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.

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September 2021 Event:

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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.

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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

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September Events:

Hudson Community Foundation is presenting a free Community Event to learn more about how to protect your financial information and prevent identity theft in a live panel discussion:

Program:  Protecting Your Financial Information and Building Cyber Awareness in the Digital Age

Broadcast Live:  HCTV Spectrum Channel 1021

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

Hudson Community Foundation Steaming Live Facebook page  

Email Questions up to September 29th at 5:00 pm: info@myhcf.org

Call or Text Questions during the live presentation to:  (234) 380-6411

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August Events:

The Hudson Community Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month by reflecting on a long list of accomplishments, as well as planning for continued growth and impact on behalf of Hudson, its families, businesses and community organizations.

  • Working with more than 150 Hudson individuals, families and organizations to create Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) used to manage their charitable donations locally and nationwide.
  •  Providing grants to local organizations through HCF’s annual appeal for the Hudson Now Fund, Hudson Forever Endowment Fund, Arts & Culture Fund, Historic and Environmental Preservation Fund, Hudson Social Services Fund, and the Youth, Education & Recreation Fund
  • Establishing organization funds to support their missions.
  • Partnering with other community organizations on many long-term projects such as drug safety, the annual holiday lighting of downtown Hudson, Veterans Way sculpture, Children’s Playground and Pride of Place.
  • Establishing the Hudson City Schools Student Assistance Fund, which provides grants for students from families unable to afford expenses associated with typical school life.
  • Endowing Hudson’s annual Independence Day fireworks so this community celebration can continue in perpetuity without additional fundraising.
  • Creating scholarship funds to establish a family’s legacy of educational support or as a memorial to a loved one.
  •  Administering community fundraising for major undertakings, including construction of Hudson Memorial Stadium.
  • Helping to establish new community-enriching organizations, such as Hudson Community First, Destination Hudson, EMS Outreach, Friends of Hudson Parks, Leadership Hudson, Taste of Hudson, Hudson Farmer’s Market and Screen on the Green.
  • Created the Restaurant and Retail Store COVID Support Fund, initially seeded with $50,000, to provide grants to locally owned and operated restaurants and retail stores struggling to survive as customer traffic dropped.

June Events:

HCF Awards Grants to Support Our Local Restaurants and Retail Stores

The Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) has completed its 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, $38,000 was awarded to 16 Hudson businesses


May Events:

$10,000 in scholarships awarded to Hudson High School Seniors from HCF Scholarship Funds

These scholarships are awarded to Hudson High School seniors for use towards their college expenses.

Congratulations to the of 2020 Hudson High School graduating class!


To learn more about creating a scholarship in your name or in memory of a loved one, call our office today. Set-up is easy and can be funded with your IRA required minimum distribution. IRA's qualify for tax-free charitable distributions.


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April Events:

Hudson Community Foundation awards grants

The Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) made distributions to local non-profit organizations helping Hudsonites overcome obstacles related to the COVID-19 virus. Donations were collected from local donors who responded to the foundation’s appeal for contributions specifically related to the virus and its impact on local families. Sincere thanks to those who have contributed to HCF to support our community especially this time of need. Special recognition for JIm and Nancy Cleveland for their generous donation to support our community in need.

The ripple of COVID-19 has demonstrated once again the value and importance of a locally-responsive community foundation such as ours. We are here to serve our donors and neighbors in need. We will continue to collect for COVID-19 relief funds for the the Hudson NOW Fund, which benefits various social service organizations who are serving needs in Hudson.

Donate online or mail to the Hudson Community Foundation, PO Box 944, Hudson, Ohio 44236.


March Events:

Not-For-Profit Strategic Planning Workshop:

HCF is offering a workshop on strategic planning for area nonprofit organizations from 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 4th, at our offices in the Baldwin House,  49 East Main Street.

Attendees at the HCF session will learn how to develop  a plan simply and efficiently This session is ideal for executive directors as attendees will receive course materials, tools and resources, and clear direction on how to develop a strategic plan that positions their organization for growth and greater impact.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.  Cost to attend is $25.00.  Registration is required at marascherer@myhcf.org.  Space is limited, so available slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

About our workshop facilitator, Joel Kessel:

Joel Kessel is owner of Kessel Strategies, an Ohio-based company that focuses on helping growth-minded leaders and organizations gain clarity. For 25 years, Joel has been advising, training, and guiding executives, leadership teams, and organizations to think more strategically and communicate more effectively so they can have a larger impact on the people they lead and serve. Organizations Joel has helped throughout his career include Ronald McDonald House Charities, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Runaway Safeline, Ohio United Way, PANDAS Network, Chicago Youth Centers, and many others.


February Events:

Sixth Annual Chocolate Walk - Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are proud to sponsor the 2020 Hudson Chocolate Walk hosted by Destination Hudson.  The event is sold out! Visit www.destinationhudson.com for more details about the event


Hudson High School Service Learning Fundraiser - February 10 - March 20

Hudson High School Service Learning Students are conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through March 20, 2020 to raise funds for Hudson City Schools Student Assistance Fund, a fund of the Hudson Community Foundation. This fundraiser will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Those dollars will benefit Hudson City School students facing financial hardship.

Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at the main offices of each building:


East Woods

Ellsworth Hill


Hudson Middle School

Hudson High School

Hudson Community Foundation

All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout a network of micro-enterprise (small businesses) in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited.  By refurbishing and selling the shoes, owners of these overseas micro-enterprises are able to conduct business and use the proceeds of shoe sales to feed, clothe and house their families.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Hudson High School Service Learning Students fundraiser, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.