Community Foundation Week 2016

November 11, 2016

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will join more than 780 community foundations nationwide as they celebrate Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2016. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

Founded in 1992, The Community Foundation has granted more than $40 million to Hancock County nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation is home to more than 360 endowment funds, established by donors to support our community.

“Community foundations impact lives, solve problems and improve futures,” said Katherine Kreuchauf, President of the Community Foundation. “As many residents grapple with limited resources and a growing need for services, we are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions for some of our most challenging social problems.”
Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues.

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.