ARTS, CULTURE, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Cade's Mill & Wallace Covered Bridge Fund
The purpose of the Cade's Mill & Wallace Covered Bridge Pass-Through Fund is to provide for the maintenance, repair and restoration of the Cade's Mill & Wallace Covered Bridge and to promote the historical or architectural significance of the bridge to the community, thus promoting an appreciation of community history to the educational benefit of the general public.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 to raise $227,000 was successful 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.Silver Island Cemetery Association Fund
Daily upkeep and ongoing maintenance are required to care for the cemetery to combat deterioration by preserving, beautifying, and maintaining abandoned or deteriorating graves and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc. Also, the fund assists in providing an educational benefit to the general public and promote appreciation for community history by maintaining, repairing, and restoring monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance.
Gideon's International Fund
Provides funds for the H-R Gideon's to purchase and distribute Bibles and/or New Testaments worldwide.
Bank of Western Indiana Projects Fund
Provides support for projects in Fountain County.Cain Township Cemetery Preservation Fund
Provides grants for the preservation of the cemeteries located in Cain Township.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.Charles & Rosemarie L. Haas Fund
Provides grants for projects and organizations as approved by the Board of Directors of the Southeast Fountain Community Foundation.Community Disaster Relief Fund
To provide support for needed financial assistance to organizations that are actively engaged in emergency response and recovery operations.Daniel & Renee McGrady Family Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Southeast Fountain County area.Every 15 Minutes Program
Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions. Along with alcohol-related crashes, it focuses on the impact that their decisions would have on family and friends.Family Crisis Shelter Sumption Fund
Provides grants in Fountain County for services to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.George Norman Family Fund
Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Southeast Fountain County area.Hillsboro/Cain Township Community Fund
Provides support through grants awarded for community projects in Hillsboro and Cain Township as directed by the officers of the Hillsboro Community Booster Club.Homer & Esteleen McDonald Unrestricted Fund
Provides support through grants awarded for community projects in Hillsboro, Southeast Fountain School Corporation and to the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds.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.Needy Children Fund
Grant funds are provided to the health supervisor of the Southeast Fountain Elementary School to be used for children in need.Southeast Fountain Community Fund
Provides grants to meet the ever-changing needs in the communities of: Veedersburg, Hillsboro, Kingman, Wallace, Mellott and Newtown.Veedersburg American Legion Post 288
Provides support for charitable purposes not limited to community projects in the Veedersburg and Van Buren township in Fountain County, as recommended by Veedersburg American Legion Post 288.
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.Fountain County 4-H Council Capital Improvement Fund
This fund has been established to support capital improvements and upgrades to the facilities at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds.Fountain County ARC Fund
Provides support for projects of the Fountain County ARC Shawnee Center to carry out and fulfill its role and mission.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.Kingman Volunteer Firefighters Fund
This fund has been established to assist in providing support for the fire and rescue services of the Kingman Volunteer Firefighters, Inc.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.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.Silver Island Cemetery Association Fund
Provides support for the long-term care, maintenance, and historic preservation of Silver Island Cemetery from the earnings of the endowment fund.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.Veedersburg Friends of the Library Fund
Provides support for the Veedersburg Public Library to purchase books/equipment for use in the library.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.
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.Arista Jean Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to a Fountain Central High School graduate pursuing a four-year college degree, must have a 2.0 GPA and/or be in the top 50% of the graduating class and exhibit strong leadership, character and conduct.Bradley Fishero Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to a Fountain Central High School graduate.Bud Smith - United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship to a graduate of Fountain Central High School with priority given to an individual pursuing a baccalaureate degree in theology at a college with an established program for religious studies.CentreBank Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Covington or Fountain Central High School pursuing a degree in the business and/or finance field.Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School pursuing a degree in the teaching field.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.Elouise J. Shade Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to provide scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School who major in music, special, elementary or secondary education.Evan Cork Model T Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for graduates of Fountain Central High School who live in Jackson Township.Fountain County Tuition Assistance Fund
Provides financial support for book and equipment expenses to a Covington High School or Fountain Central High School graduate.Gene & Nona Martin Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to students residing in Kingman or Mill Creek Township.H. Wilma Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School pursuing a career in the Arts or Fine Arts.Herman & Genevieve Simmons Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to students residing in Fulton and Mill Creek Townships in Fountain County.Herschel & Barbara Clark Athletic Scholarship Fund
Provides an award to a student-athlete at Fountain Central High School who exhibits strong leadership, character and sportsmanship.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, construction management, safety or construction related degree fields.Jackson Township Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for graduates of Fountain Central High School who live in Jackson Township.Jamie Lynn Stockdale Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School pursuing a career in health care.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.John W. Donovan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship for a graduate of Fountain Central High School who is in the top 25% of the graduating class and exhibits strong leadership, character and conduct.Kirk Gentrup Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School and the Wabash River Conference who participated in athletics.Layton W. Hathaway Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship for a graduate of Fountain Central High School pursuing a vocational trade career pathway.Mellott Community Bible Church Fund
Provides funds to award scholarships to graduates of an accredited area high school. Priority will be given to individuals who are members of the Mellott Community Bible Church.Paul G. Ingersoll Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School in their second year of college.Pearce R. & Alice J. McKinney Scholarship Fund
This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduate of Fountain Central High School who has a minimum GPA of 2.5. Several selection criteria will be taken into consideration when selecting the recipients with the highest priorities given to a student's financial need, academic merit (diploma type, GPA, class rank) and their involvement in either school based activities or work experience.Rafferty Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship for graduates of Fountain Central High School who reside in the Hillsboro area/Cain Township.Reagan & Hazel Mallett Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for an applicant majoring in agriculture business operations or agriculture economics.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.Southeast Fountain Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduates of Fountain Central High School who exhibit a financial need and have at least a 2.75 GPA.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.
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.Southeast Fountain School Corporation Education Endowment
Provides support of education projects and programs not met through the regular educational budgets.
Service Fund For Foundation Operations
Provides the donor the opportunity to support the Community Foundation's internal operations.