Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant To Washington Carnegie Library

Daviess County, Indiana−Daviess County Community Foundation has awarded a $22,500 grant to the Washington Carnegie Library to support the continuation of the facility’s out-of-school STEM program. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. There is no charge for students to participate in the program which serves children in grades K through 12. The $22,500 grant from the Community Foundation’s collection of unrestricted funds will provide operational support for the program through March 2020.

The need to increase education in STEM has been targeted by Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (ROI) as a way to support economic and community prosperity in the 11 counties of Southwest Central Indiana. Through an initial $25,870,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., ROI implements education and workforce initiatives and strategies for quality of place development.

Last year, the Foundation, in partnership with ROI, awarded a strategic grant of $25,000 to the Library for the development of the out-of-school STEM learning program. The program, which aligns with Afterschool STEM Standards, currently has a waiting list for the program which served 150 students during the first 3 months of operation.

The funds making the award possible are Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund; Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund; the Callahan Family Fund; Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund; Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund; Daviess County Memorial Fund; the Joan Daily Elliott Fund; The Dudenhoeffer Family Fund; Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund; First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund; Friends of Daviess County Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund; Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund; Jones and Sons Concrete Fund; Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund; Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund; Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund; Old National Fund for Daviess County; Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund; Singleton Family Fund; Swartzentruber Family Fund; and the Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund.

Countrymark Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Posey County, Indiana−The Posey County Community Foundation is still accepting applications for the CountryMark Technical Trade Scholarship. Up to $4,500 is available and the deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

CountryMark Cooperative LLP established the scholarship fund with the Posey County Community Foundation in order to help students pursue advanced education toward a degree in technology or engineering.

Applicants must be residents of Posey County, Indiana, who are graduating seniors of an accredited high school and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must pursue a 2 or 4 year degree in technology or engineering at any accredited college, university, or technical/vocational school in Indiana or be planning to enroll in the Process Operations Technology Program at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available on the Scholarships Opportunities page.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.838.0288 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Scholarship Application Deadlines Extended

Gibson County, Indiana−The Gibson County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline to April 4, 2019 for five scholarships administered by the Foundation.

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama,or music. From 1991 to 2007, the Arts Council of Gibson County fulfilled its mission of encouraging, assisting,  coordinating, and promoting cultural arts activities in Gibson County by providing ”Informances” and clinics for all  Gibson County students in grades K-12. $750 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (Junior College or State-Supported Technical College Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and children of employees of Mid-State Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a two-year degree or certificate at an accredited junior college or State-supported technical college. $500 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (College Scholarship Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and the children of employees of Mid-States Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational  potential. Applicants must be enrolled in their sophomore year in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year institution. $1000 is available.

The Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship, created by the estate of Roy McCarty, is a scholarship to encourage graduating high school seniors who have successfully completed coursework and demonstrated outstanding  promise in the shop/welding vocational pro­grams of Gibson Southern High School. Applicants must be planning to  pursue post-secondary education in vocational arts at any accredited college or university. $500 is available.

The Sutch–Briner Memorial Scholarship was created by Charles P. and Cathy J. Briner in loving memory of Pauline Hassel Briner Sutch, George Lester Sutch, and Jane McFetridge Sutch. Residents of Hazelton, Patoka, or Mt. Olympus in Gibson County, or Decker in Knox County, Indiana who are graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School or high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with his or her high school or post-secondary educational institution at the time of applications. $400 is available.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and access to the scholarship application are available on the Scholarship Opportunities page..

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Foundation Accepting Applications For The Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana−The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship. Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

This annual scholarship, created in loving memory of Thomas F. Walls, encourages the highest levels of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership for high school student who participate in IHSAA sanctioned sports.

Graduating seniors of any accredited Vanderburgh County high school, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, who have participated in the Evansville Youth Hockey Association or an IHSAA sanctioned sport, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.

Additional details regarding the scholarship, specific eligibility criteria, and the scholarship application are available on Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Betty Ann McCullough Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

Gibson County, Indiana−The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program, the Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program, and the Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program are each now accepting applications. The deadline is April 4, 2019.

The 3 grant programs are administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

Betty Ann McCullough was an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years and a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of civic memberships, she was a member of the Gibson County Community Foundation Advisory Board. She passed away in 1997, after which funds for the 3 grant programs were established in her memory.

  • The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program serves to provide funding to public and private schools in Gibson County for the purpose of hosting educational seminars and convocations  to  enhance the knowledge and skills of educators in science, mathematics, and language arts.
  • The Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program serves to provide funds and challenge grants to schools, libraries, and other public education organizations based or having substantial programs in Gibson County.
  • The Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program awards a public school educator for outstanding dedication and success in improving the mathematics or language arts skills and knowledge of students in the public schools of Gibson County.

To apply, applicants should visit the Available Grant Opportunities page of the Gibson website. The Betty Ann McCullough Education Committee will review applications and make its recommendation on funding to the Community Foundation Alliance Board of Directors. No lobbying or soliciting of the Committee or Board members is permitted.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements or the grant application process, please contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

Women’s Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

Gibson County, Indiana−The Women’s Fund of Gibson County, a fund of the Gibson County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Gibson County families. Funding requests of up to $2,000 are being accepted through April 4.

