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Vanderburgh Community Foundation kicks off 30th Anniversary

The three main components of the celebration are Transformational Change Grants totaling $360,000; a matching gift opportunity for local nonprofit partners; and a 30th Anniversary Event.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation announced plans for its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration at a kickoff event on November 16 at Glenwood Leadership Academy. The three main components of the celebration are Transformational Change Grants totaling $360,000; a matching gift opportunity for local nonprofit partners; and a 30th Anniversary Event.

1. Transformational Change Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
 Potter’s Wheel & Dream Center - $300,000 for a scaled expansion of the Evansville Promise Network, a joint
project of the two organizations, in the Glenwood and Jacobsville neighborhoods. This program provides
educational and wraparound support to students and their families at Glenwood Leadership Academy,
Delaware Elementary School, and North Junior High School.
Through this Transformation Change Grant, Potter’s Wheel and Dream Center will expand their reach to include
300 children by the end of 2024.


 Habitat for Humanity of Evansville - $30,000 for the Almost Home program that seeks to create a path to
homeownership by providing one-on-one coaching on financial literacy and debt reduction.


 YMCA - $30,000 to offset costs of building and equipping a community kitchen that will serve children and
families in the Caldwell/Glenwood neighborhood through the CenterPoint Energy YMCA.


2. Matching Gift Opportunity – The Support & Sustain Campaign is for partnering nonprofits who hold agency funds
with the Community Foundation to grow their endowment. The campaign will launch in December 2022.

3. The Vanderburgh Community Foundation will host a 30th Anniversary Party in May of 2023. Additional details will
be provided in early 2023.

“It is an exciting time for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation,” stated Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of
Development. “Since the first meeting of our advisory board in 1992, we have worked to support generous donors making
meaningful gifts to improve our community now and in the future. We partner with organizations that directly impact all
areas of philanthropy and together we help our community For Good. Forever.”

Learn more about the work of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation by visiting vanderburghcf.org.

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