Spencer 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 Spencer 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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spencer 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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spencer 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

Grant Cycle Changes

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We’re making a few changes to create even greater good in Spencer County. This year, our new grant cycle will be announced in June, instead of January as it was in the past. This new timeline will allow us to streamline the application process, make more impactful grants, and continue to find ways to improve […]
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Indiana Private College Week: July 20-24

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College searching? Explore the possibilities by visiting any of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and universities during Indiana Private College Week: July 20-24!  From South Bend to Indianapolis to Evansville, all 31 campuses will be offering tours, info sessions and more. These private institutions boast financial aid opportunities and student engagement. Find the best fit for […]
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Invest in the Future of the Community You Love

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Gene and Christina Schwindel both came from hard-working families who learned how to make a dollar stretch to provide for their families and still have enough to share. Even as a youngster, Christina recalls her mother would grow lots of tomato plants so she could share with neighbors. Someone once suggested that her mother could […]
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