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.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Pike County, Indiana) The Pike 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 August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Pike Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018. Qualified applicants will be a resident of Indiana; be a graduate of

Pike Central High School by June 2019 or a student planning to graduate from the Indiana Academy by June 2019, provided they attended Pike Central High School before transferring to the Academy; be in the top 10% of class as of the end of junior year; demonstrate a commitment to community activities outside of school; and be available for an interview on September 23, 2018 with the scholarship committee, if selected as a finalist.

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 1 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 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

(Perry County, Indiana) The Perry 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 August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Perry 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 1 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 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

(Knox County, Indiana) The Knox 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 August 30, 2018.

The 2019 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar 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 1 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 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

(Gibson County, Indiana) The Gibson 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 August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Gibson Lilly Endowment Community Scholar 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.

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Daviess County, Indiana) The Daviess 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 August 30, 2018.

The 2019 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar 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 1 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 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

(Posey County, Indiana) The Posey 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 at the program page. Deadline to apply is September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Posey Lilly Endowment Community Scholar 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.

New Grant and Sponsorship Opportunities To Benefit Perry County

Perry County, Indiana– The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting this year. There will no longer be grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year. This new grant process will allow proposals to be accepted on a continuous basis, without deadline, giving grant seekers the opportunity to apply when they wish as opposed to waiting for an annual grant cycle.

The grant cycle encompasses three different request levels: Level 1: $500 or less; Level 2: $501-$2,500; Level 3: $2,501-$9999; and Level 4: $10,000 or more.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may  be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 547-3176 before beginning the application process.

Funding requests will be reviewed throughout the year at three intervals: September 4, January 4, and May 1.

In addition to the new grant cycle, the Foundation will offer a sponsorship program for nonprofit organizations. Like the grant opportunity, requests will be accepted throughout the year; however, funding decisions will be made on a monthly basis.

Details about the new grant cycle and sponsorship program may be found on the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry or contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812-547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Perry County Community Foundation is one of 9 regional county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.

Employment Opportunities Available for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill 2 open positions for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact, 1 serving Gibson and Posey Counties, and 1 serving Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. These positions will administer grant and scholarship programs for both of the county Foundations in their region. The position will work to build relationships with community stakeholders, and identify community engagement opportunities that lead to positive and lasting change in each county. The 2 regions comprise 4 of the 9 affiliate county Foundations of the Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of both county Foundations, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement. There will be frequent and regular travel between counties and the Alliance Central Office in Evansville. Reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of the responsibilities and experience required of applicants, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description links below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018. No phone calls, please.

GIBSON and POSEY COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact GIB-POS [PDF]

VANDERBURGH and WARRICK COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact VAN-WAR [PDF]

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.

 

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces Women’s Fund Grant Program Details

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund Grants Program. Grant applications are due at midnight on Friday, August 10 and must be completed online.

After a deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, two impact grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families will be awarded. The Women’s Fund membership will select one program-focused grant of $35,000 and one project-focused grant of $35,000. Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of the award and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

In past years, remaining finalists have received grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in recognition of the depth and quality of their proposals, but it should be noted that these grants are not guaranteed.

Consideration will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to long-range planning; financial stability and sustainability; a sound plan to address ongoing or emerging issues that have been identified by research; a solid, realistic plan for project evaluation; a desire to promote collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services; project methodology utilizing a preventative approach to addressing the issue and solving problems; and evidence of realistic organizational planning and management

Nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered, provided the proposal is charitable and meets the criteria described on the Foundation’s website.

Application and details may be found at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/grant/vanderburgh-womens-fund-grant/

The Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County is a fund of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, which is one of 9 county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.

For further information or assistance:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement
mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org  or (812) 429-1191

Community Good Grants Program Applications Now Being Accepted

Gibson County, Indiana The Gibson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2018 Gibson County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted. Applications submitted after the August 1 deadline will not be considered.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Gibson County.

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.

Full information, details, and application guidelines are found online at communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/gibson-discretionary-grant/

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing before November 1, 2018.

Women’s Fund of Warrick County Awards $14,600 to Nonprofits

Warrick County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, has awarded $14,600 in total grant awards to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Warrick County families. The Women’s Fund grants committee selects recipient organizations annually to receive a portion of the funds’ earnings, in the form of grant awards.

Charitable activities supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that support and strengthen families in Warrick County.

The recipients are:

YWCA of Evansville to support the YES! Residential Recovery Program for Warrick County women

Tri-State Food Bank to support the Summer Backpack Food for Kids Program at two Warrick County elementary schools

Holly’s House to support the Think First & Stay Safe Child Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County

Encountering Hope Ministries to support the GAIN Initiative designed to move Warrick County residents out of poverty

Community Good Grant Awards of $25,700 Go to Nonprofits Serving Vanderburgh County

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $25,700 to 5 organizations serving Vanderburgh County during its most recent cycle of its Community Good Grants program.

Community Good grant awards charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development in the local community. This is the third of quarterly grants to be awarded from the program this year, with $91,700 so far awarded to nonprofit organizations and the programs, projects, and people they serve throughout Vanderburgh County.

Field of Interest and Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Alliance, provide the grant dollars for the awards. The current awards were funded from the James A. McCarty Fund for the Arts and Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund.

Recipients of the awards are:

4C of Southern Indiana, Inc. to support training and workbooks for staff to provide the “Conscious Discipline for Parents” workshops to parents/families involved in the Vanderburgh County court system

American Red Cross for the Home Fire Preparedness and Relief program in Vanderburgh County

Children’s Center for Dance Education to support the “Peter Pan and the Lost Boys” Dance Residency in underserved elementary schools in Evansville

Youth First to support the Social Work Program in Vanderburgh County schools

YWCA of Evansville to provide program materials and supplies for the YES! residential recovery program for 12 Vanderburgh County clients

Community Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Community Good Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana–Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Community Good grant cycle.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Daviess County.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess 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.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes and political parties or campaigns. Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Mary Smith at (812) 254-9354 or losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website and submitted by midnight on Thursday, August 2, 2018.  More information, details, as well as guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess/grants. 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 November 1, 2018.

