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 come from a number of Field of Interest funds at the Foundation.
The following organizations were awarded funding through the Benge Library Fund and Louise Hawkes Library Fund:
- Camden Township Library, $400 for the summer reading program, Tails and Tales;
- Hillsdale Community Library, $800 for large print and audio books;
- Jonesville District Library, $1,000 for the purchase of Wonderbooks;
- Litchfield District Library, $800 for the summer reading program, Tails and Tales;
- North Adams Memorial Library, $600 for the summer reading program, Tails and Tales;
- Pittsford Public Library, $800 for craft to go bags;
- Reading Community Library, $500 for the summer reading program, Tails and Tales;
- Waldron District Library, $1,000 for the summer reading program, Tails and Tales;
- Waldron District Library, $3,360 for the new Atriuum Library System;
- Waldron Area Schools, $2,925 for their new Waldron Area School Library software.
In addition to the Library grants, two organizations received funding from the Healthy Senior/Healthy Youth Endowment Fund:
- Domestic Harmony, $2,630 for the purchase of an AED and training;
- Hillsdale Community Schools, $450 to assist with the high school’s winter clothing drive.
Field of Interest funds allow donors to support broad areas of interest, such as education, the arts, or youth services. The Foundation makes grants to the most appropriate programs or organizations within the specified field. While a donor directs a Field of Interest Fund established from its creation, the maintenance is left up to HCCF. HCCF’s professional staff continually monitors changing community needs so that donors can be sure grants made in the name of the fund make the most impact in the specified field of interest and create a personal legacy of giving.
Information regarding setting up any type of fund can be obtained by calling the Foundation office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Information is also available online at www.abouthccf.org.
Caitlin Sterling, Marketing/YOUTH Program Officer
Hillsdale County Community Foundation
(517) 439-5101, firstname.lastname@example.org