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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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