Employment Opportunity Available for Regional Development Coordinator

Evansville, Indiana-The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill the position of Regional Development Coordinator for Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties. This position will serve and assist with annual giving, volunteer coordination, and technical and administrative responsibilities for the Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, 3 of the 9 affiliate county foundations of the regional Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Development Coordinator will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of each Foundation, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Regional Director of Development and will be located primarily in the Vanderburgh Community Foundation office in downtown Evansville, Indiana. There will be frequent and regular travel between the 3 counties, and reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of this position’s responsibilities and experience requirements, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description link below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Friday, June 22, 2018. No phone calls, please.

5/31/18: Posey/Vanderburgh/Warrick Regional Development Coordinator [PDF]

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.

 

Men’s Fund Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2018 Impact Grant Award

Evansville, Indiana– The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’s grants committee is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for program activities or capital projects that benefit underserved residents of Vanderburgh County. The Men’s Fund 2018 Impact Grant award amount will be between $25,000 and $30,000.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. 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 Vanderburgh County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the proposal is charitable and meets certain criteria. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to support:

  • Community Development: new or existing activities that improve the community’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being.
  • Education: new or existing activities that promote or strengthen educational attainment, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Health: new or existing activities that improve health outcomes.
  • Human Services: new or existing activities that improve public protection, employment, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief.
  • Endowment Creation: a portion of the grant may be used to establish an endowment to provide a future funding source for the program.
  • Other Civic Endeavors: Other activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Vanderburgh County.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 20, 2018, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application, instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/grants/

Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of award and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

For further information or assistance: Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org   |   (812) 429-1191, Ext 3

Community Good Grants Program Awards $30,700 to Benefit Warrick County

Warrick County, Indiana– A total of $30,700 in Community Good Grants are going to benefit 9 local nonprofit organizations and the charitable programs, projects, and people they serve in Warrick County.

The Warrick County Community Foundation will hold a reception to present the awards on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.  Recipient organizations are:

4 A Better Chandler, Inc., to support the “Be the Change in Chandler” Playground Project

Bread of Life Ministry Inc., for the “Coalition Loads” project, to support freight costs for donated food product to distribute to low income families and partnering agencies in the Tri State area

Castle North Middle School/Warrick County School Corporation, to support Castle North Middle School generationOn Club’s “Let the Reading Begin” project, to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Warrick County preschool children

Chandler United Methodist Church Food Pantry, to purchase food for low-income families and the elderly, and help supply baby-care items

Deaconess Foundation, to support the Warrick County HeartSaver First Responder AED project

Deaconess Foundation, to support the Mobile Mammography program in Warrick County

Holly’s House, Inc., to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County

Historic Newburgh, Inc., to support the POP (Power of Produce) Club for children at the Newburgh Farmers Market

Tri-State Food Bank, to support the Mobile Food Pantries Project in Warrick County

Youth First, to support the Social Work Program for Warrick County schools

These awards are made possible by the following unrestricted Community Good funds, established with the Warrick County Community Foundation by generous local donors committed to creating greater good throughout Warrick County. Each year, a portion of fund earnings are distributed in the form of grants to address charitable needs and community causes.

German American Bancorp Community Fund – Warrick

Dr. Bruce J. and Sabine T. Hopkins Unrestricted Fund

Norm and Vivian Miller Family Fund

Jim and Marjorie Gunderson Family Fund

Bob and Vicki Lacer Fund

Ryan-Hutton Family Fund

Wishes for Warrick Gourley Family Fund

John and Beulah Lewis Family Philanthropic Fund

Marvin L. and Joan B. Smith Fund

William Argyle Stubbs Fund

Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Warrick County

Friendship Forever Fund

Friends of Warrick County Fund

“For Good. For Ever.” Fund

Welfare Bequest Fund for Warrick County

Ehrhart Family Fund

Dr. Edward and Nancy Prusz Charitable Fund

Charles H. and Geraldine S. Davis Memorial Fund

Welter-Brammeier Family Fund

For further information or assistance:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement
mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org
(812) 429-1191, Ext 3

Posey County Women’s Fund Awards More Than $11,500 in Grants

Posey County, Indiana–The Posey County Women’s Fund (PCWF) Committee hosted a grant reception and luncheon for 2018 grant recipients on May 9, 2018, at the Mount Vernon Library, awarding a total of $11,533 to 6 local non-profit organizations this year. The Women’s Fund grants are funded annually with proceeds from fundraisers and earnings from the PCWF Endowment Fund.

One of the committee’s main fundraisers is the 2018 Vintage Home Tour scheduled for June 2, 2018, from noon until 5 p.m.  For more information about attending the Home Tour, please contact Ruth Redman at 812-453-5556. Another fundraiser is The Chef’s Night Out held  in March.

The following organizations received grants for 2018:

United Methodist Church was awarded $3,108 for the Thrive After-School Program. Thrive was organized and is directed by Joy Millay at the United Methodist Church, which provides a facility for the program at no cost. The Thrive program has a goal of strengthening children’s academic performance and improving behavior. There are approximately 40 children enrolled in this free after-school program for grades K through 5th grade. It provides the children with a snack, activities, and time to work on their homework. Millay stated that there are still volunteer and financial donation opportunities available to the public for the program. For information call Joy Millay at 812-838-2640.

Deaconess Foundation was awarded $2,000 for its Mobile Mammography unit to be brought in to Posey County to assist Posey County women in getting their yearly mammograms. This unit provided 169 mammograms in 2017 for local women.  The van accepts insurance plans and provides financial assistance for the uninsured.

Family Matters of Posey County was awarded $450 to purchase supplies for dental hygiene (toothbrushes and toothpaste). The supplies will be placed in the backpacks handed out at the beginning of the school year.

