Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $40,000 to 5 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 first 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. The current awards were funded from the following: Jeff and Tricia Hollander Henning Family Community Good Endowment Fund; Rebecca J. Dorr Endowment Fund; Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund; Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Vanderburgh County; Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund – Vanderburgh.
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/
Recipients of the awards are:
$7,500 to Dream Center Evansville to expand the half-day summer camp program (Summer Zoom) to a full-day program starting in 2018
$10,000 to Evansville Fire Department for the purchase of a new rescue watercraft and equipment
$7,500 to Carver Community Organization for the Pathfinders Project that teaches children the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a hands-on environment taught by instructors from UE, USI, and Ivy Tech Community College
$7,500 to Parenting Time Center for the “Helping Moms to Involve Dad” program that utilizes evidence-based curriculum designed to impact moms’ understanding of the positive impact of fathers’ involvement with their children
$7,500 to The Arc of Evansville to support the “My Amazing Body” initiative to create a holistic wellness program to improve the physical, social-emotional, and overall health and wellness of the children served by the Child Life Center
For more information, as well as upcoming deadlines, please visit the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants program page.