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ARTS, CULTURE, and HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Fountain County 1842 Historic Clerk's Building Fund
Provides funding for operating and maintaining the historic 1842 clerk's building museum in Covington.

Fountain County Art Council Fund
Provides funding for promotion of the visual and performing arts, culture, and historic preservation in the Wabash Valley.

Fountain County Courthouse Murals Preservation Fund
The historic courthouse murals were painted using the al fresco method used by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel (oil on plaster). The Wabash River Sketch Club took on the task of painting the 2,500 square feet of murals under the direction of hometown boy and world-renown muralist, Eugene F. Savage. The project took almost two years to complete, costing the county a total of $5,000, and the murals have maintained a priceless appraisal value. The murals include a variety of nationalities, types of housing, native animals, transportation modes, foods, celebrations, clothing styles, wars, schools, bridges, courthouses, and the list goes on and on. Nowhere in the world do murals totaling over 2,500 square feet portray the settlement and development of the country and area. Additionally, the murals were painted by female artists at that time not considered professional artists-ten of the eleven artists were women. Age, climate conditions, and aging infrastructure of the courthouse have taken its toll on the murals over the last 77 years. Professional conservation is now needed to assure their existence as a record of history for future generations. The initial fundraising goal is to raise $227,000 to restore the historic murals with a long-range goal of raising an additional $100,000 to establish an endowment fund that will be used in future years for the preservation, conservation, and promotional activities related to the murals.

Historic Sites of Fountain County Fund
Provides financial support for the upkeep and maintenance of historic sites in the Fountain County area.


FAITH
First Baptist Church of Covington Fund
Provides support for the First Baptist Church of Covington to carry out its role and mission.

Gideon's International Fund
Provides funds for the H-R Gideon's to purchase and distribute Bibles and/or New Testaments worldwide.

H-R Gideon's International Fund
Provides funds for the H-R Gideon's to purchase and distribute Bibles and/or New Testaments worldwide.


COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT
Bank of Western Indiana Projects Fund
Provides support for projects in Fountain County.

Bicentennial Celebration Fund
This fund has been established to support the activities in Covington associated with the State of Indiana - 2016 Bicentennial Celebration. Funding will help to support the purchase of new park benches on the Courthouse Square, entertainment, giveaways, refreshments and other celebration activities.

Charles & Kathryn Howard Memorial for d'Arlier Programs
To support cultural and educational programs held at George d'Arlier properties for the benefit of Veedersburg and surrounding communities.

City of Covington Fund
Provides financial support for projects that enhance the City of Covington.

Covington Cemetery Preservation Fund
Provides grants for the preservation of cemeteries in the City of Covington.

Covington Circle Trail Fund
Provides for the construction cost and continued development of the recreational trail planned to circle the City of Covington.

Covington Community Fund
Provides grants to meet the ever-changing needs of the Covington community.

Covington Flag Fund
Provides support to the City of Covington, Veteran's organizations and others to facilitate and encourage the hanging of American flags, the replacement of deteriorating flags, and adding new flags in qualifying areas of the community.

Covington High School Class of 1960 Memorial Fund
Provides support for community/school projects and/or scholarships.

Covington Memorial Projects Fund
Develop and maintain memorial projects and activities in the Fountain County area.

Covington Sidewalk Fund
For support of new sidewalks and repair of existing sidewalks in Covington.

Covington Tree Fund
Donations to this fund will provide support to the City of Covington to facilitate and encourage planting of replacement and additional new trees in qualifying areas of the community.

Don & Peggy Clark Fund
Provides funding for community improvements in Covington.

Donald L. Crowder Fund
Provides financial support for projects and programs within the City Park including, youth activities, special events, park improvements, recreational programs, playground equipment, horticultural projects, etc. The fund also supports youth related activities, projects, and programs in venues outside the City Park.

Dr. Leonard & Marsha Orr Fund
Provides support for children and youth activities primarily in the Covington City Park and the Covington Community School Corporation.

Family Crisis Shelter Sumption Fund
Provides grants in Fountain County for services to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Friends of the Covington City Park Fund
This fund has been established to benefit the Covington City Park, including, but not limited to; replacing the ageing playground equipment with a state-of-the-art playscape and work with community organizations and interested groups in keeping the park looking nice, year-round.

Grogg Family Community Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Covington community.

IB Unrestricted Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Covington community.

Jeff & Beth Mason Unrestricted Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Covington community.

Kevin & Debbie Martin Unrestricted Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Covington community.

Kids in Need Fund
To provide assistance for programs aiding underprivileged children in Covington.

MasterGuard Community Projects Fund
Provides financial support for projects in Fountain County for programs including Health and Safety. Also provides support for scholarships for Automotive, Vocational and Mechanical Engineering degrees.

Mike & Raquel Stultz Community Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Covington community.

Montgomery Savings & Loan Fund
To provide grants for meeting the changing needs of the Covington community.

Old National Bank
Provides grants for meeting the changing needs of the Covington community.

Preschool Fund
Provides funding for education and development programs for preschool aged children in the Covington school district.

