Programs

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana provides community leadership and partners with many other organizations in Southern Indiana to support various charitable efforts. Depending on the situation we may help write grants, provide advice and support during the project and hold endowment funds for projects.

  • Align Southern Indiana (2001-current)

    Align Southern Indiana (“ASI”) was developed to convene community and nonprofit leaders from across Southern Indiana. This new nonprofit is working to align community resources and implement solutions to better prepare our community for the future. The ASI mission statement is, “To actively facilitate a shared regional process that will align resources, address needs and produce sustainable solutions resulting in our region achieving its potential as a best place to live, work and play.” In the spring of 2017, over 100 leaders from the five county area – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties – came together to articulate […]

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  • Education Matters Southern Indiana (2001-Current)

    The Education Matters Southern Indiana (“EMSI”) initiative was organized by the community foundations that serve Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Indiana to strengthen our workforce and improve the economic advantages of our region by increasing the educational attainment of those adults with some form of post-secondary education but no degree or certification. Research shows that in this five county region, only 25% of the workforce has an associate’s, bachelor’s, or professional degree, compared to 38% nationally. Yet one in four – over 40,000 people – of the region’s adult workers has earned some college credits. Those 40,000 […]

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  • Imagination Library (2009-Current)

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library places books in the hands of children under the age of five. The Community Foundation ofSouthern Indiana, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation partnered to bring the initiative to Floyd County. Children are mailed a book every month until their fifth birthday. The NAFC Education Foundation took over the program in 2012 and helps register children.

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  • Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana (2005-Current)

    Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana is a fund of the Community Foundation which began in 2005 as a way to honor and support women and children in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties. The organization’s advisory board meets monthly to concentrate on goals and mission for the organization. The Women’s Foundation advisory board also has been evaluating the needs are of women in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties. Vision The Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana will be the most recognized supporter of women’s success in Southern Indiana Mission Working together to create ways to improve women’s lives in Southern Indiana. This […]

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  • Youth Philanthropy Council (2000-Current)

    The Youth Philanthropy Council project is designed to bring youth on board in meaningful ways, to encourage them to give and serve in their communities and to make philanthropy a habit for future generations. The history of the project goes back to 1997, when the Cinergy Foundation initiated their “links to leadership” program. In August 2000 CFSI partnered with The Ogle Foundation to “promote giving among youth in our community,” and the YPC program was initiated. Its ongoing support is provided by an endowment created for this purpose by The Ogle Foundation. Since the YPC’s first grants were made in […]

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