About Us

Hudson Community Foundation – Enriching Hudson Forever

The extraordinary instrument Cleveland attorney and banker Frederick H. Goff created was The Cleveland Foundation, the first “Community Foundation.” Hudson Community Foundation is one of over 700 community foundation around the country modeled after The Cleveland Foundation. Arguably by design, Hudson Community Foundation is the most flexible community foundation in the country.

The concept is simple. HCF provides a way for the gifts and bequests of many Hudson individuals, families and businesses to be managed and administered – as a sort of family of funds – for the ongoing benefit of the community. A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of civic and community leaders, oversees the assets and charitable distributions of its donors to support the widest range of needs in the community.

Hudson Community Foundation exists to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Hudson, Ohio now and for generations to come.

Organized as a 501(c)(3) public charity, HCF is dedicated to serving the philanthropic needs of Hudson. Because HCF is a public charity, contributions qualify for the maximum tax benefits. We provide our citizens with simple, smart and meaningful ways to manage their charitable assets for the ongoing benefit of the community. At some point in time, virtually anyone who lives, visits or works in Hudson will be touched in some way by Hudson Community Foundation.

HCF identifies important needs in the community which may be targets of that philanthropy including:

  • Youth Education and Recreation
  • Arts and Culture
  • Hudson Social Services
  • Historical and Environmental Preservation

Key Facts

1) Hudson Community Foundation was established in 2000 as an independent community foundation that would reflect the unique character and personality of Hudson residents.

2.) Hudson Community Foundation is led by an all-volunteer group of individuals including a 20 member Board of Directors, the Chairman, and the President/CEO.

3) During the ten years since HCF’s founding, individuals, families and businesses have contributed over $7 million to create individual named funds and to support causes they care about. Over this time, over $3 million in grants were made, including $700,000 in grant distributions to charitable organizations in the Hudson community.