Coming Soon! Leadership Academy ~ Fountain County

In partnership with Purdue Extension the Community Foundation is looking to create a network of willing, knowledgeable, and committed young leaders to step up and make a difference in their community.  You will learn more about your own leadership abilities, Fountain County, current community issues, and most importantly how you can make a difference!

The program consists of eleven (11) three-hour sessions spread over the course of seven (7) months.  You will learn from personal experiences and assessments, small group activities and discussions, current community leaders, online webinars, and real life experiences.

The program fee is $150.  Contact Dale White at the Community Foundation for an application or other details at 765-793-0702, ext. 4.  Applications are due August 31.

Apply NOW ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The application process is now open for high school seniors to apply for the Fountain County and Vermillion County ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Western Indiana Community Foundation. 

Students must apply by Friday, August 25 at: http://www.wicf-inc.org/scholarships.php.

The scholarship will provide for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university. 

For answers to your questions, please contact Kim Eaton at the Western Indiana Community Foundation at 793-0702, ext. 3.

Memorial & Honor Giving

in-memory-of

  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 worker, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily   
  life?  Memorial and 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. 

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 on the Donate Here! tab on this page to get started.

$100,000 Matching Grant Announced by Covington Community Foundation!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project.” 

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.  The matching gift program will run until September 1, 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 $350,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in 2017.  

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.