Scott County Community Foundation has received a $100,000 grant as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.?s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) community foundation initiative.? This unrestricted grant can be used for any charitable purposes the community foundation chooses.

As part of this GIFT VII grant opportunity, each community foundation that achieved 100 percent board member giving during the period from January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, was eligible to receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000 per county served. This grant is in recognition of the important role that the community foundation?s board of directors plays both in leading the foundation and serving communities across Scott County.

?Through the commitment of 13 board members, we have achieved a phenomenal return on investment for our community,? said Jaime Toppe, Scott County Community Foundation Executive Director. ?We will be making a public announcement by year-end about our plans for these funds. We are so thankful to our past and present Board of Directors for their dedication and interest in making our community better.?

Scott County Community Foundation has been in existence since December 1996. The nonprofit has 103 funds and over $9 million in assets to address community needs and opportunities. For more information, please call 812-752-2057, email or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly, Sr. and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders? wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of?community development,?education?and?religion. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its founders? hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.