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HancockREADS - Endowment Fund

Type: Field of Interest

Established 2001  

HancockREADS is an initiative designed to ensure that families and community members in Hancock County are literate and enjoy the benefits of literacy.  Its goal is to stamp out illiteracy by developing a countywide literacy philosophy and implementing literacy programs.  HancockREADS is funded by a $150,000 five-year TCF challenge grant to help build an endowment of $3 million that will generate $135,000 annually for the program.  The dollars are awarded through a grant-making process twice a year to civic and service organizations, schools, libraries, and other nonprofit organizations addressing literacy issues.