The Hancock County Community Foundation recognizes the immense benefit the Education Foundation model brings to the county school corporations. Education Foundations have the opportunity to uniquely serve the school corporation they represent. They are in the position of gathering information regarding overall school corporation needs, aligning said needs with educational objectives, and directing funding in accordance with those objectives as they relate to the corporation’s mission. As a result, HCCF has awarded each school foundation a $5000 grant; $2500 immediately and a 1:1 match of $2500 upon raising funds for their respective endowments.
Eastern Hancock Education Foundation
Greenfield Central School Foundation
Mt. Vernon Education Foundation
Southern Hancock Education Foundation
The Community Foundation believes that one of the most strategic ways we can serve our community is to help the four school foundations strengthen their funding bases–so that through grantmaking, they can strengthen the educational endeavors of Hancock County’s public school corporations well into the future. For this reason, each foundation is asked to raise $2500 to strengthen their endowments at the Hancock County Community Foundation. The purpose of endowment is to provide a perpetual stream of income to sustain the grantmaking future of the school foundations.
2012 marks the Community Foundation’s celebration of working with caring individuals, families, and organizations for 20 years. Our mission is to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8 million since its inception in 1992.
Pictured above right (from left to right): Randy Faunce, Southern Hancock Education Foundation; Myra Bleill, Greenfield-Central School Foundation; Mary Gibble, HCCF President; Tony May, Mt. Vernon Education Foundation; and Cheryl Apple, Eastern Hancock Education Foundation