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Raising Hope!

Town Clock Church Gets New Steeple 

Photo Credit: Tyler Stewart/The News and Tribune
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The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is proud to play a small role in saving a piece of our community’s history and culture.  Last week a new steeple was raised on to the top of New Albany’s Second Baptist Church, the culmination of years of work from local community leaders, philanthropists, and volunteers.

In 2014, the Community Foundation provided a $10,000 grant in support of this wonderful project and we couldn’t be more proud to see such an important part of our community’s history preserved for future generations.

CFSI Announces Nearly $50,000 in Quarterly Grants!

Grants Support Needs in Clark and Floyd Counties

This May, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana announced that eight local charitable organizations were awarded nearly $50,000 in grants for projects in Clark and Floyd counties. Quarterly, grants are awarded to deserving community organizations from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Community Endowment Fund which provides for the evolving needs of our region.

Organizations receiving grants include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, $15,000 for School to Work Mentor Program
  • New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, $15,000 for 2016 Home Builds
  • Blessings in a Backpack, $2,500 for Feeding the Future of Clark/Floyd Counties
  • Greater Clark County Schools, $1,875 for Giving Legs to Literature
  • Jeffersonville Public Arts Commission, $5,000 for Sugar Skull Shake, Shake Family Festival
  • Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, $2,000 for Financial Literacy, Work Programs for Youth
  • Metro United Way, $2,500 for Begindergarten in Floyd County
  • Open Door Youth Services, $5,000 for purchase for a transportation van

Congratulations to all those organizations for receiving grants and providing valuable programs that serve our community’s greatest needs.

Quarterly  Grant Deadline Approaching

June 15  

For charitable organizations, putting ideas into motion takes funding. As our community’s partner, resource and steward in philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana wants to help these organizations.

The Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations including: charitable 501(c)(3) status organizations, schools, churches, and governments in or serving Clark and Floyd counties to apply for grants before the June 15 deadline to be considered in this quarter’s grant proposal reviews.

Organizations seeking a grant may apply on the Community Foundation’s website

Little Free Library 

Youth Philanthropy Council Helps Establish Two LFLs 

CFSI’s Youth Philanthropy Council does great work in our community. Each year, this group of young leaders takes on a community service project that enhances our region and addresses needs.

This year, the YPC to decided establish two new Little Free Libraries, one in New Albany and another in Jeffersonville. The group worked with the Arts Council of Southern Indiana to organize the project, collected hundreds of books and raised more than $2,000 for the boxes.  

If you’re interested in seeing their work in person, you can visit the Little Free Libraries in front of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Albany or in Port Fulton Park in Jeffersonville.

Click these links for more information on the YPC or the Arts Council of Southern Indiana and the Little Free Library Project.