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This Year on Giving Tuesday, Give in Hendricks County

The Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) is encouraging Hendricks County residents to join together and give local on Giving Tuesday–December 1, 2020. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. It inspires people to take action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.

HCCF knows first-hand the profound impact our local nonprofits have on our community. These organizations–small and large, local and regional–have stepped up in incredible ways to continue serving our community during the pandemic, increasing services to more individuals in need, and adapting to a physically distanced world. “Our local organizations need our support more than ever before, and Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to provide that support,” said William Rhodehamel, President and CEO of HCCF. “Together we have the power to transform Hendricks County into a more vibrant, giving community. We are so proud to give back to the local nonprofits who work tirelessly day in and day out to make our county the absolute best it can be.”

Nonprofits serving Hendricks County are encouraged to send one-minute videos to be shared on the HCCF Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hendrickscountycommunityfoundation) on Giving Tuesday. These videos will be shared on Giving Tuesday to highlight local organizations to encourage charitable giving. Seventeen nonprofits will also be offering $1 to $1 matches for gifts through December 31st. A list of these seventeen COVID Phase 2 Matching Grant Recipients can be found on the HCCF website.  

No matter what your passion is, HCCF hopes local residents find a Hendricks County nonprofit to give to this Giving Tuesday. If you’re undecided, HCCF is encouraging the community to give to HCCF’s Opportunity Fund, it’s largest unrestricted fund. This fund makes $70,000 in annual grants to nonprofits doing critical work in our community.

The Community Foundation  is excited to see the impact of Giving Tuesday on our community this year. Remember, no matter what organization you support on Giving Tuesday, make sure it’s local. And join HCCF on Facebook for more details on Giving Tuesday. If your nonprofit wishes to submit a video to be shared on Giving Tuesday, please contact Frances Mock, HCCF Communications and Finance Manager, at frances@hendrickscountycf.org or call 317.268.6240 for more details.

The Hendricks County Community Foundation partners with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways.  The Community Foundation manages assets of over $18 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2019, the Community Foundation awarded over $1.6 million in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org

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