The Hancock County Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Greenfield recently awarded Purdue Extension Hancock County a $1,250 grant. HCCF matched dollar for dollar the money raised by the Rotary Club of Greenfield at their Steak‘n Bake’n Raffle last fall. The Purdue Extension-Hancock County serves all residents in providing practical, research-based information and education that they may need and effectively utilize in their own lives and livelihoods. The daily goal of Purdue Extension Staff is to provide up-to-date information and programming for Hancock County youth and adults.
The grant dollars awarded to Purdue Extension supported the Kindergarten 101 program, allowing them to add a trained teacher and licensed social worker to the team of Extension Staff and volunteers already involved with making school readiness a priority in our community. The grant dollars also allowed for the purchase of books for the kindergarten students to take home and start their own personal library. The future implementation of the Kindergarten 101 school readiness program is important for children and families in our community as we continue to build a stronger better place to live through goodwill and partnerships with educators, community organizations, volunteers, and families.
HCCF works with caring individuals, families, and organizations 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 $8.7 million since its inception in 1992.