The program or project for which funding is being requested must address needs and opportunities that improve the quality of life and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Community development, including new or existing activities that improve the community’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being;
  • Education, including new or existing activities that promote or strengthen educational attainment, both in and out of the classroom;
  • Health, including new or existing activities that improve health outcomes;
  • Human services, including new or existing activities that improve public protection, employment, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, disaster preparedness and relief; and
  • Other civic endeavors, including all other activities that will improve the quality of life for residents of Gibson County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Gibson County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program or project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

To apply, visit the Women’s Fund Grants Program page on the Gibson website. The Women’s Fund Steering Committee will review funding requests and contact grant applicants for an interview as needed. Committee recommendations will then be submitted to the Community Foundation Alliance Board of Directors for approval. No lobbying or soliciting of Steering Committee or Board members is permitted.

Grant recipients will be recognized at a reception in mid-May, during which grant checks will be presented. For additional information about eligibility and requirements or the grant application process, please contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development at hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

Foundation Accepting Applications For Camden Hancock ’18 Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Camden Hancock ‘18 Scholarship. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, March 8, 2019.

This scholarship was created in memory of Camden Andrew Hancock and recognizes a member of the F.J. Reitz High School baseball team who demonstrates academic excellence, a high level of sportsmanship, and strong leadership, characteristics exhibited by Camden. A member of the F.J. Reitz High School Class of 2018, Camden was a member of the National Honor Society and planned to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. He was active in athletics and a member of the Reitz varsity baseball team. He was a very competitive and talented baseball player who gave his all every time he stepped onto the field. Camden’s life was cut short a few months following high school graduation due to a rare form of brain cancer.

Graduating seniors of F.J. Reitz High School who have participated in the school’s baseball program are encouraged to apply.  Additional details regarding eligibility criteria for this scholarship, as well as the scholarship application are available on Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s scholarship opportunities page.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Accepting Applications For Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship

Vanderburgh County, Indiana  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has extended the deadline for applications for the. Applications are now due April 30, 2019. The scholarship application should b accessed and completed online here.

The Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship was created by the First Baptist Church of Evansville in honor of Robert and Dorothy Rapp to assist young people with their pursuit of education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles. Robert Rapp served as the Director of Choral Music at the University of Evansville from 1956 through 1985. He also served as the Choral Director for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and was a Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church. Dorothy Rapp, a classically trained soprano soloist, along with her husband and daughter, introduced a wide repertoire of sacred vocal music to Evansville audiences.

Active members of any Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. Applicants must plan to pursue education or development of music skills consistent with Christian principles and lifestyle for the furtherance of church music. Past recipients may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be accessed through the Dorothy Rapp Music Scholarship link.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or by email, shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Foundation Announces Community Good Grants Program Opportunity

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 29, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Vanderburgh County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at the grants opportunities page. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before May 30, 2019.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or via email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

WOMEN’S FUND ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE

Daviess County, Indiana –  The Women’s Fund of Daviess County, a fund of the Daviess County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Daviess County families. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to support a charitable project or program.

Applications will be accepted online until midnight on Thursday, March 28, 2019. After a review by the Women’s Fund volunteer grant selection committee, applicants will be notified by May 3, 2019 whether or not they’ve been selected as a finalist. Each finalist will be invited to give an oral presentation (tentatively limited to seven minutes, including time for questions and answers – no audio/visual component this year) at the Women’s Fund annual meeting on May 8, 2019. After hearing presentations, the Women’s Fund membership will cast their votes, and the organization whose request receives the majority of votes will be awarded the grant at the annual meeting. No lobbying or solicitation of Women’s Fund representatives is permitted.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Daviess County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Daviess County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program/ project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit and carefully read through the Women’s Fund Grants Program information on the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-254-9354.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org or 812-254-9354.

Women’s Fund Announces Annual Grant Cycle

Warrick County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Warrick County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Warrick County families. Funding of up to $15,000 is available to support a charitable project or program. A Letter of Inquiry is the required first step for submitting funding requests.

The deadline to submit Letters of Inquiry is Thursday, January 31, 2019. All applicants will be notified of the initial review decision no later than February 6, 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a formal grant application which will be due on Friday, February 22, 2019. Grant recipients will be recognized at the Women’s Fund annual Fun Day set for April 29, 2019.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Warrick County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Warrick County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program/ project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit and carefully read through the Women’s Fund Grants Program information on the Foundation’s website.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-422-1245, Extension 102.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-422-1245, Extension 101.

Foundation Announces Annual Community Good Grant Cycle

Warrick County, Indiana  The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is February 20, 2019.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Warrick County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before May 1, 2019.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

A full listing of program areas that will be considered for funding, as well as complete eligibility requirements, may be found at the Community Foundation’s grants webpage.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 422-1245 or email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Initiative Grants Guidelines Now Available

December 2018, Evansville  The Community Foundation Alliance, Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) for Region 10, announces that the latest IAC guidelines for future Regional Initiatives Grant programs are now available for review.

Guidelines, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines, may be reviewed on the Alliance’s website, CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh/grants/indiana-arts-commission-grant-program. New applicants for AOS (Arts Organization Support) should note that a letter of intent must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on January 15, 2019. Applications for all AOS and APS (Arts Project Support) are due by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 5, 2019.

