Sandy Miller, Board Member of the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF), set the stage for the community when she and her husband Bernie created their new charitable endowment fund; the first to be established in light of a matching gift opportunity made possible through a grant called GIFT VI, awarded to HCCF by Lilly Endowment.
The Sandy and Bernie Community Development Fund will provide resources for the unrestricted benefit of Hancock County. Grants from the fund, alongside the Hancock County Enrichment Fund, and other named Community Development Funds, will addresses important issues in our community. These funds are comprehensive, unrestricted endowments that address a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. Grants address long-term solutions, respond quickly to emergencies, and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs.
As long as match dollars are available, community members who invest in the future of our community with a gift to the Hancock County Enrichment Fund or establish a named endowment fund like Sandy and Bernie will receive a $1 match for every $1 gifted. To learn more, please visit giveHCgrowHC.org or call Mary Gibble at (317)462-8870.
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 $10 million since its inception in 1992.