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.

Listed below are Special Projects/Initiatives we have introduced in Harrison County, Indiana.


Building Dynamic Boards of Directors

Required training for board members of nonprofit organizations seeking grants from HCCF. Offered four times in 2021, there is no cost to participants upon completing the two-part training.


Dictionary Project

Designed to reach students as they transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. HCCF distributed 498 free copies of "Webster's Dictionary for Students: Special Encyclopedic Edition" by giving one to every third-grade student in the county in 2020. The dictionary distribution has occurred every year since 2008.


Fundraisers Group

Free meetings to learn fundraising best practices and share ideas. In 2021, topics included marketing, charitable gaming, nonprofit accounting, volunteer management, special event planning and more. 


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Encourages a love of reading by providing preschool children a free age-appropriate book in the mail each month. In 2020, an average of 1,555 children received books each month and 18,662 books were mailed.


Step Ahead Council

Monthly gathering of representatives from nonprofits serving Harrison County to share information and find ways to collaborate.


HCCF Youth Philanthropy Council

Promotes youth development by providing experiences in philanthropy. YPC grants awarded in 2020 were:

  • $1,000 to Corydon Central High School for Color Guard equipment
  • $100 to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for Art in the Outdoors, a one-day family event
  • $1,000 to Hayswood Theatre Group Inc. for Children's Theatre program
  • $1,000 to Lanesville Community School Corporation for After Prom
  • $1,250 to Leadership Harrison County for Youth Leadership Harrison County Class of 2021
  • $200 to North Harrison Elementary School for boomwhackers for music class



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 or by mailing a check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.

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