Giving Circle Awards $51,500 to Four Area Nonprofits

April 17, 2020

The Handbags That Help women’s giving circle awarded grants totaling $51,500 to four local nonprofits, bringing its total in 13 years to more than $500,000.

  • City Life Findlay - $10,000
    City Life Findlay, an extension of Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio, was granted $10,000 for an outdoor expansion project for under-served youth in our community.
  • Findlay Family YMCA - $15,000
    Findlay Family YMCA was granted $15,000 for an expansion of a Diabetes Health Program with multifaceted training sessions for diabetes education and prevention.
  • Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services - $19,000
    Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services was granted $19,000 for a sexual assault family advocate addressing a critical gap in the current support system offered to survivors.
  • LGBTQ+ Spectrum - $7,500
    LGBTQ+ Spectrum was granted $7,500 to develop a multi-level community education program called Alphabet Soup.

Handbags That Help has granted $541,595 in 12 grant cycles to support 28 local nonprofit organizations. Due to the State of Ohio’s Stay-at-Home order, Handbags That Help celebration meeting to recognize the 2020 grantees has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Handbags That Help is a women’s giving circle made up of 171 women from the community. HTH is supported by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. For more information, click here.