Holly’s House Inc. was awarded $3,000 for the “Think First & Stay Safe” program. This valuable program teaches elementary students how to recognize and react to unsafe situations. Holly’s House has presented this program in many of the Posey County elementary schools and targets grades with children ages 7-12. The children and parents receive a workbook and booklet with information.

Youth First was awarded $2,000 for programs given by the Youth First social workers in Posey County schools. Currently the schools participating in this program are North Elementary, South Terrace Elementary, West Elementary and Saint Phillip School. The programs help youth and families deal with depression, anxiety, anger, bullying, substance abuse, divorce and grief adjustments and peer pressure.

Optimal Rhythms, Inc. Access Academy received $975 to help introduce camp opportunities to Posey County autistic children. Access Academy hosts CAN-DO Summer Day Camp in Newburgh, Indiana. The camp provides children with autism disabilities a chance to experience day camps like other children. This is a private therapeutic day school, which brings a choice in autism education and autism services for non-verbal students. The camp dates for 2018 are June 5-29 and July 10-20.  Please call 812-490-9401 or email director Casey DePriest: casey@optimalrhythms.org for more information.

The Posey County Women’s fund would like to thank the community for attending their fundraising events and also for donations to their endowment fund, both of which make these local grant awards possible.

Women’s Fund of Posey County Sponsors 2018 Vintage Home Tour

Posey County, Indiana—The Women’s fund of Posey County, a fund held with the Posey County Community Foundation,

invites the public to attend the 2018 Vintage Home Tour, scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018, from noon to 5pm.  All homes featured on the 2018 Vintage Home Tour are located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana.

The families who have graciously opened their homes to be featured this year include:

Scott and Holly Branam    –  723 Mulberry Street

Mark and Zeidy Nelson     –  310 East Third Street

Blunt-Glueckert Home      –  623 Mulberry Street

Collier-Smith Home          –  319 E Third Street

St. Matthew Church           –  421 Walnut Street

The Women’s Fund sponsors this event in an effort to raise awareness and funds for programs supporting charitable needs in the local Posey County community.  Advance tickets are $15.00 each and may be purchased at the following locations:

Mt.Vernon

Hasting Plant Sales
McKim’s IGA
Mt. Vernon Flower Shop
Bliss Artisan
Consign to Design
Green Duck Hair Salon

New Harmony

Golden Rose
Sara’s Harmony Way
The Mew’s

Poseyville

Guilty Pleasures
J.L. Hirsch Dept. Store

Wadesville

Barton Automotive
Services


Advance tickets also available through Women’s Fund of Posey County Board members. Tickets will be available on the day of the event at each of the featured homes or church for $20.00.

In 2004, a group of visionary women started the Women’s Fund of Posey County as a permanent resource to support local charitable programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge, and hope to the community. The Women’s Fund is their voice for the present and their gift to the future. The Women’s Fund awards annual grants supporting a variety of resources serving the Posey County community, such as programs that prevent domestic violence, secure family-supporting jobs, promote health and education, and, perhaps most importantly, develop confidence.

The Posey County Community Foundation is 1 of 9 county affiliate Foundations of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. Established in 1992, the Posey County Community Foundation is committed to offering residents a variety of ways to support, through charitable giving, the causes they care most about in their community.

For more information about the Home Tour, please contact Ruth Redman at 812-453-5556

Posey County Community Good Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Posey County, Indiana The Posey County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Posey County Community Good Grants program.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Posey County.

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2018. The complete application guidelines and submission information can be found on the Community Good Grants Program page.

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing before November 1, 2018.

City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry For Annual Grants

Evansville, Indiana– The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville. In 2017, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $414,314, to 22 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least 60% of grant funding will be distributed for activities to support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

  • Acquire, construct, or renovate permanent facilities used to provide social and community-based services and activities.
  • Construct or renovate facilities that promote the arts, culture, and/or tourism.
  • Construct or renovate parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities that are designed for the public.
  • Acquire, for neighborhood revitalization, property that is blighted, appropriate for rehabilitation, or needed for the development of housing for low- to moderate-income persons.
  • Supplement or replenish existing municipally operated loan programs in pursuit of new economic development opportunities.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 22, 2018, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to our online grant management system can be found at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/

The concept of the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when then-Mayor Frank McDonald II and the City Council proposed that $5 million of gaming boat revenue be invested to serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was subsequently established as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., with annual earnings allowed for grantmaking each year. The CEEF is administered by the Alliance, and a separate board of directors oversees all CEEF governance and grantmaking decisions.

For additional questions, contact Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director at (812) 429-1191  or by email at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org

$9,100 Awarded from 2018 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds

Vincennes, Indiana – In May, the Knox County Community Foundation announced recipients of 9 scholarship awards during their annual scholarship breakfast. Held in the Fort Sackville Room in the Student Union Building at Vincennes University and sponsored by First Vincennes Savings Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 8 funds established by generous donors provided scholarships totaling $9,100.

Foundation Board Vice President, Georgiann Leonard, said since the Foundation was organized in 1996, endowments had reached a milestone in giving back. “An amazing $171,072 has been given back to our community for education in the form of scholarships. Those scholarships continue to make a difference in the lives of countless students and families in our community today and forever.”

Leonard introduced scholarship recipients and recognized founders and representatives of the endowments.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship founded by Dr. Brian Arnold and family in memory of their son Zack. Since golf was important to Zack, the scholarship benefits Knox County seniors who have participated on their school golf team. The $1,500 award was presented to Mikayla Burch, a senior at South Knox High School.

Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship founded by Robert Bird in memory of his daughter Heather. Heather was a firefighter with the Vincennes Township Fire Department, and the scholarship benefits a student who is a member of or is related to a member of the Vincennes Township Fire Department. The $1,000 award was presented to Alex Smith, a Vincennes Lincoln High School senior.

McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the members of the church. It benefits any student at a Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education. The $500 scholarship was presented to Abigail Kifer, a senior at Vincennes Lincoln High School.

Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Herbert C. Pepmeier to benefit a graduating senior who is affiliated with Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville. Deaton Grove, South Knox High School, and Rylee Hammelman, North Knox High School, each were awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Memorial Educational Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by the past director of the Knox County Community Foundation, Kathy Rinsch. A former English and Latin teacher at North Knox High School, she started this scholarship to encourage students to pursue the field of education. Dalton Nelson, a senior at South Knox High School, was awarded a $600 scholarship.

Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship was created by Sarah Keller in memory of her mother. Applicants must demonstrate interest in or plan to pursue a major in English or history. The $1,000 award recipient was Dalton Nelson, South Knox High School.

Robert Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship was created by Marcia Nordhorn in memory of her mother. It benefits graduating seniors at Vincennes Lincoln enrolled in theatrical and musical productions. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Seth Arnold, Vincennes Lincoln High School.

The Friends of Knox Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 20 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, and as in years past, the alternate scholarships are made possible by local donors who have contributed to the Friends of Knox County endowment fund. A total of $5,000 was awarded this year. Recipients were Mason Utt, North Knox High School, and Jeremiah Hardig, South Knox High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Knox County Lilly Scholar. Nate Kaffenberger, Vincennes Lincoln High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation administers the scholarship,, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Knox Community Good Grant Program Now Inviting Funding Requests

Vincennes, Indiana – The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Community Good grant cycle. Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox and submitted by midnight on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Only 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 are eligible to apply. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome on or before September 26, 2018. Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Knox County.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Knox 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. Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes and political parties or campaigns.

Questions should be directed to the Foundation office at (812) 886-0093. Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community for generations to come. The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together.

The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes.

Employment Opportunity Available: Finance Assistant at Central Office in Evansville

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance has an immediate employment opening for the position of Finance Assistant at Central Office in Evansville, Indiana. This position will perform various accounting duties for the CFA and its supporting organizations, as well as perform HR and payroll administrative duties. This position reports directly to the Finance Officer.

Please view the complete position description (linked below) for information on specific duties, qualifications, requirements, and how to apply. No calls, please. Deadline for receipt of applicant materials is Monday, May 7, 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Central Finance Assistant 2018 [PDF]

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.

2018 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds Award $58,750

Washington, Indiana–In April, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of 35 scholarship awards during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Eastside Park Community Building in Washington and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 18 funds established by generous donors provided scholarships totaling $58,750.

Foundation Board President Jim Pearson said, since the Foundation was organized in 1993, endowments have reached a milestone in giving back. “An amazing $643,037 has been given back to our community for education in the form of scholarships. Those scholarships continue to make a difference in the lives of countless students and families in our community today and for generations to come.”

Pearson then introduced David Lennen, Chairperson of the Foundation’s community scholarship selection committee, and Glenda Scudder, Foundation Board member and chairperson of the Daviess Lilly Scholarship selection committee. Lennen and Scudder introduced scholarship recipients as well as founders and representatives of the endowment funds.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded two $500 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Megan Norton and Elizabeth Stallman.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Sarah Yoder, a senior at North Daviess High School.

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to Jeremiah Kirsch, Washington, a student at St. Louis University, and Taylor Swartzentruber, Odon, a student at the University of Evansville.

Steven L. Gines College Scholarship awarded a $250 scholarship award to Caleb Arthur, Washington High School.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship Fund awarded a $3,000 scholarship award to Connor Bowlin, Jasper.

Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship awarded a $900 scholarship to Jacob Sipes, Washington High School.

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship award to Jeffrey Memering, Washington High School.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $250 scholarship to Jessica Wonder, Washington High School.

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to North Daviess High School seniors Allison Byrer and Andrea Lengacher.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Jeffrey Memering, Washington High School, and Megan Nowling, North Daviess High School.

Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Elise Jerrells, North Daviess High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship Fund awarded $2,200 scholarships to Kameron Graber, Barr-Reeve High School; Elise Jerrels, North Daviess High School; Jeffrey Mayfield, North Daviess High School; Morgan Osmon, North Daviess High School; Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School; Jessica Wonder, Washington High School; Lana Stoll, Barr-Reeve High School; Solomon Davis, Washington High School; William Webster, North Daviess High School; and Austin Yoder, Barr-Reeve High School.

Jo Ann Shawhan Memorial Scholarship awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Perla Franco and Cynthia Sandoval.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded a $700 scholarship to Jacob Sipes, Washington High School.

William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship awarded a $500 scholarship to Jennifer Johns, Washington High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Sarah Yoder, North Daviess High School.

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund awarded $1,250 scholarships to North Davies High School seniors, Jeffrey Mayfield, Elise Jerrels, Holli Norris, and Morgan Osmon.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship is awarded to students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The total awarded this year was $15,000. The recipients are Mary Lang, Barr-Reeve High School; Elizabeth Stallman, Washington High School; Hannah Ashby, Washington Catholic High School; Lilyann Durnil, Washington High School; Marcus Thorne, Washington High School; and Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Ashtin Wilson, North Daviess High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Community Good Grants Program Awards $26,000

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $26,000 to 4 organizations serving Vanderburgh County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program that charitably supports arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community. This is the second of quarterly grants to be awarded from the program throughout this year.

Field of Interest and Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Alliance, provide the grant dollars for the awards. A list of all Community Good and Field of Interest funds established in Vanderburgh County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/vanderburgh-family-of-funds/

The current awards were funded from the Saleta Evans Memorial Fund and the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund. Recipients of the awards are:

$10,000 to support the establishment of a sustainable, collaborative mediation-based homeless diversion system, coordinated through Aurora, that gives agencies a consistent process for reducing instances of homelessness

$10,000 to assist with administration of the Evansville Promise Zone ten-year initiative

$4,000 for the Think First & Stay Safe Child Abuse Prevention Program through Holly’s House

$2,000 to support a free community presentation for professionals and the public, with the goal of preventing child sexual abuse, presented by Prevent Child Abuse – Vanderburgh County. This presentation will be held on April 19, 2018, from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Delaware Elementary School, 700 N Garvin St in Evansville. Dinner will be provided, and childcare is available for those who RSVP in advance. Contact Jara Dillingham at (812) 228-5156 or jldillingh@usi.edu to register.