V. Edward & Diana Grogg Unrestricted Fund
Provides support in a wide-variety of areas, including, but not limited to: education, health & wellness, economic improvement, community leadership development, park & recreation ventures, child & youth activities, senior citizen endeavors, school-based initiatives, visitors & tourism promotion, and others.

Verna Glascock Shelton Fund
Provides funding for charitable, benevolent or educational organizations which are active in or will benefit Fountain County.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
4-H Fairgrounds Foundation Fund
Provides financial support for capital expenditures at the 4-H Fairgrounds and/or award scholarship grants.

4-H Junior Leader's Fund
Provides financial support for projects and activities of the Fountain County 4-H Junior Leaders.

Buddy Bags Fund
Provides nutritious weekend meals for children from low-income families from Covington Elementary School and Covington Head Start.

Covington Band Parents Fund
Provides funding for programs and development of the Covington High School Band.

Covington Christian School
Provides day-to-day support of the operations of the school and for student financial assistance.

Covington City Park Fund
Provides financial support for educational/developmental programs for summer camp at the park. Also provides support for operation and development of programs and facilities of the City Park.

Covington Community Food Pantry Fund
Provides support for the purchase of food and other essentials for the pantry.

Covington Food Pantry Fund
Provides support for the purchase of food, supplies, and other essentials for the food pantry.

Covington Neighbors on Watch Pass-Thru Fund
Provides support for the efforts to improve the quality of life in Covington's neighborhoods by providing personal and environmental safety education to the community.

Covington Nursery School Fund
Provides funding for programs and projects for the Covington Nursery School to carryout and fulfill its role and mission.

Covington Public Library Fund
Provides support for the Covington Public Library.

Covington Youth Soccer League Fund
Provides funding for programs and projects for the Covington Youth Soccer League to carry out and fulfill its role and mission.

CovingtonYouth Baseball Fund
Provides support for one time projects and/or capital needs for the Covington Youth Baseball program.

Fountain County ARC Fund
Provides support for projects of the Fountain County ARC Shawnee Center to carry out and fulfill its role and mission.

Fountain County Art Council Fund
Provides funding to develop an awareness of and participation in visual and performing arts and to increase and/or promote historical preservation and culture within the Wabash Valley area.

Green Minds Pass-Thru Fund
Provides support for projects and programs initiated by Green Minds which advocate for and promote healthy living.

Hope Springs Women's Safe House Fund
Provides support for the day-to-day operations of the shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Mount Hope Cemetery Association Endowment Fund
Provides support for the long-termcare,maintenance, and historic preservation of Mount Hope Cemetery from the earnings of the endowment fund.

Mount Hope Cemetery Association Pass-Through Fund
Provides funding for the day-to-day operations of Mount Hope Cemetery.

NICHES Land Protection Fund
Provides support to programs which promote land and wildlife conservation for current and future generations.

Paws-n-Claws Animal Shelter Fund
Provides support for the daily operations of the animal shelter.

Ramey-Gray Mu Epsilon Lambda Fund
Provides financial support for Covington community projects as directed by the Mu Epsilon Lambda-Covington Chapter to carry out its role and mission.

Sam Miller 4-H Memorial Fund
Provides an annual monetary award to a 4-H member who has excelled in the study of nature, with priority given to forestry, weeds, birds or wildlife programs.

The Foster Closet Pass-Through Fund
Provides support for the purchase of items that address the physical needs of the children in the Fountain County foster care system and other essentials critical to their care.

Wabash Senior Citizens Field of Interest Fund
Provides support for programs and projects which are of interest to senior citizens at the Friendship Circle Center.

Wabash Senior Citizens Operations Fund
Provides support for the operations for the Wabash Senior Citizens (Friendship Circle Center) of Fountain County.

Willer-Hooker Park Fund
Provides annual support for the Willer-Hooker Park in the Town of Pine Village.


TOWNSHIP BETTERMENT
Fulton Township Fund
Established to meet the changing needs of the respective township.

Troy Township Fund
Established to meet the changing needs of the respective township.

Wabash Township Fund
Established to meet the changing needs of the respective township.


SCHOLARSHIPS
Andrew "Drew" Swanson Welding Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Covington, Attica, Fountain Central and Seeger High School who are pursuing a degree/career in welding.

Brandon W. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to a graduate of Covington High School pursuing a degree or career in criminal justice or law enforcement.

CentreBank Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Covington or Fountain Central High School pursuing a degree in the business and/or finance field.

Covington Alumni Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for Covington High School graduates that exhibit a financial need.

Covington Band Boosters Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship for Covington High School graduates pursuing a music related degree.

Covington Citizens' Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Covington High School. Priority given to students in the top 50% of the class.

Covington Volunteer Firefighter's Association Endowment Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship assistance to students that have demonstrated a commitment to the community as well as their desire to continue their education in the "public service" field, including; fire fighting, fire inspection, emergency medical technicians, etc.

Don & Georgeanna Volleyball Scholarship
For those who are members of the girl's volleyball team, have earned a varsity letter and are pursuing a degree in higher education.

