Wabash Valley Community Foundation gives 120 nonprofits $573,000 in grants

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Wabash Valley Community Foundation recently
distributed more than $573,000 to nonprofit organizations in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties.

This marks the first time in the Community Foundation’s nearly 30-year history that over one-half of one million dollars in designated grants has been distributed to nonprofit organizations. Approximately 120 area nonprofit organizations received the annual distribution of grants totaling $573,041.96 from endowment funds designated for specific organizations. These funds, known as designated funds, were created either by donors who are passionate about and/or devoted to one or more charitable organizations, or by the organization itself, seeking to assure an annual source of revenue.

“Designated endowment funds provide an ongoing, reliable and permanent stream of financial support,” explained Beth Tevlin, Executive Director of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. “Each contribution is invested, and each year the designated fund distributes a grant to the specified charitable organization. As with all funds held at the Community Foundation, our staff continually monitors the fund to ensure it continues to honor the individual’s philanthropic intent now and for generations to come.”

Designated funds, including agency endowments, allow individuals to support their favorite charitable organizations forever. These funds not only help sustain and grow local organizations, but also allow individuals to support the good work of a charitable organization in perpetuity. The nonprofit organizations with designated funds or agency endowments benefit from the Community Foundation’s ability to invest and manage the endowed funds.

As the Community Foundation handles the investment and administration of the fund, the nonprofit organization can focus on its programs and charitable mission. Additionally, the Community Foundation has the resources to facilitate even the most complex forms of giving, such as planned gifts or gifts of appreciated stock or real estate.

For more information about contributing to and/or creating a fund to benefit a favorite organization, please contact the Community Foundation at (812) 232-2234 or visit www.wvcf.org.

Below is a listing of the 2021 Designated and Agency Endowment organizations receiving support listed by county.

SULLIVAN COUNTY
American National Red Cross, West Central Indiana, from Leo & Virginia Pellum
Endowment Fund
Brown Bagger School Food Program, from Brown Baggers School Food Program
Endowment Fund
Carlisle Town Board, from Jesse R. Sherwood Fund
Chances and Services for Youth, from Stair Steps to Success Endowment Fund
First Presbyterian Church of Sullivan, from Community Kitchen Endowment Fund and
Sullivan Presbyterian Church Mission Fund
Franklin College, from Eleanor Jane Dixon Hoilman Scholarship Fund
Gill Township Volunteer Fire Fighters Inc., from Gill Township Volunteer Fireman’s Operational Fund
Humane Society of Sullivan County, from Humane Society of Sullivan County Endowment Fund
Ivy Tech Community College, from Pigg Family Charitable Scholarship Fund for Ivy Tech Community College
Lincoln Christian University, from Sallie Unger Scholarship Fund
Merom Camp & Retreat Center Inc., from Merom Conference Center Endowment Fund
Merom Improvement Assoc., Inc., from Merom Improvement Association Agency Fund
Merom United Methodist Church, from Merom United Methodist Church Endowment Fund
Northeast School Corporation, from Fund to Honor Coach Paul E. Weekley
Open Arms Christian Ministries, from Norma G. McNeill Fund
Our Father’s Arms, Inc, from Kay Aubin Memorial Fund and Our Father’s Arms
Charitable Fund
Shelburn United Methodist Church, from Richard and Virginia McHugh Fund
Southwest High Schools Alumni Association Inc., from Southwest High Schools Alumni Association – Cooper Endowment
Southwest School Corporation, from the Angels for Sullivan Junior High School FundSullivan County 4-H, from Sullivan County 4-H Endowment Fund
Sullivan County Community Hospital, from Sullivan County Community Hospital
Foundation Endowment Fund and Leo & Virginia Pellum Endowment Fund
Sullivan County Historical Society, from Rev. Willis and Virginia Ross Fund for the
Sullivan County Historical Society
Sullivan County Public Library, from Sullivan County Public Library Genealogy, Family &
County History Endowment Fund and Sullivan County Public Library Endowment Fund
Sullivan Elementary School, from Angels for Sullivan Elementary School
Sullivan High School, from Paul Edmiston Agriculture Education Fund
Sycamore Trails RC&D Council, Inc., from Sycamore Trails RC&D Endowment Fund and Sycamore Trails RC&D SCCF Endowment Fund
Turman Township Youth Foundation, from Turman Township Youth Foundation 2000 Limited Fund