All applications to the program must be submitted through the IAC’s online grant system. Any questions about the program, eligibility, criteria, or application process should be directed to the Region 10 Arts Partner coordinator Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The IAC Region 10 area includes the counties of Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick in southwestern Indiana. During 2018, grants totaling $136,828 were awarded to 22 regional arts organizations and arts programs.

For more information about the IAC Regional Initiatives Grants program, visit in.gov/arts/regionalinitiativegrant.htm or call Melinda Waldroup, Director, Programs and Engagement with the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. at (812) 429-1191, extension 3. For more information about the IAC Regional Arts Partners program, visit in.gov/arts/2482.htm.

 

 

Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Opportunity

Spencer County, Indiana  The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Spencer County. The Women’s Fund held at the Spencer County Community Foundation is providing funding for a single grant of up to $5,000 and invites charitable organizations to describe how their organization would use the award.  Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2019.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities may also be accepted.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, environment, recreation, and youth development projects and programs.

Notification of the grant award will be made in July 2019.

The grant application process is being conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer. Following submission of the online application, three to five finalists will be selected by a volunteer committee and presented to donors to the Women’s Fund, who will then select the grant recipient.

More information and grant application training are available by contacting Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.547.3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

Alliance Announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Evansville, Indiana  The Community Foundation Alliance has announced recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships in each of their 9 county affiliates. The 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

More information about each recipient can be found at the county links preceding the recipients’ names below. Recipients in the counties served by the 9 Alliance affiliate community foundations are:

Daviess County: Molly Holsopple

Gibson County: Andrew Smith

Knox County: Grace Waggoner

Perry County: William Roberson

Pike County: Nicholas “Kyle” Williams

Posey County: Logan Bryant

Spencer County: Skylar Niles

Vanderburgh County: Andrew Heldman, Brendan Notich, and Ethan Shopmeyer

Warrick County: Hannah Beaven and Hannah Gourley

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

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 of Charles and Charlotte Shopmeyer. He is a senior at New Tech Institute and enrolled in the Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice. He plans to study political science leading to a career in public service within the judicial system.  In addition to excelling academically, he has been involved in student government and is currently serving as President for the Class of 2019.  He is also President of the National Honor Society at New Tech.  Ethan serves as a New Tech Student Ambassador and is a member of the Archery Club, Math Competition Team, STEM Competition Team, and Student Leadership Committee, for which he was the Founder and Speaker for the Parkland Memorial Service. His community service activities include serving as a ZooTeen Leader for the Mesker Park Zoo and Youth Chief Justice for the Indiana Youth & Government Program.

Andrew Heldman is the son of Kevin and Marilyn Heldman. He is a senior at Mater Dei High School and plans to study computer science leading to a career as a computer engineer. In addition to excelling academically by earning magna cum laude honors and achieving a perfect ACT score, he has been involved in Student Council, Spanish Club, and Student Government, and was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Andrew earned Academic All-City recognition for baseball and basketball and was also recognized as the West Side Kiwanis Player of the Week.  His community service activities include volunteering with his church, the Mater Dei Feeder League Summer Basketball and Baseball Camps, Frog Follies, and the 4-H Fair.

Brendan Notich is the son of Rudolph and Laura Notich. He is a senior at North High School and plans to study biochemistry and pre-med, leading to a career as a dermatologist. He has excelled academically achieving summa cum laude recognition, being named as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, and recognized as an Evansville Courier and Press Star Student.  Brendan has served as the Vice President and President of Key Club and President of National Honor Society.  At North High School he participated in the Bowling Team, Academic Team, Science Olympiad Team, both Concert and Varsity Choir, and the Speech and Debate Team. He has also volunteered with the Wesselman Nature Society, the Stockwell After School Mentoring Program, and Keep Evansville Beautiful.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation received 52 applications for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship.  The recipients were nominated to receive the scholarship from a pool of 13 finalists interviewed by the scholarship committee.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Vanderburgh County Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance and support from the local high schools.  The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 422-1245, Extension 102 or (812) 573-1454 (mobile) or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Gibson County, Indiana  The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced that Andrew Smith is the recipient of the 2019 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Andrew is the son of Michael and Brenda Smith of Haubstadt. He is a senior at Gibson Southern High School and plans to study actuarial science at an Indiana University with a career goal of becoming an actuary. In addition to excelling academically and being involved in his faith, school sports, and theatre, Andrew is currently employed as a maintenance worker with the Town of Haubstadt.

The Community Foundation nominated Andrew to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients Announced

Warrick County, Indiana  The Warrick County Community Foundation announced Hannah Beaven, Newburgh, and Hannah Gourley, Boonville, are the recipients of the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Warrick 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.

Hannah Beaven is the daughter of Michael and Leann Beaven. She is a senior at Castle High School and plans to study biotechnology. In addition to excelling academically, she has been involved in Teen Power, Math Club, and the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Castle High School Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band as well as participating in swimming and track. Hanna has earned numerous recognitions for scholastic achievement, including being named as a National Merit Semi-finalist and as an Evansville Courier & Press Gold Star Student.

Hannah Gourley is the daughter of Kevin and Cathy Gourley. She is a senior at Boonville High School and plans to pursue a degree in health sciences or biochemistry. In addition to excelling academically, she has been involved in HOSA: Future Health Professionals, National Honor Society, Teen Power, Student Council, and the Larry Buschon Leadership Summit. She has also participated in track and cheerleading.  Hannah has been recognized as an UCA All-American Cheerleader and received the Boonville High School Varsity Cheer Sportsmanship and Coaches Awards. She was also named a National Merit Scholarship qualifier and an Evansville Courier & Press Gold Star Student.

