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December 3, 2010

Schweinfurth Foundation grants available

MT. VERNON — Applications for grants from the Schweinfurth Foundation are being accepted.

The Schweinfurth Foundation Trust was created by the late Dr. Carl Lincoln Schweinfurth, a Mt. Vernon native, philanthropist, educator, world traveler, businessman and former chairman of the board for U.S. Bank, which was named the trustee of the foundation.

The Schweinfurth Foundation was established for the benefit of the greater Mt. Vernon area specifically to promote classical music performance, enjoyment and education; to promote beauty and aesthetics in the community; to develop and implement programs for the recreation and education of youth; and to promote international education and understanding.

Grants will be limited to programs and projects that further one or more of the purposes. An applicant must also qualify as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for consideration; therefore, grants will not be made to individuals. The grant requests will be reviewed by an advisory committee appointed by various organizations in the Mt. Vernon community. The current period for grants to be disbursed will be between April 1 and Dec. 31.

The required formal application form may be obtained in person at either U.S. Bank facility in Mt. Vernon or by writing U.S. Bank, N.A., c/o Carl Schweinfurth Foundation, 123 S. 10th St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Further information may be obtained by calling Pam Prather, U.S. Bank, N.A., at 545-1219.

The deadline for submitting grant applications is Feb. 28. The trustee accepts grant applications annually.

Recipients of grants in 2010 were Casey Middle School Music Department, First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County Historical Society, the Mitchell Foundation, District 80 Primary Center, Mt. Vernon Township High School, MVTHS Band, MVTHS District 201 Foundation, MVTHS Music, MVTHS Orchestra, Shakespeare Club Foundation, Special Olympics Illinois Southeastern Area 14, University of Illinois Extension and YMCA of Jefferson County.

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