News & Events
Coming soon! Covington Community Foundation will be hosting its 43rd semi-annual Family Night on Wednesday, April 8 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm ~ A late afternoon/early evening of great food and family entertainmnet at the Beef House Banquet Hall.
This year's spring event will feature the "FIZZ, BOOM, READ" magic show. Tickets are only $5 for adults and FREE for youth. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by calling 793-0702, ext. 3. Seating is limited.
Kevin and Debbie Martin have been faithful servants to the Covington community for over 30 years, volunteering in numerous organizations and serving in a wide-variety of capacities. The Martins, through the Community Foundation, are “giving-back” to the Covington community as a result of the positive experiences they and their children have had in the community. Kevin currently serves as president of the board of the Covington Community Foundation and Debbie co-leads the work of the Covington Food Panty.
Kevin is a life-long Covington resident and graduated from Covington High School in 1977. Debbie grew up in Parke County and is a 1980 graduate of Rockville High School. Kevin and Debbie married in 1981.
The Martins recently established the Kevin & Debbie Martin Unrestricted Fund at the Community Foundation. The charitable donations Kevin and Debbie make to the fund will be invested and the earnings will be used to support a wide-variety of community projects, including, but not limited to: education, health & wellness, economic improvement, community leadership development, park & recreation ventures, child & youth activities, senior citizen endeavors, school-based initiatives, visitors & tourism promotion, and others.
In particular, the Kevin & Debbie Martin Fund will assist in start-up costs for new programs, one-time projects or needs and capital needs beyond a not-for-profit organizations capabilities. The Martins are establishing this fund as a means to give back to the Covington community by supporting a variety of activities that have the potential to make an impact for as many residents as possible.
The Martins are also the proud parents of two sons, Neil and Lee, both graduates of Covington High School in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Neil is married to Nicole (Lewis) and have a daughter, Taylor. The Martins all farm together and come from a long lineage of farmers.
Community Foundation Receives $500,000 Matching Grant! Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant opportunity through its partnership with the Lilly Endowment, Inc. (LEI)
From now through March 31, 2016, Lilly Endowment will match up to a cap of $500,000 for Fountain County, through its three affiliates of the Attica, Covington and Southeast Fountain Community Foundations.
According to Dale White, executive director of the community foundation, “there are two components to this tremendous opportunity. First, Lilly will match $1 for $1 all unrestricted endowment gifts. Unrestricted endowments provide the funding for the majority of our grant making throughout the county. We often refer to this as the community grant-making fund. The grants from unrestricted funds allow the community foundation to support youth activities, food pantries, senior citizen groups, school-based initiatives, park and recreation activities, and more.”
“For instance,” White says, “if someone makes a gift to an unrestricted endowment fund or establishes an unrestricted fund, Lilly Endowment will match their gift $1 for $1. Now a person or family can create an unrestricted endowment fund for only $500 as Lilly will add the other $500!”
White goes on to state, “the second component of this opportunity is that donations to restricted endowment funds will be matched 50 cents for every $1 donated. Restricted endowment funds include scholarship funds, park funds, education funds, library funds, historic preservation funds, etc. A person who donates $500 to one of these funds will have it matched by $250 by Lilly.”
For individuals looking for a way to give back to their community, this $1 for $1 and/or $1 for $2 matching gift program provides the perfect opportunity. Imagine a 100% or 50% return on their donation – doubling the impact of their gift and they can benefit their community forever by making a gift to a new or existing endowment fund.
It has been nearly a quarter of a century since Lilly Endowment launched its initiative to encourage the establishment and strengthening of community foundations as vehicles to improve the quality of life in Indiana communities. During this same period the Western Indiana Community Foundation has grown from a $100,000 anonymous donation to nearly $14 million in assets, and distributes nearly $600,000 a year in community grants and scholarship awards. These results would not be achieved without the imagination, generosity, commitment and leadership of thousands of donors and volunteers throughout Fountain County.
For more details about this matching grant opportunity contact Dale White by phone at (765) 793-0702, ext. 4, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Age Does Have its Rewards! The Community Foundation is now offering the following rates on our Gift Annuities. Age 60 = 4.4%, 65 = 4.7%, 70 = 5.1%, 75 = 5.8%, 80 = 6.8%, 85 = 7.8%, 90+ = 9%. CALL TODAY (765-793-0702) for more details or to get started!
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Congratulations to recent grant recipients: Hope Springs Women's Safe House ($3,345), d'Arlier Cultural Center ($5,000), Veedersburg Food Pantry ($5,000), Area Sharing Kindness (ASK - $5,000), Fountain/Warren Honor Band ($750), City of Attica ($3,000), Attica Elementary School ($1,500), Attica Heritage Days ($787), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($1,000), Southeast Fountain Elementary School ($1,000). More →
Congratulations to the 150 Fountain County students who were awarded $285,000 in scholarships in 2014 thru the Community Foundation. More →
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