Community Foundation Awards More Than $525,000 in Grants

November 22, 2017

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $528,691 at the November board meeting. This total includes one competitive grant totaling $437,374, two president’s discretionary grants totaling $8,500, three field of interest grants totaling $13,567 and 18 donor advised fund grants totaling $69,250.

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

  • The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was awarded a one-year, $437,374 grant for interest and principal payments on The Family Center’s building loan.

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 do not individually exceed $5,000. The following three discretionary grants totaling $8,500 were approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

  • City Mission was awarded $5,000 to support accounting services.
  • The Community Foundation was awarded $3,500 to hire an intern to develop stories from Community Conversations.

FIELD OF INTEREST FUND GRANTS – 3 grants totaling $13,567

  • Blanchard Valley Center - $9,807 playground and sensory room equipment
  • City Mission - $980 general support
  • Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County - $2,780 critical home repair for local elderly residents

DONOR ADVISED GRANTS – 18 grants totaling $69,250

  • City Mission - $1,000 general support
  • Findlay Rotary Foundation - $2,500 general support
  • Hancock County Job & Family Services - $500 visitation room improvement project
  • Hancock Parks Foundation - $33,000 shelter project
  • Literacy Coalition of Hancock County - $15,000 Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • McComb Local School District - $1,000 general support
  • Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. - $1,000 disaster relief project
  • Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. - $1,000 disaster relief project
  • St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church - $1,000 general support
  • St. Mary’s Parish - $2,000 emergency assistance program
  • St. Mary’s Parish - $1,000 emergency assistance program
  • St. Michael’s Parish - $1,000 emergency assistance program
  • St. Michael’s Parish -  $1,000 emergency assistance program
  • United Way of Hancock County - $6,000 general support
  • United Way of Hancock County - $1,000 general support
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties - $500 general support
  • University of Findlay - $500 Japanese drum workshop for youth Village of Hoytville - $250 Eagle scout project