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The Harrison County Community Foundation was created in 1996 by the Harrison County Commissioners with an initial donation of $5,000,000 from what is now Caesars Southern Indiana. To date, Caesars Southern Indiana has contributed over $196,200,000 providing the Foundation an incredible resource to serve the people of Harrison County.
Harrison County Community Foundation announces new procedures
We at the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) are as anxious as you to move forward through these difficult times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic fallout and now social unrest. It is apparent many things will not be the same as before, but perhaps the “new normal” will provide us an opportunity to pull together as a community unlike we have ever done before.
To better serve you we have established new procedures at the HCCF office. Staff continues to work in teams, alternating working remotely and in the office.
Both front doors leading into the lobby are unlocked but the final door leading into the reception area remains closed. If you need to speak with staff, we ask that you call 812-738-6668 when you arrive and let us know how we can help.
Staff is available for priority or time-sensitive needs by appointment. Meetings will take place in the large conference room or outside. Please see below for individual staff email addresses.
We encourage you to wear a mask and maintain proper social distance during any interaction with staff and while you are in the building. We will do the same. Many people are in a situation that could be devasting if they become ill or unable to care for loved ones.
We continue to maintain an inside drop-off or pick-up area between the two lobby doors. Please use this as a method to transfer material whenever possible.
In addition, we have installed a new secure drop box outside the front doors. This drop box is available 24/7. HCCF staff will check the lobby drop location and the outside drop box multiple times a day during our regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We believe the new drop box will afford more options to deliver grant reports, scholarship agreements, college bills, donations, etc. to the foundation at your convenience.
We are continuing to use Zoom and other alternative virtual meeting formats whenever possible. Step Ahead Council meetings are proceeding in that manner.
Board governance training, a requirement for submitting a grant application, has been scheduled to take place in person with limited seating and proper distancing. Please check our Events website page for more information.
Our large conference room is NOT available for outside groups to use at least through the end of July. We will evaluate our plans for reopening that space for outside groups at a later date. As with any of these procedures, HCCF may amend reopening plans at any time based on the current situation.
Scholarships are still being awarded. Grant applications are being accepted. Endowment funds are still supporting the many different nonprofit organizations and causes they were designed to do. The important work of building an even better community continues. Thank you for your patience. The well- worn phrase, “we will get through this together,” is still true.
Other recent news includes:
Emergency grant assistance is available to nonprofits with COVID-19 related emergencies. To date three emergency grants have been awarded. Learn more about these grants. Begin the emergency grant process by sending a one to two-page letter to Anna Curts, Grants Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Economic Relief Initiative Grant is available for Southern Indiana nonprofits through Metro United Way. The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant will provide immediate financial aid and long-term recovery to organizations and programs on the front lines of COVID-19. For more information, click here.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the HCCF parking lot. No password needed. For a list of other locations, click here.
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committed to being a resource to help address the needs as they arise in our community resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to our nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County residents as they address immediate and long-term needs. HCCF will serve as a partner in the effort.
If you would like to join us in helping meet the need, you are invited to make a gift to the HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. Gifts may be made online at hccfindiana.org or by mailing a check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.
HCCF office phone: 812-738-6668
General email address if you are not sure who to contact: email@example.com
Julie Moorman, President/ CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Curts, Grants Manager: email@example.com
Derrick Grigsby, Chief Financial Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Harmon, Director of Development: email@example.com
Kristin Kennedy, Communications Associate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Stafford, Director of Programs (includes scholarships):
Sarah Travis, Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
The Community Foundation values its role as a catalyst, convener and collaborator, bringing other funders and nonprofits together around vital issues and adding key support to make positive change possible. We center our work around what we know about community needs. Our initiatives include:
We serve residents of Harrison County in the following ways:
The Step Ahead Council consists of representatives from nonprofits that serve Harrison County. The group will meet via Zoom at noon on Thursday, July 16.
The Step Ahead Council consists of representatives from nonprofit agencies that serve Harrison County. The group will meet via Zoom at noon on Thursday, July 16. RSVP here to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting.
In addition to sharing what is happening in their respective agencies, council members hear various guest speakers presenting relevant information.
May 8, 2020
In addition to funding childcare for healthcare, emergency and other essential workers, the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) has awarded three emergency grants to nonprofits in resp…
May 4, 2020
Lilly Endowment Inc. (the Endowment) and Metro United Way (MUW) are working together to provide COVID-19 relief aid for nonprofit agencies serving Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana…