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en·dow·ment
/in'doumənt, en'doumənt/
A financial endowment is a legal structure for managing, and in many cases indefinitely perpetuating, a pool of financial, real estate, or other investments for a specific purpose according to the will of its founders and donors.
[1] Endowments are often structured so that the principal value is kept intact, while the investment income or a small part of the principal is available for use each year.
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Administration
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  • Marguerite M. Butts Fund - DONATE
    This fund assists in supporting the day-to-day operations of the foundation.
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Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation
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  • Henry Dana Washburn Fund - DONATE
    Established to honor the life of the 19th century resident of Clinton, Henry Dana Washburn, a U.S. Representative and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • Mound Cemetery ("Lower Mound") Association Fund - DONATE
    Daily upkeep and ongoing maintenance are required to care for the cemetery to combat deterioration by preserving, beautifying, and maintaining abandoned or deteriorating graves and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc. Also, the fund assists in providing an educational benefit to the general public and promote appreciation for community history by maintaining, repairing, and restoring monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance.
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Community Enhancement
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  • Andrew F. and Helene J. Fenoglio - Joseph Bara Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Clinton) and the Clinton Little League.
  • Anna and Les Zimmerman Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for conservation and healthy living activities in Vermillion County.
  • Anna M. White Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society by offsetting expenses associated with the spaying and neutering of animals.
  • Cassies Fund - DONATE
    Provides day-to-day support for the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Shelter.
  • Community Disaster Relief Fund of Vermillion County - DONATE
    The Community Disaster Relief Fund of Vermillion County has a purpose to leverage public and private resources and to make the greatest impact in long-term recovery efforts for individuals and communities in Fountain County impacted by a variety of disasters such as; the COVID-19 global pandemic, shootings, and natural disasters (floods, tornados, storms).
  • Knic Overpeck Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for charitable activities in the Vermillion County area.
  • Larry and Carol Lynn Fund - DONATE
    Established to provide support for programs and projects in Vermillion County.
  • Michael and Mary Margaret Rhees Community Fund - DONATE
    Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Vermillion County area.
  • Paloncy Fund - DONATE
    Established to provide an annual Good Citizenship Award.
  • Peter and Anne Yurchak Fund - DONATE
    The purpose of this fund is to benefit organizations and programs that serve children and the care of animals.
  • South Vermillion County Fund - DONATE
    Assists programs and non-profit organizations in the South Vermillion area.
  • Vermillion County Community Fund - DONATE
    Provides grants to improve programs and services benefiting the citizens of Vermillion County in: Cayuga, Clinton, Dana, Fairview Park, Hillsdale, Newport, Perrysville and others.
  • Vermillion County First Responders Fund - DONATE
    Provides financial support for training and materials for Vermillion County First Responders.
  • Vermillion County Injury Prevention Fund - DONATE
    Provides supports for projects in Vermillion County which helps residents prevent bodily injuries.
  • Vermillion Trails Alliance Fund - DONATE
    The purpose of this fund is to receive and process donations for the construction and the ongoing maintenance of the proposed 23-mile multi-purpose trail system in Vermillion County.
  • William, Johanna and Mario Wilson Charitable Community Fund - DONATE
    Provides grants for a variety of purposes in meeting the charitable needs of the Vermillion County area.
  • Wyres Family Fund - DONATE
    Established to provide support for the maintenance and upkeep of Clinton area parks.
  • Youth Serving Youth Fund - DONATE
    Provides grants to youth programs in Vermillion County.
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Community Organizations
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  • City of Clinton - Fire Department Building Fund - DONATE
    The purpose of this fund is to receive and process donations for the construction of a new fire department facility.
  • City of Clinton - K-9 Officer Fund - DONATE
    The purpose this fund is to raise financial support to replace the ageing K-9 officer ("Piper") in the City of Clinton Police Department.
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for the services provided by Clinton Chamber of Commerce.
  • Clinton City Park Fund - DONATE
    Provides assistance in supporting the maintenance and upkeep of Sportland Park.
  • Clinton High School Memorial Fund - DONATE
    Provides assistance in supporting the maintenance and upkeep of the Clinton High School Monument Memorial at the grounds of the former Clinton High School, at the corner of 4th and Mulberry St.
  • Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for the day-to-day operations of the Parke-Vermillion Humane Society.
  • Sportland Park Fund - DONATE
    The purpose of the fund is to spruce-up Sportland Park, Clintons largest and most utilized park. The large scale project includes the renovation of the public restroom facilities, a full remodel of the Duke Energy Wildcat stage area, new turf (drought resistant natural grass) for the 2.5 acres of playing area, four-season landscaping areas to add visual appeal throughout the park, and improvements in parking, accessibility, and safety.
  • Vermillion County 4-H Fund - DONATE
    Established in 2014 to help support 4-H programs where kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
  • West Central Indiana Community Tennis Association Fund - DONATE
    The purpose of the fund is to provide support for programs which promote the development and growth of tennis, with a special emphasis on children and youth in the Clinton community and the West Central Indiana area. The group works to coordinate and maintain tennis programs and services; guaranteeing that they are open and accessible to all. These tennis enthusiasts work at the grassroots level and may act as advocates, program administrators, promoters or fund-raisers. Fueled by local volunteers, they exist to promote and develop the game of tennis.
