Community Foundation Awards $168,000 in Grants

February 16, 2018

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $168,003 at the February board meeting. This total includes one competitive grant totaling $50,000, three president’s discretionary grants totaling $8,387, and 84 donor advised fund grants totaling $109,616.

Competitive Grants

Competitive grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that seek to meet community needs and match the goals, objectives and priorities of The Community Foundation. Grantseekers must submit a written grant proposal for consideration. Applications are reviewed four times per year.

Funding for competitive grants comes from Funds for the Common Good and Field of Interest funds established by donors at The Community Foundation. Funds for the Common Good allow the Foundation’s Board of Trustees to direct the funds where they are most needed. Field of Interest funds are granted in the donor’s chosen area of interest, such as health, education or the arts.

The following competitive grant was approved by the Board of Trustees, made possible by the Common Good and Field of Interest Funds of The Community Foundation:

  • Blanchard Valley Health System was awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to support a Care Navigator for the MOMS (Maternal Opiate Medical Support) Program.

President's Discretionary Grants

Discretionary grants fund urgent or special requests that are outside of the Community Foundation’s various grant cycles. The President of the Community Foundation is allocated an amount each year. These grants do not individually exceed $5,000. The following three discretionary grants totaling $8,387 were approved by The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • Children’s Museum of Findlay was awarded $2,000 to provide a weekend of free admission to the museum for Hancock County residents.
  • The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library was awarded $2,000 to purchase books focusing on diversity.
  • Miracle League of Findlay was awarded $4,387 to support the purchase of additional playground equipment.

Donor Advised Grants

  • 84 grants totaling $109,616. For a list of the donor advised grants and amount, please contact Genna Freed.