Annual Fireworks - December Downtown - Saturday, December 2nd

Hudson Community Foundation is proud to present our annual fireworks show on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and launches from Veterans Way downtown.

Viewable areas include First & Main green, Gazebo green, Acme parking lot, or any other public green or parking area downtown.

This annual event is made possible by the generosity of our donors like you. Our Fireworks Fund is endowed. That means they are permanently funded and will continue here in Hudson. This is another example of HCF working to enhance the overall quality of life right here in Hudson, Ohio.


Friday, November 24, 2023

Join the community in the annual Lighting of the Greens, Friday, November 24th 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.  Again this year will be an Ugly Sweater Contest.

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 expenses 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.

Click here to DONATE ONLINE

National Philanthropy Day and National Community Foundation Week

HCF will celebrate National Philanthropy Day with a week-long series of events kicking off with a Community Food Drive!

Hudson Residents, we need your help!

Our local Hudson Food Pantry has had a rapid increase in needs and requested donations from the following list. Please help us pack our local Food Pantry and drop off any of these much-needed items at HCF early next week!

FOOD: Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Canned Pastas, Brandname Cereals, and Canned Tuna

PERSONAL: Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products such as Pads and Tampons, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, and Bars of Soap

WHAT: Food Drive to Benefit Hudson Food Pantry

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 13 - Wed. Nov. 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Hudson Community Foundation, 49 East Main Street in The Baldwin House (Look for Food Drive sign!)

Email us to schedule a different drop-off time!

The Celebration Continues

To continue to celebrate National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15, Hudson Community Foundation has planned a week-long series of events and initiatives. In addition to our collaborative food pantry drive we are also promoting Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts of Kindness 

It all starts with an act! Join us in celebrating by saturating our community with Random Acts of Kindness. Make sure to tag us on social media to spread the kindness!

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October 25, 2023 - Free Community Program on Cybersecurity: 

Click Here for the resource handout at our community event 


May 2, 2023 Event -  Free Community Program - Write-A- Will

6:30 pm - 7:30 Pm - Barlow Community Center


May 2, 2023 Event -  Free Community Program - Write-A- Will

6:30 pm - 7:30 Pm - Barlow Community Center

Register online -


If you missed our Write A Will Community Program, view online

Write A Will Program Video





January 10, 2023 Event

Hudson Non-Profit Organizations meeting. - Barlow Community Center


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.





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 Visit the foundation at

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, an online resource of the Twinsburg-based Dalton Foundation.

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