Greenfield, Indiana – (August 21, 2017) The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently awarded ten grants from the White Family Foundation Fund, a component fund of HCCF, totaling $24,930. The following organizations received funding:
|Frenzy Animal Rescue||Spay & Neuter & Medical for Rescued Animals||$3,000|
|Knightstown Main Street Inc.||Downtown Beautification||$1,500|
|Nameless Creek Youth Camp, INC.||Piece by Piece, completion of The Lodge at Nameless Creek Camp||$2,000|
|Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House Foundation||Community Kitchen||$5,430|
|The Landing Place||Program Expansion||$3,000|
|Town of Kennard||Town Beautification||$1,800|
|Town of Wilkinson||Wilkinson Volunteer Fire Department||$4,000|
|Eastern Hancock Aquatic Club||Eastern Hancock Swimming and Diving Equipment/Renovation Project||$2,000|
|Knightstown Board of Park and Recreation||Playground Equipment Restoration||$1,000|
|Greenfield Main Street||Downtown Placemaking Blitz||$1,200|
The White Family Foundation Fund is a donor-advised fund of the HCCF. Donor-advised Funds allow donors to simplify and consolidate all their charitable giving and provides the family the opportunity to make grant recommendations from their fund to HCCF in order to address community needs. HCCF assures the charitable qualifications of recommended grantees and handles all the administration details. The White Family support initiatives that enhance the desire to live, work, and play in the communities they have provided business services as a way to give back. They consider applicants through thoughtful conversation as a multi-generational family.
Stephanie White-Longworth and Keith White, previous owners of GasAmerica Services, Inc., lead the family’s philanthropic efforts. They now own Pride Investment Partners, LLC (formerly K&S Holdings, LLC) which is operating under a new corporate brand reflecting the company’s growth in real estate and private equity investments. Since 2012, Pride Investment Partners has operated out of Greenfield with a variety of investments throughout Indiana and Ohio, including investments in retail – such as hotels, strip centers and retail stores – and in residential and commercial real estate.
HCCF, the family’s charitable administrator, provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the HCCF’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $13 million since its inception in 1992.