Latest News Archives for 2020-04

Grants Approved

Kenton, Oh - The Board of Trustees of the Hardin County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the approval of grants and scholarships totaling $164,722 for the 2020 grant cycle.  Grant Committee Chairman Charles Van Dyne stated “Our committee recognized the need for immediate funding of grants during these difficult times.  Grant applications were thoroughly reviewed, discussed and although we cannot fund every request, we believe that we distributed the funds to areas of most need as well as to worthy community projects”.   
Trustees, in online balloting, immediately approved the grant recommendations from the committee and funding of grants will take place beginning next week with a target of mailing all checks by Friday, April 17th.  Letters will be sent to all applicants notifying the organization of the outcome of their application.  “In light of the current crisis that we are all navigating, the Trustees agreed that our annual grant award celebration should be cancelled this year.  The event was scheduled for May 14th and we agreed that the prudent action for public safety would be to forego the event this year” stated Matt Jennings, Foundation President.  The Grant committee would like to remind all grant recipients that although we will not have our award celebration the grant reporting requirements are still in effect with grant reporting due no later than December 31st, 2020.  A full listing of grants approved will be supplied to the media later in the month of April, posted to our website and will appear in our 2020 Annual Report. 
“The Hardin County Community Foundation would like to thank the entire community for your support over the last 30 years and believe that during trying times such as these, our mission is to serve the needs of our community to the best of our ability.  We hope that the early distribution of grant funds assists our community in some small way.  We wish everyone health, wellness and safety” stated Jennings

Board Meeting Postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kenton, Oh - The Board of Trustees of the Hardin County Community Foundation has announced that they will be postponing their annual meeting of members scheduled for April 21st, 2020. The meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for July 21st, 2020 and ample notification will be given to all members of the date once confirmed.


During this difficult time, the Hardin County Community Foundation understands that many of the charitable organizations and agencies in our community are struggling. “The Foundation will continue with our grant process and have agreed as a Board of Trustees that we are obliged to fund grant requests in a timely manner” stated foundation President Matt Jennings.


Grant applications received will be reviewed and as usual, awarded based on merit of the project and following our standard timetable. Organizations and agencies that applied for funding will receive notification of the outcome of their application no later than May 1st, 2020 and for those awarded grants, will receive funding no later than May 14th, 2020.


“The Hardin County Community Foundation is dedicated to assisting our community as best we can during these trying times and we wish everyone in our community health, wellness and all the best” stated Jennings.

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