KEG announces 2020 grant recipients

By Herald Staff

The Kimball Electronics Gives employee giving circle is another way that Kimball Electronics exemplifies its purpose of Creating Quality for Life for the communities in which the company operates.

The company announces the recipients of its 2020 charitable grants.

A total of $8,950 was granted to seven worthy causes. A total of $6,700 was awarded to five 501c3 tax exempt charitable organizations based in Dubois County. A total of $2,250 was awarded to two 501c3 tax exempt charitable organizations based outside of Dubois County.

The grant recipients based in Dubois County: Crisis Connection ($2,500); Cops and Kids ($1,200); Girls on the Run ($1,000); St. Isidore Grace Co-op’s Backpack Buddies program ($1,000); Alzheimer’s Association’s Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Jasper ($1,000).

The grant recipients based outside of Dubois County: Anderson Woods Summer Camp – Bristow ($1,250); the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville Inc. – Evansville ($1,000).

The decision on who received grants and their respective monetary values was solely employee-driven. Employees, who voluntarily pay an annual partnership fee to belong to the employee giving circle, selected the recipients. This year, there were 56 KEG partners. 

In the three years that KEG has existed, $22,550 has been granted through the giving circle’s philanthropical efforts.

The genesis of the employee giving circle was made possible through the Kimball Electronics Inc. Endowment, formed in 2017 in partnership with the Dubois County Community Foundation. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support to a broad range of charitable community projects.

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