Community Foundation Awards $558,000 in Grants

June 03, 2019

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $558,378 at the May board meeting. This total includes seven competitive grant totaling $290,604, three president’s discretionary grants totaling $4,750, and 54 donor advised fund grants totaling $263,024.

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

  • 50 North was awarded a grant for $6,225 to offer Geri-Fit classes for older adults to promote strength and endurance.
  • City Mission was awarded a grant for $35,000 to continue to provide interim leadership support.
  • Family Resource Center was awarded a grant for $9,500 to support a feasibility study related to a new facility.
  • Findlay YMCA was awarded a grant for $22,629 to support equipment and curriculum to strength the quality of the Child Development Center.
  • Good Shepherd United Methodist Church was awarded a grant for $5,000 to provide support for the Peace of Mine three-part training series.
  • Hancock Public Health was awarded a grant for $62,250 to make necessary upgrades to its new facility to qualify for national public health accreditation.
  • University of Findlay Mazza Museum was awarded a two-year grant for $150,000 for the STEAM Learning Facility and Resource Center expansion of the Mazza Museum.

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 grants were approved by The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • Spectrum of Findlay was awarded a $3,750 grant to support the creation of a three-year strategic plan for the organization.
  • St. Michael the Archangel was awarded $500 to support Backyard Mission Trip 2019.
  • Transportation Coalition was awarded $500 to support the 2019 Transportation Awareness Campaign.

Donor Advised Grants

54 grants to 41 organizations totaling $263,024. For a list of the donor advised grants and amounts, please contact the Foundation.