The Hancock County Community Foundation held its first Match Day Celebration at the Creative Arts and Event Center in downtown Greenfield on Monday, August 13, 2012. The evening celebrated the successful results of HCCF’s Match Day, held on July 24, where the community donated to 11 local nonprofits during a 24 hour period and HCCF proportionately matched those donations. Representatives from all participating non-profits, the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, and other notable community individuals were in attendance. The Match Day Celebration was marked by a picture slideshow recapping the events of Match Day, along with a formal video and check presentation.
The following checks were given out to the participating non-profits: Boys and Girls Club $14,475.08, Edelweiss Equine Assisted Therapy Center $42,617.44, Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE) $18,631.88, The Hancock County Food Pantry $22,980.40, The Hancock Hope House $$30,465.75, Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen $36,400.62, Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) $22,728.17, Meals on Wheels of Hancock County $14,975.89, Mental Health America of Hancock County $8,415.16, Nameless Creek Youth Camp $20,625.52, and Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) $5,223.35. Match Day allowed the Community Foundation to grant a total of $237,539.27!
The Hancock County Community Foundation extends its sincerest thanks to those who made gifts on Match Day! Through your generosity, the Foundation was able to transform the Enrichment Fund’s (a comprehensive, unrestricted endowment fund and a member of HCCF’s Spirit of Community fund family) annual grant into a community gift with an impact greater than HCCF could ever have imagined. Simply put, with your help, the Hancock County Community Foundation grew $33,000 into $237,539.27. One of the greatest features of Match Day is the funds raised to help not one, but 11 nonprofit organizations who cumulatively form a philanthropic force greater than the sum of its parts.
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.