Community Foundation Awards $642,000 in Grants

February 20, 2020

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $642,184 at the February board meeting. This total includes three responsive grants totaling $115,000, three president’s discretionary grants totaling $9,350, and 127 donor advised fund grants totaling $517,834.

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:

  • 50 North was awarded $100,000 for the building expansion and renovation.
  • Focus on Friends was awarded $5,000 to support the creation of the Hancock Helps website to connect residents to local services.
  • Hancock Parks District was awarded $10,000 to support the Riverside Summer Concert Series for 2020-2024.

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. The following discretionary grant was approved by The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • Findlay YMCA was awarded up to $2,500 for advocacy support to create a Childcare Center of Excellence.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County was awarded $3,850 to support the Critical Repair program.
  • Village of Mt. Blanchard was awarded $3,000 to support the purchase of an LED sign for the village as a result of the Heart & Soul process.

Donor Advised Grants

127 grants to 78 organizations totaling $517,834. For a list of the donor advised grants and amounts, see below.