Community Foundation Awards Over $96,000 In Grants To Organizations Serving Posey County

(Posey County, Indiana)  The Posey County Community Foundation has announced their Community Good grant awards, totaling $96,579.75 for 28 projects and programs serving Posey County.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to community good and field of interest funds held by the Foundation.

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

The grants are:

  • $8,000 to Posey County Council on the Aging to provide vehicle match money for the purchase of a new van for vehicle transportation
  • $7,500 to Tri-State Food Bank to support the Kid’s Weekend BackPack Program of Posey County to provide weekend meals for Posey County students
  • $7,000 to New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a new battery operated extrication combi-tool for their small Rescue Truck, this will allow them to take the smaller more versatile tool to hard to reach areas
  • $6884.95 to Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation to replace the water slide at Brittlebank Pool and installing a new shelter structure at Brittlebank Park to improve the guest experience at both locations
  • $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to help in the teaching of 100 classes in Posey County, serving approximately 2,300 students, resulting in over 11,000 individual contact hours
  • $5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ to assist in the food needs of the Posey County Food Pantries and United Caring Services Inc. The proceeds collected are used to acquire hogs and cattle which are processed into 1 lb. packages of ground pork and beef for delivery to the Posey County Food Pantries
  • $5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program that teaches elementary students how to recognize and react correctly to unsafe situations
  • $5,000 to Youth First to provide social workers in Posey County schools, this project will provide free, accessible and expert mental health support in 5 Posey County schools to over 1,500 students ages 5-12
  • $5,000 to Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Group to finish tuck pointing of front (east) exterior brick wall. This involves hiring a historic approved masonry company who specializes in Historic Renovation
  • $4,707 to The Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department to replace the fire department’s Fire Ground Radio Repeater/Talk-Around System, this will greatly improve the ability to communicate in fire and medical emergency situations
  • $3,571.15 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to support the Supplementing and Reinforcing Life Skills with Math, Science, Geography and Computers program
  • $3,557.95 to Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus, Inc to purchase a Yamaha 23″ Standard Aluminum Timpani w/ Cover, Pearl Concert Bass Drum – Philharmonic Series, and Sabian Philharmonic Hand Cymbals to increase and vary the classical music selections played by the introduction of the new instruments
  • $3,000 to Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association River Bend Food Pantry for the purchase of utility carts to help with the transportation of food to and from the food pantry
  • $3,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay processing fees on large game donations allowing the processed meat to be donated to hunger relief agencies within Posey County
  • $3,000 to Thrive to support their holistic afterschool programming to Mt. Vernon youth in K – 8th grades from West Elementary and the Mt. Vernon Junior High
  • $2,590 to MSD of North Posey for the purchase of two AEDs, from the Deaconess HeartSaver AED program, to be placed and North Elementary and South Terrace Elementary schools
  • $2,500 to Mount Vernon Youth Baseball for the purchase of new bleachers to be used at the baseball and softball fields
  • $2,400 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to set up centers in our classrooms such as stem, literacy, blocks, and art to encourage cognitive and emotional learning serving ages 6 weeks to age 5
  • $2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. to provide a semi-truck load of food to local food pantries and individual families in Posey County
  • $2,000 reserved for the First Alternate to the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Posey County to provide a one-time $2,000 scholarship
  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation to provide transportation for Posey County students to attend the 2019-2020 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts
  • $2,000 to WillowTree of Posey County to support the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project to provide services and support to victims of domestic violence in Posey County
  • $1,745 to WillowTree of Posey County to support the Technology Outreach Project to expand and enhance their services by improving their online presence by improving and integrating their technology systems including the purchase a refurbished laptop for presentations and the purchase of a refurbished tablet with wifi capability and cellular data to connect with clients
  • $1,555 to University of Southern Indiana to purchase equipment necessary to record interviews, including a camera, microphone and lighting, and an honorarium for a video editor to complete the Crossing Generations project
  • $1,024.70 to Family Matters of Posey County, Indiana, Inc. for the purchase of 30, 4-quart, slow cookers, recipes and food preparation items to conduct three cooking classes to teach families how to provide nutritious meals for their families
  • $500 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of additional books to help broaden their Accelerated Reader program
  • $500 to Greater Evansville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to help provide non-medical financial assistance, including gas and grocery cards and utility payments, for patients within Smith Township who are currently undergoing breast cancer treatment and living within 250% of poverty level
  • $444 to St. Wendel Catholic School to purchase replacement pads and battery to upgrade their current AED

