in Knox County.   

Isaiah 117 House is an organization that provides a safe home for Knox County children to go while they await placement in a foster home.

The City Of Evansville Endowment Fund Awarded Over $500,000 to 25 Charitable Organizations During This Year’s Grant Cycle

The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) recently announced total grant awards of $512,271 to 25 charitable organizations. The CEEF’s mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville.

The annual grant cycle began in June 2021. The CEEF grants committee awards the grants through a competitive application and review process. Grants are specifically awarded for capital improvement projects and 60% of annual grants are required to be distributed to organizations serving the 4th and 6th wards.

“Nonprofit organizations are the backbone for any community, especially during tough times,” said CEEF Board President, Amber Rascoe. “To date, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund has been able to award more than $5.4 million to local nonprofits to help them better serve our community. Congratulations to this year’s recipients! I encourage all nonprofits to go to our website to get more information about how they can apply next year.”

This year’s grant recipients are:

  • $20,000 to District of Evansville Society of St. Vincent de Paul to assist with the replacement of the food pantry roof;
  • $35,000 to United Methodist Youth Home for a fire suppression sprinkler system;
  • $25,000 to Evansville Association for the Blind to repair and restore the interior of the facility that has been damaged due to roof leaks;
  • $55,000 to Louis J Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville for the tuck point waterproofing project;
  • $15,000 to YMCA of Southwestern Indiana for parking lot updates;
  • $15,000 to Community One to restore the residential property at 1206 S Kentucky Avenue;
  • $40,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville for construction materials for 15 homes in St. Theresa Place and Jacobsville Neighborhood;
  • $2,500 to Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville for the creation of two new murals in Self.e Alley;
  • $30,000 to SWIRCA & More to assist with the renovation of the men’s and women’s restrooms to make them more accessible for physically challenged individuals;
  • $13,109 to WNIN Tri-State Public Media to widen the sidewalk at the employee/volunteer entrance to make it ADA accessible and for the installation of an awning;
  • $8,660 to United Caring Services to replace an exterior wood door with a more secure commercial-grade metal door;
  • $7,120 to Lampion Center to paint seven offices and lobby and to repair the signboard circuit wiring;
  • $14,345 to The Arc of Evansville to create a safe, side entrance for staff and clients by constructing a wall that includes two entry doors and a roll-up door;
  • $20,000 to Uncharted International to assist with building renovation;
  • $21,204.50 to Easterseals Rehabilitation Center to replace the deteriorated concrete at the Rotherwood Group Home drive, parking area, and patio to prevent accidents and improve access for adults with disabilities;
  • $20,000 to Friends of Woodmere Dog Park to build a shelter at the new dog park;
  • $7,624 to Memorial Community Development Corporation for the purchase and installation of cameras, monitors, and recorders to expand security in the childcare facility;
  • $32,200 to The Potter’s Wheel for multiple structural repairs to the facility;
  • $6,833 to Embrace Church to purchase and install a security camera system in the daycare;
  • $10,596 to Tri-State Food Bank for the purchase and installation of a new security gate for the dock area;
  • $20,000 to Reitz Home Preservation Society for restoration of cast iron window enframements;
  • $21,633 to Carver Community Organization for multipurpose field updates, including the purchase and installation of commercial fencing and a yard barn;
  • $25,910 to Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science to renovate the third floor men’s and women’s restrooms to allow for an ADA compliant family restroom and storage room;
  • $5,537.08 to Patchwork Central for multiple repairs to the facility; and
  • $40,000 to Franklin Street Events Association for the purchase and installation of inclusive playground equipment at the Stoplight City playground.

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

Vincennes Cub League recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation through the Knox Gives Grants Program.

This program allows Knox County Community Foundation advisory board members recommend $500 grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation’s most recent grant recommendation was made by Greg Cardinal and will provide support to Vincennes Cub League for the Blue Diamond Renovation project.   

Vincennes Cub League is a youth baseball organization that provides Knox County children ages four to fifteen the opportunity to play organized baseball. The organization also provides a Buddy Ball program for physically and mentally challenged young people.

For more information about funding opportunities through the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Laura Hazelman, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.890.4469 or via email lhazelman@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Pictured are: (From left to right) Kirk Bouchie, President of Vincennes Cub League and Greg Cardinal

Community Foundation’s Knox Gives Program Awards Grant

The Indiana Military Museum recently received a $500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation through the Knox Gives Grants Program

Through the 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 Laura DeBrock and will provide support for the Indiana Military Museum. 

The Indiana Military Museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding, and appreciation of U.S. military history. This is accomplished by maintaining, preserving, and displaying artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of our American heritage.

For more information about funding opportunities through the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Laura Hazelman, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.890.4469 or via email lhazelman@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Pictured are: (From left to right) Laura DeBrock and Jim Osborne, Director of the Indiana Military Museum

Knox County Community Foundation Awards $79,609 To 18 Charitable Partners

The Knox County Community Foundation is distributing $79,609 in grants to 18 local organizations through their 2021 Community Good Grants program.

