HCF Grants at Work
Our Mission is to enhance the overall quality of life in Hudson by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs and leading on community issues. That means supporting organizations that contribute to the long-term success of this very special community. Our core areas of interest include: Arts and Culture, Hudson Social Services, Historical and Environmental Preservation and Youth Education and Recreation.
Most Recent Grants -
2019 1st Grant Cycle
HCF is pleased to announce the approval of 11 grants totaling over $14,000 to organizations that benefit the Hudson Community.
The following organizations and programs received grants:
- Case-Barlow Farm to help fund needed repair and restoration of the main barn floor.
- Boy Scouts of America Great Trail Council to support “Scout Me In” membership recruitment in Hudson.
- Destination Hudson to support the creation of three separate maps for Around Hudson in 10,000+ steps
- Greenleaf Family Center to fund the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program at Hudson High School.
- Habitat for Humanity of Summit County to help support construction of the 27th Hudson Coalition sponsored home.
- Hudson City Schools – Hudson Middle School to fund a 3D printer for Hands of Gratitude Service Learning/STEM Project.
- Hudson Community First to help fund Take a Second Program and luncheon in October.
- Hudson Job Search to fund a new LCD projector and the Insights Assessment at the volunteer advisor retreat.
- Music from The Western Reserve for artist fees in the next concert season.
- Ohio Dreamers to fund the October 16 Dream Event at Hudson High School.
- University Schools - Young Entrepreneurs Academy - Sponsor Northeast Ohio Lemonade Day for 130 Hudson elementary students attending EastWoods, Hudson Montessori and Seton Catholic School.
2018 3rd Grant Cycle
HCF is pleased to announce the approval of five year end grants totaling over $8,000 to organizations that benefit the Hudson Community. This brings the total grant awards for 2018 to over $36,000.
The following organizations and programs received year end grants:
- Case-Barlow Farm for capital improvements of “Big Red”
- Destination Hudson to help with the Hudson Visitor Center upgrade
- Friends of HCTV to support a scholarship for a Hudson High School student pursuing a degree in education in media
- The GriefCare Place for the support of open ended grief programming for Hudson residents.
- Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to help underwrite 12 programs offered in the Hudson City School District
2018 2nd Grant Cycle
HCF awarded $14,000 in foundation grants to five recipients for summer 2018. These grants represent investment in our Hudson community non-profit organizations and programs.
The following organizations and programs received HCF grants:
- EMS Outreach Hudson to support RUOK? Program for seniors
- Greenleaf Family Center–for Adolescent Suicide prevention program at Hudson City Schools
- Hudson City School District - Drug Free Clubs of America for Student costs and incentives.
- Destination Hudson for the Hudson-Landsberg Kristkindlmarkt
- Salvation Army support of the Hudson Extension Office for assistance to the needy who reside in the Hudson School District
2018 1st Grant Cycle
HCF awarded foundation grants to four recipients for spring 2018. They represent more than $14,000 in investments in local Hudson community not-for-profit organizations and programs.
The following organizations and programs are receiving HCF grants:
- Boy Scouts of America Great Trail Council to support scouting initiatives in Hudson.
- Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio to purchase equipment for Camp Ledgewood
- Music from the Western Reserve for artist fees in the next concert season
- Western Reserve Historical Society for Hudson Community Days @ Hale Farm to be held this summer. More details will follow.
2017 3rd Grant Cycle
HCF is pleased to announce the approval of nine year end grant awards totaling over $21,000 to organizations that benefit the Hudson Community. This brings the total grant awards for 2017 to over $53,000, the most Hudson Community Foundation has awarded in its 17 year history.
The following organizations and programs received year end grants:
- Case Barlow Farm for the design and construction of an ADA compliant barn bank leading at the main barn entrance
- The Grief Care Place for the support of open ended grief programming for Hudson residents
- Hudson Community Service Association to help fund the annual holiday lighting of downtown Hudson
- Hudson Community Television for the purchase of a Sony multipurpose full HD camcorder to provide expanded community programming
- The Illusion Factory to fund five performances of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” to Hudson area elementary schools
- Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to fully underwrite three programs offered at Hudson High School
- Music from the Western Reserve for artists fees
- Shelter Care to provide therapeutic activities for children and youth from Hudson in the Safe Landing Youth Shelter and Shelter Home programs
- Hudson High School Music Association in support of the Jazz I Essentially Ellington competition
2017 2nd Grant Cycle
HCF awarded foundation grants to eight recipients for fall 2017. They represent more than $20,000 in investments in local Hudson community not-for-profit organizations and programs.
The following organizations and programs are receiving HCF grants in fall 2017:
- Greenleaf Family Centers for an adolescent suicide prevention program administered through Hudson High School and Western Reserve Academy
- Hudson City School District for support of the Drug Free Clubs of America
- Hudson Community Chorus for its annual holiday concert on Dec. 3, 2017
- Hudson Heritage Association for reprinting brochures on local architecture and history
- Destination Hudson as it prepares a new community picture book
- Destination Hudson for the “Bye Bye Barrels” event to support the reopening of Main Street
- The Habitat for Humanity Hudson Coalition for its 26th sponsored home project
- Hudson Special Olympics for a local recreation program.
2017 1st Grant Cycle
- Music from the Western Reserve to support the artist fees for the Black Squirrel Quintet performance.
- The Salvation Army of Summit County to support the Hudson Extension Office of the Salvation Army for assistance to the needy who reside in the Hudson School District.
- Hudson City Schools – East Woods to support the purchase of a Sway Fun which is a fully-inclusive piece of playground equipment which students in wheelchairs can independently play on with their friends.
- Hudson Library and Historical Society Community to support, in partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, the 2017 Summer Reading Program, entitled Build a Better World, for Hudson-area children and teens. This grant will be used to further the library’s comprehensive and progressive STEM-related activities and resources offered to our area’s youth and help combat the “summer slide” of learning.