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Learn about Grantmaking

HCCF manages over 200 different funds, each with a different purpose. These funds provided over $1.74M in grants in 2020 to support nonprofits and projects across Hendricks County and beyond.

2020 Grantmaking by Fund Type*
*2020 was an abnormal grant year due to the COVID-19 crisis

Generally, nonprofits apply to HCCF’s unrestricted funds, which provide about 30% (approximately $240,000) of HCCF’s annual grantmaking each year.

From March 2020 to March 2021, our primary focus was responding to the COVID-19 crisis. In later 2021 and 2022, our unrestricted grants program is focusing on broad community enhancement in response to our 2019 Community Needs Assessment findings. All other funds will continue grantmaking as normal.  The Needs Assessment data will be refreshed in 2022.

We anticipate two primary, unrestricted grants programs in 2022: 

  1. Community Unity Grants Program (Ongoing)
  2. Community Impact Grants Program (August - November 2022)

If you have questions about HCCF’s grantmaking priorities or which type of grant you may qualify for, please contact HCCF's Vice President of Programs, Eric Hessel, at or 317.268.6240.