This year’s grants provide flexible funding for a variety of charitable projects and organizations serving Knox County.

The grants are:

  • $2,924 to Addiction Solutions Corporation to install security cameras at the Vincennes recovery house
  • $15,000 to Blue Jeans Community Center, Inc. for the replacement of the deteriorated outdoor basketball court with a resurfaced court, new goals, and an open-air roof
  • $2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. to pay the freight for one semi load of donated food product that will be distributed to low income families in Knox County
  • $2,000 to Generations, Division of Vincennes University’s Statewide Service to host an Elder Justice event in Vincennes in September 2022 focusing on elder abuse and neglect, including lunch for participants, marketing materials/services, materials and supplies, speaker fees, and mileage costs
  • $2,120 to Guardians of the Garden Master Gardeners to establish a native plant garden to demonstrate to the public the benefits of using native plants in landscaping, including the purchase of plants, landscaping supplies, educational signage, and supplies for educational programs
  • $5,000 to Indiana Military Museum for the addition of interactive, educational, and intriguing new exhibits to honor veteran’s sacrifices and stories, including set and backdrop building, special lighting, sound effects, video projection devices, and supplemental visual aids
  • $12,488.66 to Isaiah 117 House Knox County, IN to install flooring and a security system in the new home
  • $2,376 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate JA programs in Knox County, focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy
  • $5,000 to Knox County Life After Meth, Inc. to paint the interior of two recovery residences
  • $8,000 to Knox County Public Library to purchase an integrated stereo system for the library that will extend to the courtyard area and to purchase equipment for an outdoor classroom and accessible playground
  • $5,000 to North Knox Social Ministries for the purchase of nutritional food items
  • $5,000 to Northwest Territory Art Guild to support the 1st City Public Sculpture Exhibition 2021, including honoraria for artists for loan of their works, signage for the sculptures, and advertising and promotion
  • $1,500 to Old Town Players Community Theater to help with the expenses (royalties, scripts, and music) of the performance of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”
  • $4,000 to Red Skelton Museum Foundation, Inc. to purchase ten commercial-grade vendor tents for the Christkindlmarkt Festival and other events associated with the Red Skelton Museum
  • $3,000 to Southern Indiana Development Commission to purchase computer equipment that will aid a two-year Digital Fellow expand broadband and digital capacity in Knox County and surrounding region
  • $1,500 to Southwest Festival of Bands Inc. for new commissioned music and an opportunity for band students to perform for the public under the direction of a guest composer, experience playing in a band of over 200 musicians, and improve playing skills by rehearsing technique, balance, intonation, tone, rhythm, and musicality
  • $1,000 to United Way of Knox County IN to purchase ten additional boxes for the bedtime in a box/sleep hygiene program at Bicknell PACE Head Start, targeting 4 year olds
  • $1,600 to Vigo Township Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a 10 X 20 canopy tent for the Auxiliary Unit

Funding for the program is provided by donors and organizations establishing and donating to 31 Community Good (unrestricted) funds held by the Foundation. Those funds are:

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

Daviess County Community Foundation Awards over $300,000 In Community Good Grants To 28 Nonprofits

The Daviess County Community Foundation is distributing $302,221 in grants to 28 local organizations through its 2021 Community Good Grants Program.

Grants awarded are:

