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Register now for Aug. 9 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk

Applications are now being accepted for the Aug. 9 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk. The annual fundraiser in honor of the former Fredericktown cross country scholar-athlete is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start from the Station Break Senior Center at 150 Howard St. in Mount Vernon. Day of the event registration begins at 7:15 a.m.; however early registration is … Read More

2014 scholarship applications available now

Community Foundation Executive Director Sam Barone has announced that applications for both the Traditional Student Scholarship Program and the Special Scholarship Program are available now on this website by clicking this link. The deadline for Traditional Scholarship Applications is February 18, while Special Scholarship deadlines vary according to the scholarship sought. The Foundation cautions scholarship seekers to adhere carefully to … Read More

Youth Philanthropy Initiative grant application deadline extended

Due to the extreme weather that has closed schools and disrupted business at many local agencies, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County has extended its grant application one week to Monday, January 13. Grants of up to $2,000 for youth-oriented programs and projects are available to schools and organizations in Knox County. … Read More

Quick Takes

Foundation’s Annual Report now available online

The online version of the 2013 Annual Report of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is now available for viewing. The report details a record-breaking year for the 70 year-old Foundation, including more than $5.4 million in contributions. The report also details contribution and grant making activity for each of the Community Foundation’s more than 325 component … Read More

Class of 2017 members sought for Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative

Applications are now being accepted from members of Knox County high school classes of 2017 (current freshmen) to replace this year’s graduating seniors on the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). To learn more about YPI and to apply prior to the Friday, May 9 deadline, please visit the Youth Philanthropy Initiative page on the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox … Read More

Scholarship deadline extended to February 19 due to school closures

Community Foundation Executive Director Sam Barone announced, due to school closures today, the deadline for submitting scholarship applications has been extended until Wednesday, February 19. In the event of an extended school closure, the deadline is be assumed to be the next scheduled day of classes.   Barone suggested this additional snow day is an ideal opportunity for graduating high … Read More