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

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation announced Ethan Shopmeyer, Newburgh; Andrew Heldman, Evansville; and Brendan Notich, Evansville are the recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Vanderburgh County. The Lilly Endowment Scholarships provide full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study at an Indiana college or university. Ethan Shopmeyer is the son […]
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Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Vanderburgh Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program. “Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says Sidney Hardgrave, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We […]
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Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh Announces $90,000 In Grant Awards

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Vanderburgh County, Indiana—At their annual meeting on November 7, donors to the Women’s Fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation gathered at the Holiday Inn Airport to select the 2018 recipients of two $35,000 grants. The Women’s Fund was established in 2007, when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the […]
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