News & Events

Call for Entries for 2019 Wiester Music Scholarship
02/13/19

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2019, at Knox County Foundation for the ninth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the $2,500 scholarship. Last year the eighth Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship was awarded to cellist Sulekh … Read More

Knox County Foundation Achieves National Accreditation
02/1/19

Knox County Foundation’s Program Manager Lisa Lloyd announced this week that the organization has achieved national accreditation from the national Council on Foundations, receiving the National Standards Seal. In 2014, the Foundation’s board of directors set a goal to become accredited in its 10-year visioning statement. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation process is thorough and rigorous, requiring … Read More

2019 Knox County Foundation Grant Applications Now Available
12/31/18

Non-profit organizations serving Knox County are invited to apply for financial assistance from the Knox County Foundation, formerly the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. Applications for both Major and Small grants for 2019 are now available online at www.mvkcfoundation.org. The submission deadline for the first of two major grant rounds in 2019 is January 15, with grant … Read More

Quick Takes

Engineering scholarships available through Ariel Foundation
02/15/17

  The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to share news of exciting scholarship opportunities now available through the Ariel Foundation. Read below or visit the Ariel Foundation website atĀ www.ariel-foundation.org for more information. The James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually to students of sophomore status or above who … Read More

View our 2015 Annual Report
11/18/16

The online version of the 2015 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 375+ 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
07/29/15

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