Community Foundation awards over $146K

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation board of trustees approved grants totaling $146,032 at the July board meeting. The total includes three competitive grants totaling $113,732; two president’s discretionary grants totaling $2,300; and 15 donor-advised grants totaling $30,000.
This third round of grants brings the Community Foundation’s 2014 grant total to more than $1.5 million.
Competitive grants
• Blanchard Valley Health System was awarded a one-year grant totaling $50,000 to support the expansion of the Cancer Care Center located at the Eastern Woods campus. The addition will allow Blanchard Valley Health System to provide a full spectrum of cancer care services on a centralized community campus.
• The Findlay Fire Department was awarded a six-month grant of $9,500 to provide support for the expansion of Fire Safety Education for local elementary students. This program provides free, working smoke alarms to local elementary students throughout Hancock County and educates them about the dangers of home fires, how to prevent home fires and what to do if their home catches fire. Students receive materials to share with their families in order to engage them in fire prevention and emergency planning.
• The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was awarded a one-year grant of $54,232 to fund capacity building during 2015 so Hancock County nonprofit organizations can better achieve their missions. The grant will provide local access to regional and national level talent to help Hancock County nonprofit board and staff leadership grow in the areas of governance, marketing and sustainability.
President’s discretionary grants
• The Chance to Dance Foundation was awarded a two-month grant of $1,250 to provide support for the Findlay Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive Program.
• The Village of McComb was awarded a six-month grant of $1,050 to support an economic development strategic planning process.
Donor-advised grants
• Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County, general support, $500.
• Boy Scouts of America, Friends of Scouting support, $250.
• Boy Scouts of America, annual campaign support, $500.
• Clothe-A-Child, general support, $500.
• College First Church of God, general support, $1,000.
• Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children, general support, $5,000.
• Hancock Historical Museum, general support, $10,000.
• Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, general support, $2,500.
• Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, banners for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, $1,500.
• St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, general support, $1,000.
• United Way of Hancock County, general support, $1,000.
• University of Findlay, support of the Dr. Richard Davis Scholarship Fund, two $1,000 grants.
• University of Findlay, Community Internationalization Project, $4,000.
• Young Men’s Christian Association, Findlay, annual and campaign support, $250.



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