September 06, 2016
Handbags That Help has announced that letters of intent for the 2016-2017 grant cycle are due Friday, August 25 by 4 p.m. at The Community Foundation office.
Handbags That Help (HTH) is a women’s giving circle committed to dramatically improving lives throughout Hancock County by collectively funding significant grants to charitable projects and programs. Every membership dollar donated by HTH Giving Circle members is passed directly on to the community through grants voted on by the members.
The focus for grant applications is building strong families. All potential grant applicants are required to submit a letter of intent. Letters of intent are due Friday, August 25 with the full proposal being due Wednesday, November 23. The amount available to grant will be announced after the September 14 meeting.
The letter of intent requirement allows for earlier and more useful dialog between the HTH Grants Committee and grantseekers. Experience has shown that grantseekers who involve staff early in the process are able to create more viable grant requests. Additionally, this procedure helps ensure that potential grant ideas adhere to eligibility guidelines before a full proposal is written.
Handbags That Help was formed in 2007 by a group of women committed to dramatically improving lives throughout the Greater Hancock County community by collectively funding significant grants to charitable projects. In only nine years, Handbags that Help has granted $371,600 to support the following eighteen local nonprofit organizations: ADAMHS Board, American Red Cross of Hancock County, The Arts Partnership of Hancock County, Camp Fire, Cancer Patient Services, Caughman Health Center, Century Health, Family Resource Center, Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Findlay YMCA, Fire Relief Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Hancock Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Hancock Christian Clearing House, Hancock County Saves, Literacy Coalition of Hancock County, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Owens Community College, and Read for LIFE.
The Handbags That Help women’s giving circle is supported by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Additional information and application forms for Handbags That Help are available below. If you have questions regarding grants or deadlines please contact Andrea Reinhart at (419) 425-1100.