The funds making the grant awards possible are community good and field of interest funds including the Atkins Family Fund, CountryMark Black Township Fund, Morris Family Fund, Posey County Youth Council Fund, Rosella and Doyle Oursler Fund, Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier 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, and Tom and Nelda Hickey Fund.

Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship Awards Total $47,200

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

Posey County, Indiana—The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

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

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Posey County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Women’s Fund To Benefit From Walking For Dreams Event

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

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

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

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

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

Countrymark Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Posey County, Indiana  The Posey County Community Foundation has announced that Logan Bryant of Poseyville is the recipient of the 2019 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. 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.

Logan is the son of James Bryant and Daphne Bryant. He is a senior at North Posey High School and plans to study computer engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In addition to excelling academically, Logan excels on the soccer field and has earned four letters, serving as team captain and volunteering hundreds of hours for the North Posey Soccer Club. He has also participated in the Math Bowl and the Oakland City College STEM challenge academic team, and completed a capstone project at Georgia Tech University.

The Community Foundation nominated Logan to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

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

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

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

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

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says John Campbell, the Foundation’s 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 the Scholarship Opportunities page.

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

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

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

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12 midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impactjcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Posey County, Indiana) The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available at the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Posey Lilly Endowment Community Scholar 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 Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

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

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

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education 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.

 

Posey County Women’s Fund Awards More Than $11,500 in Grants

Posey County, Indiana–The Posey County Women’s Fund (PCWF) Committee hosted a grant reception and luncheon for 2018 grant recipients on May 9, 2018, at the Mount Vernon Library, awarding a total of $11,533 to 6 local non-profit organizations this year. The Women’s Fund grants are funded annually with proceeds from fundraisers and earnings from the PCWF Endowment Fund.

One of the committee’s main fundraisers is the 2018 Vintage Home Tour scheduled for June 2, 2018, from noon until 5 p.m.  For more information about attending the Home Tour, please contact Ruth Redman at 812-453-5556. Another fundraiser is The Chef’s Night Out held  in March.

The following organizations received grants for 2018:

United Methodist Church was awarded $3,108 for the Thrive After-School Program. Thrive was organized and is directed by Joy Millay at the United Methodist Church, which provides a facility for the program at no cost. The Thrive program has a goal of strengthening children’s academic performance and improving behavior. There are approximately 40 children enrolled in this free after-school program for grades K through 5th grade. It provides the children with a snack, activities, and time to work on their homework. Millay stated that there are still volunteer and financial donation opportunities available to the public for the program. For information call Joy Millay at 812-838-2640.

Deaconess Foundation was awarded $2,000 for its Mobile Mammography unit to be brought in to Posey County to assist Posey County women in getting their yearly mammograms. This unit provided 169 mammograms in 2017 for local women.  The van accepts insurance plans and provides financial assistance for the uninsured.

Family Matters of Posey County was awarded $450 to purchase supplies for dental hygiene (toothbrushes and toothpaste). The supplies will be placed in the backpacks handed out at the beginning of the school year.

Holly’s House Inc. was awarded $3,000 for the “Think First & Stay Safe” program. This valuable program teaches elementary students how to recognize and react to unsafe situations. Holly’s House has presented this program in many of the Posey County elementary schools and targets grades with children ages 7-12. The children and parents receive a workbook and booklet with information.

Youth First was awarded $2,000 for programs given by the Youth First social workers in Posey County schools. Currently the schools participating in this program are North Elementary, South Terrace Elementary, West Elementary and Saint Phillip School. The programs help youth and families deal with depression, anxiety, anger, bullying, substance abuse, divorce and grief adjustments and peer pressure.

