Emergency Support Fund Established To Assist Nonprofits

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation’s board of trustees has established a Community Emergency Support Fund to be used for nonprofit recovery from crises such as the COVID-19 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, in a news release. “This fund will allow the foundation to aid them in long-term recovery efforts from crises like the novel coronavirus pandemic.”

The board 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 Chairman Gary Wilson in the release. “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.”

Kreuchauf invited the community to “amplify the fund and make a greater impact.”

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.

“Strengthening organizations is a vital part of our mission,” said Brian Treece, foundation program director. “We want to ensure nonprofit organizations have the support they need to continue their missions in these challenging times.”

Visit www.community-foundation.com/emergency to learn more about the foundation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, obtain a grant application, or to donate to the support fund.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Hancock County through collaborative leadership, responsible grantmaking and the development of philanthropic giving.

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