Responding to Community Needs

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased each year to award nearly $2 million in grants and scholarships. That’s an impressive number for a rural county of just 50,000 population, and one of which we are very proud.

Our grants come in the form of scholarships, competitive grants from our unrestricted funds, annual designated fund distributions to local entities, and donor-advised grants to charities far and wide.

To learn more about grants which are initiated by prospective recipients, please follow the following links:


      Competitive Grants Program
      Scholarship Programs