Learn more about our current local partner agencies, local initiative funding, programs and grants.
Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Council was awarded $10,000 for its Exploring program, which introduces youth to career opportunities and prepares them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Boy Scouting programs that promote positive youth development and has a lasting impact on youth into young adulthood and throughout their life.
Cancer Patient Services was awarded $100,000 for its Patient Direct Services program providing medical supplies, nutritional supplements, emotional support, education, and healing arts programs to cancer patients.
CASA/GAL of Hancock County was awarded $135,000 for its advocacy program which recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates as they represent children who are abused, neglected or dependent or are involved in domestic relations disputes.
The Center for Safe and Healthy Children was awarded $26,000 for their forensic interview and examination program for abused children. The program provides a safe and caring place utilized by professionals who investigate child abuse allegations and guide these children and their families through the legal and healing process in the least traumatic way.
Challenged Champions Equestrian Center was awarded $26,254 for its therapeutic riding program supporting residents of Hancock County with special needs, from early childhood to adulthood, and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through horseback riding and other horse-related activities that promote physical, emotional and mental developments.
Children's Mentoring Connection was awarded $70,000 for its Mentoring Youth at Risk program which recruits and screens adult volunteers to serve as mentors to children. Mentoring services are provided through traditional one-on-one, couple and family mentoring, as well as community and school-based mentoring.
Family Resource Center was awarded $51,782 for its Peer Support program, which is a program led by individuals who have experienced a mental health and/or substance use disorder and are actively in recovery.
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless was awarded $155,000 for two programs: the Independence Project, which moves homeless families into permanent, affordable housing and out of poverty; and the Hope House Shelter, providing transitional housing to women and women with children.
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will enter into a memorandum of understanding of up to $5,000 to reimburse the organization for girls in need who want to participate in Girl Scouts, but do not have the financial resources.
Hancock Area Transportation Services was awarded $194,928.32 to help continue curb-to-curb service providing rides to anyone in the area that needs transportation assistance. HATS users are transported anywhere from a place of employment, to the grocery store, or to a medical appointment. Even during the pandemic, HATS prepared dedicated vehicles that were designed to transport residents who may have become positive with coronavirus and provided rides to a medical centers for treatment.
Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services was awarded $250,000 for three programs: Adult and Child Services, as well as a Violence Recovery Project program, which is a support group for individuals that attend for a variety of reasons including court orders, referrals from children services, or referrals from a counselor. These individuals join the program in hopes to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their families.
United Way of Hancock County and The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation are partnering to fund a scholarship project for children to attend prekindergarten. United Way of Hancock County has earmarked $92,979 to ensure that children have access to prekindergarten in Hancock County.
Raise the Bar-Hancock County is an organization a partnership of education, business, social services and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Hancock County, Ohio community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. In addition, it helps industries fill the job vacancies of today and in the near term. Raise the Bar – Hancock County has applied to become a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The City of Findlay, the Hancock County Commissioners, The Community Foundation, Findlay - Hancock County Economic Development and United Way of Hancock County have each committed $30,000 per year for five years, beginning in 2016, to fund the Raise the Bar workforce development organization.
The Findlay-Hancock County Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at the University of Findlay is designed to bring individuals together to generate dialogue and create social initiatives that shape the lives of individuals and our community’s future. The CCE is the vital entity in our community to provide coordinated links to resources and content experts that with translate theories and concepts into "catalytic projects that will move the needle" on local challenges. The CCE also serves dual functions: one is to be the backbone support for a community-wide collective impact/continuous improvement process, and the other is to enable university employees and students the opportunity to learn from, engage with, and creatively support our community in addressing complex social issues. United Way of Hancock County has committed $30,000 to underwrite the CCE.