2017 Community Impact Grant
In order to continue the work of the Hancock County Community Foundation’s Celebrating Communities Initiative, HCCF invited entities to apply for a $25,000 grant that will enhance the Community’s assets and have a broad impact on the Community’s population.
We are SO excited to announce that in June we awarded the largest one-time gift in HCCF history! We are thrilled that all seven Hancock County municipalities came together to partner with the Hancock County Plan Commission and Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation to submit a proposal for a new, COUNTY-WIDE trails plan! We cannot wait to see the trails plan that will connect our entire county and enhance life in these great communities! Cities and towns included: Greenfield, Fortville, McCordsville, Cumberland, New Palestine, Wilkinson and Shirley.
2017 White Family Foundation
The purpose of the White Family Foundation Fund, a fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation, is to assist local community development and support initiatives that enhance the desire to live, work and play in Shirley, Indiana and nearby surrounding communities:
Frenzy Animal Rescue Spay, neuter and medical needs $3,000.00
Knightstown Main Street Inc. Downtown beautification $1,500.00
Nameless Creek Youth Camp, Inc. Piece by Piece, completion of The Lodge at Nameless Creek Camp $2,000.00
Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House Foundation Community kitchen $5,430.00
The Landing Place Program expansion $3,000.00
Town of Kennard Town beautification $1,800.00
Town of Wilkinson Wilkinson Volunteer Fire Dept $4,000.00
Eastern Hancock Aquatic Club Eastern Hancock Swimming and Diving Equipment $2,000.00
Knightstown Board of Park and Recreation Playground Equipment Restoration $1,000.00
Greenfield Main Street Downtown Placemaking Blitz $1,200.00
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently awarded the Town of Wilkinson Police Department a grant from the Hancock County Enrichment Endowment Fund, a component fund of HCCF. Created by HCCF, the Enrichment Fund is a comprehensive, unrestricted fund addresses a broad range of needs–including future needs that often cannot be anticipate. It helps support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in our local community.
The purpose of the $795 grant was to provide a new Phantom Hand-held radar, replacing a 19 year old model. The Wilkinson Police Department shared that the radar is a major tool used to keep the roads safe for everyone.
The mission of the Wilkinson Police Department is to serve and protect Wilkinson and surrounding areas. The nine-officer department is dedicated to personal, profession and vigilant pursuit of justice. Their goal is to maintain a strong sense of community with their citizens by providing the best law enforcement service possible every day.
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently awarded the American Military Heritage Foundation (AMHF) a grant from the Hancock County Enrichment Endowment Fund, a component fund of HCCF. Created by HCCF, the Enrichment Fund is a comprehensive, unrestricted fund addresses a broad range of needs–including future needs that often cannot be anticipated. It helps support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in our local community.
The mission of the AMHF is to preserve, in flying condition, the vintage PV-2 Harpoon in the organization’s care. In accordance with that mission, the $1000 grant will provide new weather covers for protection. The PV-2 Harpoon is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and per AMHF, is one of only three in flying condition in the United States.
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently awarded Hancock County Senior Services (HCSS) a $1,000 grant from the Enrichment Endowment Fund, an unrestricted component fund of HCCF, to purchase tires for two of the wheelchair accessible vehicles in their fleet.
HCSS’ mission is to advocate for and address the life challenges of the Hancock County senior population and to provide public transportation to people of all ages in an effort to achieve the highest quality of life possible. The transportation portion of the mission is accomplished through its operation of Hancock Area Rural Transit (HART) under the legal entity of HCSS.
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently awarded the Weir Cook Memorial Project (WCMP) a $1,000 grant from the W. H. and Lola Reason Endowment for Patriotism Fund and HCCF’s Enrichment Fund, an unrestricted component fund of HCCF.
The mission of WCMP is to educate the public, especially youth, on the roles of aviation pioneers and military heroes through public displays, exhibits and events.
HCCF awarded the grant to WCMP to help fund the Weir Cook Community Day and Fundraiser on June 24, 2017 in conjunction with the Town of Wilkinson’s annual garage sale. WCMP will particularly focus on educating the public that day about World War II and how the Tootsie Roll saved the lives of the “Frozen Chosen” with activities for all ages.