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Handbags That Help (HTH)

Grants to Hancock County, Ohio Nonprofits and
Agencies for Programs that Strengthen Local Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

11/11/19 4:00 PM Postmarked or Delivered


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Grants to Hancock County, Ohio nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for programs that improve the lives of local residents. Funding is intended to support projects that promote strong families. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application.

The purpose of Handbags That Help (HTH) is to:

  • Cultivate women as informed philanthropic leaders,
  • Create a new and substantial pool of money from women,
  • Identify appropriate and timely opportunities,
  • Allocate funds based on majority preference,
  • Accomplish change,
  • Celebrate impact, and
  • Attain recognition as a “difference maker”, a valued and significant resource.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134471

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount available to grant will be announced in September, once all memberships have been received.

Term of Contract:

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

HTH welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Hancock County.

Organizations may apply under another organization’s 501(c)(3) status acting as their fiscal sponsor.

HTH will not typically fund the following through these proposals:
- Sponsoring or attending conferences.
- Unnecessary duplication of existing services.
- Requests from individuals.
- Ongoing operating expenses.
- Annual appeals or membership dues.
- Fundraising projects or advertisements; endowment; debt reduction.
- Religious organizations for religious purposes.
- Community services such as police and fire protection.
- Travel for individuals or groups when it is the primary focus of the proposal.
- Staff positions for government agencies.
- Stand-alone books, films or videos.
- Computer equipment.
- Medical research.
- Retroactive programs and projects.
- Partisan political advocacy.
- Capital requests or capital campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:

- Letter of Intent: Due September 9, 2019 by 4 p.m.
- Grant Proposal: Due November 11, 2019 by 4 p.m. The original and five copies of the proposal must be postmarked or delivered to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
- Grant Presentations: On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, applicants will be asked to present a brief five-minute explanation to the Grants Committee about each proposal. The meeting will be held at The Family Center at 9 a.m.

Deliberation: Organizations chosen as the top proposals will be asked to present on March 11, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the Letter of Intent to Andrea Reinhart at

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
101 W. Sandusky St., Suite 207
Findlay, OH 45840

For other questions, contact Kimberly ( or Brian (, or call 419-425-1100.

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