Alliance Employment Opportunity Available

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

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

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

Alliance Affiliates Announce Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employment Opportunities Available for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Employment Opportunity Available for Regional Development Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Evansville, Indiana– The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville. In 2017, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $414,314, to 22 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least 60% of grant funding will be distributed for activities to support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

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

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 22, 2018, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to our online grant management system can be found at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/

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

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

Employment Opportunity Available: Finance Assistant at Central Office in Evansville

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance has an immediate employment opening for the position of Finance Assistant at Central Office in Evansville, Indiana. This position will perform various accounting duties for the CFA and its supporting organizations, as well as perform HR and payroll administrative duties. This position reports directly to the Finance Officer.

Please view the complete position description (linked below) for information on specific duties, qualifications, requirements, and how to apply. No calls, please. Deadline for receipt of applicant materials is Monday, May 7, 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Central Finance Assistant 2018 [PDF]

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

2018 Alliance Media Release Archive

A comprehensive archive of all calendar year 2018 media releases from the Alliance. Relating to grants and scholarship programs, announcements, and organizational information, this archive represents the 9 Alliance affiliate Community Foundations – Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties – as well as the Alliance role of Region 10 Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), and Alliance supporting organization, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund.

DECEMBER
12/4: 2019 GIBSON Community Foundation Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]

NOVEMBER
11/30: 2019 PIKE Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
11/30: 2019 POSEY Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
11/29: 2019 KNOX Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
11/29: 2019 DAVIESS Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
11/27: 2019 WARRICK Community Scholarship Program Media Release [PDF]
11/13: 2019 City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
11/9: 2018 VANDERBURGH Women’s Fund Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
11/1: 2019 DAVIESS Giving Tuesday Match Media Release [PDF]
11/1: 2019 KNOX Giving Tuesday Match Media Release [PDF]

OCTOBER
10/11: 2018 VANDERBURGH Women’s Fund Grant Finalists Media Release [PDF]

SEPTEMBER
9/26: 2019 KNOX Community Good Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
9/26: 2018 VANDERBURGH Community Good Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]

AUGUST
8/1: 2019 DAVIESS Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 GIBSON Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 KNOX Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 PERRY Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 PIKE Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 POSEY Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 SPENCER Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 VANDERBURGH Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 WARRICK Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/22: 2019 PIKE Community Good Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

JULY [Alliance fiscal year begins July 1]
7/16: 2018 VANDERBURGH Women’s Fund Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

JUNE
6/21: 2018 VANDERBURGH Community Good Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
6/21: 2018 WARRICK Women’s Fund Awards Media Release [PDF]
6/27: 2018 GIBSON Community Good Grants Cycle Media Release [PDF]

MAY
5/9: 2018 KNOX Foundation Awards Media Release [PDF]
5/11: 2018 City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Opening of Grant Cycle Media Release [PDF]
5/14: 2018 POSEY Opening of Community Good Grants Program Media Release [PDF]
5/17: 2018 POSEY Women’s Fund Home Tour Promotional Media Release [PDF]
5/21: 2018 POSEY Women’s Fund Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
5/25: 2018 WARRICK Community Good Grants Program Reception Media Release [PDF]
5/25: 2018 VANDERBURGH Men’s Fund Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

APRIL
4/12: 2018 VANDERBURGH Community Good Grants Program Media Release [PDF]
4/24: 2018 DAVIESS Community Scholarship Awards Media Release [PDF]

MARCH

FEBRUARY
2/15: 2018 DAVIESS Women’s Fund Grant Program Media Release [PDF]

JANUARY
1/17: 2018 IAC Regional Arts Grants Media Release [PDF]
1/24: 2018 GIBSON Betty Ann McCullough Grants Programs Media Release [PDF]

 

 

Receptions Surprise Regional 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Southwestern Indiana – Recipients of the annual Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties were celebrated in their schools last week during surprise – and often emotional – scholarship award receptions attended by family, friends, and school staff. County scholarship committee and advisory board members, as well as Kristi Rhule, Community Foundation Alliance Regional Scholarship Manager for the 4 counties, represented the Community Foundations to award each of the scholarships. (More, below images.)

As Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, each recipient is awarded a full-tuition scholarship, plus a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment, throughout four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Offered state-wide, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated by each county Community Foundation scholarship committee based on a number of criteria, including academics, extracurricular and community involvement, essays, and interviews. The finalists’ names are then submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) for final selection of the recipient. The Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville coordinates administration of the program for all its 9 county affiliate Community Foundations. ICI provides statewide oversight of the program, representing Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. There were 143 scholarships awarded across Indiana.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties are:

Elizabeth Spindler, a senior at Gibson Southern High School in Gibson County, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Spindler of Haubstadt. She intends to pursue a course of study in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and pursue a career as an audiologist. In addition to being a member of her school’s Academic Teams, she has been active in the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Sunshine Society, Titan mentor program, pep club, choir, and numerous theater productions, and played volleyball in her freshman and sophomore years. Throughout high school, Spindler has worked in childcare with young children, pet care, and as a tutor, as well as being an active volunteer in her church community.

