Program Areas

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

    Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, and foster youth sports and athletics. Our Community Foundation has provided grant support to Veale Creek Players for their summer Youth Camp and to the Guardians of the Garden Master Gardeners for an Education Pollinator Garden at Odon Winklepleck Library. The Foundation also participates in community leadership endeavors to develop quality of place spaces for families including the Commons of Daviess County. Finally, ...

  • RECREATION

    Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community events and activities in Daviess County is an important way to improve the quality of life here. Our Community Foundation has provided grant support to the Daviess County Historical Society for “An Evening with Todd Gould,” a program about the filmmaking industry, by a Daviess County native and to the OneTime Hunt Club for a Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt. The Foundation also participates in ...

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Daviess County benefits from activities that foster protection and conservation of natural resources, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, and the protection and welfare of animals. Our Community Foundation has provided grant support to the Guardians of the Garden Master Gardeners for an Educational Pollinator Garden at Odon Winkelpleck Library and to Oak Grove Caretakers for the mowing of Oak Grove Cemetery. The Foundation also participates in community leadership endeavors to improve quality of ...

  • HUMAN SERVICES

    As a community, everyone benefits from activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations, that protect the public; that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief. Our Community Foundation realizes the importance of diversity and provided grant funding to Purdue Extension – Daviess County to help community leaders better understand immigration and take a closer look at our diverse community ...

  • HEALTH

    Our Community Foundation provides support and leadership for activities in Daviess County that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; and associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines. The Foundation provided a grant to OneTime Hunt Club for a Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt, an event that helped wounded veterans enjoy recreational activities in Daviess County. In addition, the Foundation worked with the Indiana ...

  • EDUCATION

    Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom benefits Daviess County. Our Community Foundation has provided grant funding to support STEM agency in Washington Community Schools through their Robotics Program and to the Washington Carnegie Library to support their online educational experiences for patrons. Additionally, the Foundation works with local high schools to educate young people about philanthropy, including offering them experiences in designing the ...

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Development of Daviess County, including activities that foster community development, philanthropy, volunteerism, grant making, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration, and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations, is supported by Our Community Foundation. Our Community Foundation realizes the importance of our diverse community and provided grant funding to Purdue Extension – Daviess County to help community leaders better understand immigration and take ...

  • ARTS & CULTURE

    Our Community Foundation works to address the need in Daviess County for activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events. The Foundation awarded a grant to Oak Grove Caretakers for the mowing of Oak Grove Cemetery, an historic public place in Washington, and to the Daviess County Historical Society for “An ...