Vanderburgh Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. We help people make meaningful gifts that improve life in Vanderburgh 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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vanderburgh 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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vanderburgh 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

Mark Kniese Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

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Princeton, Indiana—The Community Foundation Alliance has announced the recipient of this year’s Mark Kniese Scholarship. The annual scholarship is made possible by a fund established by August Neal in memory of Mark Kniese, who had been a counselor with her at Camp Carson in Princeton. Aaron Bussell from Lexington, Kentucky, who has been on staff […]
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Foundation Announces Details for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Students graduating in 2020 from any accredited high school in Vanderburgh County, who meet the other eligibility guidelines, are encouraged to apply. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available through […]
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$80,000 in Community Good Grants Awarded by Foundation

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Evansville, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced recipients of $80,000 in Community Good grants. The grants provide support for a variety of organizations in their work to address community needs and strengthen Vanderburgh County. Grants are awarded based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other […]
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