Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the HCCF is currently closed to the public. If you have questions or concerns, our staff can be reached at (517) 439 – 5101 or by email at info@abouthccf.org.

COVID-19 Response & Grant Application

Today, as our community faces the COVID-19 crisis, we have established the Hillsdale County Emergency Relief Fund to address the immediate needs of the  most vulnerable community members. With this fund, HCCF will be able to make emergency grants to local organizations responding to the emergent needs in Hillsdale County.

To learn more or to apply for the Hillsdale County Emergency Relief Grant, click HERE. 

Currently, only 501(c)3 non-profit organizations can apply for this funding.  Grants may be used to provide flexible dollars to local organizations that are helping our community’s most vulnerable residents with increased or unexpected needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic that, if unmet, could result in a crisis situation for those individuals and their families.

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The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that…

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that…
  • Provides GRANT OPPORTUNITIES to meet the needs of our families, elderly, and youth populations.
  • Provides SCHOLARSHIPS to Hillsdale County area graduating seniors and residents pursuing their dreams of a higher education.
  • Provides YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING through grant making and community service opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM aimed at meeting your philanthropic intentions.
  • Provides the highest level of COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY ensuring your gift is handled according to your wishes.


The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers several opportunities throughout the year to apply for grant funding. General applications are due November and May 1st each year, while youth grants are due November and April 1st.

Grant applications and information available here

Identifying and Addressing Community Needs

The HCCF recently completed a community scan to identify the most pressing needs in Hillsdale County, and to learn more about our residents. To see the results of our community scan, please click here.

2020 Scholarships Winners

HCCF is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship Recipients. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and all of our scholarship winners!

Click here for our full listing of scholarship winners. 2020 Scholarship Winners

Note: Scholarship winner information packets and yard signs are available at the Foundation office, 2 S Howell St. Hillsdale, MI 49242. Although we are closed to the public, our front vestibule will be open for your convenience.


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Hillsdale, Michigan – March 15, 2021 The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is reminding area non-profits of the upcoming grant deadline for the April 1st YOUTH application and May 1st for the general grant cycle. All general grant applications are due […]

HCCF Field of Interest Fund Grant Awards

Hillsdale, MI, March 9, 2021– $15,265 was recently awarded from a number of funds administered by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation (HCCF) to area non-profit organizations for targeted projects or programs to benefit Hillsdale County residents. Funds for these grants […]

2021 Scholarship Application Deadline

February 2, 2021 The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is reminding students of the 2021 deadline for scholarship applications. HCCF Scholarship applications are due each year by 4 pm on March 1st. The HCCF office is not currently open to the […]

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