Community Foundation Awards $480,000 in Grants

September 23, 2019

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $480,381 at the September board meeting. This total includes seven competitive grant totaling $332,401, two president’s discretionary grants totaling $1,000, and 42 donor advised fund grants totaling $146,980.

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 our Community’s Endowment, made up of Funds for the Common Good and Field of Interest Funds established by donors at The Community Foundation. The following competitive grants were approved by the Board of Trustees, made possible by our Community’s Endowment:

  • City of Findlay was awarded a grant for $100,000 to support the construction of a new Public Safety Training Facility in Hancock County.
  • The Community Foundation’s Program Department was awarded a grant for up to $115,400 for its Organizational Strengthening Program for coaching and workshops for local nonprofit organizations.
  • The Community Foundation’s Program Department was awarded up to $20,000 for a third and final Giving Tuesday match for local nonprofit organizations.
  • Hancock Properties Foundation was awarded $29,759 for updates for The Family Center including a new website, HVAC repairs, downspout repairs and painting.
  • Hancock Public Health was awarded $32,242 for furnishings and equipment for its new facility.
  • Kiwanis Club of Findlay was awarded $10,000 for the club’s 100th anniversary project, the Brucklacher Memorial Park.
  • Village of Mt. Blanchard was award $25,000 for two years of additional support for the Mt. Blanchard Heart & Soul process.

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 typically do not individually exceed $5,000, with the exception of special cases. The following discretionary grant was approved by The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • Blanchard River Watershed Partnership was awarded $250 to support its Advocacy Tour event in June.
  • The Community Foundation was awarded $750 to enable the local housing coalition to join the Greater Ohio Policy Center Housing Learning Exchange.

Donor Advised Fund Grants

  • 42 grants to 34 organizations totaling $146,980. For a list of the donor advised grants and amounts, please contact the Foundation.