Barone announces June 30 retirement as KCF director

Knox County Foundation Executive Director Sam Barone announced today he will retire June 30 from the position he has held the past 18 years. Since sharing his retirement date with board members last summer, Barone has assisted the Foundation’s Executive Committee in developing a succession process, which will commence immediately, according to incoming Foundation Chair…

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YPI Grant Applications Accepted Through Dec. 31

Knox County Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations serving the youth of Knox County. Organizations may apply for grants up to $5,000 through Tuesday, Dec. 31, for projects or programs serving Knox County youth, ages 0 to 18. Additionally, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative invites students to submit applications of up…

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Collaboration makes $20 million in Mount Vernon Avenue improvements possible

Written by Samantha Scoles, Coordinator of Communications/PR, Mount Vernon Nazarene University In 1966, Mount Vernon Nazarene College and the current campus of Mount Vernon High School/Middle school were cut from the cloth that was once Columbus Delano’s Lakeholm Farm. Fifty-three years later, pieces of that fabric are being woven back together in a progressive partnership…

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Call for Entries for 2019 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2019, at Knox County Foundation for the ninth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. 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 $2,500 scholarship. Last year the eighth Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship…

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Knox County Foundation Achieves National Accreditation

Knox County Foundation’s Program Manager Lisa Lloyd announced this week that the organization has achieved national accreditation from the national Council on Foundations, receiving the National Standards Seal. In 2014, the Foundation’s board of directors set a goal to become accredited in its 10-year visioning statement. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation process…

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2019 Knox County Foundation Grant Applications Now Available

Non-profit organizations serving Knox County are invited to apply for financial assistance from the Knox County Foundation, formerly the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. Applications for both Major and Small grants for 2019 are now available online at www.knoxcf.org. The submission deadline for the first of two major grant rounds in 2019…

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Community Foundation to become Knox County Foundation

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County will embark on its 75th anniversary year with a more compact name and refreshed corporate branding, Executive Director Sam Barone announced today. Effective January 1, 2019, Knox County’s longest-operating provider of grants and college scholarships will become the “Knox County Foundation.” The change in name will…

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