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

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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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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