Community Good Grant Applications Being Accepted May 16 through July 1

Vincennes, Indiana.  Knox County Community Foundation will accept applications for their 2016 Community Good grant cycle starting Monday, May 16.

“This is the open grant cycle for charitable organizations seeking funding,” says Mary Smith, Interim Foundation Director. “It’s a competitive process, and we encourage our charitable partners to bring us their very best creative ideas and requests for making a difference in Knox County.”

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Knox County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

During last year’s Community Good grant cycle, grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 were awarded to charitable projects benefiting ten agencies.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at beginning Monday, May 16 and must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 1, 2016. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before September 30, 2016.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Annette Nowaskie at the Knox County Community Foundation at 812-886-0093 or

Established in 1996 and celebrating 20 years of service to the community, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local area.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 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 Knox 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 in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit