Community Foundation Awards $530,000 in Grants

March 01, 2019

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $530,228 at the February board meeting. This total includes two competitive grant totaling $60,000, six president’s discretionary grants totaling $16,675, and 87 donor advised fund grants totaling $453,553.


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 grants were approved by the Board of Trustees, made possible by the Common Good and Field of Interest Funds of The Community Foundation:

  • American Red Cross Northcentral Ohio Chapter was awarded a grant for $10,000 to support the purchase of a new Bloodmobile.
  • Hancock Properties Foundation was awarded a six-month grant for up to $50,000 to continue renovations to the data system and network at The Family Center.


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.

  • City Mission of Findlay was awarded $10,000 grants to support the interim director position and leadership transition.
  • Findlay City Schools was awarded $2,275 to support the Preschool and Kindergarten screening process.
  • Hancock Leadership was awarded $500 to support the class project Camp 9-1-1.
  • Hancock Properties Foundation was awarded $5,000 to support strategic planning with Six Disciplines for The Family Center.
  • The Community Foundation was awarded $1,400 to support local coalition members’ attendance at the 2019 Greater Ohio Policy Summit.
  • Toledo Symphony Orchestra was awarded $2,500 to support the middle school mentorship program with Findlay City Schools.


  • 87 grants to 73 organizations totaling $453,553. For a list of the donor advised grants and amounts, please contact the Foundation.