Who We Are
Founded in 1992, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation is a charitable organization formed to strengthen our community by awarding grants to local nonprofits, by bringing individuals together to address community needs, and by offering personalized charitable gift planning services to our donors.
The Foundation is made up of a collection of endowed funds established by donors from all walks of life and generally focused on charitable endeavors in our community. Some donors establish funds that serve a particular charity (designated funds), some support different needs from year to year and want to remain involved in the identifying needs (donor-advised funds), some specify a particular area of need such as education (field-of-interest funds), and others create or give to what is called discretionary endowment (unrestricted funds), which allows the Foundation's trustees to determine how it can best serve the community today and in the years to come. Field-of-interest and unrestricted funds provide the resources that make our Community Impact Grants Program possible.
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Community Foundation Alliance