How We Help
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) is a tax-exempt public charity that manages over $116 million in charitable assets and administers over 240 funds created by individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations – each of which supports the charitable intent of the donor who established the fund.
At CFSI, we’re proud to serve as a partner, resource, steward – allowing our donors to support their own unique charitable objectives in ways that are easy, flexible and meaningful. And, through the administration of charitable funds and distribution of grants, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana supports the community and addresses Southern Indiana’s most pressing needs by providing grants and acting as a community leader.
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana provides community leadership on important issues, bringing together the right people at the right time to accomplish incredible things.
We also partner with many other organizations to that impact our region. Programs and projects the CFSI has supported include Align Southern Indiana, Education Matters Southern Indiana, Youth Philanthropy Council, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana, installing emergency warning sirens throughout Clark and Floyd counties, March2Recovery, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana.
Since 1991, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has granted nearly $30 million in grants and scholarships, including $2.4 million from the Foundation’s unrestricted Community Impact Fund, which supports the most pressing needs of our region.
The Community Foundation also provides community grants to worthy nonprofits that help them address the highest priorities of Clark and Floyd counties. Last year, 72,000 people were helped through the nonprofits that receive these grants! Using community resources such as the Community Needs Assessment, Nonprofit Resource Guide and Community Needs Maps, we’re identifying the areas of greatest need and using our grant dollars to increase our impact in this community. We also work with individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to help them make grants from their funds to accomplish their own, unique charitable objectives.
The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana can be your charitable partner, helping you accomplish both short term and long term charitable goals. Whether you want to think about establishing a fund to help you simplify your current giving, or create a permanent fund to support your favorite charitable causes – including your alma mater, church, or favorite nonprofits – we can help you do it all now, or create a permanent legacy that will continue forever. If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of establishing your unique charitable fund, we invite you to call Kenton Wooden at 812-948-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We see it as our responsibility to be an expert on charitable giving and the needs of our community. As your charitable resource we can help you plan your giving to accomplish your individual goals and will be here to help answer any questions you may have about charitable giving, addressing the highest priorities of our community, or helping you find nonprofits that work in areas that interest you.
The Community Foundation is here to honor our donors’ and fundholders’ charitable intent now, and forever. Investing your charitable dollars at the Community Foundation ensures that your charitable wishes – no matter how unique they are – will be honored during and after your lifetime.