Community Vitality

As the Community Foundation of Hancock County, we host many funds that cover a wide range of causes and needs within our community. 

Armstrong-Maple Family Fund

This donor-advised fund, established by Bill and Kathy Armstrong, provides funds to charitable organizations for projects or initiatives with an emphasis on conservation and environmental programs and causes. It provides their family the opportunity and flexibility to recommend charitable grants to CFHC for causes and organizations that will meet the fund’s objectives.

Clean and Green Fund

A member of CFHC’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.

Ignite Fund

This fund provides support to opportunities that encourage residents to meet each other, socialize, and enjoy nature in public places.

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 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.

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.

Hancock County Veterans’ Park Fund

The Hancock County Veterans’ Park Endowment provides support for the maintenance of the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Park on land leased from The City of Greenfield and maintained by Greenfield Parks Department.

Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve

Armin’s great grandfather, Jacob, settled in the swampy, wooded area of Sugar Creek in the 1800s. To honor his love of the land, Armin and Dorothy donated 31 acres of wooded land with the provision that it never be developed. CFHC created, and is pleased to steward, this classified forest and natural preserve named in honor of this early Hancock County settler.

Keith and Joanne McClarnon Regreening 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.

Sugar Creek Parks Department Fund

This permanent fund provides long-term support for maintenance of the Sugar Creek Park in New Palestine.

Thornwood Preserve Fund

Established by Herb and Judy Brown upon their donation of wooded property to the City of Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department, this fund provides financial assistance for the maintenance of Thornwood Preserve.

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