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.
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.
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.
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.