July 2022 Event:

Hudson Fireworks -Friday, July 1st at dusk

Parking is available at JoAnn Stores with shuttle service to Barlow Farm Park. Shuttle service begins at 7:00pm.  Please note: THERE IS NO PARKING AT LITTLE TIKES THIS YEAR.  Handicapped parking/viewing is available at Wood Hollow Park.


April 2022 Events:

We are offering a free informational workshop to assist residents on keeping their estate plans current and aligned with their long-term wishes.  The session is entitled "Keeping Estate Plans Current: A practical guide to a well-prepared estate plan".  This workshop will be lead by Jared M. Hoover, JD, CPA of David J. Simmons & Associates, LLC. This is an informational discussion presented as a public service.. We are hosting this workshop as a community service as we all think about the future and how we want our estates to be settled when the time comes.

About our presenter:

Jared Hoover has been practicing law for 12 years and is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Jared and the other members of his firm concentrate their practice almost exclusively in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration with offices in Canton, Ohio and Naples, Florida.  Jared and the other attorneys at his firm are licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida.  Jared is also licensed as a CPA in Ohio.

Advanced registration is required. Capacity is limited.




February 2022 Events:


February 10th - 

Learn about the Hudson Afghan Relocation Efforts! Feb. 10th, 2022 (7 - 8:30pm)

Thank you for watching the Afghanistan Refugee Program last night. Over 100 people attended the program either in person or via livestream!

Thank you, Madhu and Kevin, for introducing us to the International Institute of Akron (IIA) and all you do to help settle refugees in the Akron area!

Thank you, Jen Batton from Hudson DEI Alliance and Hudson community partners providing much needed support to IIA in their efforts.


As a community partner, the Hudson Community Foundation has set up the Hudson IIA Refugee Assistance Fund to raise $50,000 for the purchase of a

15 passenger van for IIA. The foundation has raised $15,600 to date.

Make a donation


If you would like additional information about the Hudson Community Foundation or Hudson DEI Alliance, please use the emails below.

Hudson Community Foundation, Amy Jordan: amyjordan@myhcf.org

Hudson DEI Alliance, Jen Batton:  hudsondeialliance@gmail.com





February 3rd: 



Resources for Substance Use

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January 2022 Event:    

Meet our newest member of the HCF Board of Directors.  We are excited to announce our new board members for 2022. They will join 12 other exceptionally talented and committed Hudson residents who serve on our board of directors.

Read more: https://conta.cc/3rbeBew


November 2021 Event:    


Join the community in the annual Lighting of the Greens, Friday, November 26th at 5 pm.  Everyone is invited to begin gathering on the gazebo area of the green for a free event beginning at 5 p.m.  The annual lighting and holiday caroling is a beloved Hudson tradition made possible through the efforts of the Hudson Lighting Committee, Hudson League for Service, Hudson Community Foundation, Hudson Community Choruses and Destination Hudson.

Prior to flipping the switch to light the majestic trees on the green, caroling will be led by adult and youth members of the community choruses, who will sing as they process through the green before reaching the historic gazebo by 5 pm.

Visit us 5-6 pm at the Baldwin House, 49 East Main Street for cookies and candy canes!  We hope to see you!

The Holiday Lighting Fund was opened at Hudson Community Foundation to build a fund so that the Hudson Annual Lighting of the Greens will continue in perpetuity each holiday season. All lights and greenery around town during the holiday season have been funded by generous donors.  Thank you to all that have supported over the years! 

To support the Holiday Lighting Fund as we work towards an endowment allowing the tradition to continue in perpetuity, donate online or mail your donation to Hudson Community Foundation, FBO Lighting Fund, PO Box 944, Hudson, Ohio 44236.    Donations also will be accepted at the lighting event.

October 2021 Event:

Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) has awarded $12,500 in fall 2021 grants to seven not-for-profit organizations serving needs in our community and enhancing the quality of life in Hudson – increasing the foundation’s total 2021 grants to date to $32,700.

