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The Western Indiana Community Foundation is a public charity, founded in 1990, conceived by a group of citizens whose desire is to use donated monies for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation shares the same dream as its forefathers: prosperity, expansion, and enhancement for its citizens. The Foundation has four separate and distinct affiliate funds serving their geographical areas, which consist of:
~ Attica ~
Community Foundation
~ Southeast Fountain ~
Community Foundation
~ Covington ~
Community Foundation
~ Vermillion County ~
Community Foundation
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XECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WICF Executive Director
Mr. Dale White
Email: dwhite@wicf-inc.org
Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703

From Dale:
Did you know if you are age 75 you qualify to receive fixed payments of 5.8% with a Foundation charitable gift annuity?  If your are age 80 the payments are 6.8%!  Several other important benefits are that a portion of the payment to you is tax-free and you qualify for an income tax deduction.

Many individuals find that a gift annuity is an excellent way to obtain very attractive financial benefits.  Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing you will eventually help others through a charitable gift.

To learn more give me a call at (765) 793-0702, ext. 4.

ECENT FOUNDATION NEWS:

[Posted: February 14, 2018]
COVINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.” 

Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009. 

The application deadline is March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 scholarship.  For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.


[Posted: February 13, 2018]
SOUTHEAST FOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Foundation Hosts Wine Tasting Event

Tickets and table sponsorships are going fast for Southeast Fountain Community Foundation’s 11th annual Wine & Appetizer Event at the Beef House Banquet Center on Sunday, February 25 from 1:30-4:00 pm (EST).  The public is invited.  This fundraising event is a one-of-a-kind since there is no program. This is a social event only (business casual)!

Attendees will enjoy complimentary portions of international award winning wines from Chateau Thomas Winery of Plainfield as well as an extensive selection of hors d'oeuvre from the Beef House Restaurant.  A silent auction with nearly 100 unique items will also compliment the event. 

This year's event will highlighted by the Foundation awarding a grant check in the amount of $7,000 to the National Honor Flight Network (Greater Lafayette Chapter) to transport 6-10 Fountain County Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. 

CALL 793-0702 TODAY to order your tickets!  Individual tickets are $35 and table sponsorships (table of 8) are $250.  


[Posted: January 31, 2018]
ATTICA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COVINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SOUTHEAST FOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
4-H Fairgrounds Partners with Community Foundation

Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fountain County 4-H Council.

According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “The 4-H Council has established a pass-thru fund with the Community Foundation for the purpose of making improvements to the community building at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds.  Members of the Council have recently begun to raise funds to upgrade the restrooms, refresh parts of the concession – kitchen area and make other updates to the building.  On the exterior they hope to improve the drainage and expand the parking area.  The Foundation will be processing all donations for this project.” 

Donations may be made on the Donate Here! link on this page or mailed to Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: 4-H Fairgrounds – Capital Improvement Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.


[Posted: January 25, 2018]
ATTICA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COVINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SOUTHEAST FOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION VERMILLION COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Scholarship Opportunities Available

The scholarship application process is now open for high school seniors to apply for over 100 scholarships in Fountain and Vermillion County, administered by the Foundation. 

Local scholarships range from $500 to nearly $10,000 and they are a great form of financial aid because they don’t have to be paid back.  For a complete and up-to-date listing of scholarships and their criteria, visit the Scholarship section of the website. 

The deadline to apply online for all scholarships is Thursday, March 1.

For answers to your questions, please contact Megan Taylor, Grant & Scholarship Coordinator (765) 793-0702, ext. 9.


[Posted: January 24, 2018]
COVINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Announcement: New Scholarship!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the “TM & LR Memorial Medical Scholarship.”

Generous friends of the Foundation are making this $4,000 scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who will be entering their sophomore year of college. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide one-time financial assistance to students in the following Health Professions – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy or Optometry.

The application deadline is March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 scholarship.  For more details visit the Scholarship section of the website.


[Posted: January 21, 2018]
WESTERN INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Memorial & Honor Giving

Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the community. 

Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us?  Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life?  MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring. 

The following individuals have recently passed away and the families have designated that donations in their memory go to the Community Foundation.  We honor the following individuals (click on the name for more details): James "Jim" McCormickRosemarie HaasMarilyn GebbinkJean (Frances) Blickenstaff, Robert "Bob" Branam, Larry Carlson, John Cotten, Sr., Mirriam (Newmark) Fogel, Helen Freas, Heidi (Shambach) Johnson, Joan Rennick, Vicki (Collins) Stevens, and Arley White.

All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift.  Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so.  The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes.  It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started. 


[Posted: December 30, 2017]
WESTERN INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Attica Elementary School ($1,201), Vermillion Trails Alliance ($1,000), City of Attica ($8,450), Attica Main Street ($4,750), Parke-Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center ($410), City of Covington ($1,500), Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds ($8,170), Rediscover Clinton ($500), Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department ($1,500), Attica Public Library ($15,000), Community Action Program ($1,500), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($3,500), Leadership Academy – Fountain County ($2,750), Covington Christian School ($5,750), Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project ($20,000), Covington Youth Soccer League ($2,300), Clinton Police Department ($500), Veedersburg/Van Buren Township Fire Dept. ($2,000).  More →  


[Posted: December 28, 2017]
WESTERN INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Endowment Funds

Check out these funds that benefit your community.
* Fountain County 4-H Council – Capital Improvement Fund supports… More →
* TM & LR Memorial Medical Scholarship provides… More →
* Wildcat Scholarship Fund benefits… More →
* Fountain County Courthouse Murals Preservation Fund restores… More →
* Friends of the Rob Roy Covered Bridge help to… More →
* Dr. Roger K. Duncan Education Scholarship Fund provides… More →
* Kingman Volunteer Firefighters Fund assists… More →


[Posted: December 27, 2017]
COVINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Update: Covington Park Playground Nears $100,000 Goal!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project” has nearly completed its goal. 

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year.  Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000. To-date $95,000 has been matched by the community.  The matching gift program will run until December 31, 2017.” 

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $688,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in Spring 2018.  

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.




Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
Email: info@wicf-inc.org

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