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.
Building Dynamic Boards of Directors
Required training for board members of nonprofit organizations seeking grants from HCCF. This program will be offered four times in 2023, there is no cost to participants upon completing the training.
Designed to reach students as they transition from learning to read, to reading to learn, the Dictionary Project provides a free copy of “Webster’s Dictionary for Students: Special Encyclopedic Edition” to third-grade students. Since joining the program more than fifteen years ago, HCCF has distributed over 7,500 free copies to every third-grade student in the county.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Encourages a love of reading by providing preschool children a free age-appropriate book in the mail each month. HCCF began sponsoring this program for Harrison County children in 2008 and since then has distributed over 280,000 books.
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.
All nonprofit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County are eligible to apply. HCCF will only allow a grant application from a 501c entity that has been in business a minimum of two years from the date of their most recent IRS Letter of Determination. Other eligibility requirements apply.
Jump Start Preschool Program
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) started the Jump Start pre-K pilot program in 2013. The pilot occurred on a small scale with a handful of providers and a small pool of students. Over the last nine years HCCF has helped fund over 650 students through preschool.
Since 1998, the Harrison County Community Foundation has provided funds each spring to each of the high schools for non-renewable scholarships. In 2021, we provided $500,000 in scholarships to over 100 graduating seniors throughout Harrison County
Step Ahead Council
Monthly gathering of representatives from nonprofits serving Harrison County to share information and find ways to collaborate.
Youth Philanthropy Council
Promotes youth development by providing experiences in philanthropy. YPC grants awarded in 2021 were:
- $600 to Lanesville Community School Corporation for After Prom
- $1,250 to Leadership Harrison County for Youth Leadership Harrison County Class of 2021