Apr
4th

Poverty simulation at IU Southeast receives grant from CFSI

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Poverty5.1 Poverty simulation at IU Southeast receives grant from Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Article provided by Indiana University Southeast. Click here to read it IUS.edu. Closing the virtuous circle: IU Southeast receives an important grant from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for a poverty simulation. From left: Betty Russo, vice chancellor for advancement; Kelly…

Jan
12th

Trees Fulfill a Need in Our Community

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Tree-distribution-area-map-300x300 Trees Fulfill a Need in Our Community The Foundation’s Community Needs Assessment identified a wide range of areas that our community needs to address. One need that stood out was our region’s poor air quality. To make an impact in this area, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has made a grant from our Community…

Oct
6th

Early Warning Sirens

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siren2 In 2002, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana led an important project: buying and installing early-warning sirens for Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties. These are the sirens used to warn residents of tornadoes or other emergencies, and alert listeners to tune into radio and television reports for more information. Through early-warning sirens, thousands of lives…

Oct
6th

Bob Hedge Park in Jeffersonville

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cfsi-comm_brochure-final As a young child growing up in the Cherry Hill neighborhood in Jeffersonville, Sandy Knott enjoyed the playground equipment at Ingramville Elementary School. The school is long gone, but until recently the decades-old playground equipment was still there as part of Bob Hedge Park. Knott and her husband, Larry, decided two years ago to transform…

Oct
6th

Providence SelfSufficiency Ministries

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untitled-2 Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries is that rare organization that builds a bridge between young and old, serving the needs of both. During the past 11 years, Providence, located in Georgetown has expanded mightily to meet the needs of area residents. It started in 1994 with Providence House for Children, a secure group home for children…

Jul
27th

Little Free Libraries

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Photo by: Aprile Rickert, News and Tribune
Barbara Bertram built shelves and organized more than 1,200 books the Arts Council of Southern Indiana got from local schools' book drive. The books will be used to stock Little Free Libraries in an Arts Council program that will put 24 new boxes in Southern Indiana over the next two years. Community members may also go read in the library, borrow a book or meet there with book clubs. The books read round the world: Arts Council of Southern Indiana opens free book repository Arts Council of Southern Indiana moves forward with Little Free Libraries, opens free book repository Photo by: Aprile Rickert, News and Tribune Barbara Bertram built shelves and organized more than 1,200 books the Arts Council of Southern Indiana got from…

Sep
9th

Arts & Culture – The Louisville Orchestra Workshops

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Louisville Orchestra-Assist Grant When you make a gift to the Foundation’s unrestricted Community Endowment Fund,  you are allowing the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana to make grants to support our area’s greatest needs, like providing arts and culture educational opportunities to young people. The Louisville Orchestra seeks to enlighten, entertain, and enrich our community through a broad outreach…

Jun
18th

Creating Change in the Community – Clean Socks Hope, Inc.

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Clean Socks volunteers after site clean up of Clean Socks Hope’s Midtown Spirit Classroom and Life Lab on 15th Street Clean Socks volunteers after cleaning up the future site of their Midtown Spirit Classroom and Life Lab. A rendering of the Midtown Spirit Outdoor Classroom and Learning Lab.               Clean Socks Hope, Inc., a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit located at Midtown Commons in New Albany, Indiana , is pursuing a…

May
10th

Stopping Hunger in Our Community

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IMG_0123 Every day, men, women, children, and elderly in our community go hungry. In fact, in the United States, one in every six people struggles with hunger. Fortunately, there are organizations and volunteers dedicated to offering a helping hand.  Thanks to grants and donations, St. Mark’s United Church of Christ Soup Kitchen provides free meals to…

May
6th

Improving Parks and Greenways

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IMG_0222   Your gifts to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana directly support your community. When you make a gift to the Foundation’s unrestricted Community Endowment Fund,  you are providing for our region’s most important needs, including the improvement of our community’s parks and greenways.  Last year, Jeffersonville’s Big Four Station opened as a gateway to…