For more information, as well as upcoming Community Good Grants Application deadlines, please visit the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants program page.

Funding Requests Now Being Accepted through the Women’s Fund of Daviess County

Washington, Indiana – The Womens’ Fund of the Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for charitable projects or activities in Daviess County.

The Women’s Fund is providing funding for a single grant of up to $10,000 to support a charitable project or program. Applications will be accepted through March 29.

The grant application process is being conducted online via the Community Foundation’s website. For more information and to begin the online application process, please visit the Women’s Fund Grants Program page. In addition to the online application, applicants should be prepared to make an oral presentation about their proposal if they are selected as a finalist. Finalist presentations will be made to Women’s Fund donors at a meeting on May 9, after which the grant recipient will be selected.

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.

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.

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

Additional questions should be directed to the Daviess County Community Foundation office by calling 812-254-9354 or emailing losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org

Betty Ann McCullough Education Grants Open Now for Funding Requests

January 2018–Three grant programs supported by the Betty Ann McCullough Education Fund of Gibson County are currently accepting funding requests, applications, and nominations. The deadline for all three programs is February 28, 2018.

These grant opportunities, administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation, are made possible through the Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grants Program, focused on supporting and improving the knowledge and skills of Gibson County educators; the Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grants Program, providing funds for innovative projects, programs, and equipment to enhance education opportunities for all Gibson County residents; and the Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program, to recognize a public school educator for outstanding dedication and success of their public school students in Gibson County.

Specific criteria and additional eligibility requirements for each of the Betty Ann McCullough Education Fund Grant Programs, can be found on the Gibson County Community Foundation grants page.

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Fund was created in 1998 to support educational endeavors in Gibson County. After Betty Ann McCullough’s death in 1997, friends and family created the fund in memory of Mrs. McCullough, who had been an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years, had taught at Oakland City University, and was a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of other civic memberships, Mrs. McCullough was a board member of the Gibson County Community Foundation.

 

2018 Alliance Media Release Archive

A comprehensive archive of all calendar year 2018 media releases from the Alliance. Relating to grants and scholarship programs, announcements, and organizational information, this archive represents the 9 Alliance affiliate Community Foundations – Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties – as well as the Alliance role of Region 10 Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), and Alliance supporting organization, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund.

AUGUST
8/1: 2019 DAVIESS Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 GIBSON Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 KNOX Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 PERRY Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 PIKE Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 POSEY Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 SPENCER Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 VANDERBURGH Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/1: 2019 WARRICK Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Media Release [PDF]
8/22: 2019 PIKE Community Good Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

JULY [Alliance fiscal year begins July 1]
7/16: 2018 VANDERBURGH Women’s Fund Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

JUNE
6/21: 2018 VANDERBURGH Community Good Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
6/21: 2018 WARRICK Women’s Fund Awards Media Release [PDF]
6/27: 2018 GIBSON Community Good Grants Cycle Media Release [PDF]

MAY
5/9: 2018 KNOX Foundation Awards Media Release [PDF]
5/11: 2018 City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Opening of Grant Cycle Media Release [PDF]
5/14: 2018 POSEY Opening of Community Good Grants Program Media Release [PDF]
5/17: 2018 POSEY Women’s Fund Home Tour Promotional Media Release [PDF]
5/21: 2018 POSEY Women’s Fund Grant Awards Media Release [PDF]
5/25: 2018 WARRICK Community Good Grants Program Reception Media Release [PDF]
5/25: 2018 VANDERBURGH Men’s Fund Grant Cycle Open Media Release [PDF]

APRIL
4/12: 2018 VANDERBURGH Community Good Grants Program Media Release [PDF]
4/24: 2018 DAVIESS Community Scholarship Awards Media Release [PDF]

MARCH

FEBRUARY
2/15: 2018 DAVIESS Women’s Fund Grant Program Media Release [PDF]

JANUARY
1/17: 2018 IAC Regional Arts Grants Media Release [PDF]
1/24: 2018 GIBSON Betty Ann McCullough Grants Programs Media Release [PDF]

 

 

Women’s Fund of Posey County Opens Annual Grant Program

Posey County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Posey County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, is now seeking applicants for funding to support a variety of projects or programs that are important to Posey County women.

Applications for the current year’s cycle will only be accepted through the February 20, 2018 deadline date. Applications submitted after the February deadline will not be considered. The Women’s Fund Steering Committee will review funding requests and will contact grant applicants for an interview.

Charitable activities that will be considered through this grant program are those that support local programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and hope to the Posey County community. Previous grants were awarded to organizations working to prevent domestic violence, to promote health and education, and to help develop life skills in children.

The Women’s Fund of Posey County 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 serving Posey County. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities in Posey County may be accepted; however, the non-profit may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit the Posey Women’s Fund Grants Program page.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Melinda Waldroup, the Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812) 429-1191, Ext 3.

Funding Requests Now Being Accepted through the Women’s Fund of Warrick County

Warrick County, Indiana –  The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, 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 to the Women’s Fund of Warrick County grants committee.

The deadline to submit Letters of Inquiry is Monday, February 5, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the review decision no later than February 19, 2018, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a formal grant application by March 16, 2018. From the formal applicants, two organizations will ultimately be selected as finalists. Each finalist will be invited to give an oral presentation at the Women’s Fund annual meeting in April 2018.

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 Warrick Women’s Fund Grants Program page.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Melinda Waldroup, the Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812) 429-1191, Ext 3.

Receptions Surprise Regional 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Southwestern Indiana – Recipients of the annual Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties were celebrated in their schools last week during surprise – and often emotional – scholarship award receptions attended by family, friends, and school staff. County scholarship committee and advisory board members, as well as Kristi Rhule, Community Foundation Alliance Regional Scholarship Manager for the 4 counties, represented the Community Foundations to award each of the scholarships. (More, below images.)

As Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, each recipient is awarded a full-tuition scholarship, plus a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment, throughout four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Offered state-wide, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated by each county Community Foundation scholarship committee based on a number of criteria, including academics, extracurricular and community involvement, essays, and interviews. The finalists’ names are then submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) for final selection of the recipient. The Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville coordinates administration of the program for all its 9 county affiliate Community Foundations. ICI provides statewide oversight of the program, representing Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. There were 143 scholarships awarded across Indiana.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties are:

Elizabeth Spindler, a senior at Gibson Southern High School in Gibson County, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Spindler of Haubstadt. She intends to pursue a course of study in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and pursue a career as an audiologist. In addition to being a member of her school’s Academic Teams, she has been active in the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Sunshine Society, Titan mentor program, pep club, choir, and numerous theater productions, and played volleyball in her freshman and sophomore years. Throughout high school, Spindler has worked in childcare with young children, pet care, and as a tutor, as well as being an active volunteer in her church community.

Lindsey Koester, a senior at North Posey High School in Posey County, the daughter of Dale and Lisa Koester of Wadesville. She plans to pursue nursing and hopes to eventually return to Posey County to help improve rural healthcare. Koester is ranked first in her class and is Senior Class President & Student Council President. She competed with the Interdisciplinary Academic Team; served as FFA President, winning 2 National awards, 14 state awards, and 17 local awards; placed and won state awards at the National Science Fair; is a member of the National Honor Society; and has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has also been active in dance, track, and cheerleading, receiving 10 varsity letters in all and was given the Sportsmanship Award by her peers in 2016. Koester has held 3 jobs concurrently throughout high school, tutors, is active in 4H, winning numerous local and state awards, secured grants for community volunteer activities, and is a Church Youth Leader.

Maansi Asthana, a senior at Signature School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Himanshu and Roli Asthana of Evansville. Asthana intends to study engineering. Asthana is active in the Spanish, Math, and Robotics clubs, the Student Council, on the cross-country and track teams, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a swimming instructor and active volunteer at the YMCA. She has volunteered with cMoe, Habitat for Humanity, and Uncharted International. A violinist, Asthana has been a soloist and a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2012.

Alena Coleman, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Joseph Coleman of Evansville and Amy Abuasabeh of Indianapolis. Coleman intends to pursue studies in political science and English. Coleman has won numerous academic awards and recognition for her participation in the Academic Decathlon at both the state and national levels and been active with the Drama Club and in marching band. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a 4-year homeroom representative with Student Council. Active in Girl Scouts, Coleman has received seven Journey Awards, the Leadership Pin, the Bronze Award and Silver Award, and the Bronze Presidential Medal of Volunteer Service. She is also very active in the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Youth Ministry.

Maria Sermersheim, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Keith and Connie Sermersheim of Evansville. She intends to study biochemistry and pursue a career in pediatric oncology. She has been a writer for The Message, a weekly news publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and has worked retail and service jobs, as well as babysitting. School activities include the Key Club, Teens for Life, Link Crew, and Cover to Cover Book Club. Sermersheim is a member of the National Honor Society. Her community volunteer work has included extensive activity with the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry, St John’s Daylight Youth Group, and the Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council.

Cameron Vaughn, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the son of David and Kathy Vaughn of Newburgh. Vaughn plans study biology to become a veterinarian. He has worked at Chateau Dog & Cat Hospital as a kennel technician, and has volunteered as a Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens Zoo Teen and with Community One in Evansville. Vaughn has participated in cross country track and field and archery at Castle, as well as been a violinist with the U of E Suzuki Program and the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Vaughn has been the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship Commended Student award, the Evansville Courier & Press Star Student Award, and the Castle High School Scholastic ‘C’ Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Japanese National Honor Society.

Rhadha Patel, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the daughter of Roopesh and Bhavna Patel of Newburgh. She plans to study neuroscience and pursue a career in medicine. Patel, a varsity athlete in volleyball and tennis, is also a member of the Evansville River City Volleyball Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Club, and Business Professionals of America. At Castle, she serves as President of the Key Club, Founder and President of Global Medical Brigades Club, Vice President of the Spanish Club, and Treasurer of the Games with Grandparents Club. Patel maintained a full Advanced Placement academic schedule and spent summers volunteering at the St Vincent Hospital gift shop.

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. Since the program was first offered 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’s residents and communities.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties through the Community Foundation Alliance, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Named

Perry County, Indiana – One Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Luke Bishop will receive a full tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Luke, a senior at Perry Central High School, is the son of James and Tara Bishop of Branchville. While attending high school, he has been involved in Student Council, Business Professionals of America, Social Media Team, Friends of Rachel Club, Academic Bowl and Commodore Manufacturing Leadership Team. He was the Perry Central Paper Mache Art Show Tour Guide, he has assisted with the Commodore Table, Key Club, is a member and volunteer of Holy Cross Catholic Church, helped with the Commodore Serve Day, was a volunteer for the Stepping Stones Preschool 5K Road Run, and was a canned food drive coordinator. He played baseball, basketball, and was involved with Cross Country.

He has been employed by French Licks Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, was a Perry Central Youth Baseball concessions worker, Perry Central Youth Baseball umpire, and worked for grandparents by doing yard work and splitting wood. He has also babysat.

Currently he plans to attend Indiana University and major in Business (Accounting and Finance), and go into Accounting or Business Administration.

Triton Martin is the first alternate. He is the son of Donald Martin and Holly Martin.

Whitaker Lyons is the second alternate. He is the son of John and Amy Lyons.

After the Perry County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.

ICI represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. 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.

Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Named

Spencer County, Indiana – One Spencer County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar program. James Werne will receive a full tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Werne, who attends Heritage Hills High School, is the son of Gary and Paula Werne. While attending high school, he has been involved in the Beta Club, Academic Bowl, Spell Bowl, National Honor Society and Chess Club. He performed at the St. Meinrad Rocks Fest, is involved in the concert and marching band, winter percussion and jazz band. He has been recognized as Indiana Rising Star, awarded best student in Algebra II, German I, German III, AP Physics I and Pre-Calculus. He has worked at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Currently he plans to attend Purdue University and pursue a career in Actuarial Science or Data Science.