VIGO COUNTY
14th & Chestnut Community Center, from 14th & Chestnut Community Center Endowment Fund and Col. Peter Baer Memorial Fund
American Cancer Society, Vigo County Unit, from Earl and Hazel Travioli Charitable Endowment Fund
American Heart Association, from Earl and Hazel Travioli Charitable Endowment Fund
ARC of Vigo County, from ARC of Vigo County Endowment Fund
Archdiocese of Indianapolis – United Catholic Appeal, from Mary Kindrick Memorial Fund and Pfister Fund
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled, from Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled Endowment Fund
Art Spaces, Inc., from Art Spaces Endowment Fund
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council, from Boy Scouts of America,
Crossroads of America Council Endowment Fund; Robert S. Ratcliffe Memorial Fund; and Ronald G. Reeves Endowment FundCatholic Charities Terre Haute, from Catholic Charities Endowment Fund; Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; Pfister Fund; and Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank Endowment Fund
Central Presbyterian Church, from Jessie E. Hickman Fund
Chances and Services for Youth, from C.H.A.N.C.E.S. and Services for Youth Endowment Fund
Community Theatre of Terre Haute, from Community Theatre of Terre Haute Endowment Fund and Robert S. Ratcliffe Memorial Fund
Crossroads of America Youth Orchestra, Inc., from Crossroads of America Youth Orchestra Endowment Fund
Dispute Resolution Center for the Wabash Valley, from Dispute Resolution Center Endowment Fund
Eastside Church of Christ, from Mary Ellen Adams Endowment Fund for the Eastside Church of Christ
Farmers’ Chapel Community Church, from Harlan Farmers Chapel Church Fund
First Congregational Church, from Ronald G. Reeves Endowment Fund
Franciscan Retreats Inc., from Pfister Fund
Friends of Vigo County Public Library, from Esther MacBain Meeks Memorial Fund for Children’s Literature
FSA of the Wabash Valley, Inc., from Jamie Jacobsen Memorial Endowment Fund
Gibault Foundation, Inc., from Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund and Gibault Fund
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Fund and Robert S. Ratcliffe Memorial Fund
Hamilton Center, Inc., from Katherine Hamilton Endowment Fund for Hamilton Center Inc.
Happiness Bag, Inc., from Happiness Bag Endowment Fund
Indiana State University Foundation, from Charles F. and Nancy A. Bradford Scholarship Fund; Betty E. and Curt DeBaun, Jr Aviation Scholarship Fund; Bill Wood Insurance Adjuster’s Scholarship Fund; Earl and Hazel Travioli Charitable Endowment Fund; Jo Ann F. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund; Liane R. Page Memorial Scholarship Fund; Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Indiana State
University Department of Marketing; Robert P. and Carolyn G. Steinbaugh Scholarship Fund; and Ronald K. and Sherrill A. Rich Scholarship Fund
Indiana State University Office of Controller, from Bentrup Family Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Fund
IU School of Law, from Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Indiana University School of Law
IU School of Medicine, from Peter Anthony Duong Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ivy Tech Foundation, from Ivy Tech Technology Endowment Fund
League of Terre Haute, from Clothes Closet Endowment Fund and League of Terre Haute Endowment Fund
Light House Mission, Inc., from Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; Golish Family Memorial Fund for Light House Mission; and Light House Mission Endowment Fund
Maple Ave. United Methodist Church, from Don and Jane Fread Memorial Fund
Mary’s Children, Inc., from Donna J. Doti Endowment Fund
Mental Health America, from Mental Health Association in Vigo County Endowment Fund
Mother Theodore Corporation IV, from Pfister Fund
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, from Larry C. Archer Memorial Fund for Autism Awareness and Understanding
Purdue Extension, Vigo County Office, from Purdue Extension Vigo County Endowment Fund
Reach Services, Inc., from United Cerebral Palsy Endowment Fund
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, from Joseph A. Bray Detachment 471 Marine Corps League Endowment Fund
Riley Memorial Association, from Clabber Girl Fund for Camp Riley and George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, from Bentrup Family Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Fund; Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund; Jessie E. Hickman Fund; Mary Kindrick Memorial Fund; Avice McCrae Scholarship Fund; Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; and Myrl and Marie Wilkinson Scholarship Fund
Sacred Heart Church of Clinton, from Pfister Fund
Sacred Heart Chruch of Terre Haute, from Elizabeth Smudde Memorial Fund
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, from Jessie E. Hickman Fund and Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Meinrad School of Theology, from Mary Kindrick Memorial Fund
Salvation Army, from Sumar Fund for the Salvation Army

