Since our inception in 1992, we have granted $41 million to deserving nonprofits serving Hancock County, $3.9 million in 2015 alone. The Foundation has identified several initiatives in which it can make the greatest impact.
A multi-tenant nonprofit facility owned and operated by the Foundation dedicated to honor the human dignity of those in need of assistance by facilitating collaboration among agencies and increasing awareness of the needs of our neighbors in Hancock County.
A model that guides organizations from different sectors to solve a specific social problem using a common agenda, aligning their work and using common measure of success.
A community development and planning process created by the Orton Family Foundation to increase participation in local decision-making to shape the future of a community based on what matters most.
A women’s giving circle supported by the Foundation dedicated to building strong families by collectively funding grants to charitable projects.