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In 1991, a group of Southern Indiana residents formed an organization that would be a resource for nonprofits and a place that would help ordinary people find a way to honor causes they loved. That organization is the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.


Through the generous personal gifts of this core group and funds from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., the Community Foundation opened up for business with Dale Orem at its helm.



Orem's task during those first few years was to meet with people, one-on-one, and explain what the Foundation was and how it could help them make their charitable dreams come true.


Due largely to Orem's diligence and persistence, the organization quickly grew to have a $5 million endowment, and also even made grants during those early days.

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Community Foundation of Southern Indiana awards 112 scholarships - News and Tribune
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Lilly Endowment

The Community Foundation is committed to assisting students of our community in pursuing and completing higher education degrees. The program's...more

IU Southeast Chancellor's Medallion honorees | News | newsandtribune.com
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

... IU Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award in May 2001; and the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Gold Leaf Volunteer Award in April...more

Community Foundation of Southern Indiana awards $30000 to local nonprofits - News and Tribune
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

Angie Graf, executive director of Hope Southern Indiana, said she feels blessed to have the support from the Community Foundation. The...more

Two Indiana nonprofits awarded grants in celebration of Community Foundation's 30th anniversary
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana created two grants totaling $30000 in commemoration of their 30 years of local...more

Floyd commissioners OK contract to enable playground, Halloween hours - News and Tribune
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The contract between the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the county parks department came as a result of a grant given by Kosair Charities....more

Community Foundation of Southern Indiana to grant $30000 to pair of local nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

To commemorate three decades of philanthropy, the Community Foundation will be granting $30,000 in awards — $15,000 each to a pair of Clark and Floyd...more

Kenton County Historical Society announces two new markers celebrating 3-L Highway ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

Through the generosity of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the David J. Reinhardt Family, the Wells Family Trust, Karl...more

New Report Highlights Needed Improvements In Southern Indiana
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) and Indiana University Southeast (IUS) partnered for the second time for the...more

Housing, jobs and transportation: Southern Indiana leaders pitch ways to spend fed funding
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

One Southern Indiana, SoIN Tourism, Metro United Way, Align Southern Indiana and the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana collaborated...more

$100000 grant to support Origin Park's Silver Creek Landing
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

NEW ALBANY — The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, in partnership with River Heritage Conservancy, has announced its first...more



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