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

Foundation Moving to Open Grant Cycle

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The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has recently completed an evaluation of our grantmaking programs and timelines and have made the decision to transition our Community Good Grants Program to an “open” grant cycle. Starting in the spring of 2017, we will begin to accept funding proposals throughout the year rather than once a year, and our […]
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New Men’s Fund To Award First Impact Grant

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Guys who get it done! That’s the maxim of the new Men’s Fund recently established at the Vanderburgh Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to build grant resources for charitable endeavors that improve the community today while at the same time building an endowment that will strengthen the fund’s grantmaking capacity forever into […]
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Invest in the Future of the Community You Love

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For David Koehler, Sr., education was a passionate subject. Raised in Evansville, David graduated from the old downtown Central High School and attended the University of Evansville. After college, David landed back at Central, where he taught government and social studies for 31 years, devoting his life’s work to education, government, and public service. His […]
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