News & Events

2015 Community Foundation Scholarship Application Available

The 2015 Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County Scholarship Program is officially underway with the release of a redesigned and streamlined “Universal Application,” for both traditional and non-traditional students. In 2014 more than $680,000 in college scholarship assistance was awarded by the Community Foundation, and that amount is expected to be exceeded in 2015. The application deadline of … Read More

Community Foundation revises grantmaking guidelines for 2015

  MOUNT VERNON – Small grants will be a bit larger, and large grants will be available later in the calendar year, under new guidelines being put in place for 2015 by the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. Executive Director Sam Barone said these first major changes in foundation grantmaking guidelines in 12 years were prompted by … Read More

More than $10,000 available for youth-directed grant making

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is inviting applications for youth-centered programs and projects in Knox County. The deadline for submitting the two-page application for funding is Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, and the application is available for easy download under the Youth Philanthropy tab at YPI members represent all five … Read More

Quick Takes

2014 Community Foundation Annual Report available for online viewing

The online version of the 2014 Annual Report of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is now available for viewing. The 28-page report provides detailed information on each of the Community Foundation’s 350+ component funds. The report also provides a year in review report of new funds created within the Foundation and highlights grant-making activity by the … Read More

Register now for August 15 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K

Registration is now open for the “We Never Run Alone” 5K scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m., benefitting the Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon. The annual event is once again being held in conjunction with the Dan Emmett Arts & Music Festival in Mount Vernon. Click the following link to download a … Read More

YPI seeking Class of ’18 members

Applications are invited through Friday April 10, 2015 from rising high school sophomores, members of the classes of 2018 at Knox County High Schools, for membership in the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The application for membership is accessible via the following link: The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a unique community service opportunity for Knox County high school students, … Read More