Community Foundation to Host Giving Tuesday Event

Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, they launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide. Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

On November 28, the Knox County Community Foundation will host their first Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Organizations with permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The list of these organizations is below.

The Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at or at the office location, 20 N 3rd St, Suite 301 (third floor of the Old National Bank building) from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Local organizations with funds at the Foundation include:

  1. AgrIInstitute
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. ATTIC
  4. Camp Arthur
  5. Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
  6. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
  7. First Christain Church in Vincennes
  8. First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
  9. Gibault Boys School
  10. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
  11. Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
  12. Grouseland Foundation
  13. KCARC
  14. Knox County 4-H Association
  15. Knox County Community Foundation
  16. Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
  17. Knox County Humane Society
  18. Knox County Public Library
  19. Knox County Salvation Army
  20. Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
  21. North Knox Scholarship Foundation
  22. Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
  23. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
  24. Sandborn Community Park
  25. Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
  26. South Knox Education Foundation
  27. St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
  28. St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  29. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
  30. Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
  31. Vincennes Community Food Pantry
  32. Vincennes Education Foundation
  33. Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
  34. Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
  35. Vincennes Rotary Foundation
  36. Vincennes University
  37. Vincennes University Community Series
  38. Vincennes University Foundation
  39. YMCA of Vincennes