The Warrick County Community Foundation received 41 applications for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship.  The recipients were nominated to receive the scholarship from a pool of 12 finalists interviewed by the scholarship committee.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Warrick County Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance and support from the local high schools. The Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact

(812) 422-1245, Extension 102 or (812) 573-1454 (mobile) or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Daviess County, Indiana  The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced that Molly Holsopple is the recipient of the 2019 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship(s). The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Molly is the daughter of Dr. Merle and Mary Jo Holsopple of Montgomery. She is a senior at Barr Reeve High School and plans to study biology or chemistry at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a physician. In addition to excelling academically, Molly serves as class president and a member of student council. She also is a member of the softball team and has been involved in art and dance. She has worked a variety of jobs and has a passion for mission trips, having traveled to 7 different countries and spending over 800 hours in mission work.

The Community Foundation nominated Molly to receive the scholarship from a pool of 19 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Perry County, Indiana  The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that William Roberson of St. Croix is the recipient of the 2019 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

William is the son of James Roberson and Mary Roberson. He is a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and plans to study physics and math at an Indiana college of his choice, with a career goal of becoming a theoretical physicist. In addition to excelling academically, William has served in leadership positions on the robotics teams and founded the Little Einsteins, a STEM club for elementary school students. He is also a 4-H member and involved in band. In addition, he is employed with German American Bancorp.

The Community Foundation nominated William to receive the scholarship from a pool of 21 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Pike County, Indiana  The Pike County Community Foundation has announced that Nicholas “Kyle” Williams, of Petersburg,  is the recipient of the 2019 Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Kyle is the son of Angie and Chet Williams. He is a senior at Pike Central High School and plans to study biology at an Indiana College of his choice with a career goal to become a hand surgeon.  In addition to excelling academically, he has been involved in Pep Band, musical productions, jazz band, and swing choir.  Kyle has also been a member of the tennis team and played baseball. He is involved in the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Spanish Club. He is employed at the Smokehouse in Petersburg and completed an internship with the Pike County Prosecutor’s Office.  In his free time, he volunteers with the Petersburg Little League program.

The Community Foundation nominated the recipient to receive the scholarship after narrowing the pool to 5 finalists.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Cindy Gaskins, Director
(812) 766-0550 or director@pikecommunityfoundation.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Spencer County, Indiana  The Spencer County Community Foundation has announced that Skylar Niles of Chrisney is the recipient of the 2019 Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Skylar is the son of Bonita Spencer and Brian Niles. He is a senior at South Spencer High School and plans to study psychology at Indiana College of his choice with a career goal of becoming a forensic psychology/criminal psychologist. In addition to excelling academically, Skylar has been involved in archery club, art club, key club, and Leadership Spencer County. He has also been involved with his church, where he assisted with musical productions. He completed an internship with Freedom Bank and was employed by Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.

The Community Foundation nominated Skylar to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Posey County, Indiana  The Posey County Community Foundation has announced that Logan Bryant of Poseyville is the recipient of the 2019 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Logan is the son of James Bryant and Daphne Bryant. He is a senior at North Posey High School and plans to study computer engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In addition to excelling academically, Logan excels on the soccer field and has earned four letters, serving as team captain and volunteering hundreds of hours for the North Posey Soccer Club. He has also participated in the Math Bowl and the Oakland City College STEM challenge academic team, and completed a capstone project at Georgia Tech University.

The Community Foundation nominated Logan to receive the scholarship from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 568-8240 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

Knox County, Indiana  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced that Grace Waggoner is the recipient of the 2019 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship(s). The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Grace is the daughter of Charles and Kristi Waggoner of Vincennes. She is a senior at Rivet High School and plans to study business and finance at an Indiana college of her choice, with a goal of becoming a company executive. In addition to excelling academically, Grace has served in leadership positions both in her school and in the community through student government, Kiwanis Key Club, Rotary Interact Club, and the Vincennes Mayor’s Youth Council.  Additionally, she is involved in golf, basketball, and track, earning several individual state awards.

The Community Foundation nominated Grace to receive the scholarship from a pool of 15 applicants.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Perry County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Spencer County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.  Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. The online application process allows applicants to save their work. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.547.3176

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Spencer County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Spencer County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Spencer County students with opportunities for advanced education.  Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. The online application process allows applicants to save their work. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

 

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.649.5724

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

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 administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812)422.12451

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Gibson County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Gibson County 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 John Campbell, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Foundation Awards More Than $61,000 In Grants

Gibson County, Indiana  At a November 27 event held at the Patoka United Methodist Church, the Gibson County Community Foundation announced $61,865 in grant awards to charitable organizations benefiting Gibson County.  The grants were made possible by generous donors to 14 different field of interest and unrestricted funds held by the Foundation.

