Community Foundation Grant Deadlines Approaching

January 09, 2017

The Findlay-Hancock County Community has announced grant deadlines for March.

HANCOCK EDUCATION FUND GRANTS 

Applications for the Hancock Education Fund grant program are due Friday, March 3. The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant program established in 2001 between the Community Foundation, Findlay Rotary and Findlay Rotary’s Golden Apple Teachers. The fund provides grant dollars to promote classroom learning and to provide Hancock County teachers with resources that encourage learning activities. Grantseekers are asked to focus on “21st Century Learning” skills such as cultural awareness and diversity, creative thinking, technological savvy and interpersonal communication skills. This grant opportunity is made available to all K-12 Findlay City and Hancock County Schools. Three categories are available to apply to: Teacher Grants (up to $2,000), School Grants (up to $4,000) and Collaborative Grants (up to $6,000). Up to $60,000 a year is available and applicants must provide a minimum of a 30 percent funding match (15 percent cash and 15 percent in-kind match).

HANCOCKREADS GRANTS

Applications for the HancockREADS grant program are due Friday, March 3. HancockREADS, founded in 2001, is an initiative of the Community Foundation designed to ensure that individuals and families in Hancock County enjoy the benefits of literacy. Many individuals in Hancock County have difficulty reading, writing, or using basic math skills necessary in everyday life. The mission of HancockREADS is to ensure that these individuals can find the help they need to become successful, and to ensure the current and future success of our children. Up to $10,000 a year is made available for HancockREADS grants. Applicants must provide a minimum of a 30 percent funding match (15 percent cash and 15 percent in-kind match).

Additional information and application forms for these and other grant programs are available online. If you have questions regarding Community Foundation grants or deadlines, please contact Kimberly Bash, Program Director, at (419) 425-1100.