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The Board of Trustees of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has established the Community Emergency Support Fund to be used for nonprofit recovery from crises like the coronavirus pandemic.

“In times of crisis, the Community Foundation stands ready to help the nonprofit organizations doing the critical work in Hancock County,” said Katherine Kreuchauf, foundation president. “This fund will allow the foundation to aid them in long-term recovery efforts from crises like the novel coronavirus pandemic.”

The foundation board has made an initial donation of $100,000 from the foundation’s annual grant pool to create the fund.

“The Community Foundation Board of Trustees’ top priority is doing our part to create a safe, healthy, thriving Hancock County,” said Gary Wilson, chairperson. “By creating and seeding this fund, we are supporting that vision and hope the community will, too. The board will continue to monitor and respond to community needs as they arise as a result of COVID-19.”

The foundation’s grants committee will accept applications on a rolling basis beginning April 15. Applications will be accepted on a monthly basis until the emergency is over or the funds are depleted.

Visit www.community-foundation.com/emergency to learn more about the foundation’s response to the pandemic, to obtain a grant application or to donate to the emergency support fund.

All dollars donated will be granted, and no fees will be applied to these gifts.

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