Community Foundation Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants

May 19, 2017

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $503,808.80 at the September board meeting. This total includes four competitive grant totaling $366,281, five president’s discretionary grants totaling $11,013 and 35 donor advised grants totaling $126,514.80.

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 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:

  • The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County was awarded a two-year, $26,281 grant to assist with a Fall 2017 Musical and the creation of a Youtheatre Club.
  • Crime Prevention Association of Findlay-Hancock County was awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant to assist with installation of the BOOT in classrooms throughout Hancock County.
  • Hancock County Agricultural Society was awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant to support the construction of a new Youth and Education Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.
  • The University of Findlay was awarded a five-year, $200,000 grant to assist with the implementation and growth of the Center for Civic Engagement, which will provide
backbone support for local coalitions working to achieve collective impact on complex social issues.

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. Usually these grants do not exceed $5,000. The following five discretionary grants totaling $11,013 were approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter was awarded a grant for $1,200 to support the Centennial Blood Drive.
  • Awakening Minds Art was awarded a grant for $2,400 for strategic planning with Aly Sterling Philanthropy.
  • The Chance to Dance Foundation was awarded a grant for $2,000 for a summer collaboration program focused on creative movement.
  • Findlay City Schools was awarded a grant for $413 for their Jacobs Gents and Leading Ladies program as part of the Leader In Me.
  • Marathon Center for the Performing Arts was awarded a grant for $5,000 for strategic planning with Six Disciplines Consulting Services.

DONOR ADVISED GRANTS – 35 grants totaling $126,514.80

  • 50 North - $1,285.19 general support
  • Cancer Patient Services - $1,285.19 general support
  • Carey Exempted Village Schools – $2,000 DECCA support
  • Carey Exempted Village Schools - $2,000 FFA support
  • CASA/GAL of Hancock County - $1,285.19 general support
  • Children’s Mentoring Connection - $1,285.19 general support
  • Christian Clearing House - $1,285.19 general support
  • City Mission of Findlay, Ohio - $1,285.19 general support
  • Dorcas Carey Public Library - $15,000 projects and programming
  • Dr. Thomas Richard Wendene Wilson Shoupe Post Grad Scholarship of TCF - $100 in memory of Wendene Shoupe
  • ENGAGE Youth Council - $4,902 youth grantmaking
  • Findlay High School Athletic Dept. - $300 state swim meet support
  • Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. - $1,285.19 general support
  • Findlay-Hancock County Public Library - $1,285.19 general support
  • Findlay-Hancock County Public Library - $2,700 summer reading program
  • Flag City Honor Flight - $1,000 Carnevale event
  • Greenbucs - $1,030 Amtryke for Findlay Kiwanis
  • Hancock Historical Museum Association - $1,285.19 general support
  • Hancock Historical Museum Assocation - $1,000 Davis Homestead restoration
  • Hancock Youth Leadership - $545 general support
  • Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County - $1,285.19 general support
  • McComb Local School District - $432 literacy program
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $11,000 emergency shelter generator
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center - $1,285.19 general support
  • Salvation Army - $1,285.19 general support
  • St. Michael Archangel Catholic Parish - $2,000 emergency assistance program
  • St. Michael Archangel Catholic Parish - $1,000 emergency assistance program
  • St. Michael Archangel Catholic Parish - $2,000 art auction program
  • United Way of Hancock County - $1,285.19 general support
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties - $500 general support
  • University of Findlay Mazza Museum - $11,780 support for deputy director position
  • Village of Green Springs - $46,233.14 playground equipment
  • WBGU-TV Public Television - $1,285.19 general support
  • YMCA of Findlay - $2,000 annual campaign support
  • Zonta Club of Findlay - $1,000 general support