Organizations that were awarded the grants for their projects and programs were:

  • $5,000 to Gibson County Youth Theatre to assist with rights/royalties, material rental fees, orchestration, and programs for the production of Mama Mia;
  • $4,000 to East Gibson Dollars for Scholars to award scholarships;
  • $5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse program;
  • $4,000 to Gibson Southern Scholarships, Inc. to award scholarships;
  • $4,000 to Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. to award scholarships;
  • $5,000 to Tri-State Food Bank for the Gibson County Kids BackPack Program to provide children with healthy and nutritious food to supplement their meals over the weekend when they are away from school;
  • $5,000 to Gibson County Habitat for Humanity to assist with subdivision development on Madison Street in Princeton;
  • $5,000 to Youth First to assist with the funding of Masters level Social Workers in Gibson County elementary, junior and senior high schools;
  • $2,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana to assist with the funding of two JA Innovation Challenge programs at Gibson Southern High School, and four JA Career Success programs — two each at Gibson Southern High School and Princeton Community High School;
  • $4,294 to The Arc of Gibson County to provide transportation to five Gibson County students with disabilities who are participating in the Project Search school-to-work program at Gibson General Hospital;
  • $5,000 to Tulip Tree Health Services of Gibson County, Inc. to expand the Behavioral Health Program in response to opioid addiction crisis and need for timely access to mental health treatment for the underserved;
  • $2,000 to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation to enable students from Gibson County to attend the March, 2019 Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Helen M. McKinney Young People’s concerts;
  • $3,786 to The Salvation Army Princeton to purchase an industrial strength dishwasher; and
  • $3,785 to Deaconess Foundation to purchase portable AEDs to be used in Gibson County first responder vehicles.

Additionally, the Foundation reserved $4,000 to provide a renewable scholarship to a student named as an alternate for the Gibson County Lilly Endowment scholarship.

The 14 funds providing the grants include the Toyota Fund; Brown Family Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund for Gibson County; Jack Freudenberg Family Fund; Melvin Oing Memorial Fund; Ann, John and William Eugene Dunn Fund; Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund of Gibson County; Friends of Gibson County Fund; David and Janet Oldham Family Fund; Phillip and Sharen Buyher Fund; Troy and Virginia Land Unrestricted Fund; Gibson Board of Trustees Fund; Bonaparte Family Unrestricted Fund; and the Ray J. (Jerry) Watson and Ruth L. Watson Memorial Fund.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Pike County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Pike County 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 Cindy Gaskins, Foundation Director. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12 midnight on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

 

For further information or assistance:
Cindy Gaskins, Director
(812) 766-0550 or director@pikecommunityfoundation.org

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Posey County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Posey County 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 John Campbell, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12 midnight on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impactjcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.568.8240

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Knox County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Knox County 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 Lauren Osmon, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. Deadline is midnight Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Daviess County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Daviess County 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 Lauren Osmon, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. Deadline is midnight Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

(Warrick County, Indiana)  This year, donors to the Warrick County 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 administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the specific eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application can be found on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.).
  5. Ask a teacher, parent or friend to read your application and essays for any mistakes that you may have missed.
  6. Check and double-check your application before submitting

Applications must be submitted online. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline is 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

For further information or assistance, contact
Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org  |  812.422.1245

#GivingTuesday Event Matches Charitable Dollars

Giving Tuesday has finally arrived, kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

TODAY ONLY on #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Knox County Community Foundation is hosting a special online event focused on building permanent endowment funds for its local participating charitable partners, listed below.  Best of all, your gift will go further on #Giving Tuesday: the Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds!

To qualify for the matching dollars, only gifts received on November 27 will be eligible .
Give conveniently and securely online here: donate_button1

… or at the office location, 20 N 3rd St, Suite 301 (third floor of the Old National Bank building) from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. AgrIInstitute
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. ATTIC
  4. Camp Arthur
  5. Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
  6. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
  7. First Christain Church in Vincennes
  8. First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
  9. Gibault Boys School
  10. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
  11. Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
  12. Grouseland Foundation
  13. KCARC
  14. Knox County 4-H Association
  15. Knox County Community Foundation
  16. Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
  17. Knox County Humane Society
  18. Knox County Public Library
  19. Knox County Salvation Army
  20. Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
  21. North Knox Scholarship Foundation
  22. Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
  23. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
  24. Sandborn Community Park
  25. Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
  26. South Knox Education Foundation
  27. St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
  28. St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  29. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
  30. Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
  31. Vincennes Community Food Pantry
  32. Vincennes Education Foundation
  33. Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
  34. Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
  35. Vincennes Rotary Foundation
  36. Vincennes University
  37. Vincennes University Community Series
  38. Vincennes University Foundation
  39. YMCA of Vincennes

 

#GivingTuesday Event Matches Charitable Dollars

Giving Tuesday has finally arrived, kicking off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Giving Tuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

TODAY ONLY on #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Daviess County Community Foundation is hosting a special online event focused on building permanent endowment funds for its local participating charitable partners, listed below. Best of all, the Community Foundation is again making $30,000 available to match any new gifts received on #GivingTuesday, multiplying the impact of donations.

