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Community Foundation Seeks Proposals for Community Development Opportunities

Community Foundation Seeks Proposals for Community Development Opportunities

(From here) Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation)

Community Foundation seeking grant proposals two social improvement opportunities.

“These grants are opportunities to come together as neighbors, colleagues, friends and residents of Hancock County to make this a better place,” said Brian Treece, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. “Through these public lands and neighborhood improvements, we can all invest in the community we call home.”

Community Gathering Areas

This special grant opportunity to support critical community gathering spaces focuses on investments in area parks, capital investments/improvements to community buildings and other public community gathering spaces. We are seeking proposals from private organizations classified as Hancock County tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and public charities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may also be awarded to government entities in Hancock County. Projects require a 1-to-1 match. Up to $25,000 per grantee may be requested.

Building Community Through Neighborhood Revitalization

This special grant opportunity focuses on engaging residents of all ages in making a difference in their community through neighborhood revitalization projects. We are seeking proposals from private organizations classified as Hancock County tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and public charities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may also be awarded to governmental organizations in Hancock County. Examples of projects may include, but are not limited to, service learning projects with local youth and projects developed by residents of all ages that focus on improving neighborhoods and improving the quality of life in the area (e.g., permanent tree/flower planting in public spaces – not private residents and no annuals; neighborhood cleanups; and beautification).

“We hope that both of these grants will provide an opportunity for all residents of Hancock County to engage with one another,” said Kimberly Bash, the foundation’s Community Engagement Officer. “The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community, and this will help us achieve that through a variety of revitalization efforts.”

Applicants should discuss grant ideas and allowable expenses with the Foundation’s Chief Community Engagement Officer, Kimberly Bash, before submitting a request. Both grant applications must be submitted on the Foundation’s online grant platform by September 16, 2024. Grants will be awarded in October 2024.