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

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