HCCF announces grant recipients
©2003 Homer Index
by Mike Warner
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation (HCCF) has announced the
recipients of its most recent YOUTH and general grant cycles.
The Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund was established in 1991 with a $1 million
challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Kellogg endowment
is a “Field of Interest” fund designed to support and promote
the youth of
Hillsdale County. The following organizations were recipients of grants
the Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund for a total of $19,430:
The Hillsdale County 4-H Dog Leaders Club received $2,983 to purchase
agility training equipment that will meet National Standards, allowing
club to host dog shows in Hillsdale County.
Pittsford Area Schools/Pittsford High School Library received $2,630
purchase updated books for the geography section of the library.
Camden Township Library was granted $3,000 to purchase supplies and
to be used with their children’s reading program.
Camden Frontier Schools received $10,317 to finish the construction
new elementary playground, which has been dubbed “Fort Britton”.
was forced to tear down the old playground due to unsafe equipment.
Hillsdale High School Future Problem Solvers received a $500 YOUTH
mini-grant to be applied to the cost of their trip to Connecticut for
Future Problem Solvers International Competition.
The following organizations received grants in HCCF’s general
The Hillsdale Rotary Club received $10,000 for further expansion of
bike path. The City of Hillsdale will act as fiduciary agent on their
The Hillsdale County Sheriffs Department received $11,526 toward the
purchase of 10 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and personnel
training for use of the units. The AEDs will be stored in the police
vehicles, where they will be readily available should a deputy be the
to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency.
The Food Bank of South Central Michigan was awarded $3,000 toward the
purchase of a refrigerated semi trailer with which to transport food
resources into Hillsdale County through Second Harvest and the Food
Camden Fire Department received $15,648 for the purchase of four air
that are worn by firefighters when inside burning buildings.
Hillsdale College was granted $2,500 toward the Rotunda on the new
Music Hall on the college campus.
Hillsdale County Intermediate School District received $10,000 to be
at Greenfield School for the creation of a multi-sensory room. The
contain various objects and equipment that appeal to the five senses
promoting leisure, relaxation, imagination and independence, as well
improving motor skills and learning.
Community Action Agency received $5,500 for a pilot program of a Youth
Independent Living Services life skills class in Hillsdale County.
program will provide life skills education to youth ages 15-18 that
risk due to homelessness, school expulsion and/or transitioning out
foster care system.
Reading Community Schools was awarded $3,000 in support of their Positive
Behavior Support program.
North Adams-Jerome Public Schools and the Fine Arts Committee were
$1,000 as seed money for the implementation of a drama program in the
Adams-Jerome School system.
The Branch/Hillsdale/St. Joseph Community Health Agency received $1,000
purchase a laptop computer and printer to enhance the existing Hearing
Vision School Screening Program in Hillsdale County.
The Hillsdale County Senior Services Center was granted $15,000 for
purchase of kitchen equipment for the new facility.
Information regarding the steps in applying for a grant can be obtained
calling the foundation office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
by stopping at the offices located at 52 E. Bacon Street, Hillsdale.
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation was established in 1991 “For
For ever.” As a community grant-making foundation, it provides
seed money to
organizations and institutions that have identified problems and have
designed constructive action programs aimed at solutions. A majority
Foundation’s grant making is focused on the areas of youth, leadership,
philanthropy and volunteerism.
Anyone wishing further information regarding the Hillsdale County Community
Foundation should call 517-439-5101.