Optimal Rhythms, Inc. Access Academy received $975 to help introduce camp opportunities to Posey County autistic children. Access Academy hosts CAN-DO Summer Day Camp in Newburgh, Indiana. The camp provides children with autism disabilities a chance to experience day camps like other children. This is a private therapeutic day school, which brings a choice in autism education and autism services for non-verbal students. The camp dates for 2018 are June 5-29 and July 10-20.  Please call 812-490-9401 or email director Casey DePriest: casey@optimalrhythms.org for more information.

The Posey County Women’s fund would like to thank the community for attending their fundraising events and also for donations to their endowment fund, both of which make these local grant awards possible.

Women’s Fund of Posey County Sponsors 2018 Vintage Home Tour

Posey County, Indiana—The Women’s fund of Posey County, a fund held with the Posey County Community Foundation,

invites the public to attend the 2018 Vintage Home Tour, scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018, from noon to 5pm.  All homes featured on the 2018 Vintage Home Tour are located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana.

The families who have graciously opened their homes to be featured this year include:

Scott and Holly Branam    –  723 Mulberry Street

Mark and Zeidy Nelson     –  310 East Third Street

Blunt-Glueckert Home      –  623 Mulberry Street

Collier-Smith Home          –  319 E Third Street

St. Matthew Church           –  421 Walnut Street

The Women’s Fund sponsors this event in an effort to raise awareness and funds for programs supporting charitable needs in the local Posey County community.  Advance tickets are $15.00 each and may be purchased at the following locations:

Mt.Vernon

Hasting Plant Sales
McKim’s IGA
Mt. Vernon Flower Shop
Bliss Artisan
Consign to Design
Green Duck Hair Salon

New Harmony

Golden Rose
Sara’s Harmony Way
The Mew’s

Poseyville

Guilty Pleasures
J.L. Hirsch Dept. Store

Wadesville

Barton Automotive
Services


Advance tickets also available through Women’s Fund of Posey County Board members. Tickets will be available on the day of the event at each of the featured homes or church for $20.00.

In 2004, a group of visionary women started the Women’s Fund of Posey County as a permanent resource to support local charitable programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge, and hope to the community. The Women’s Fund is their voice for the present and their gift to the future. The Women’s Fund awards annual grants supporting a variety of resources serving the Posey County community, such as programs that prevent domestic violence, secure family-supporting jobs, promote health and education, and, perhaps most importantly, develop confidence.

The Posey County Community Foundation is 1 of 9 county affiliate Foundations of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. Established in 1992, the Posey County Community Foundation is committed to offering residents a variety of ways to support, through charitable giving, the causes they care most about in their community.

For more information about the Home Tour, please contact Ruth Redman at 812-453-5556

Posey County Community Good Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Posey County, Indiana The Posey County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Posey County Community Good Grants program.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Posey County.

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2018. The complete application guidelines and submission information can be found on the Community Good Grants Program page.

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing before November 1, 2018.

Women’s Fund of Posey County Opens Annual Grant Program

Posey County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Posey County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, is now seeking applicants for funding to support a variety of projects or programs that are important to Posey County women.

Applications for the current year’s cycle will only be accepted through the February 20, 2018 deadline date. Applications submitted after the February deadline will not be considered. The Women’s Fund Steering Committee will review funding requests and will contact grant applicants for an interview.

Charitable activities that will be considered through this grant program are those that support local programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and hope to the Posey County community. Previous grants were awarded to organizations working to prevent domestic violence, to promote health and education, and to help develop life skills in children.

The Women’s Fund of Posey County welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Posey County. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities in Posey County may be accepted; however, the non-profit may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit the Posey Women’s Fund Grants Program page.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Melinda Waldroup, the Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812) 429-1191, Ext 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grant recipients are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

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

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

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

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

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development. Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posey County Community Good Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

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

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Posey County.

