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Community Foundation
The Western Indiana Community Foundation is a public charity, founded in 1990, conceived by a group of citizens whose desire is to use donated monies for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation shares the same dream as its forefathers: prosperity, expansion, and enhancement for its citizens. The Foundation has four separate and distinct affiliate funds serving their geographical areas, which consist of:
~ Attica ~
Community Foundation
~ Southeast Fountain ~
Community Foundation
~ Covington ~
Community Foundation
~ Vermillion County ~
Community Foundation
WICF Executive Director
Mr. Dale White
Email: dwhite@wicf-inc.org
Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703

From Dale:
"Caring community members have given to grow our scholarship funds and make higher education possible for many students.  You can get more information about establishing a scholarship fund by contacting me at 793-0702 or 832-8665 ext. 4 to explore how your can make a difference in the life of a deserving student."


[Posted: July 21, 2017]
Coming Soon! Leadership Academy ~ Fountain County

In partnership with Purdue Extension the Community Foundation is looking to create a network of willing, knowledgeable, and committed young leaders to step up and make a difference in their community.  You will learn more about your own leadership abilities, Fountain County, current community issues, and most importantly how you can make a difference!

The program consists of eleven (11) three-hour sessions spread over the course of seven (7) months.  You will learn from personal experiences and assessments, small group activities and discussions, current community leaders, online webinars, and real life experiences.

The program fee is $150.  Contact Dale White at the Community Foundation for an application or other details at 765-793-0702, ext. 4.  Applications are due August 31.

[Posted: July 12, 2017]
Apply NOW ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The application process is now open for high school seniors to apply for the Fountain County and Vermillion County ~ Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Western Indiana Community Foundation. 

Students must apply by Friday, August 25 at: http://www.wicf-inc.org/scholarships.php.

The scholarship will provide for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university. 

For answers to your questions, please contact Kim Eaton at the Western Indiana Community Foundation at 793-0702, ext. 3.

[Posted: July 05, 2017]
In Memory of Wade “Rusty” Harrison

Attica Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of our good friend, Wade “Rusty” Harrison, II.  He and his bride, Ann, have been a tremendous blessing to the entire Attica area and in particular the Attica Community Foundation.

We send our condolences to his family and friends. He will certainly be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. 

We are grateful that the Foundation and our community will be the beneficiary of donations made in his memory. These donations will perpetuate his life further by assisting numerous nonprofit organizations and projects in our area.

Donations may be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Attica Community Foundation, ATTN: Rusty & Ann Harrison Unrestricted Fund, P.O. Box 161, Attica, IN 47918.

[Posted: July 01, 2017]
Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Covington Youth Soccer League ($2,300), Clinton Police Department ($500), Veedersburg/Van Buren Township Fire Dept. ($2,000), Attica Public Library ($2,035), Covington Youth Baseball League ($2,600), Union Hospital – Clinton ($500), Wabash Valley Alliance ($1,800), Valley Child Development Center ($1,000), Attica School Corp. & City of Attica ($3,000), North Vermillion High School ($500), Attica Public Library ($705), Clinton First United Methodist Church – Back Pack Program ($500), Fountain County Traffic Safety Partnership ($4,500), Cayuga Area Revitalization Effort – C.A.R.E. ($400), Fountain County Art Council ($29,000), Rockfield Cemetery Association ($3,850), Mount Hope Cemetery Association ($3,918), Hillcrest Community Center ($500) and Hub Civic Center ($5,000).  More →  

[Posted: June 19, 2017]
Elanco & Foundation Announce Major Donation to the Vermillion County Fairgrounds Grandstand Project

Vermillion County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $20,000 matching gift opportunity through its partnership with Elanco – Clinton Labs.

Combined, Elanco and the Vermillion County Community Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar the first $20,000 donated for the Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project between now and December 31.  A fire on January 26, 2017 destroyed the former historic grandstand that was built in 1933. 

According to Dale White, executive director of the community foundation, “in partnership with Elanco (a division of Eli Lilly) we will match dollar-for-dollar any donation that is made towards the rebuilding of the grandstand until the matching goal of $20,000 has been reached.  This will end up being a $40,000 donation to the project.” 

“We can’t think of a better time to announce this matching gift opportunity than during the Vermillion County Fair Week.  Thousands of Vermillion County citizens have benefitted from the use of the Fairgrounds over the decades and in particular, the popular grandstand.  We cannot think of a better use of donated resources than to partner with the Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project.  We believe the fundraising goal of $20,000 can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time.  Ideally, by the end of Fair Week. ”

Rebuilding and assorted costs are expected to exceed the amount reimbursed by insurance. 

Donations may be made to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Grandstand Project, P.O. Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842 or online at www.wicf-inc.org

For more details about this matching gift opportunity contact Dale White by phone at (765) 832-8665, ext. 4 or by e-mail
at dwhite@wicf-inc.org.

[Posted: May 20, 2017]
Endowment Funds

Check out these funds that benefit your community.
* Wildcat Scholarship Fund benefits… More →
* Fountain County Courthouse Murals Preservation Fund restores… More →
* Friends of the Rob Roy Covered Bridge help to… More →
* Dr. Roger K. Duncan Education Scholarship Fund provides… More →
* Kingman Volunteer Firefighters Fund assists… More →
* Dr. Leonard & Marsha Orr Fund supports… More →
* Vermillion County Community Fund aids… More   

[Posted: May 19, 2017]
Wildcat Scholarship Fund Established

Vermillion County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Wildcat Scholarship Fund. 
According to Dale White, Chief Executive Officer of the Vermillion County Community Foundation, “The Wildcat Scholarship Fund will expand the opportunity for area youth to pursue their dream of attending a college, university or vocational trade school after completing high school.  Two recipients will receive the award this year.  The payout of approximately $1,500 this year will come from a portion of the earnings of the scholarship fund.” 

The scholarship will assist graduates of South Vermillion High School who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.  Applicants eligible for the scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Other selection criteria taken into consideration includes the applications community service, extracurricular activities and/or employment and financial need.  The scholarship will be awarded at the May senior awards night.

[Posted: May 15, 2017]
Memorial & Honor Giving

  Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the  

  Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us?  Or perhaps you would like
  to honor a family worker, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily   
  life?  Memorial and Honor gifts are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring. 

All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift.  Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so.  The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes.  It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just click on the Donate Here! tab on this page to get started.

[Posted: May 01, 2017]
$100,000 Matching Grant Announced by Covington Community Foundation!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project.” 

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year.  Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000.  The matching gift program will run until September 1, 2017.” 

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $350,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in 2017.  

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.

Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
Email: info@wicf-inc.org

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