Community Foundation to Grant $30,000 in Awards to Pair of Clark and Floyd County Nonprofits

Public Asked to Nominate Deserving Organizations, Vote on Winners to Celebrate Community Foundation’s 30 Years of Philanthropy

You only turn 30 once, so the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana wants to celebrate ours in a way that includes our community supporters!

To commemorate three decades of philanthropy, the Community Foundation will be awarding $30,000 in grants — $15,000 each to a pair of Clark and Floyd County nonprofit organizations. The grants will be awarded at the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Event, which will take place in December.

“For thirty years, the communities of Clark and Floyd County have been so generous in their giving. Thanks to that support, we have an opportunity to award these grants to two organizations that are changing lives in Southern Indiana,” said Linda Speed, president and CEO for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 1 and lasting until Friday, Oct. 15, the public will have the opportunity to nominate a deserving nonprofit organization that serves the residents of Clark and Floyd Counties, has a physical location in Clark or Floyd County, and is a verified 501c3 public charity in good standing with the IRS. Nomination forms will be available on the Foundation’s Facebook page, as well as their website:

“Having the public not only nominate deserving nonprofits, but also ultimately select the winners, brings a sense of community and ownership,” Speed said. “We know how hard organizations throughout our community work to address our region’s needs, so it was natural that members of those communities have a say in improving the area’s quality of life.”

Application screening will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 19, and two categories will be created based on organization budget size. Five finalists from each category will be selected and notified by Nov. 8.

Then, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10 and lasting for 72 hours, community members will have the opportunity to electronically vote for one organization from each category. Selected winning nonprofits will be officially announced at the Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Event in December.

For any questions about the grant-making, please send an e-mail to Wes Scott, Communications and Marketing Officer at CFSI, at, or call the Community Foundation at 812-948-4662.

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