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

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The Community Good Grants Program application guidelines and information are found online at communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/grants

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing before November 1, 2017.

Smithville Charitable Foundation Partnership Grant Cycle Starts January 1

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

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

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

The Posey County Community Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a pressing rural health care need. However, the organization will be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor to oversee the project and to accept grant monies if awarded.

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

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

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

Taste of Posey County 7th Annual Auction and Dinner

Saturday, October 29, 2016
6-9 PM

Enjoy live music, food from 7 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, and support Posey County all in one fun evening.

Tickets just $30.

Posey County 4-H Community Center
111 Harmony Township Rd, New Harmony, IN

Dinner, appetizers, drinks and desserts provided by:

Hawg ‘N’ Sauce

Yellow Tavern

The Moveable Feast

Touch of Home Catering

Bliss Artisan’s

3 Chicks Fudgery

St. Phillips Inn

Visit goo.gl/vWqBQa to get your ticket!

 

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

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Women’s Fund of Posey County Vintage Home Tour 2016

Click on the links below for more information:

Vintage Home Tour House Flyer

Vintage Home Tour Map

Advanced Tickets On Sale at the Following Locations:

Golden Rose – New Harmony
Guilty Pleasures – Mt. Vernon and Poseyville
Hasting Plant Sales – Mt. Vernon
IGA – Mt. Vernon
J.L. Hirsch – Poseyville
Mt. Vernon Flower Shop
Posey County Community Foundation at ONB
Sara’s Harmony Way – New Harmony
The Emporium – New Harmony
Women’s Fund of Posey County Board Members

Food and Beverages will be served

Net proceeds will go to benefit the Posey County Women’s Fund
Supporting programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and
hope to Posey County

Questions?  Contact the Posey County Community Foundation at 812-838-0288

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY!

Giving Tuesday logo

 

 

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday serves as the kick-off to the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

In 2014, the third year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times. Since 2012, online giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has increased more than four-fold, based on findings by Blackbaud and the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation.

As you reflect on ways to give and serve during this day of global celebration, please consider giving to the Posey County Community Foundation.  A gift to any fund at the Foundation can be made in memory of someone or in honor of a special achievement – even a significant birthday, anniversary, or accomplishment.  To GIVE Online Today, please click here.

For a list of our current funds and their descriptions, please visit https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/types-funds.  Questions? Please contact the Posey County Community Foundation at 812-838-0288.

 

 

Annual Meeting and Dinner

The Posey County Community Foundation cordially invites you and your guests to our

Annual Meeting and Dinner

 Celebrating Philanthropy

 It’s the Posey County Community Foundation’s 23rd Anniversary, partnering with donors,
friends, and supporters to improve the quality of life for everyone here.

 Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rapp – Owen Granary
413 Granary Street
New Harmony, IN 47631

 

Wine and Cheese Reception: 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – $25.00 per person: 6:45 p.m.

 For Good. Forever.

 Please RSVP by contacting Monica Spencer, Director at
812-838-0288 or
monica@poseycommunityfoundation.org

 

Invest in the Future of the Community You Love

Like many who reside in Posey County, Edgar and Marguerite Bostick were transplants to Mount Vernon via General Electric. They came to love the community and raised a family here. Dr. Bostick had served on the scholarship committee at the Posey County Community Foundation and saw the value of endowments, embracing the community foundation’s motto, “For Good. Forever.” So in 1998, he and Marguerite established the Dr. Edgar E. & Marguerite C. Bostick Family Fund, a donor-advised fund that allowed them to recommended charitable recipients each year.

Since its creation, over $10,000 in gifts has been distributed into the community from the fund, including donations to Family Matters, an agency that connects low income families to resources at the Moutn Vernon Homeless Shelter. Dr. Bostick has passed on, but Marguerite and her family remain active in making gifts to those organizations they know need it the most. Philanthropy was taught to the Bostick children through their parents, and they continue the education through their own families, ensuring the generosity of the Bostick Family Fund will continue forever.