  • $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. to pay freight costs for donated food to distribute to low income families in Daviess County.
  • $2,870 to Chemo Buddies to provide first day chemo comfort kits bags (chapstick, hand sanitizer, port pillow, neck rest, handmade warm blanket, tissues, game books, candy, chocolate, journal, pen, etc.), wigs, hats, and accessories, and periodic transportation.
  • $1,650 to Children’s Center for Dance Education to cover venue rental, truck, and gas to bring “Les Sylphides” and “The Orange Barrel Ballet” performances to Daviess County.
  • $29,538.48 to Daviess Community Hospital Foundation to purchase two LUCAS 3, v3.1 Chest Compression Systems, and necessary accessories for Daviess Community Hospital EMS.
  • $3,499 to Daviess County Family YMCA for the Wellness Center safety improvement project to replace racks and dumbbells.
  • $23,422.16 to Daviess County Historical Society to purchase five wall unit display cases, four folding exhibit partitions, and eight tables with 104 chairs.
  • $9,000 to Daviess County Partnership, Inc. for the purchase of washers, dryers, laundry soap and fabric softener, program materials, and staff salary to develop the Loads of Love laundry assistance program in conjunction with the Stepping Forward Program for people needing assistance with laundry.
  • $3,590 to Daviess County Pickleball for the purchase of pickleball equipment (balls, tube ball collectors, ball hoppers, weather vane, paddles, clip boards, cones, and targets), totes and shelves, first aid kits, and an AED.
  • $20,000 to Daviess Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department for the purchase and installation of an irrigation pump for Lakeview Golf Course to continue to serve the needs of residents and high school golf teams.
  • $14,000 to Four Rivers Resource Services, Inc. for equipment and other costs associated with producing a video to increase the understanding and rewards of working with individuals with special needs in order to strengthen and expand the caregiver workforce.
  • $2,000 to Friends for Animals, Inc. for the spay/neuter project in Daviess County.
  • $2,500 to Generations, Division of Vincennes University’s Statewide Service to support the Aging Well Retreat that will provide informational programming and lunch to older adults ages 55+.
  • $15,000 to Illiana Christian Assembly, Inc. to develop a website, app, and marketing for the Love Washington IN project that will mobilize community members to help their neighbors with physical home repairs, transportation assistance, and other miscellaneous daily needs.
  • $11,052 to Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate 28 JA programs in Daviess County, serving 614 students in all three school corporations, focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
  • $28,947 to Lighthouse Recovery Center to support the construction of a new classroom building.
  • $5,000 to Pace Community Action Agency to host a Community Service Fair that will provide the community and local agencies a venue to learn about community resources available in the Daviess County area and surrounding communities, while receiving no-cost services.
  • $14,000 to Parkview Village Christian Care, Inc. for the construction of a covered, open-air pavilion for use by residents and members of the community.
  • $7,190 to Senior and Family Services, Inc. for the purchase and installation of two automatic door openers for the Washington Senior Center.
  • $1,500 to Southwest Festival of Bands, Inc. for new commissioned music and an opportunity for band students to perform for the public under the direction of a guest composer, experience playing in a band of over 200 musicians, and improve playing skills by rehearsing technique, balance, intonation, tone, rhythm, and musicality.
  • $4,298 to Southwest Indiana Powerhouse to purchase gym equipment to expand the fitness program and engage more youth.
  • $12,496 to The Family Life Services of Washington, Inc. dba First Choice Solutions to purchase supplies for parents to redeem their Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars, and to implement a streaming service called Bright Course to have a more up-to-date curriculum with more reliable medical topics concerning the mothers’ changing bodies and labor and delivery.
  • $5,947 to The Isaiah 1:17 Project for costs associated with the Christmas shopping experience project for foster care children and families in Daviess County.
  • $6,987.99 to Town of Plainville for the Plainville Park beautification project to purchase eight new recycled plastic picnic tables.
  • $19,966.49 to Town of Plainville for performance updates to Plainville Volunteer Fire Department Truck 3 (2001 Dodge), including wild land pump, monitor, hose reel with hose, light bar, and tires.
  • $10,081.99 to Washington Band Boosters Association to purchase instruments to build an inventory for students from low-income families to use free of charge.
  • $8,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Counsil Digital Art Room project to purchase iPads, DSLR cameras, and software such as Photoshop and Procreate to create a modern learning space in the art room.
  • $10,484.95 to Washington Police Department for the purchase of the “OSCR360” 360 Degree Spherical Photography system for first responders to use at accident or crime scenes.
  • $25,000 to Youth First to support the Youth First School-Based Social Work Program that provides free access to expert mental health support to students in nine K-12 Daviess County schools.

Funding for the program is provided by generous donors who have established and donated to 27 Community Good (Unrestricted) Funds and Field of Interest Funds held by the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. Those funds include:

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

Men’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Awards $35,000 In Grants

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County held their annual meeting on Thursday, October 28 at the Evansville Country Club. Members of the Fund voted for one of three finalist organizations to receive their annual Impact Grant. The Impact Grant recipient was awarded $25,000, while the other two finalist organizations received grants of $5,000 each.

This year’s grantmaking awards bring the Men’s Fund total grants to an impressive $192,300, since inception in 2015.

This is the sixth year for the Impact Grants which support programs benefiting Vanderburgh County. Past impact grant recipients and projects include Dream Center Evansville’s Jacobsville Kids Zone program, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center’s Mental Health Services, EVSC Foundation for the Let’s Put the Shirts on Their Backs Hangers program; Ozanam Family Shelter for fire protection and kitchen upgrades; and Boys and Girls Club of Evansville’s Passport to Manhood program.

On Thursday night, the Men’s Fund members elected Cancer Pathways Midwest as the $25,000 Impact Grant recipient. The grant will support the Guy Time – surviving to thriving program which focuses on building bonds of connection, resiliency, restoration and fun in spite of a cancer diagnosis.

In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana received a $5,000 grant to support the One-to-One Mentoring Program which provides youth with a professionally screened and supported volunteer for one-to-one mentoring relationships. The Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville also received a $5,000 grant to support the Access for All initiative focused on expanding programs focused on ensuring every child and family in the community can visit the museum regularly.

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County offers enjoyable social events and networking opportunities, all while raising funds to meet community needs. The group supports charitable causes in the community which address projects and programs important to the Men’s Fund members.

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.