Dr. Malcolm C. Spencer, M.D. Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to Fountain Central or Covington High school students pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing.

Dr. Roger K. Duncan Education Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship for a graduate of a Fountain County or Warren County public high school. Priority is for students who are music education majors with a wind or percussion instrument specialty.

Fountain County Tuition Assistance Fund
Provides financial support for book and equipment expenses to a Covington High School or Fountain Central High School graduates.

Herman & Genevieve Simmons Scholarship Fund
For those students residing in Fulton and Mill Creek Townships in Fountain County.

Hoffman Aesculapian Scholarship Fund
For those pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing.

Hoffman Trojan Scholars Fund
Provides funding for scholarships to graduates from Covington High School.

Ian Claypool Hero Scholarship Fund
Awards a grant to a CHS graduate pursing a career in the human health care field in the areas of nursing, medicine, or a medical technology field.

IEA Construction & Engineering Scholarship Fund
The application process is open to all USA and Canadian dependents of current employees of IEA and their subsidiary companies - anywhere employees reside, who are pursuing a college major in the areas of: engineering, cnstruction mnagement, safety or construction related degree fields.

Jack Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a one-time scholarship to a CHS graduate attending Indiana State University. Applicants must exhibit strong community/volunteer service and school/work (attendance).

Jerri Purgason Memorial Scholarship Fund
For those seeking a career in the medical field. Priority given to college level upperclassmen.

Jessica E. Coats Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship candidates must be graduates of Fountain Central, Covington, Seeger or Attica High School and pursuing a nursing career.

Jim & Martha Wallace Scholarship Fund
Awards scholarships to graduates of Covington High School who plan on attending Danville Area Community College and study music.

Joshua E. Witsman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to a CHS graduate who exhibits financial need, has a minimum 3.0 GPA, is pursing a vocational trade career pathway (welding or auto mechanics), conservation officer, veterinary medicine or a teaching career.

Judith Woodrow Scholarship Fund
For those who are members of the Covington United Methodist church and are pursuing a degree in teacher education.

Kevin L. & Marilyn M. Woodrow Scholarship Fund
Provides awards to graduates of Covington HIgh School who are in the top half of their graduating class.

Kirk Gentrup Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School and the Wabash River Conference who participated in athletics.

Marvin E. & Dorothy S. Bodine Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship award to a Covington High School pursuing a career in teacher education.

Nathan T. Allen Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship award to an outstanding Covington High School baseball player that lettered for three years and exhibits strong leadership, character and sportsmanship.

Reagan & Hazel Mallett Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for an applicant majoring in agriculture business operations or agriculture economics.

Richard Ashton Scholarship Fund
For those ranking in the upper half of their class.

Rick Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to an area high school graduate who has resided in Fountain or Warren County. Children and grandchildren of Old National Bank employees supersede other eligible applicants.

Steel Grip Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to a Fountain Central and Covington High School graduate furthering their education. Children or grandchildren of Steel Grip employees supersede all other candidates.

Susan Fischer Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund
For 10-year members of 4-H who are graduates of Attica, Covington or Fountain Central High School.

VFW Post 2395 Scholarship Fund
Selection priority will be given to applicants who are the children and/or grandchildren of members of VFW Post 2395 or VFW Post 2395 Ladies' or Men's Auxiliary. However, if there are no applicant(s) that meet this criteria, then graduates of Covington High School and who are also residents of one of the townships that comprise the Covington Community School Corporation District at the time the scholarship fund was established (Troy, Wabash, Fulton, Mound) become eligible for the scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded per year. Several criteria will be taken into consideration when selecting the recipients with the highest priorities being the applicant's financial need, academic merit (diploma type, GPA, class rank) and community/volunteer service during their high school years.


EDUCATION
Christine Brunner Educator Award
Provides a scholarship to the Covington Middle School - Good Citizenship Award recipient upon graduation from high school.

Covington Community School Corporation - Athletic Department Fund
Provides long term support for the regular operating needs within the school's Athletic Dept. This may include small equipment, uniforms, transportation costs, coaching clinics, awards, association dues and medical/training supplies.

Covington Community School Corporation - Education Endowment Fund
Provides grants for innovative and creative projects suggested by any school personnel. Also, aids in the certification of teaching staff and/or training opportunities for teachers.

Covington Community School Corporation - Technology Department Fund
Provides long term support for the regular operating needs within the school's Technology Department. This may include equipment purchases, licenses, staff training, and supplies.

Kathy Perry Memorial Education Fund
Established to provide an annual supply of hardbound books to the libraries of the Attica, Covington and Southeast Fountain Elementary Schools.

Outstanding Educator Award Fund
Provides funding which acknowledges a teacher who makes a difference in the Covington school system and is selected as the Educator of the Year.

Robert L. Buser Service & Leadership Award
To provide recognition of a student providing exemplary service and leadership to Covington High School.


ADMINISTRATION
Service Fund For Foundation Operations
Provides the donor the opportunity to support the Community Foundation's internal operations.




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135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

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