HCCF Endowment Funds Providing 2017 Grant Resources
There are several different types of grants available through the Hancock County Community Foundation. Grant cycles for each type of grant may vary and interested organizations can find information on current grant cycles by visiting the 2017 Grant Opportunities section of this website.
Spirit of Community Funds
Spirit of Community grants are made possible by Hancock County Community Foundation’s family of funds that strengthen Hancock County and the organizations that serve its people. These permanent vehicles have been designed to meet a broad range of community needs…now and forever.
- Hancock County Enrichment Fund this is the most comprehensive of funds and will address the broadest range of needs, including those that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. It supports long-term solutions; responds quickly to emergencies; and meets changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in our local community.
- Agricultural Heritage Fund supports programs such as 4-H, FFA, and other agricultural programs.
- Arts and Culture Fund provides support to organizations promoting the arts.
- Lifelong Learning Fund provides support to educational programs.
Community Development Funds
Community Development Grants have been established by or on behalf of those who task the community foundation with meeting philanthropic needs in the community as those needs change over time, much like the Hancock County Enrichment Fund. Annual income from these funds are added to that of the Enrichment Fund and positions HCCF to make impactful proactive grants and/or establish competitive grant cycles.
- The Reinhard L. and Marlise Bubenzer Community Development Endowment Fund
- The Rollin J., Donna, and Amelia Cossey Community Development Fund
- The Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Jordan Community Development Fund
- The Walter and Dorothy Helfenberger Charitable Endowment Fund
- Dett and Sue Dettwiler Community Development Fund
- Nancy King “Give Back To Your Community” Fund
- Leon & Minnie Lou Wilson Charitable Endowment Fund
Field of Interest Funds
- Addictions and Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Endowment Fund – for organizations providing education and/or treatment to those individuals who are suffering from addictions, including alcohol and/or controlled substances
- Donald F. and Lois M. Hanson Family Endowment Fund – for organizations that provide support for the promotion of education (such as, but not limited to, literacy enrichment programs); and for the fostering and strengthening of families (such as, but not limited to, family retreats and recreation opportunities)
- William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Friends of Domestic Animals – for organizations that provide programs with one or more of the following objectives: the care and shelter of homeless animals, the medical care of injured animals, the housing and placement of animals, and/or the feeding and general welfare of animals
- Prevent Child Abuse Endowment Fund – for organizations that work to prevent child abuse and/or domestic violence or that provide education on issues surrounding child abuse, domestic violence, and/or family nurturing
- Robert and Vera Maxwell Endowment Fund (Hospice Care) – for organizations that directly support hospice programs and/or educate individuals and families on the issues involved in hospice care
- W.H. & Lola Reason Endowment for Patriotism Fund – for organizations that provide programs and initiatives in an effort to educate the youth of Hancock County about the sacrifices men and women made in protecting the United States during World War II.
Women’s Fund of Hancock County Grants
The Women’s Fund of Hancock County has an annual grant cycle that funds programs that align with the mission of this group: addressing the needs and issues affecting women and families in Hancock County. For more information, click here.