Please join the Hillsdale County Community Foundation Y.O.U.T.H. for the 2023 Track the YAC Run/Walk This is a family friendly 5k run/walk that begins at Sandy Beach.  The route starts at the Sandy Beach recreation area, on paved roads around Baw Beese Lake, and the last stretch is along the paved Hillsdale Rotary bike path, ending at the Sandy Beach recreation area.

Proceeds from this event support the W.K. Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund for projects designed and implemented by youth, for youth.


HCCF Celebrates 30 Years

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.

    2022 Scholarship Winners

    HCCF is pleased to announce the 2022 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to the Class of 2022 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.