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

(Evansville, Indiana) The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville. In 2019, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $438,479 to 24 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

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

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

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 26, 2020, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to the online grant management system can be found at

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

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

Posey County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

(Mount Vernon, 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,

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 are accepted on the website, The deadline is midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Vanderburgh Men’s Fund Awards $33,000 in Impact Grants

(Evansville, Indiana) At their annual meeting on Thursday, October 24, donors to the Vanderburgh County Men’s Fund gathered at the Evansville Museum to select the 2019 Impact Grant recipient. The group of donors voted to award this year’s finalists a total of $33,000 in grants, making the total grants awarded from the Fund an impressive $117,300.

This is the fourth year for the impact grants which support programs benefiting Vanderburgh County. Past impact grant recipients and projects include the EVSC Foundation, Inc. for the Let’s Put the Shirts on Their Backs Hangers program; the Ozanam Family Shelter for fire protection and kitchen upgrades; and the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville for the Passport to Manhood Program.

On Thursday night, the group selected Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center as the $30,000 grant recipient. The grant will support an internship program designed to meet the critical need for children’s mental health services. The program is expected to impact children and families by increasing the immediate availability of mental health services and investing in the future of the region’s mental health landscape. In addition, Dream Center Evansville received a $1,500 grant for support of the Jacobsville Kids Zone initiative, a wrap-around care and academic development program serving elementary school students. Finally, the Evansville Christian Life Center received a $1,500 grant for support of the 24/7 Dad Initiative, a program offered in collaboration with the Parenting Time Center and focused on helping local fathers develop skills to successfully engage in the lives of their children.

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County offers enjoyable social events and networking opportunities, all while raising funds to meet community needs. The group supports charitable causes in the community that address projects and programs important to the Men’s Fund members. New members are welcome. For more information about the Vanderburgh Men’s Fund, contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Development Director at 812.422.1245 or

Spencer County Community Foundation Elects Board Leadership

(Rockport, Indiana)  Advisory Board officers of the Spencer County Community Foundation for fiscal year 2020 were recently elected. They are (left to right) Tawnya Fleischmann, President; Ed Hagedorn, Vice President; and Sue Ann Kloeck, Secretary.

FY20 Spencer CAB officer photo

The Spencer County Community Foundation is one of 9 affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Alliance holds more than 1,200 named funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life throughout southwestern Indiana, with charitable assets of over $100 million. During our most recent fiscal year, grants and scholarships awarded from all Alliance funds to benefit programs, projects, and people in the 9 affiliate counties totaled $3,323,968. The Alliance provides management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local affiliate foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and grantmaking, making a difference in their community today and for years to come.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Petersburg, Indiana – The Pike 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 Indiana high school by June 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit Deadline to apply is September 8, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page:

The 2018 Pike 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 Pike County Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Pike County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 17-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of more than 50 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Pike 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 714 Main St. in Petersburg. To learn more, call 812-354-6797.

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 to get your ticket!


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