To qualify for the matching dollars, only gifts received on November 27 will be eligible .
Give conveniently and securely online here: donate_button1

… or you may give in person at the Community Foundation office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

On #GivingTuesday, your gift will make a double difference in growing the permanent endowment funds held at the Daviess County Community Foundation for any of the following local charitable organizations:

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute of Daviess County
  2. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  3. Camp Illiana
  4. Catholic Education Endowment
  5. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Programs
  6. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  7. Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
  8. Daviess County Community Foundation
  9. Daviess County Family YMCA
  10. Daviess County Historical Society Museum
  11. Daviess County Right to Life
  12. Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department
  13. FFA of North Daviess Schools
  14. First Baptist Church Youth Programs
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial Center
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. Lena Dunn 1st Grade Education
  21. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  22. Old Union Cemetery Association
  23. Parkview Village Christian Care
  24. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  25. Pregnancy Care Center
  26. Psi Iota Xi Sorority-Washington (Charitable Work)
  27. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  28. Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Daviess Co.
  29. Southwest Indiana Power House
  30. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  31. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  32. United Way of Daviess County
  33. Veale Creek Players
  34. Washington Carnegie Library
  35. Washington Catholic Schools
  36. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  37. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  38. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  39. Washington Little League
  40. Washington Parks and Recreation
  41. Washington Soccer Federation

Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh Announces $90,000 In Grant Awards

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 quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives.

Decisions on this year’s grants were made by vote of the Fund’s membership. Members selected one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a program and one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a capital project. In addition, members awarded general support grants to four charitable partners as runner up awards.

In the program category, Youth First, Inc. was awarded a $35,000 grant for a program supporting the placement of school social workers in Evansville middle schools. In addition, Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center and Parenting Time Center were each awarded $5,000 grants for general support.

In the project category, St. Vincent Early Learning Center was awarded a $35,000 grant for the Natural Outdoor Learning Classrooms project which will redesign playground areas to incorporate nature as an integral and critical part of the children’s daily learning. In addition, Boys & Girls Club of Evansville and District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul were each awarded $5,000 grants for general support.

Since it was formed in 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $757,000 to organizations serving local families. Previous impact grants provided funding for projects and programs at Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Evansville Christian Life Center, House of Bread and Peace, Patchwork Central, Holly’s House, Ozanam Family Shelter, Lampion Center, Potter’s Wheel, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Youth Resources Teen Court, and the YWCA.

For further information or assistance: Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
(812) 422-1245, ext. 102 or email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Program

Daviess County, Indiana, November, 2018—The Daviess County Community Foundation will host a Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Giving Tuesday is global day of giving, celebrated in the United States on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving which this year is November 27. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Organizations benefiting from permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The Community Foundation is making $30,000 available to match new gifts to grow these endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute of Daviess County
  2. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  3. Camp Illiana
  4. Catholic Education Endowment
  5. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Programs
  6. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  7. Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
  8. Daviess County Community Foundation
  9. Daviess County Family YMCA
  10. Daviess County Historical Society Museum
  11. Daviess County Right to Life
  12. Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department
  13. FFA of North Daviess Schools
  14. First Baptist Church Youth Programs
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial Center
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. Lena Dunn 1st Grade Education
  21. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  22. Old Union Cemetery Association
  23. Parkview Village Christian Care
  24. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  25. Pregnancy Care Center
  26. Psi Iota Xi Sorority-Washington (Charitable Work)
  27. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  28. Retired Senior Volunteer Program-Daviess Co.
  29. Southwest Indiana Power House
  30. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  31. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  32. United Way of Daviess County
  33. Veale Creek Players
  34. Washington Carnegie Library
  35. Washington Catholic Schools
  36. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  37. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  38. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  39. Washington Little League
  40. Washington Parks and Recreation
  41. Washington Soccer Federation

For further information or assistance, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at (812) 254-9354 or email: mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org

Community Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Program

Knox County, Indiana, November, 2018—The Knox County Community Foundation will host a Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Giving Tuesday is global day of giving, celebrated in the United States on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving which this year is November 27. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Organizations benefiting from permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow these endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.

Local organizations that benefit from endowed funds held by the Foundation include:

  1. AgrIInstitute
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. ATTIC
  4. Camp Arthur
  5. Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
  6. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
  7. First Christain Church in Vincennes
  8. First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
  9. Gibault Boys School
  10. Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
  11. Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
  12. Grouseland Foundation
  13. KCARC
  14. Knox County 4-H Association
  15. Knox County Community Foundation
  16. Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
  17. Knox County Humane Society
  18. Knox County Public Library
  19. Knox County Salvation Army
  20. Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
  21. North Knox Scholarship Foundation
  22. Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
  23. Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
  24. Sandborn Community Park
  25. Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
  26. South Knox Education Foundation
  27. St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
  28. St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  29. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
  30. Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
  31. Vincennes Community Food Pantry
  32. Vincennes Education Foundation
  33. Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
  34. Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
  35. Vincennes Rotary Foundation
  36. Vincennes University
  37. Vincennes University Community Series
  38. Vincennes University Foundation
  39. YMCA of Vincennes

For further information or assistance, contact Hannah Shields, Regional Director of Development, at (812) 886-0093 or email: hannah@communityfoundationalliance.org

Vanderburgh Men’s Fund Awards $37,000 in Grants

Vanderburgh County, Indiana, October 25 2018—At their annual meeting on October 25, donors to the Men’s Fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation gathered at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science to select the 2018 Vanderburgh County Impact Grants. The nearly 80-member group of donors voted to award this year’s finalists a total of $37,000, making the total grants awarded from the Fund an impressive $84,300.

