Hancock County Community Foundation Acquires New Space
The Hancock County Community Foundation, Inc. (HCCF) has announced that it will assume residency at 971 W US 40, Greenfield, formerly owned by Realife Church of Greenfield, Inc. The location affords HCCF more than 10,000 square feet of office and meeting space as well as three acres of green space, a dramatic increase in resources over their current location at 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield. The move is tentatively slated for August 2022.
The 29-year-old community foundation has experienced tremendous growth since it received the gift of the former Pasco Funeral Home in 1999.
Now granting more than $2 million annually, thanks to caring people who give through the community foundation, operations have increased to support the work. Additionally, gatherings of diverse groups including educators, nonprofits and community members require more meeting space and parking. “We’re simply out of space,” explains Gibble.
HCCF envisions Realife’s current auditorium will become a welcoming area for engaging community conversations and nonprofit networking.
“We are excited to leverage our new home to advance our deeply-rooted values in educational attainment, nonprofit capacity building, and donor stewardship,” says Jan Viehweg, HCCF Board Chair. “However, this acquisition also affords HCCF the opportunity to expand an initiative we call Thrive Hancock County.”
Thrive Hancock County is a concept for countywide collaboration and planning. The upgrade of HCCF’s physical space will allow the community foundation to serve as an impartial host and convener.
The future of HCCF’s property at 312 E. Main Street is yet to be determined.
“The Board of Directors will thoughtfully explore how this resource can best benefit the community going forward,” notes Viehweg.