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:


American Cancer Society


Camp Arthur

Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes

Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program

First Christain Church in Vincennes

First United Methodist Church in Vincennes

Gibault Boys School

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice

Grouseland Foundation


Knox County 4-H Association

Knox County Community Foundation

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation

Knox County Humane Society

Knox County Public Library

Knox County Salvation Army

Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors

North Knox Scholarship Foundation

Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes

Sandborn Community Park

Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA

South Knox Education Foundation

St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes

St. Jude’s Research Hospital

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes

Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church

Vincennes Community Food Pantry

Vincennes Education Foundation

Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society

Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters

Vincennes Rotary Foundation

Vincennes University

Vincennes University Community Series

Vincennes University Foundation

YMCA of Vincennes