Armstrong-Maple Family Endowment Fund
If conservation is a subject near and dear to your heart, you’ll love this fund! Bill and Kathy Armstrong, along with their children Jennifer and Christopher and their grandchildren, will make recommendations to the community foundation that reflect their passion for environmental conservation organizations, programs, and causes. This donor-advised fund allows complete flexibility for other charitable purposes as well and provides the perfect opportunity for a giving family.
Greenfield Revitalization Inc. Banner Fund
The GRI Banner Fund provides support to the community foundation, nonprofits, and the City of Greenfield for the purchase and maintenance of banners located in the downtown area.
Clean and Green Endowment Fund
A member of HCCF’s Spirit of Community fund family, grants provide support for conserving and protecting Hancock County’s natural environment through recycling, clean energy, and green initiatives.
Greenfield in Bloom
This non-permanent fund helps provide funding to continue the annual planting of flowers in downtown Greenfield.
Greenfield Parks, Recreation and Senior Citizens Endowment Fund
The Greenfield Parks, Recreation, and Senior Citizens Endowment provides operating funds to support the legacy of quality parks and recreational services and facilities, as provided by the City of Greenfield and its Board of Parks and Recreation.
Hancock County Veterans’ Park Endowment Fund
The community foundation has proudly partnered with Hancock County veterans who created a memorial to honor those who have, who are, and who will put their lives on the line for the great nation we call “Home”! The Hancock County Veterans Memorial was created in the way of a visible and inviting garden/park that will ensure the service of every American Veteran with ties to Hancock County will be remembered in a permanent way.
The approximately 285 military personnel that lost their lives in times of war will be documented in a major focal point, but this is not a war memorial. This memorial is for all Hancock County veterans and Hancock County families who wish to honor veterans who dedicated a part of their life to serve in the military.
Ignite Endowment Fund
This fund provides support to opportunities that encourage residents to meet each other, socialize, and enjoy nature in public places.
Keith and Joanne McClarnon Regreening Endowment Fund
The Keith and Joanne McClarnon Regreening Endowment assists in the reforestation, landscaping, beautification, and general improvement of the environment in Hancock County, through the efforts of Regreening Greenfield, a nonprofit organization, responsible for performing the duties required to meet the fund’s objectives.
Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve
HCCF was honored to celebrate a wonderful gift that was given to the foundation in 1999 by the Armin and Dorothy Schramm family. In light of development in the county, the Schramm family felt strongly about preserving the natural woods on their property for all time and gifted the property to HCCF with the condition that it remains protected. The woods is fittingly named The Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve to honor the family’s German ancestor who, in the mid-1800s, settled and worked on the very land the family resides on today. A beautiful sign marks the property.
A conservation partnership between the foundation and Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. (CILTI) was established. CILTI will provide an inventory of the property’s natural features, including plant, songbird, geology, and soils classification; coordinate and conduct volunteer work days to control exotic invasive species; pick up trash, and engage in other preservation activities.
HCCF is honored to have received the gift of this precious family heirloom.
Sugar Creek Parks Department Endowment Fund
Sugar Creek Township Park’s mission is to provide safe, no-cost, trans-generational recreational opportunities for residents of New Palestine and the surrounding community. Through park amenities such as park shelters, Veterans Memorial, one-mile walking trail, playground, and fitness stations, 9-hole disc golf course,
ball fields, dog park, and green space, the park provides recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors every year. In addition, the park serves as the site of the Dani’s Dream Eco-Trail outdoor educational lab.
Since establishing its first public park in southwestern Hancock County in 2005, the park board’s goal has been to make Hancock County a better place by continuing to expand public recreation opportunities for the community. Most recently, via cooperative ventures of the local Veterans Memorial and Dani’s Dream Eco-Trail groups, the park has expanded its recreational mission to include both history and environmental education components.
Thornwood Preserve Endowment Fund
Dr. Herb and Judy Brown established a fund that will ensure proper maintenance of the Thornwood Preserve. This generous couple gifted beautiful woods, located on Morristown Pike, to the City of Greenfield’s Parks and Recreation Department in 2006. Their desire is to ensure the preservation and enjoyment of the property in its natural state for many generations to come. Because it is so important to the Browns that the property be well maintained, they have created a maintenance endowment fund that will provide the Parks Department with income to support this purpose forever. The fund was created at this time so that it will grow and sufficiently support the property when it is opened to the public in the future. Contributions to this fund will enhance the impact the Parks Department will have on the maintenance of the Thornwood Preserve.
“God has blessed us in many ways. Thornwood Preserve has been one of those special blessings. We enjoy so much roaming the woods and observing the wildlife there. The gift of the woods and the maintenance endowment fund are ways we can share this unique place with others.” —Herb & Judy Brown
Walter Waitt Family Community Development Fund
Walter Waitt honored his family’s long history in Hancock County by establishing a community development fund to meet needs as those needs change over time.