Wait, it’s time for Giving Tuesday… has fall come early? No, this Tuesday, May 5 Hancock Health is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Here in our local community, we encourage you to support Heart for Hancock, a relief fund specifically for those in Greenfield and Hancock County. 

Giving Tuesday Now

The Hancock County Community Foundation, Inc. (HCCF) is working hard to respond to the rapidly developing local situation caused by COVID-19. As the county’s lead charitable grant maker, informant of needs and convener of funding resources, the HCCF Board of Directors created the Heart for Hancock community relief fund in response to our generous local residents asking “How can we help?”

Heart for Hancock is a fee-free pass-through fund that uses the foundation’s resources to quickly mobilize 100% of donated dollars to local organizations serving Hancock County neighbors in distress. We are proud to partner with HCCF as a trusted grantor here in Central Indiana, having granted millions of dollars since its inception in 1992. 

HCCF is continuing to gather information about local needs and collaborate with other community funders to make grants:

  • Thoughtfully
  • Effectively
  • In coordination with others
  • In recognition that there are limited resources and that this situation will have long reaching effects

So far, Heart For Hancock has granted to 11 nonprofits since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are poised to continue granting as needs arise. If you would like to donate or learn more about Heart for Hancock, visit the HCCF website.

Looking for additional ways to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow at home? We’ve been encouraging our community to “chalk your walk” each Tuesday and share messages of hope and inspiration on your sidewalk or driveway. To celebrate on Tuesday, May 5, add #HeartforHancock to your driveway chalk design! 

Share a photo of your chalked sidewalk on social media and help spread the message about how to give to these important community resources. This is also a great way to get your kids involved and teach them about our local county’s spirit of hope and generosity, even in these challenging times. 

Just because we are social distancing and staying at home, does not mean that we can’t come together as a community. Now more than ever, you can help Hancock Health and HCCF build up our Hancock County community. We hope that you will support your neighbors in need this Tuesday, May 5, and “give where you live” to the Heart for Hancock fund!