Community Foundation Awards Additional Diversity Grants

August 27, 2018

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of recipients of its special grant opportunity related to diversity. During the 2017 Community Conversations process held in partnership with United Way of Hancock County, diversity was ranked as one of the top issue areas by participating Hancock County residents.

In July, Spectrum of Findlay, The Community Foundation and the University of Findlay Buford Center received the first $25,000.

“During Community Conversations, Hancock County told us that diversity needs to be a priority,” said Katherine Kreuchauf, President of The Community Foundation. “This special grant opportunity is the first step toward making that a reality.”

The recipients are:

· Spectrum of Findlay (in partnership with the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center and Cultural Connections) - $15,000

o Diversity and Inclusion Survey (this will be an additional component of the Hancock County Community Health Assessment)

· Hancock County ADAMHS Board - $10,000

o The Hancock County Opiate Task Force has committed to expanding its outreach in appropriate language and context to fulfill its mission. This grant will support the production of resource materials translated into Spanish as well as Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) training.

“These three grants represent different organizations coming together to explore some of the different aspects of diversity in our community,” said Brian Treece, Program Director at The Community Foundation. “These partnerships will help us create a more diverse and respectful community, while educating everyone involved about diversity, equity and inclusion.”