Hendricks County Community Foundation Supports Community During COVID-19 with $113,000 in Grants

The Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) has made over $113,000 in grants to support Hendricks County nonprofits during the first month of the COVID-19 outbreak. On top of COVID-related health issues, Hendricks County is wrestling with other difficult issues caused by the coronavirus, including food insecurity, unemployment and homelessness. 

Thanks to the seed funding from the Duke Energy Foundation and Hendricks Power Cooperative, the Community Foundation launched the All In, Hendricks County Rapid Response Fund to support nonprofit organizations that serve communities most directly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Named in alignment with Visit Hendricks County’s focus on the good things happening in Hendricks County, the All In Fund has made grants every week since the outbreak hit Hendricks County. Since March 20, 2020, the funds of the Community Foundation along with the All In, Hendricks County Rapid Response Fund have made COVID-related grants totaling $113,314 to the following organizations:

  • ALS Association of Indiana – $1,500.00 
  • Child Care Answers – $1,500.00
  • Chords of Love – $1,500.00 
  • Family Promise of Hendricks County – $39,000.00 
  • Hendricks County Food Pantries – $33,250.00 
  • Hendricks County Senior Services – $3,000.00 
  • Hendricks Regional Health Foundation – $6,500.00 
  • Hendricks Regional Health YMCA – $3,000.00 
  • Hope Healthcare Services – $3,000.00 
  • IU Health Foundation – $6,500.00 
  • Love INC of Boone County – $2,500.00 
  • Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County – $2,200.00 
  • Nutrition Club – $200.00 
  • Sheltering Wings – $3,000.00 
  • Susie’s Place – $1,640.00 
  • Sycamore Services – $3,000.00 
  • The Caring Center – $1,224.00 
  • WYRZ-LP Radio – $800.00

Nonprofits can learn more and apply for Rapid Responses Funds at www.hendrickscountycf.org/for-everyone-else/hccf-responds-to-covid-19/. If you’re able, the Community Foundation recommends making a gift to your favorite local nonprofit at this time or making a gift to the All In, Rapid Response Fund to help the Community Foundation respond to the changing needs caused by COVID-19.  On April 23, the HCCF Board of Directors waived all administrative fees to both the All In Fund as well as the Food Pantry Coalition Fund, meaning that every dollar given to the two funds goes directly to support our community. Learn more about the Community Foundation and its response to COVID-19 on our website: www.hendrickscountycf.org.

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