We are pleased to announce the organizations selected to receive the Foundation’s 2019 Community Support Grants. The winning organizations have been selected from an ever-expanding and very competitive field of applicants; the Foundation is excited to support each organization in their efforts to strengthen Greene County. These grants are made from the earnings of the Unrestricted funds held at the Foundation; the funds are established by donors who wish to allow the Foundation flexibility in addressing Greene County’s most pressing needs. The following grants will be awarded:
The Foundation is able to award a total of $96,597 in Community Support grants this year. The following funds have provided support for the Foundation’s Community Support grants:
Anyone can donate to any of the Foundation’s funds to help provide financial support to Greene County organizations and causes – a full listing of funds held by the Foundation is available at http://www.greenecountyfoundation.org/donor-opportunities/funds/
Congratulations to all selected organizations!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Helen Hunter Scholarship, the Kenny & Ruth Richardson Scholarship, and the Linton Tri Kappa Scholarship. These scholarships are established to provide funding for current college students who are continuing their post-secondary education beyond their freshman year, including graduate studies and non-traditional students.
The Helen Hunter Scholarship is awarded to four students: two undergraduate upperclassmen (junior or senior in college); one graduate student; and one non-traditional student, defined as a student who has been out of the educational system for at least five years and is returning to complete their college degree. The undergraduate upperclassmen awards will go to Sierra Kirkley, a senior at Indiana State University in Terre Haute and a graduate of Bloomfield High School, and Averi Workman, a senior at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and a graduate of Bloomfield High School. The graduate student award will go to Savanna Spice, a graduate student at Purdue University in West Lafayette and a graduate of Eastern Greene High School. The non-traditional award will go to Brandi Lewis, a junior at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and a resident of Bloomfield. All four winners will receive awards of $4,750 toward tuition.
The Kenny & Ruth Richardson Scholarship is also awarded to Sierra Kirkley; she will receive an award of $4,400 toward tuition.
The Linton Tri Kappa Scholarship is awarded to Skylar Tucker, a sophomore at University of Evansville and a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School; she will receive an award of $840 toward tuition.
We are also pleased to announce that the Faith Scholarship is awarded to Maizy Gilliland, a graduate of Bloomfield High School and incoming freshman at Oakland City University; she will receive an award of $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, toward tuition.
The above scholarship awards are made possible by endowed funds established by private donors who wish to support the continuing education of Greene County graduates. To learn more about these scholarships, please visit our Scholarships for Current College Students page; for information on donating to the Foundation in order to support your charitable wishes, please visit our page: Where Do My Donations Go? You can also visit our secure PayPal donation portal here to make a contribution to any fund you wish. The Foundation staff congratulates the winners of these scholarships and wishes them all the best of luck!
The Hoosier Base of the United States Submarine Veterans recently held a dedication for the completed USS Indianapolis SSN 697 Monument in Vincennes, IN. The Foundation has been honored to assist in the process of completing this outstanding monument, and we are thrilled it has been completed. Congratulations to all those involved!
Students at Eastern Greene Elementary School have had the opportunity to participate in STEM activities thanks to grant funding from the Greene County Foundation and Regional Opportunities Initiative – pictured here is the EGES Library’s Magnets and Space program. We are pleased to provide support for local educational programs such as this through our grantmaking – for more examples of projects we have supported, see our Grants Awarded page.