Community Foundation Awards More Than $480,000 in Grants

February 21, 2017

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $482,297 at the September board meeting. This total includes four competitive grant totaling $323,324, two president’s discretionary grants totaling $6,000 and 56 donor advised grants totaling $152,973.

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 common good and field of interest funds established by donors at The Community Foundation. Common good funds 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 totaling $323,324 was approved by the Board of Trustees, made possible by the Common Good and Field of Interest Funds of The Community Foundation:

  • Hancock County ADAMHS Board was awarded a one-year, $48,324 grant to hire a consultant that will coordinate a local Specialty Team for pregnant women with substance use disorders.
  • Hancock Regional Planning Commission was awarded a one-year, $200,000 grant to assist with the redevelopment of Dorney Plaza as part of The Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary.
  • The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was awarded a one-year, $75,000 to support celebratory activities taking place as part of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary.

PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

Discretionary grants fund urgent or special requests that are outside of the CommunityFoundation’s various grant cycles. The President of the Community Foundation is allocated an amount each year. Usually these grants do not exceed $5,000 and are typically smaller in size. Thefollowing two discretionary grants totaling $6,000 were approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • Hancock Historical Museum was awarded a grant for $1,000 for Volume II of the Humans
  • of Findlay book series.
  • The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was awarded a grant for $5,000 for training of facilitators and key coalition members as part of the Collective Impact process.
DONOR ADVISED GRANTS – 56 grants totaling $152,973
  • American Red Cross, Hancock County Chapter - $1,000 general support
  • Blanchard Valley Health Foundation - $6,670 Armes Family Cancer Care Center
  • Cancer Patient Services - $250 general support
  • Cancer Patient Services - $25,000 general support
  • Century Health - $1,000 Tree Line Center
  • CHOPIN Hall - $500 general support
  • CHOPIN Hall - $1,000 general support
  • Christian Clearing House - $1,000 general support
  • Christian Clearing House - $1,000 general support
  • Christian Clearing House - $500 Project Happy Feet
  • City Mission of Findlay - $1,000 general support
  • Crime Prevention Association of Findlay - $5,000 BOOT Program
  • Crime Prevention Association of Findlay - $2,000 BOOT Program
  • The Family Center Forever Fund of TCF - $500 general support
  • Findlay Area Youth for Christ - $5,000 general support
  • Findlay Hope House - $500 general support
  • Hancock County Performing Arts Center - $500 general support
  • Hancock County Performing Arts Center - $5,000 general support
  • Hancock County Performing Arts Center - $25,000
  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Office - $300 general support
  • Hancock Historical Museum Foundation - $5,000 general support
  • Hancock Historical Museum Association - $250 general support
  • Hancock Historical Museum Association - $1,000 general support
  • Hancock Parks Foundation - $300 general support
  • Hancock Parks Foundation - $2,000 replacement dog park fencing
  • Hancock Parks Foundation - $8,723 replacement dog park fencing
  • Hathaway Brown Private School - $200 general support
  • Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County - $1,000 general support
  • Literacy Coalition of Hancock County - $10,000 Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Miracle League of Findlay - $300 general support
  • National Nature Conservancy - $500 general support
  • Nature Conservancy of Ohio - $500 general support
  • NOAH Foundation of Ohio - $1,630 general support
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $5,000 general support
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $500 general support
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $2,000 client Christmas party
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $500 general support
  • Our Lady of Consolation - $10,000 special projects
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio - $1,000 general support
  • Salvation Army of Findlay - $1,000 general support
  • Salvation Army of Findlay - $1,000 general support
  • Salvation Army of Findlay - $500 general support
  • Skidmore College - $100 general support
  • Stein Hospice Service - $1,500 general support
  • Terra Community College Foundation - $2,000 Jennifer Kneeskern Memorial Scholarship
  • Terra Community College Foundation - $3,000 Lyle H. Kneeskern Memorial Scholarship
  • Tiffin Charitable Foundation - $1,500 Greenlawn Cemetery Fund
  • United Way of Hancock County - $5,000 general support
  • University of Findlay Mazza Museum - $1,000 Mazza Museum Annual Fund
  • Van Buren Music Boosters - $750 general support
  • WBGU-TV - $250 general support
  • Western Reserve Academy - $1,000 Ice hockey program in memory of Andrew Guglielmi
  • WGTE Public Broadcasting - $250 general support
  • YMCA of Findlay - $1,000 Tom and Ann Buis Endowment Legacy Fund