KCF awards more than $120,000 in grant funding in August

The Knox County Foundation board, at its August meeting, approved the distribution of more than $120,000 for both small grant applications, $5,000 or less, and large grant applications, $5,000 or more. KCF provided a $70,000 matching grant to provide a new heating and air conditioning unit for the Bladensburg Community Center. With this new system,…

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Jeffrey Scott named executive director of Knox County Foundation

Jeffrey Scott, Director of Marketing and Development at Knox Community Hospital, has been named executive director of the Knox County Foundation, effective July 13, 2020. Scott replaces Sam Barone, who has served as executive director of the Knox County Foundation since July 2002, and who announced his June 30 retirement in January. Board Chair Richard…

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Mount Vernon Owens Corning plant garners $10,000 for KCF

The Owens Corning Foundation just announced that it is awarding $10,000 in charitable grant funds to the Knox County Foundation (KCF). “This came as a pleasant surprise to us amidst a rather quiet time at the Knox County Foundation,” said Executive Director Sam Barone. “We’re always excited to form new relationships with businesses and organizations…

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Foundation grants first round of emergency non-profit funding

GO TO GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION The Knox County Foundation staff and leadership have been working diligently in the last week to launch and award a Non-profit Emergency Grant Funding program in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Ten applications we received in the first week. Additional applications are anticipated over the next six weeks or more.…

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KCF to provide emergency funding due to COVID-19

LINK TO ONLINE APPLICATION The Knox County Foundation announced it is now accepting emergency funding requests from nonprofit organizations which provide essential community services that are in jeopardy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. One-time grants of up to $10,000 may be applied for using an online application. Knox County Foundation staff Monday conferred with…

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Call for entries for 2020 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2020, at the Knox County Foundation for the 10th Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship competition. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the prize scholarship, which has been increased to $3,000…

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2020 KCF scholarship applications now available

Knox County Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. For both traditional and non-traditional students intending to complete either an associates, bachelors, or medical degree, the Universal Scholarship Application is available online at https://knoxcf.awardspring.com. The 2020 submission deadline is March 1, with scholarship announcements in May. New for 2020 is an…

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KCF seeks executive director

Executive Director, Knox County Foundation January, 2020 The Knox County Foundation (Ohio), founded in 1944 as the Mount Vernon Community Trust, is the region’s leading philanthropic organization and is nationally accredited by The Council on Foundations. Due to the announced retirement of its current Executive Director, who has served since 2002, the Foundation now seeks…

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