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!

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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.