Receiving grants in the foundation’s Fall 2021 grants cycle are:

  • Case-Barlow Farm for its geogrid surface expansion project.
  • Destination Hudson to support Hudson merchants and restaurants in the annual Chocolate Walk.
  • Friends of HCTV for the Teradek Bolt System for community and school television and on-line productions.
  • GriefCare Place to support no-cost grief support groups and programs.
  • Hudson Community First for the 2022 Wellness Week at Hudson High School.
  • Hudson Players for lighting and sound renovations at Barlow Community Center Theatre.
  • State of Mind Hudson to support local programs on mental health.


In addition to these grants made by HCF, over $1.2 million in contributions to more than 420 charitable organizations in Hudson and nationwide were made in the first three quarters of 2021 from Donor Advised Funds and special-purpose funds administered by the foundation.


To learn more about contributing to and through the Hudson Community Foundation, contact HCF President Amy Jordan at 330/655-3580 or amyjordan@myhcf.org. Visit the foundation at www.myhcf.org.

HCF At Work: Drug Safe Hudson

We are entering a new phase in our joint effort to alleviate substance abuse in our community by partnering with reLink.org, an online resource of the Twinsburg-based Dalton Foundation.

Read more


September 2021 Event:

Read More about our Sponors and Event Details

Event Highlights

July 2021 Event:

May 2021 Event:

Food and Hygiene Drive 

May 4th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  - Hudson Drug Mart - 5863 Darrow Road, Hudson

Hudson Community Foundation is hosting a mobile food and hygiene drive to benefit the Hudson Food Pantry and The Emergency Assistance Center. 

Donations being collected by volunteers from The Emergency Assistance Center and Hudson Food Pantry can be brought between 11am and 1pm on May 4 to the parking lot of Discount Drug Mart, 5863 Darrow Rd., Hudson.  The Emergency Assistance Center’s new mobile food pantry will be parked in that location. Items collected will be used at both pantries for Hudson families in need.



Canned beans – baked, black, garbanzo or white

Canned chicken

Canned fruit

Canned ravioli

Canned tuna


Hearty soups


Peanut Butter & Jelly


Spaghetti sauce


Personal Hygiene:

Body Wash


Diaper Wipes

Dish Soap

Hand Soap

Facial Tissue

Feminine Hygiene

Toilet Paper

April 2021 News:

Grant Applications Invited for an April 5th Deadline

We are accepting grant applications for Spring 2021 for funding to local nonprofit organizations located in or directly serving Hudson. Grant requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities specific to our local community, in the areas of arts, culture, education, environmental, historical, preservation, human service, youth, and community development that would improve quality of life in Hudson.

Applications must be completed and submitted by April 5, 2021 by 5pm.

Organizations that have received grants prior to 2021 and wish to apply again must first have submitted a final report for any previously funded projects or programs to be eligible for funds again. The final report deadlines may vary.

The Foundation’s grant funding results from the generosity of donors who have contributed to specific and unrestricted funds established at the Foundation. Contributions are accepted throughout the year and can be made online at myhcf.org.

For more information on grant guidelines and eligibility requirements click here or to learn about our grant season call the Hudson office at (330) 655-3580.

March 2021 Event:

Hudson Community Foundation is presenting a free Community Program to learn more about how symptoms of substance abuse and the range of resources available to help in a live panel discussion:

Program: Moving Beyond Substance Use

Broadcast Live:  HCTV Spectrum Channel 1021

HCTV online is:  http://1021.hudsoncommunity.tv

Hudson Community Foundation Steaming Live Facebook page  

This program was provided by Hudson Community Foundation.

Watch Video

Click Here for Substance Use Program Resources

February 2021 Event:

Hudson Community Foundation is presenting a free Community Program to learn more about how to protect and improve your mental health in a live panel discussion:

Program:  Protecting and Improving Your Mental Health

Broadcast Live:  HCTV Spectrum Channel 1021

HCTV online is:  http://1021.hudsoncommunity.tv

Hudson Community Foundation Steaming Live Facebook page  

This program is provided by Hudson Community Foundation in partnership with Peg's Foundation

Click Here For Resources Shared During Program

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February 2022 Events:

7th Annual Chocolate Walk 

We are proud to sponsor the 2021 Hudson Chocolate Walk hosted by Destination Hudson.  For more information isit www.destinationhudson.com for more details about the event