This is just the 3rd year the group has selected grant awards. Last year’s recipients and projects were the Ozanam Family Shelter for fire protection and kitchen upgrades, and Youth First and the Public Education Foundation of Evansville for general support. And, in 2016, grants were awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville for the Passport to Manhood Program, and to Youth First and Parenting Time Center for general support.

Grant recipients selected this year are EVSC Foundation, Inc., awarded a $32,000 grant for their Let’s Put the Shirts on Their Backs Hangers program, which serves as a clothing resource for over 22,000 students across all 40 EVSC schools. Two runner-ups, the Deaconess Foundation and the Evansville Christian Life Center, were awarded $2,500 grants each for general support.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, these grants conclude the Men’s Fund 2018 Vanderburgh County Impact Grant program.

For further information or assistance, contact Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director, Community Engagement and Impact
shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org  or 812.422.1245, ext. 102 (office)  |  812.573.1454 (cell)

Foundation Awards Community Good Grants $120,266 to 15 Charitable Partners

Daviess County, Indiana October 2018—The Daviess County Community Foundation has announced their Community Good grant awards, totaling $120,266 for 15 projects of 15 organizations serving Daviess County.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to unrestricted and field of interest funds held by the Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, the grants conclude the Foundation’s 2018 Community Good Grant Program.

The grants are:

$10,000 to Daviess County Partnership Inc. for the Stepping Forward program

$1,800 to Pace Community Action Agency for the SuperMENtor program

$18,000 to Cannelburg Fire Department for the In With the New, Out With the Worn Out project

$10,200 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for the PowerHouse Food Service program

$8,500 to the Daviess County Family YMCA for the Bouncing Our Youth to Good Health project

$20,000 to YouthFirst for the Youth First Social Work Program for Daviess County Schools

$6,375 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Financial Literacy and Career Success for Daviess County Students with Junior Achievement program

$8,500 to Bethany Christian Church for the Backpack Food Program

$1,698 to Children’s Center for Dance Education for the Jack and the Bean Stalk Ballet

$1,000 to Friends for Animals, Inc. for the Spay/Neuter program

$11,493 to Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Inc. for the Earn While You Learn Program and Essentials/Material Aid

$2,700 to Tri-State Food Bank for the Mobile Pantry Pilot Project for Daviess County

$5,000 to Veale Creek Theater for a Season Sponsorship

$10,000 to Washington Band Boosters Association for the Washington High School Band Uniform Purchase project

$5,000 to Daviess Community Hospital for the Oncology Unit Expansion

The funds making the grant awards possible are field of interest funds including the Daviess County Community Foundation Youth Council Endowed Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Youth of Daviess County Fund, and the Doris I. Potts Fund and the following unrestricted funds: Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Boyd Grain Farms/Tom and Marsha Boyd Fund, the Callahan Family Fund, Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, the Joan Daily Elliott Fund, The Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund, Jones and Sons Concrete Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund, Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County, Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund, Singleton Family Fund, Swartzentruber Family Fund, and the Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund.

For further information or assistance: Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, (812) 254.9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County Announces Grant Program Finalists

Vanderburgh County—The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County has announced the 6 finalist organizations in the running for a total of $70,000 of funding between 2 competitive grants categories.

The Women’s Fund was established in 2007 when a group of area women came together with the goal of improving the quality of life in Vanderburgh County by pooling their resources to forever provide funding for charitable initiatives.

Decisions on this year’s grants will be made by vote of the Fund’s membership at their annual meeting, set for Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Airport. Members will select one organization to receive a $35,000 grant for a program, and one organization will be selected to receive a $35,000 grant for a capital project.

This year’s 3 program category finalists and their proposals are:

  • Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for a program to expand psychology services for children in the community;
  • Parenting Time Center for an educational program to empower mothers with co-parenting communication skills to improve children’s outcomes; and
  • Youth First, Inc. for a program that supports placement of school social workers in Evansville middle schools.

This year’s 3 capital project category finalists and their proposed projects are:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Evansville for a project to upgrade building security throughout the building and along the exterior;
  • District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to renovate restrooms at the Thrift Store to meet ADA requirements; and
  • St. Vincent Early Learning Center for the Natural Outdoor Learning Classrooms project redesigning playground areas to incorporate nature as an integral and critical part of our children’s daily learning.

Since it was formed in 2007, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $757,000 to organizations serving local families.

Impact grants awarded have provided funding for projects and programs at the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Ark Crisis Child Care Center, Aurora, Boys and Girls Club, Evansville Christian Life Center, House of Bread and Peace, Patchwork Central, Holly’s House, Ozanam Family Shelter, Lampion Center, Potter’s Wheel, United Caring Services, United Methodist Youth Home, Vanderburgh County Court-Appointed Special Advocates,, Youth Resources Teen Court, and the YWCA.

“Each year we are astounded at the enormity of the impact of our community’s nonprofit organizations and the work they are able to do every day while faced with limited budgets, funding cuts, and increasing need,” say advisory board co-chairs Diana Wilderman and JoAnn Weber-Drennen. Our ability to support their efforts with grants makes a difference today and for the future as well.”

About the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund held by the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, one of 9 regional affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Women’s Fund focuses the efforts of women 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. For additional information about the Women’s Fund, call 812.422.1245.

