Coronavirus Emergency Support

Hancock County, like the rest of the world, continues to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Community Foundation is working to assist in recovery efforts.

The first cycle of Community Emergency Support Fund grants was awarded April 20. Click here to learn more.

The Community Foundation engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a survey of local nonprofits to identify needs and gaps in this time of crisis. A summary of the results is available below:


The Community Foundation has established the Community Emergency Support Fund to assist nonprofits in their long-term recovery efforts. We invite you to partner with us in your giving to amplify the impact for these organizations Hancock County.

Nonprofit Organizations

Emergency Support Grants

Grants from the Community Emergency Support Fund will be awarded on an ongoing basis beginning April 15, 2020.

Additional resources for nonprofits:

  • Nonprofit organizations are being challenged in a variety of ways, including shifting staffing structures, sudden changes in service delivery or capacity, and a potential loss of revenue. These changes put the financial health and resilience of nonprofits at risk as they navigate the current reality while staying mission focused. The Foundation is offering a webinar with Fiscal Management Associates to address some of the key areas organizations should focus on and provide tools they can use in the short term. Register now.
  • The Community Foundation has purchased three Zoom accounts for nonprofits to use for teleconferencing. Please contact Brian for more information.


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