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Call for entries for 2017 Vaughn Wiester $2,500 Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 17, 2017, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Seventh 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. Preference will once again be given to applicants … Read More

2017 scholarship application available; March 1 deadline set

The Universal Scholarship Application for both traditional and non-traditional students is now available on the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County website The 2017 submission deadline is March 1, and all scholarship announcements will be made in May. Traditional students include those who are enrolled, or will enroll, in college within two years of their high school … Read More

2017 grant applications now available online

MOUNT VERNON – Grant applications for non-profit organizations seeking financial assistance from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County are now available on this website. The submission deadline for the first of two major grant rounds in 2017 is January 15, with grant announcements expected in February 2017. The second major grant application deadline will be July 15, with … Read More

Quick Takes

Engineering scholarships available through Ariel Foundation

  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 at 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

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

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