The Community Foundation awards more than $12,000 in Mini Grants

GREENFIELD, Ind. (October 6, 2023) – The Community Foundation of Hancock County (CFHC) recently issued Mini Grants totaling more than $12,000 to ten organizations. The grants were made from the Hancock County Enrichment Fund, which helps support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in our local community.

Frenzy Animal Rescue, Inc. received a $1,500 grant to fix water damage in their dog shelter.

  • Hancock Co. Probation Services received a $447 grant to purchase field  equipment to increase safety.
  •  Regreening Greenfield, Inc. received a $1,500 grant for a software program to track Greenfield’s street trees.
  •  Agape Therapeutic Riding Services received a $1,500 grant for restructuring the grooming area and building an observation deck.
  •  The Civil Air Patrol received a $575 grant for drones and flags to support its programming for cadets.
  •  Shelter From the Storm received a $1,495 grant for technology.
  •  Hancock Co. COAD received a grant for $1,400 for First Aid/CPR training.
  •  Boys and Girls Club of Hancock Co. received a $1,000 grant to support a kitchen compliance upgrade for the Jim Andrews Unit building.
  •  Fortville Christian Church received a $1,500 grant for a new freezer to support the food pantry operated by the Fortville Area Resource Mission (FARM).
  • Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House received a $1,500 grant for a building maintenance need.

These grants were issued from a pool of funds that is set aside each year to meet nonprofit organizations’ needs that arise outside of other grant cycles.

CFHC provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. CFHC has granted millions of dollars since its inception in 1992.

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