Men’s Fund

About

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County focuses the efforts of male philanthropists to create positive social change by funding projects that address current needs in our community.  The mission is to improve the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by collectively funding significant grants to charitable initiatives.  We are proud to be “Men who get things done!”

Membership

To join the Men’s Fund, please visit our online form and select Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County. 

Full Membership
Men who contribute $1,200 (or more) are Full Members, and will have the opportunity to cast their own single vote for the final grant recipients at the Annual Meeting.

Group Membership
Men who join with other men to pool their resources may participate in a Group Membership. Groups may consist of up to 10 members for a total contribution of $1,200 (i.e. 2/$600; 3/$400; 5/$240; 6/$200). Together, the group will have one vote for the final grant recipients.

The group must identify a Group Leader who will be responsible for ensuring the individual membership dues are submitted for the group, and for casting the group’s vote at the annual meeting.

For questions regarding membership, please contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development, 812.429.1191, ext. 105, swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Annual Meeting

This year’s Men’s Fund Annual Meeting will be held on October 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., at the Evansville Country Club.  Please review your email invitation and reply no later than Thursday, October 21 with your reservation. 

At the Annual Meeting, we will announce the $25,000 Impact Grant recipient.  The remaining two organizations will each receive a $5,000 grant.

Attendance & Voting

To attend the Annual Meeting in-person, please RSVP no later than Thursday, October 21, 2021.

During the Annual Meeting, Men’s Fund members vote for their choice to receive a $25,000 Impact Grant (the remaining two organizations will each receive a $5,000 grant). Men’s Fund members who attend the Annual Meeting in-person will cast their vote after the finalist presentations. Men’s Fund members who will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in-person can complete an Absentee Ballot in advance using one of the following methods:

Please review all of the Impact Grant finalist summaries below before making your decision.

Grant Finalist Summaries

Our Endowment

The Men’s Fund Endowment is a permanent resource created to address the changing needs and priorities in our community. By building the Endowment, men philanthropists of today are building a long-term source of support for future needs. Half of the gifts given to the Men’s Fund are added to its endowment with the remaining funds used for present grantmaking for current needs in our community.