The Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Network are pleased to present several workshops designed for your nonprofit organization.

Bridges Out of Poverty

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: (1) individual, (2) community, and (3) structural/policy. Presented by certified trainer: Katena Cain, PhD.

Nonprofit Employee Workshops

  • Do you need to get started OR get strategic? Thursday, October 26, 2023, 9-11 am
  • How to write a successful appeal letter, Thursday, January 11, 2024, 9-11 am
  • Managing and Retaining Employees, Thursday, January 25, 2024, 9 – noon

Nonprofit Board Workshops

  • Moving to a Higher and Energized Board, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5-7 pm 
  • Board Recruitment and Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 5-7 pm

We hope you’ll join us for our college and career fair on Monday, October 16, 2023, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Hillsdale College Searle Center
315 N West Street

Please register for a barcode before the fair at

During the fair, colleges will scan your barcode to send you more information about their schools. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information on the colleges with whom you scanned.

About Us



$25 M

Endowed Assets


Grants & Scholarships


Donors and Counting

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.

    2023 Scholarship Winners

    HCCF is pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and all of our scholarship winners!



    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.

    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.


    Any content, opinions, or actions expressed by grant applicants or grantees are theirs alone and do not reflect
    the opinions, beliefs or position of the Foundation, its Board of Trustees, or staff.