The Hancock County Community Foundation understands the value Senior Services offers to Hancock County senior residents. Hancock County Senior Services helps provide a number of free and low-cost services like transportation and legal advice to the county’s aging population. For the past eleven years, Seniors Services has shared space with the Hancock County Community Foundation office building in downtown Greenfield. Senior Services slowly has outgrown its shared space and is currently in the middle of a capital campaign to fund a nearly $1.5 million building project. To help raise funds, Senior Services requested a grant in 2011 from HCCF, but did not receive one. The agency was still atop the Foundation’s list for a gift this year however. Despite not applying for a grant in 2012, on May 22, HCCF surprised Senior Services with a $10,000 grant towards its capital campaign.
The gift will be used to name a garage in the Community Foundation’s honor at Senior Services’ planned 1.67 acre new home on Fields Boulevard between New Road and Muskegon Drive. The 14-stall garage will be attached to the new Senior Services 4,000 square-foot office. The gift will enable Senior Services to extend the life of its vehicles, invaluable to carrying out its service mission to Hancock County senior citizens. The Community Foundation is sad Senior Services will no longer be part of its office, but the Foundation is honored to be part of the agency’s growth phase through the $10,000 grant award.
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): Pam Hayes, Linda Hart, Alyse Vail, Jon Miller,Bob Bogigian, Fred Powers, Mary Gibble, and Tom Seng