For further information or assistance:
Sidney M. Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
812.422.1245, ext. 102 or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Awards $28,557 to 4 Charitable Partners

Vanderburgh County, Indiana—September 26, 2018 The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced their 4th quarter grant awards, totaling $28,557 for 4 projects serving Vanderburgh County. The grants were made from the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund and the James A. McCarty Fund for the Arts.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to Community Good and Field of Interest Funds held by the Foundation.

Based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development, the 4th quarter grants conclude the Foundation’s fiscal year 2018 Community Good Grant Program. For the year, the Foundation has awarded $120,257 through this particular Grant Program for projects and programs serving Vanderburgh County.

The 4th quarter grant recipients are:

Children’s Center for Dance Education to provide free admission to 3rd and 4th graders from low income schools to attend the “The Children’s Nutcracker” annual morning show,

Lampion Center to support the Stewards of Children training program that uses evidence informed techniques to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse,

Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for restroom accessibility improvements to accommodate children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their caregivers, and

EVSC Foundation to support the Hanger’s Program’s purchase and installation of a high capacity clothes washer and dryer and an inventory control software package to increase the capacity of onsite laundry facilities and enable staff to track donations with an inventory system.

For additional information, contact Melinda Waldroup, Director, Programs and Engagement Department, (812) 429-1191 or email: mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org

Foundation Awards $45,320 to 12 Charitable Partners

Knox County, Indiana—September 25, 2018  The Knox County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $45,320 for 12 projects of 11 organizations serving Knox County. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

  • $5,000 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for Prevention Programming-7th Grade Pilot Project, Year 2;
  • $4,830 to Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary for the FastForWord Reading Project;
  • $6,500 to Children and Family Services, Corp. for the Community Foundation & CASA: Nurturing Vulnerable Children via Quality Child Advocacy Project;
  • $2,450 to Pace Community Action Agency for the Nature Explore, Playground Expansion Project;
  • $5,000 to Backpacks of Love for VCSC for the Backpacks of Love for VCSC Program;
  • $2,040 to Good Samaritan Hospital for written materials for the Fit Kids Program;
  • $1,500 to Generations for the Aging Well Retreat;
  • $5,500 to Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Inc. for automotive lifts and parts for the Automotive Ministry Project;
  • $5,000 to The Salvation Army for the Pathway of Hope Program;
  • $1,000 to Mental Health America-Knox County for the Mental Health Moving Assistance Project;
  • $4,000 to the Knox County 4-H Council for the 4-H Dog Club Trailer Project; and
  • $2,500 to Freelandville Improvement Club for the Freelandville Community Mural.

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing to and contributing to Field of Interest and Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.

Community Good funds established so far include: Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund, Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund, Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith Family Fund, Burkhart Family Fund, Jim and Gail Eskew Fund, Farbest Foods Community Good Fund for Knox County, Friends of Knox County Fund, David and Pam Gardner Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Jim & Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund, Bill & Jenny Hackney Family Fund, Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund, Jacoby Family Fund, Leonard Family Fund, Richard P. & Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund, Clarence J “Mac” McCormick III Fund, Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund, Gordon, William & Christina Miller Fund, John D. Miller Memorial Fund, Dr. Roger and Sue Montgomery Fund, Old National Fund for Knox County, Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund, Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund, Kathy Rinsch “For Knox County, Forever.” Fund, Dr. Phillip M Summers Family Fund, Chris & Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund, Waldroup Family Fund, Norbert M. & Louise A. Welch Fund, and the Youth Inspiring Peers Fund. Field of Interest Funds established so far include Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund-Education Enhancement in Knox County.

For further information or assistance:
Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact

losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org (812) 254-9354

Alliance Employment Opportunity Available

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance is seeking an Executive Assistant in its Evansville Central Office location.  This regular, non-exempt position is part-time (20 hours per week). This position will perform development, secretarial, and recordkeeping duties in support of the Executive Director of the Alliance. Regular travel to board and committee meetings is necessary; reliable personal transportation and valid license required. Salary commensurate with work experience.

For full job description [PDF], position responsibilities, eligibility requirements, as well as how and to whom to apply, please visit the main Alliance employment page. The application deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018.

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

Community Foundation Announces Details About Grant Program

Pike County, Indiana-The Pike County Community Foundation is accepting online applications for their fall Community Good Grants Program. Grant applications for programs and projects up to $3,000 are due at midnight on Monday, October 8, 2018. Organizations must complete applications online via the Foundation’s website.

The first of two of the Foundation’s Community Good Grants Programs are open grant cycles for charitable organizations seeking funding and is a competitive process. Being offered this fall and next spring, grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Pike County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Please visit the Grants Opportunities page to access the Community Good Grants Program online application and further information and instructions. Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Cindy Gaskins at 812.766.0550 or email director@pikecommunityfoundation.org for assistance.

Alliance Affiliates Announce Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Community Foundation Alliance) Applications are now being accepted online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program through each of the 9 Alliance county Community Foundation affiliates. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on each county affiliate site linked on the Alliance Available Scholarship Opportunities page. Deadlines vary by county – please be sure to visit your county’s Community Foundation site for a specific application deadline.

The 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018. The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (the 9 Community Foundation affiliates’ governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Warrick County, Indiana) The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Warrick Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana) The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Vanderburgh Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate three students to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Spencer County, Indiana) The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is September 17, 2018.

The 2019 Spencer Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.
Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.