Call for Entries for 2018 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

         Submissions will be accepted through April 16, 2018, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Eighth 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…

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2018 Community Foundation scholarship application available, due March 1st

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County’s Universal Scholarship Application for both traditional and non-traditional students is now available online at https://mvkcfoundation.awardspring.com. The 2018 submission deadline is March 1, with scholarship announcements in May. Starting this year, the Universal Scholarship Application is only available through the online scholarship platform, AwardSpring. Requirements for the…

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Class of 2020 Youth Philanthropy Initiative applications accepted through June 5

Applications are now being accepted for Class of 2020 Youth Philanthropy Initiative membership from Knox County high school students. One member from each local high school and one homeschool student will be admitted to the YPI program for the upcoming year. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) develops students’ knowledge and skills as active and informed philanthropists,…

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Call for entries for 2017 Vaughn Wiester $2,500 Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 17, 2017, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Seventh 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. Preference will once…

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Engineering scholarships available through Ariel Foundation

  The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to share news of exciting scholarship opportunities now available through the Ariel Foundation. Read below or visit the Ariel Foundation website at www.ariel-foundation.org for more information. The James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded annually to students of…

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2017 scholarship application available; March 1 deadline set

The Universal Scholarship Application for both traditional and non-traditional students is now available on the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County website www.knoxcf.org. The 2017 submission deadline is March 1, and all scholarship announcements will be made in May. Traditional students include those who are enrolled, or will enroll, in college within two…

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2017 grant applications now available online

MOUNT VERNON – Grant applications for non-profit organizations seeking financial assistance from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County are now available on this website. The submission deadline for the first of two major grant rounds in 2017 is January 15, with grant announcements expected in February 2017. The second major grant application deadline…

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2017 Youth Philanthropy grant applications accepted thru Jan. 9, 2017

Organizations wishing to apply for funding from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in 2017 may download the application using the link below.Last year YPI members awarded nearly $20,000 in charitable support to organizations providing  services to Knox County youth, from 0 to age 18. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is composed of students representing all Knox County High…

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View our 2015 Annual Report

The online version of the 2015 Annual Report of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is now available for viewing. The 28-page report provides detailed information on each of the Community Foundation’s 375+ component funds. The report also provides a year in review report of new funds created within the Foundation and…

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