The Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Community Heart & Soul to bring the process to Hancock County.
Community Heart & Soul is an approach to community development and planning created by the Orton Family Foundation that increases participation in local decision-making and invites residents to shape the future of their communities based on what matters most to them.
The Village of Mt. Blanchard is The Community Foundation's second Heart & Soul Community.
Mt. Blanchard was awarded a $182,000 grant in 2016 to implement the Heart & Soul process. In two years, the community united around the project and created an action plan that will guide the village's decisions for years to come.
Through a $136,000 grant, our first Heart & Soul town was announced in 2015 as the Village of McComb. The Foundation continues to work with the McComb team to update the community plan and ensure the Heart & Soul principles are a part of McComb's future.