HCF Responds to COVID-19

One of the Hudson Community Foundation's primary purposes is to meet the ongoing needs of our community. 

What we are doing:

In response to the COVID19 health crisis affecting our community, the  Hudson Community Foundation has committed to match up to $10,000 in community donations to the Hudson NOW Fund.  This fund supports non-profit organizations located in or directly serving the Hudson community that provide basic needs, such as food assistance and supplies, emergency assistance in the form of utility payments (gas/electric/water) and food vouchers.

How you can help:

We are asking our neighbors in the Hudson community to join us in this effort with a contribution to HCF’s NOW Fund.  Every dollar of a tax-deductible gift to the Hudson NOW Fund goes to support locally focused charitable programs.

HCF has the methods in place to help the residents across the Hudson City School District in the short- and long-term.  HCF works closely to fund the activities of non-profits who are on the front lines of reaching out and filling gaps in available services

NOTE: If you have a fund at HCF, you can donate directly to this fund. Contact our office. 


Nonprofit Resources:

Responding to the pandemic has been ever changing.  Information about nonprofit grantmaking process and how to apply for a grant can be found at: www.myhcf.org/how-to-apply-for-grants


Hudson Restaurant & Retail Stores COVID Support Fund

One of the Hudson Community Foundation’s primary purposes is to support the needs of our community and enhance a vibrant downtown community. The Hudson Community Foundation’s (HCF) has created a fund to support our local restaurants and retail stores during this coronavirus pandemic in recognition of the financial needs of these local businesses, due to government directives requiring business closures, operating restrictions and social distancing.

The HCF Restaurant & Retail Stores COVID Support Fund will provide grants up to $5,000 to qualifying Hudson Restaurant and Retail Stores businesses. Grants will be made available to ensure business continuity. Business owners will utilize funds to make reasonable best efforts to maintain operations.

We completed the first round of special grants to locally owned and operated restaurants and retail stores that are struggling economically as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Of the $50,000 in initial seed funding for HCF’s Restaurant & Retail Stores COVID Support Fund, $39,000 was awarded to 17 Hudson businesses. 

All grant applications were thoughtfully reviewed by an independent local committee of four women and three men with professional backgrounds in law, banking, financial management, entrepreneurship and business. "We are indebted to these volunteers for their time and talent on short notice to help sustain the health of Hudson’s business community,” Amy Jordan, President, Hudson Community Foundation


Have Questions or Concerns?

In an act of social distancing, our offices are closed, but we are committed to providing our donors and our community  with seamless investment, grantmaking and community leadership services during this time while we work remotely.

Follow our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) for additional updates from HCF.

Don't hesitate to reach out to our office: 330-655-3580.

Amy Jordan, President 

We deeply appreciate the medical professionals, first responders and local businesses who are caring for those directly affected by the virus. Likewise, we are so grateful to our donors who are supporting the work of the non-profit organizations providing valuable resources and assistance. By working together to assist those in need, we will get through this time and emerge stronger than ever.

Give Now

Mail your donation to our office at: PO Box 944, Hudson, Ohio 44236.

Founded in 2000, Hudson Community Foundation’s 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. Supported by hundreds of local donors and Donor Advised Funds, we ended 2019 with assets of $22.2 million. The foundation operates from an office in the historic Baldwin House on Hudson’s village green and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.