Hannah Blake is the first alternate and is the daughter of Wayne and Dana Blake.

Kayla Blake, second alternate, is also the daughter of Wayne and Dana Blake.

After the Spencer County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.

ICI represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. 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.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Named

Pike County, Indiana – One Pike County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Pike County Community Foundation 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Adam Martinez will receive full tuition to the Indiana College of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for his required books and equipment.

Adam is the son of Martin and Francis Martinez of Petersburg and is a senior at Pike Central High School. He has excelled academically throughout his high school career. He has been an active member of Pike Central marching band, jazz band, pep band and winter percussion. Also giving his time to mentor young band members. During the last four years he has also been involved in Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and BPA. Adam has not decided which school to attend but intends to study mathematics and become an actuary.

Pike County students applied for the scholarship through the Pike County Community Foundation and the 2018 application process began in August. 12 applications were reviewed by our volunteer scholarship committee made up of dedicated individuals from throughout our county. The applications were scored on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service, school activities, work activities and financial need. Each student was asked to write an essay outlining their future goals and plans. Based on the information gleaned from the applications the committee narrowed down to five the number of students to be interviewed.

In announcing the award, David Flint, chairman of the Pike County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, thanked his committee for the great job they did in reviewing the applications and selecting the candidate.  Flint remarked, “Every year the job just gets more difficult” he added, “It is wonderful to see how many students are well prepared for the adventure in front of them.”

When the local committee completed its work, the names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 Scholarships awarded statewide.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private college and universities in the state. The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana: 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities: and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, not-for-profit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Community Good Grants Program Awards $40,000

Evansville, Indiana – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, granted awards totaling $40,000 to 5 organizations serving Vanderburgh County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program, that charitably supports arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community. This is the first of quarterly grants to be awarded from the program throughout this year.

Field of Interest and Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Alliance, provide the grant dollars for the awards. The current awards were funded from the following: Jeff and Tricia Hollander Henning Family Community Good Endowment Fund; Rebecca J. Dorr Endowment Fund; Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund; Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Vanderburgh County; Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund – Vanderburgh.

A list of all Community Good and Field of Interest funds established in Vanderburgh County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/vanderburgh-family-of-funds/

Recipients of the awards are:

$7,500 to Dream Center Evansville to expand the half-day summer camp program (Summer Zoom) to a full-day program starting in 2018

$10,000 to Evansville Fire Department for the purchase of a new rescue watercraft and equipment

$7,500 to Carver Community Organization for the Pathfinders Project that teaches children the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a hands-on environment taught by instructors from UE, USI, and Ivy Tech Community College

$7,500 to Parenting Time Center for the “Helping Moms to Involve Dad” program that utilizes evidence-based curriculum designed to impact moms’ understanding of the positive impact of fathers’ involvement with their children

$7,500 to The Arc of Evansville to support the “My Amazing Body” initiative to create a holistic wellness program to improve the physical, social-emotional, and overall health and wellness of the children served by the Child Life Center

For more information, as well as upcoming deadlines, please visit the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants program page.

Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

December 7, 2017 – Washington, Indiana One Daviess County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Ashtin Wilson will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Ashtin is the daughter of Dustin and Sandy Wilson of Odon and is a senior at North Daviess High School. She has excelled academically and participated in numerous school and community activities including student council, where she serves as President; North Daviess volleyball, where she serves as team captain; North Daviess track and field, Hoosier Girls State; Fields of Faith, where she serves as Chairman; and BETA Club . Following graduation, Ashtin plans to attend IUPUI to study Biomedical Engineering.

Daviess County students applied for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation and the 2018 application process began in August. Sixteen applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, seven applicants were selected to participate in an impromptu essay as well as a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Daviess County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.

Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. 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.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. Each year, the Foundation collaborates with all four Daviess County high schools to nominate a student for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholar award.

Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

December 11, 2017 – Vincennes, Indiana One Knox County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Knox County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Nate Kaffenberger will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Nate is the son of Alan and Beth Kaffenberger of Vincennes and is a senior at Vincennes Lincoln High School. He has excelled academically and participated in numerous school and community activities including student council; National Honor Society; Key Club, where he serves as a board member; Lincoln High School swim team, where he serves as Captain; Lincoln High School musical productions; Hoosier Boys State; and has served as a student volunteer for the Vincennes Swim Team. Following graduation, Nate plans to attend an Indiana college to study Multidisciplinary Engineering.

Knox County students applied for the scholarship through the Knox County Community Foundation and the 2018 application process began in August. Twenty applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, a written essay, a personal statement of goals, work experiences, school activities, and honors and awards. Based on results from the initial review, ten applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their communication and interview skills.

After the Knox County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.

Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. 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.

Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. Each year, the Foundation collaborates with all four Knox County high schools to nominate a student for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholar award.

Employment Opportunity, Serving Perry and Spencer County Community Foundations

An employment opportunity is now available with the Community Foundation Alliance, serving as the Regional Director of Development for the Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer counties in southwestern Indiana.

The Regional Director of Development’s major function within the organization will be to assist these two regional county Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer with major gift and asset development efforts. This position reports to the Alliance Executive Director. Travel is required. Please see the full position description below for more details and how and to whom to apply.

Position – Regional Director of Development
Location – Perry and Spencer County region
Employment Classification – Regular, full time, exempt
Application Deadline – Friday, January 12, 2018
Full Description – Regional Director of Development (PDF)

 

Community Foundation Alliance Announces 2018 Regional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are now available through the Community Scholarship programs of the Community Foundations of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, regional partners in the Community Foundation Alliance.

Each county Community Scholarship program is made up of county-specific scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These scholarships were created by donors to provide students within the 4 county region with opportunities for advanced education. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Application deadlines vary.

