Community Foundation Awards $534,000 in Grants

November 21, 2019

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $534,732 at the November board meeting. This total includes 10 responsive grant totaling $147,482, one president’s discretionary grant totaling $3,000, and 21 donor advised fund grants totaling $384,250.

Responsive Grants 

Responsive 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 responsive 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 responsive grants were approved by the Board of Trustees, made possible by our Community’s Endowment:

  • Children’s Mentoring Connection was awarded $5,249 for mentoring support for local youth.
  • The Community Foundation’s Program Department was awarded $21,250 for the 2020 Community Conversations Program.
  • The Community Foundation’s Scholarship Department was awarded up to $2,500 for the creation of an emergency scholarship program for local students in need.
  • The Community Foundation was awarded $17,874 for the debt service for The Family Center.
  • Hancock County Parks District was awarded $9,831 for adaptive playground equipment.
  • Hancock Regional Planning Commission was awarded $35,000 for a study of housing in Hancock County to support the collective impact work of the housing coalition.
  • Hancock Public Health was awarded $32,000 for the Balance My Day nutrition program for with the city and county schools.
  • NAMI Hancock County was awarded $3,590 for mental health support services for residents of Hancock County.
  • Village of Mt. Blanchard was awarded $188 for a youth fishing/hunting program based on the Heart & Soul action plan.
  • YMCA of Findlay was awarded $20,000 for the new Y on the Fly program in partnership with the City of Findlay, Hancock Leadership and Hancock Literacy.

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.

  • The Community Foundation’s Marketing Department was awarded $3,000 to support marketing efforts for the Community Mental Health Fund campaign.

Donor Advised Grants

  • 21 grants to 18 organizations totaling $384,250. For a list of the donor advised grants and amounts, please contact the Foundation.