Knox County Community Foundation Awards $79,609 To 18 Charitable Partners

The Knox County Community Foundation is distributing $79,609 in grants to 18 local organizations through their 2021 Community Good Grants program.

This year’s grants provide flexible funding for a variety of charitable projects and organizations serving Knox County.

The grants are:

  • $2,924 to Addiction Solutions Corporation to install security cameras at the Vincennes recovery house
  • $15,000 to Blue Jeans Community Center, Inc. for the replacement of the deteriorated outdoor basketball court with a resurfaced court, new goals, and an open-air roof
  • $2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. to pay the freight for one semi load of donated food product that will be distributed to low income families in Knox County
  • $2,000 to Generations, Division of Vincennes University’s Statewide Service to host an Elder Justice event in Vincennes in September 2022 focusing on elder abuse and neglect, including lunch for participants, marketing materials/services, materials and supplies, speaker fees, and mileage costs
  • $2,120 to Guardians of the Garden Master Gardeners to establish a native plant garden to demonstrate to the public the benefits of using native plants in landscaping, including the purchase of plants, landscaping supplies, educational signage, and supplies for educational programs
  • $5,000 to Indiana Military Museum for the addition of interactive, educational, and intriguing new exhibits to honor veteran’s sacrifices and stories, including set and backdrop building, special lighting, sound effects, video projection devices, and supplemental visual aids
  • $12,488.66 to Isaiah 117 House Knox County, IN to install flooring and a security system in the new home
  • $2,376 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to facilitate JA programs in Knox County, focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy
  • $5,000 to Knox County Life After Meth, Inc. to paint the interior of two recovery residences
  • $8,000 to Knox County Public Library to purchase an integrated stereo system for the library that will extend to the courtyard area and to purchase equipment for an outdoor classroom and accessible playground
  • $5,000 to North Knox Social Ministries for the purchase of nutritional food items
  • $5,000 to Northwest Territory Art Guild to support the 1st City Public Sculpture Exhibition 2021, including honoraria for artists for loan of their works, signage for the sculptures, and advertising and promotion
  • $1,500 to Old Town Players Community Theater to help with the expenses (royalties, scripts, and music) of the performance of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”
  • $4,000 to Red Skelton Museum Foundation, Inc. to purchase ten commercial-grade vendor tents for the Christkindlmarkt Festival and other events associated with the Red Skelton Museum
  • $3,000 to Southern Indiana Development Commission to purchase computer equipment that will aid a two-year Digital Fellow expand broadband and digital capacity in Knox County and surrounding region
  • $1,500 to Southwest Festival of Bands Inc. for new commissioned music and an opportunity for band students to perform for the public under the direction of a guest composer, experience playing in a band of over 200 musicians, and improve playing skills by rehearsing technique, balance, intonation, tone, rhythm, and musicality
  • $1,000 to United Way of Knox County IN to purchase ten additional boxes for the bedtime in a box/sleep hygiene program at Bicknell PACE Head Start, targeting 4 year olds
  • $1,600 to Vigo Township Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a 10 X 20 canopy tent for the Auxiliary Unit

Funding for the program is provided by donors and organizations establishing and donating to 31 Community Good (unrestricted) funds held by the Foundation. Those funds are:

  • Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund
  • Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund
  • Bill and Jenny Hackney Family Fund
  • Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund
  • Burkhart Family Fund
  • Chris and Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund
  • Clarence J “Mac” McCormick III Fund
  • David and Pam Gardner Fund
  • Dr. Phillip M Summers Family Fund
  • Dr. Roger and Sue Montgomery Fund
  • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Fund for Education Enhancement in Knox County
  • Farbest Foods Community Good Fund for Knox County
  • Friends of Knox County Fund
  • German American Bancorp Community Fund – Knox
  • Gordon, William, and Christina Miller Fund
  • Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund
  • Jacoby Family Fund
  • Jim and Gail Eskew Fund
  • Jim and Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund
  • John D. Miller Memorial Fund
  • Kathy Rinsch For Knox County, Forever Fund
  • Leonard Family Fund
  • Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith Family Fund
  • Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund
  • Norbert M. and Louise A. Welch Fund
  • Old National Fund for Knox County
  • Richard P. and Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund
  • Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund
  • Waldroup Family Fund
  • Women’s Fund of Knox County
  • Youth Inspiring Peers Fund