Funds for the Common Good

Meeting the ever-changing needs of our community.

The Pfeiffer Family Fund is a Fund for the Common Good of The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, designated to meet the ever-changing needs in our community. Since its establishment in 1995, the fund has granted more than $58,000 to community programs. One of those projects was the creation of a trails plan for the Hancock Park District.

Common good funds, also known as unrestricted funds, enable our program staff and board of trustees to do what they do best: assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to the nonprofit organizations that undertake our community’s most critical work. Common good funds help The Community Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational or environmental needs in our community.

Grants are made in the name of the fund you establish, creating your personal legacy of giving. You may give your gift immediately or through your will or other estate planning strategy. If you endow your gift, it becomes a permanent community funding resource.

How it works:

  • You make an unrestricted gift to your community foundation during your lifetime or through a bequest in your will. You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
  • We set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • Our professional program staff determines the areas of community need that would be most impacted by grants from your gift.
  • Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
  • We handle all the administrative details.