This comprehensive fund provides unrestricted income that allows HCCF the discretion to make grants that meet needs and opportunities as they evolve and change in our community over time.
Tim and Kim Clark moved to Greenfield in 1974. For 13 years, they called Greenfield home while Tim worked for Hancock Bank and Trust where he was mentored by Don Hatke who was president of the bank. Hatke stressed the importance of giving to and being involved in the community. In 1987 they moved to Greencastle and then Seymour in 1992. While living in Jackson County, Tim and Kim became familiar with community foundations through Tim’s involvement on the Jackson County Community Foundation board of directors for five years.
They moved back to Greenfield in 1997. Tim retired from Ameriana Bank as the executive vice president and chief risk officer in 2014. Kim was an English teacher at Mt. Vernon Middle School. She continues to educate minds at Greenfield-Central School Corporation as a substitute teacher.
Both love to volunteer but in different ways, Tim says. Tim serves on several boards in the community and began with the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) Board of Directors in 2008. He served for nine years, including one year as chairman of the board. Kim enjoys volunteering on a more one-on-one personal level where she can help individual lives.
In 2014, when GIFT VI came to fruition in the community, the Clarks decided to start an unrestricted fund with HCCF. This comprehensive fund provides unrestricted income that allows HCCF the discretion to make grants that meet needs and opportunities as they evolve in the community over time.
“Needs of our community change every day,” Tim says of why they decided to start an unrestricted fund. “It gives the Hancock County Community Foundation the discretion to use those dollars where it is needed.”
They value the work of HCCF and give through the foundation to support Hancock County’s unique and diverse needs.
“Those (who are) able to give need to help those who don’t have the means. If we who can don’t, then who?” Tim states. “Giving to programs that help the less fortunate enhances their lives but also enhances the life of the community as well.”