The community is invited to attend an open house in celebration of the Scott County Community Foundation?s 25th anniversary. The special event will be held May 19, and visitors can stop in anytime between 8 and 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available, and door prizes will be awarded. Our office is at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.
Since awarding our first community grants totaling $50,000 in 1997, the Community Foundation has been Scott County?s partner for positive change. Scholarships and grants totaling more than $5.3 million have made it possible for local students to attend college and for the diverse needs of our neighbors to be served. In addition, about $13 million has been funneled to Scott County through the Community Foundation through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc. Projects that have been made possible due to this funding include the CAPE educational initiative, Lifelong Learning Center, Scott County Family YMCA, Scott County Clearinghouse, Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, recreational areas in Austin, Lexington and Scottsburg, and more.