Lindsey Koester, a senior at North Posey High School in Posey County, the daughter of Dale and Lisa Koester of Wadesville. She plans to pursue nursing and hopes to eventually return to Posey County to help improve rural healthcare. Koester is ranked first in her class and is Senior Class President & Student Council President. She competed with the Interdisciplinary Academic Team; served as FFA President, winning 2 National awards, 14 state awards, and 17 local awards; placed and won state awards at the National Science Fair; is a member of the National Honor Society; and has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has also been active in dance, track, and cheerleading, receiving 10 varsity letters in all and was given the Sportsmanship Award by her peers in 2016. Koester has held 3 jobs concurrently throughout high school, tutors, is active in 4H, winning numerous local and state awards, secured grants for community volunteer activities, and is a Church Youth Leader.

Maansi Asthana, a senior at Signature School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Himanshu and Roli Asthana of Evansville. Asthana intends to study engineering. Asthana is active in the Spanish, Math, and Robotics clubs, the Student Council, on the cross-country and track teams, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a swimming instructor and active volunteer at the YMCA. She has volunteered with cMoe, Habitat for Humanity, and Uncharted International. A violinist, Asthana has been a soloist and a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2012.

Alena Coleman, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Joseph Coleman of Evansville and Amy Abuasabeh of Indianapolis. Coleman intends to pursue studies in political science and English. Coleman has won numerous academic awards and recognition for her participation in the Academic Decathlon at both the state and national levels and been active with the Drama Club and in marching band. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a 4-year homeroom representative with Student Council. Active in Girl Scouts, Coleman has received seven Journey Awards, the Leadership Pin, the Bronze Award and Silver Award, and the Bronze Presidential Medal of Volunteer Service. She is also very active in the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Youth Ministry.

Maria Sermersheim, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Keith and Connie Sermersheim of Evansville. She intends to study biochemistry and pursue a career in pediatric oncology. She has been a writer for The Message, a weekly news publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and has worked retail and service jobs, as well as babysitting. School activities include the Key Club, Teens for Life, Link Crew, and Cover to Cover Book Club. Sermersheim is a member of the National Honor Society. Her community volunteer work has included extensive activity with the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry, St John’s Daylight Youth Group, and the Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council.

Cameron Vaughn, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the son of David and Kathy Vaughn of Newburgh. Vaughn plans study biology to become a veterinarian. He has worked at Chateau Dog & Cat Hospital as a kennel technician, and has volunteered as a Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens Zoo Teen and with Community One in Evansville. Vaughn has participated in cross country track and field and archery at Castle, as well as been a violinist with the U of E Suzuki Program and the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Vaughn has been the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship Commended Student award, the Evansville Courier & Press Star Student Award, and the Castle High School Scholastic ‘C’ Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Japanese National Honor Society.

Rhadha Patel, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the daughter of Roopesh and Bhavna Patel of Newburgh. She plans to study neuroscience and pursue a career in medicine. Patel, a varsity athlete in volleyball and tennis, is also a member of the Evansville River City Volleyball Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Club, and Business Professionals of America. At Castle, she serves as President of the Key Club, Founder and President of Global Medical Brigades Club, Vice President of the Spanish Club, and Treasurer of the Games with Grandparents Club. Patel maintained a full Advanced Placement academic schedule and spent summers volunteering at the St Vincent Hospital gift shop.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state. Since the program was first offered in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana’s residents and communities.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties through the Community Foundation Alliance, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

Employment Opportunity, Serving Perry and Spencer County Community Foundations

An employment opportunity is now available with the Community Foundation Alliance, serving as the Regional Director of Development for the Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer counties in southwestern Indiana.

The Regional Director of Development’s major function within the organization will be to assist these two regional county Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer with major gift and asset development efforts. This position reports to the Alliance Executive Director. Travel is required. Please see the full position description below for more details and how and to whom to apply.

Position – Regional Director of Development
Location – Perry and Spencer County region
Employment Classification – Regular, full time, exempt
Application Deadline – Friday, January 12, 2018
Full Description – Regional Director of Development (PDF)

 

Community Foundation Alliance Announces 2018 Regional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are now available through the Community Scholarship programs of the Community Foundations of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, regional partners in the Community Foundation Alliance.

Each county Community Scholarship program is made up of county-specific scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These scholarships were created by donors to provide students within the 4 county region with opportunities for advanced education. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Application deadlines vary.

Applicants are required to submit their applications online.
The available Community Scholarship opportunities for each county can be found at:

Gibson County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships/opportunities/

Posey County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities/

Vanderburgh Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities/

Warrick County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities/

The Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, partners in the Community Foundation Alliance, are charitable resources devoted to their local communities, helping people make meaningful gifts that improve life in their counties today and for generations to come. The Foundations are each made up of a collection of endowed funds — such as scholarship funds — established by donors focused on charitable endeavors.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Good. Forever.

 

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

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

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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