News & Events

2018 Youth Philanthropy Initiative grant applications accepted through January 8
11/29/17

MOUNT VERNON– Organizations wishing to apply for funding from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, in any amount up to $2,000, may apply through Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Grants are awarded for projects intended to address the needs of Knox County Youth, from 0 to 18.  New this year, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative also invites Knox County schools to submit applications for student led charitable … Read More

Class of 2020 Youth Philanthropy Initiative applications accepted through June 5
05/12/17

Applications are now being accepted for Class of 2020 Youth Philanthropy Initiative membership from Knox County high school students. One member from each local high school and one homeschool student will be admitted to the YPI program for the upcoming year. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) develops students’ knowledge and skills as active and informed philanthropists, bringing positive and lasting change … Read More

Call for entries for 2017 Vaughn Wiester $2,500 Music Scholarship
03/9/17

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

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 at 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