Spirit of Community Fund
The Hancock County Community Foundation is a local organization governed by proven leaders with strong ties to the community. Since 1992, we have been working to enrich the quality of life in Hancock County. As our county continues to experience growth and opportunities, community needs also expand. You are invited to join us and share your vision of how life can be further enhanced in and across our community. The Spirit of Community Funds have been designed for this very purpose. Your gift of any size to one or more of the Spirit of Community Funds will become a permanent investment in Hancock County and will address the community’s most pressing needs today and tomorrow.
Your Gift Can Meet a Broad Range of Community Needs …
Hancock County Enrichment Fund
Your gift will address any of the aspects of our county’s well-being. This comprehensive, unrestricted fund addresses a broad range of needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. The Enrichment Fund helps support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in our local community.
Your Gift Can Meet Needs in Your Specific Area of Interest … Now and Forever
Still benefiting the health and future of Hancock County, the following funds are positioned to provide funding through grants to any nonprofit program, organization or cause that falls within your area of interest.
Agricultural Heritage Fund
Your gift will help support and sustain the spirit and rich history of our agricultural heritage by supporting activities associated with agriculture education, youth organizations and other related agriculture programs.
Arts and Culture Fund
Your gift will be used to strengthen and enrich growth in the areas of performing, visual, and oratorical arts in our community.
Clean and Green Fund
Your gift will provide support for conserving and protecting Hancock County’s natural environment through recycling, clean energy, and green initiatives.
Community Vitality Fund
Your gift will support initiatives and projects that will enhance the desire to live, work and play in Hancock County such as accessible parks, recreation opportunities, transportation, public safety and emergency response.
Your gift will support programs that promote and maintain physical and mental health, rehabilitative services, and crisis intervention. It will also promote housing and shelter services, services supporting the elderly, youth, families, and people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, minorities and other special groups.
Lifelong Learning Fund
Your gift will help ensure the future prosperity of our community by preparing our children to learn, developing them throughout their school years, and continuing to provide opportunities for growth as adults.
Strong Families & Youth Fund
Your gift will help support programs that proactively strengthen and grow our youth and encourage the betterment of our families.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to become part of the Community Foundation and make a lasting contribution to your community.
- Contribute any amount to any of the Spirit of Community Funds
- Contribute $10,000 or more to any of the Spirit of Community Funds and name the gift as you wish (your name, your family’s name, etc.)
- Include a bequest or other planned gift in your estate plan to a Spirit of Community Fund(s) at the Hancock County community Foundation to support a thriving, healthy community.
Please let us know, so we can thank you properly during your lifetime through our Legacy Society. A bequest of $10,000 or more may be named as you wish.