Community Good Grants Program Awards $26,000

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $26,000 to 4 organizations serving Vanderburgh County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program that charitably supports arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community. This is the second of quarterly grants to be awarded from the program throughout this year.

Field of Interest and Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Alliance, provide the grant dollars for the awards. A list of all Community Good and Field of Interest funds established in Vanderburgh County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/vanderburgh-family-of-funds/

The current awards were funded from the Saleta Evans Memorial Fund and the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund. Recipients of the awards are:

$10,000 to support the establishment of a sustainable, collaborative mediation-based homeless diversion system, coordinated through Aurora, that gives agencies a consistent process for reducing instances of homelessness

$10,000 to assist with administration of the Evansville Promise Zone ten-year initiative

$4,000 for the Think First & Stay Safe Child Abuse Prevention Program through Holly’s House

$2,000 to support a free community presentation for professionals and the public, with the goal of preventing child sexual abuse, presented by Prevent Child Abuse – Vanderburgh County. This presentation will be held on April 19, 2018, from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Delaware Elementary School, 700 N Garvin St in Evansville. Dinner will be provided, and childcare is available for those who RSVP in advance. Contact Jara Dillingham at (812) 228-5156 or jldillingh@usi.edu to register.

For more information, as well as upcoming Community Good Grants Application deadlines, please visit the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants program page.