SEFI / Science Education Foundation of Indiana, from Terre Haute Academy of Medicine Fund
Shriners Hospital for Children, from George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund
Sisters of Our Lady Mt. Carmel, from Pfister Fund
Sisters of Providence, from Mary Kindrick Memorial Fund and Pfister Fund
Spay-Neuter League, from Golish Family Memorial Fund for Spay-Neuter League, Inc. in Terre Haute Indiana and Spay-Neuter League Endowment Fund
St. Benedict Church, from Walter and Katherine Bledsoe Foundation Fund; Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; Pfister Fund; and, Saint Benedict Church Endowment Fund
St. Joseph University Parish, from Pfister Fund and St. Joseph University Parish Fund
St. Margaret Mary Church, from Mary Kindrick Memorial Fund
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, from Jessie E. Hickman Fund
Terre Haute Boy’s and Girl’s Club, from George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund; Jessie E.
Hickman Fund; Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club – Max Gibson Endowment Fund; and Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club – John G. Schmidt Capital Endowment Fund
Terre Haute Children’s Museum, from Terre Haute Children’s Science and Technology Museum Endowment Fund
Terre Haute Humane Society, from Genevieve E. Klueh Endowment Fund; Humane Society Fund; and, Earl and Hazel Travioli Charitable Endowment Fund

Terre Haute Park and Recreation Department, from J. Morton & June K. Swango Endowment Fund
Terre Haute Rotary Foundation Inc., from Terre Haute Rotary Club Endowment Fund
Terre Haute Symphony Association, from David and Jerry Penman Mitchell Concertmaster Chair Fund; Terre Haute Symphony Association – Walter and Margaret Reed Fund; Terre Haute Symphony Association Fund; and THSO Fund for the Future
The Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Inc., from Danette Angermeier Memorial Fund; Mary Ann Carroll Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; John Rogers Cox Preservation Fund; Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; Susie Dewey Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Norma Lemmon Evans Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Thomas L. and Connie L. Francis Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Hermine M. Haslem Endowment Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Eileen Stith Jensen Endowment Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Harriet McNeal Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Guido and Barbara Miescher Endowment Fund; Miriam Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Mary Ann Shagley Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Robert and Carolyn Steinbaugh Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; Sheldon Swope Art Museum Endowment Fund; and, Barbara A. Vogel Fund for the Sheldon Swope Art Museum TREES Inc., from Ronald G. Reeves Endowment Fund; J. Morton & June K. Swango Fund; and, TREES Inc. Endowment Fund
Union Health Foundation, Inc., from George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund and Jessie E. Hickman Fund
United Hebrew Congregation Foundation, from George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund and Felstein Grandchildren Fund in Memory of Allen & Millie Felstein
United Way of the Wabash Valley, from United Way of the Wabash Valley – Ada Hodge Fund; United Way of the Wabash Valley Endowment Fund; and, United Way of the Wabash Valley Operating Endowment
VA Illiana Health Care System, from Joseph A. Bray Detachment 471 Marine Corps League Endowment Fund
Vigo County Education Foundation, from Nancy Hellmann Educational Fund; Brenda Howell Angel Fund; “Blessed for Another Day” – Matt Luecking Memorial Endowment Fund; and, Vigo County Education Foundation Endowment Fund
Vigo County Historical Society, from J. Morton & June K. Swango Fund and Vigo County Historical Society Endowment FundVigo County Parks & Recreation Department, from J. Morton & June K. Swango Fund
Vigo County Public Library, from Vigo County Public Library Endowment Fund
Visiting Nurse Association of the Wabash Valley, Inc., from Edmund J. and Mary R. Dede Fund; George I. and Rose E. Felstein Fund; Hospice of the Wabash Valley Endowment Fund; Delmar L. and Betty L. Jones Fund for Hospice; and, Visiting Nurse Association of the Wabash Valley Inc. Endowment Fund
Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, from Ronald G. Reeves Endowment Fund
Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, Inc., from Goodwill Industries Endowment Fund
Wabash Valley Health Center, from Walter and Katherine Bledsoe Foundation Fund; Pfister Fund; and Saint Ann Clinic Endowment Fund
Washington High School, from A.L.L. – Washington High School Nursery Endowment Fund
Western Indiana Community Action agency, Inc., from Western Indiana Community Action Agency Fund
WILL Center, from WILL Center Endowment Fund
World Gospel Church, Inc., from World Gospel Church Missions Endowment Fund
YMCA of the Wabash Valley, from Jessie E. Hickman Fund

CLAY COUNTY
Annunciation Catholic Church, from Annunciation Church Educational Endowment Fund
Brazil City Fire Department, from Brazil City Fire Department Safety and Equipment Fund
City of Brazil, from Roy E. Brown Memorial Fund
Clay Community Schools, from Angels for Eastside Fund
Clay County Genealogical Society, from Clay County Genealogical Society Fund
Clay County Humane Shelter, from Kelly Fuqua Memorial Fund
Clay Youth Baseball League, from Clay Youth Baseball League Fund
Indiana State University Foundation, from Dr. Susan M. Latta, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
North Clay Middle School, from North Clay Student Art Collection Endowment Fund
Poland Chapel Historic Society, from Marion and Marie Kattman Sendmeyer Endowment Fund for Poland Historical Chapel
Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department of Clay County, from Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund

YMCA of the Wabash Valley, from Clay County YMCA Endowment Fund

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