  • West Central Whitetails, Indiana Chapter Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for West Central Whitetails, Indiana Chapter including the raising of funds to provide; educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, preservation of the hunting tradition and shooting sports for future generations, and other activities that may further advance the work of the organization.
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Education
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  • David Mychal-Graham Frantz Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for school assemblies, convocations, and video production.
  • First Financial Bank Fund - DONATE
    Provides financial support for the Academic Excellence Program at South Vermillion High School.
  • Tri-Kappa Sorority Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for school assemblies and convocations.
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Faith
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  • Bolen and Bennett Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Clinton).
  • James McBarron Fund - DONATE
    Provides support for Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Terre Haute).
  • Margaret Ciacotto Fund - DONATE
    This fund has been established to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis, St Joseph Catholic (Rockville), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Clinton) and St. Meinrad Archabbey.
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Scholarships
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  • 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion or South Vermmilion High School who have participated in the 4-H Shooting Sports program and displayed community service to Vermillion County.
  • Bill Werremeyer Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who are pursuing a degree or career in business or the building trades.
  • Blanford Sportsman Club Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School whose parent, grandparent or great grandparent are members of the club.
  • Boyd-Lathi Class of 1933 Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School entering the educational field.
  • Braeden Hollowell Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School who participated in high school athletics and exhibit strong moral character.
  • Carl Swinford Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    To award scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion and North Vermillion High School who are pursuing a degree and/or career in any agriculture related field.
  • Carol Shew Nursing Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to students who are graduating from South Vermillion High School and are pursuing a career in Nursing and/or Human Medicine.
  • CDH Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School.
  • Charles Todd Wagoner Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Applicant(s) must be a graduate of North Vermillion High School and pursuing a college major or career in any art related field. The arts refer to the theory, human application and physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies through skills and imagination to produce objects, environments, and experiences. Major elements of the arts include visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making, and winemaking).
  • Clinton Lions Club - Bondi Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who are in the top ten of their graduating class.
  • Contri Family ISU Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to South Vermillion High School graduates attending Indiana State University who have exhibited a high school commitment to community service and extracurricular activities.
  • Don Bonomo Memorial Clinton Optimist Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing a degree in business or education.
  • E.P. Zell Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School.
  • Garold Hinzy Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to gradduates of South Vermillion HIgh School pursuing a two or four- year program offering a certification for technology or vocational trades.
  • Harold and Jean Rieches Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing a career in Accounting or Business.
  • Hegarty Family Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School.
  • Herman and Coriene White Business Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing a career in business.
  • Herman and Coriene White Technology Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing an educational program leading to a career in a trade or technical field.
  • IEA Construction and Engineering Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    The application process is open to all USA and Canadian dependents of current employees of IEA and their subsidiary companies - anywhere employees reside, who are pursuing a college major in the areas of: engineering, construction management, safety or construction related degree fields.
  • Joe Giacoletto Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who exhibit a financial need.
  • Kirk Gentrup Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School and the Wabash River Conference who participated in athletics.
  • Luella Hopkins Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School who are pursuing a career in teaching and/or communication.
  • Margaret Bates Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing a career in teaching, especially those in elementary education.
  • Mary Patrick Ralph Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School who have been active in 4-H.
  • Melinda Baratto Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to South Vermillion High School graduates pursuing a career in the health care field with special preference given to those majoring in Exercise Science or Nutrition.
  • Mike Costello Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who participated in four years of high school athletics, are pursuing a degree or career in the teaching profession, and will be attending Indiana State University.
  • Paula J. Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School pursuing a career in education.
  • Perrysville Legacy Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School (Highland Township only).
  • Peter J. Marietta Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion or South Vermillion High School who are pursuing a pre-law course of study or majoring in the area of mathematics.
  • Ray H. Shew Memorial Math Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides a scholarship to a South Vermillion High School graduate pursuing a four-year degree in the teaching of math or a degree in a math-related field.
  • Rebecca Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who have a background in art.
  • Richard H. Newport Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who rank in the upper 20% of his/her graduating class, has been reasonably active in his/her church, and shows evidence of work ethic, ambition, compassion and respect for others, integrity, and respect for authority.
  • Shirley Moore Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School entering the field of education. Under-graduate and master level students are also eligible.
  • South Vermillion Class of 1978 Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who display involvement in the community and school activities.
  • Susie McLain Memorial Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion High School (Eugene Township only) who desire to pursue a career in teaching, especially elementary education.
  • Vermillion County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of North Vermillion and South Vermillion High School in honor of James Chambers who served as secretary-treasurer on the County Board for forty-five years.
  • Wildcat Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School. Selection criteria includes academics/GPA/class rank, community service, extracurricular activities and/or employment and financial need.
  • William and Nellie Hendrix Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion and North Vermillion High School who have a GPA of 2.0 and above, have a compelling financial need and exhibit strong academic performance.
  • Yale and Orthanna Yager Scholarship Fund - DONATE
    Provides scholarships to graduates of South Vermillion High School who have a GPA of 3.5 and above and exhibit a financial need.
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