Applicants are required to submit their applications online.
The available Community Scholarship opportunities for each county can be found at:

Gibson County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships/opportunities/

Posey County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities/

Vanderburgh Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities/

Warrick County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities/

The Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, partners in the Community Foundation Alliance, are charitable resources devoted to their local communities, helping people make meaningful gifts that improve life in their counties today and for generations to come. The Foundations are each made up of a collection of endowed funds — such as scholarship funds — established by donors focused on charitable endeavors.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

December 1, 2017– The Warrick County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2018 Warrick County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Warrick County.

Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.

Application guidelines are online at communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/warrick-cg/

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions or for additional information to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

#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 28, 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 28 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.

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

Local organizations with funds at the Foundation include:

AgrIInstitute

American Cancer Society

ATTIC

Camp Arthur

Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes

Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program

First Christain Church in Vincennes

First United Methodist Church in Vincennes

Gibault Boys School

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice

Grouseland Foundation

KCARC

Knox County 4-H Association

Knox County Community Foundation

Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation

Knox County Humane Society

Knox County Public Library

Knox County Salvation Army

Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors

North Knox Scholarship Foundation

Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes

Sandborn Community Park

Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA

South Knox Education Foundation

St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes

St. Jude’s Research Hospital

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes

Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church

Vincennes Community Food Pantry

Vincennes Education Foundation

Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society

Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters

Vincennes Rotary Foundation

Vincennes University

Vincennes University Community Series

Vincennes University Foundation

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 28, 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 $25,000 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 28 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 with funds at the Foundation include:

Agriinstitute Institute

Barn Youth Center in Odon

Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation

Camp Illiana

Catholic Education Endowment

Christ United Methodist Church Youth Group

Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park

Daviess Community Hospital Foundation

Daviess County Family YMCA

Daviess County Historical Society Museum

Daviess County Right to Life

Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department

FFA of North Daviess Schools

First Baptist Church Youth Group

Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources

Friends for Animals Daviess County

Habitat for Humanity Daviess County

Ketcham Memorial

Leadership Daviess County

North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program

Parkview Village Christian Care

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

Pregnancy Care Center

Psi Iota Xi Sorority – Washington (Charitable Work)

Red Cross Services in Daviess County

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County

Southwest Indiana Power House

St John Cemetery (Loogootee)

St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)

United Way of Daviess County

Washington Carnegie Library

Washington Catholic Schools

Washington Community Schools Foundation

Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department

Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship

Washington Little League

Washington Parks and Recreation

Washington Soccer Federation

More Than $91,975 Awarded Through Community Good Grant Program

November 17, 2017–The Posey County Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $91,975 to 18 charitable organizations serving Posey County.

The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grant program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

Community Good and field of interest funds, established by individual donors and held by the Foundation, provide grant dollars for the awards, to help address Posey County’s ever-changing needs through the important work of charitable partner organizations across the county. A full list of funds established in Posey County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/posey-family-of-funds/

Grant recipients are:

$5,000 to Zion Lippe United Church of Christ for the Partners in Food program

$5,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” – Child Abuse Prevention Program

$754 to Posey County Council On Aging to purchase equipment for the Senior Exercise Program

$2,000 to At The Cross Mission Inc to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the meal program

$6,279.54 to North Posey High School for Project Lead the Way laboratory equipment

$2,067.5 to Family Matters of Posey County, Indiana, Inc. to provide education to parents on how to decide when an emergency room visit is necessary for a sick child

$5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for the “Meat” the Need project that encourages the donation of livestock and large game for processing and delivery to hunger relief agencies

$2,100 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for costs associated with the delivery of donated food product to agencies serving needy families

$2,430 to Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the purchase of an AED

$8,871 to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to purchase a dishwasher for the Community Table Meal Program

$10,000 to Griffin-Bethel Fire Department for a water rescue vehicle

$6,855 to Gilda’s Club Evansville to conduct family support events in Posey County for children and their families dealing with cancer, and to share the Cancer Awareness Now Prevention Program in the Jr. and Sr. high schools

$2,928 to South Terrace Elementary P.T.O. for the School Garden and Nutrition Program

$7,225 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Pathways to Success in Posey County program

$8,880.99 to Mount Vernon Band Boosters to purchase an equipment trailer for the Mount Vernon High School Band

$2,008.97 to First United Methodist Church to purchase supplies for the Thrive Afterschool Program

$5,578 to St. Wendel Catholic School for the purchase of a Promethean board for the Early Childhood Program

$9,000 to New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department for the Emergency Communications Project

 

Charitable Partners Receive More Than $86,000 in Grant Awards

Washington, Indiana – The Daviess County Community Foundation granted awards totaling $86,467 for 12 organizations serving Daviess County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good Grants program, to charitably support arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development throughout the local community.

A family of unrestricted Community Good funds, established by individual donors and held and invested by the Foundation, provide the grant dollars for the awards. A list of the full family of Community Good funds established in Daviess County can be found at communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/daviess-family-of-funds/

Over the past few weeks, Foundation Board members visited organizations all over Daviess County to personally present the grants.

Recipients of the awards are:

  • $3,384 to Advocates for Smart Teen Choices for the Character Matters project
  • $18,035 to Lena Dunn Elementary School for the Outdoor Learning Exploration – Not Your Typical “Playground” project
  • $11,680 to Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department for the replacement of SCBA Bottles
  • $5,000 to Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County for the RSVP Van Purchase project
  • $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for the Coalition Loads project
  • $1,500 to Odon Winkelpleck Public Library for the OverDrive project
  • $4,200 to Hope House/ Church on the Way for the Hope House Community Sharing 2018 project
  • $8,368 to Backpack Food for Kids Program at Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids program
  • $5,000 to Youth First for the Youth First School Social Work program
  • $5,100 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana program
  • $10,000 to Daviess County Historical Society for the Daviess County Museum Community Historical Resource Center project
  • $10,000 to Odon Volunteer Fire Department for the Fire PPE project