Knox County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. We help people make meaningful gifts that improve life in Knox County today and for generations to come.

The Community Foundation can help you…

Make a difference where it matters
Invest in the future of the community you love
Create greater good together

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knox Grant Programs


It is our belief that community is more than geographic locale; we believe that it is an idea that exists in the minds of people sharing common goals and concerns. Based on that belief, our grantmaking seeks to develop a shared vision of building a sense of community.

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knox Scholarships


The Foundation administers separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, corporations, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education.

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News & Events

Community Good Grant Applications Being Accepted May 16 through July 1

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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 […]
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$20,850 Awarded from 2016 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds

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Vincennes, Indiana  This morning, the Knox County Community Foundation announced recipients of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship breakfast. Held in the Fort Sackville Room in the Student Union Building at Vincennes University, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 8 funds established by generous donors provided 10 […]
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Fall 2016 Deadline for 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

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VINCENNES, IN  (May 6, 2016) – The 2017 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations. “The 2017 Scholar will receive our community’s 30th Lilly […]
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