Established in 1992, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve Vanderburgh County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving.

The Community Foundation is comprised of a collection of endowed funds totaling over $15,754,439 created by caring donors that support of variety of causes in our area. Each year, a portion of the earnings from these funds are distributed to deserving students and organizations in the form of scholarships and grants. The Community Foundation currently administers over 145 funds. These funds allowed for grants and scholarships of over $566,591 during our most recent fiscal year.

Our Alliance Affiliation

We are part of the Community Foundation Alliance, a network of nine community foundations serving counties in southwestern Indiana.  The Alliance provides management and administrative expertise to county-wide community foundations, empowering each to promote philanthropy, build endowment and improve wellbeing in our local communities.

Alliance activities are guided by a board of trustees made up of community leaders representing each foundation.  All are civic-minded volunteers who live or work in the counties they serve.

As part of the Community Foundation Alliance, our Community Foundation gains added…

Financial advantage

Strength and stability

Knowledge and expertise