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New Funds to Benefit Area Communities

A variety of new endowment funds have recently been established to benefits area communities and high school students.  For more details click on the link to learn more about each fund.

The new funds include: E. Stanley & Vera Shew Unrestricted Fund, Lawrence & Patricia DeSutter Family Farm Memorial Scholarship, Dr. William Somerville Scholarship Fund, Robert & Helen Shelby Community Fund, Marilyn’s Village Inc., John & Madeline Ives Community Fund, Judy Ashton Ferrell Unrestricted Fund, Hunger Relief Fund, Paul & Pat Coolley Fund,  Terry A. Badger III Scholarship Fund, Jackson Township Fire Department Fund, Coal Creek Cemetery Endowment & Pass-Through Funds, Edward A. Larson, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Friends of Ernie Pyle Endowment Fund, Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund, Cameron Cheuvront Memorial Scholarship Fund, and more!

To learn how you can establish a fund to benefit your community contact Dale at (765) 793-0702 or by email at

Supply Drive to Benefit Paws-n-Claws Animal Shelter

The Western Indiana Community Foundation’s team invites you to participate in our Animal Shelter Supply Drive happening from November 6 to November 30, 2023. You can drop off donations at our office located at 135 S Stringtown Rd, Covington, IN 47932 during our regular business hours (9 AM to 4 PM)


Any other contributions are always appreciated. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you can contribute to the Paws-n-Claws Endowment Fund, which provides essential support for the shelter’s day-to-day operations.


Family Night is Here!

Covington Community Foundation will be hosting its 57th semi-annual Family Night on Wednesday, October 11 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm – a late afternoon/early evening of great food and family entertainment at the Beef House Banquet Hall.

Children and adults will unlock the secrets of nature’s most jaw-dropping places – our very own National Parks! This event will feature a variety of activities that encourage creativity and problem solving. Dr. Drizzle will take you on an adventure to different National Parks to solve STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) inspired puzzles that will allow your imagination and engineering skills to be put to the test.

Enjoy dinner and a show with the Covington Community Foundation.  Experience the exciting world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with the presentation of STEAM In the National Parks. 

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance at 135 S. Stringtown Rd., Covington or by calling (765) 793-0702, ext. 8. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and children are FREE. Seating is limited for this event.


New ~ Pay It Forward Scholarship Established

The Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund has been established for the benefit of worthy student(s) who graduate from Covington, Attica, or Fountain Central High School.

The donor family values integrity and hard work.  They hope this scholarship not only helps the recipient in further education, but also prepares him or her for serving others.

The applicant(s) must be pursuing a field of study or career in the trades and technical education pathway.  Trade schools come in a wide variety of forms – some may be a part of an associate degree program, and some are totally autonomous.  A major thought behind the scholarship is that trade schools and technical education programs provide specialized education for trade-based careers that focus specifically on job-related skills and does not typically require an advanced degree (bachelor and/or associate degrees).

Applicants for The Pay It Forward Scholarship must be pursuing a career trade such as aviation, machining, dental, electrical, welding, medical, plumbing, robotics, construction, and the like.  This is not an exhaustive list; however, one of the key intentions of the scholarship is to provide an award to a student who is pursuing a career that is reflective of trade work.

The scholarship award is in the amount of $10,000.  Fifty percent ($5,000) will be awarded for a student in their first year of trade or technical school.  An additional $5,000 will be provided for their second year.

Donations to The Pay It Forward Scholarship may be made online at or mailed to: Western Indiana Community Foundation, Attn: The Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.

Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932
Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
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