Arts and Culture Fund
A member of HCCF’s Spirit of Community fund family, grants strengthen and enrich growth in the areas of performing, visual, and oratorical arts in our community.
Fortville-Vernon Township Library Endowment Fund
This operating endowment fund, established by the Library Board, provides operating support to meet the educational needs of the library’s patronage and to facilitate future capital improvements.
Hancock County Children’s Choir Operating Endowment
Established by its Board of Directors, this fund provides perpetual support to benefit the ongoing operations of the Hancock County Children’s Choir (HCCC). HCCC’s mission: Through excellent musical education and mentorship, we equip youth with essential life skills while igniting a community interest in the arts and our youth.
Hancock County Public Library Endowment Fund
This operating endowment provides perpetual operating income to the library to further its mission to provide superior county-wide library service that is convenient to and used by all residents.
Philip R. Hollenbaugh Photography Endowment Fund
Philip R. Hollenbaugh was a local portrait and wedding photographer in the Greenfield community for over thirty years. Phil began his career in photography in 1962 after writing a term paper about the subject for high school. He had interviewed then local photographer Dale Briles of DaJo Photography. He became Mr. Briles’ assistant until 1975 when he and his wife Pamela opened a local photography studio on South State Street. He was deeply committed to providing full service to his clients, local schools, and the community. His mother, Marjorie Roberts, wished to honor his legacy and established the Philip R. Hollenbaugh Fund to recognize Phil’s dedication to his art and to his community. Mrs. Roberts was able to meet Cody and help present this first ever award at the Riley Festival.
Then Board member Cherie Burrow was instrumental in the organization of this new award and HCCF is grateful to her for the hard work and creative thinking behind its implementation.
Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House Operating Endowment
Established by the Board of Directors, this fund provides perpetual support to benefit the historical Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House in Shirley, Indiana.
Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen Fund
The Riley Old Home Society, in partnership with Greenfield Parks are raising funds to remodel Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen. The venue will provide a more attractive and user-friendly space for small weddings and other group events at the James Whitcomb Riley Home.
The Stilwell Music Endowment Fund
Together with her husband Gregg, Teresa Smith established this fund in honor of the band teacher who positively impacted her life. Its purpose is to provide critical operating resources for the Hancock County Children’s Choir.