The Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently met to discuss the distribution of grants to applicants made up of local service and support organizations. The 2021 recipients will receive their awards individually this year instead of a group ceremony in a bid to meet Covid-19 guidelines. Catherine Ferrari, CEO of the bank, said: “The precious and dedicated work done in our communities by so many people and organizations is indeed impressive and humbling. The projects described in the applications we have received are a testament to the commitment, compassion and impressive accomplishments of these groups.
Doug Comm, executive vice president of the bank and CIO and chairman of the board of directors of the foundation, expressed his thanks to all the nominees, “We thank everyone who submitted applications and congratulate them for the work they do to meet the needs of our communities every day. “ Comm added that the work of the Charitable Foundation is aligned with the mission of the Hancock County Savings Bank, which in part spells out the Bank’s commitment to do “Our community a better place to live”.
The 2021 prizes total $ 55,000. The Foundation has been in existence for over 20 years and has donated a total of $ 902,589 to over 160 local service and support organizations. The Foundation Board members are President Doug Comm, President George Ash, Treasurer Alicia Davis, Secretary Anthony Bernardi, Catherine Ferrari, Steve Cooper, Romie Castelli, Cheryl Schreiber, Marvin Six and Drew Cooper. All Council members are volunteers.
The 2021 winners are: A Child’s Place CASA LTD., Beaver County Humane Society, Brooke County Committee on Aging (BCCOA), Brooke Hancock County Veterans Park Inc., Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network Inc., Chester Volunteer Fire Department, City of East Liverpool, Communicycle Beaver County Inc., East Liverpool Rotary Club, Fruit n’Holler, Hancock County 4-H Foundation, Hancock County Humane Foundation Inc., Hancock Brooke Ohio Counties Victim Assistance Program, Museum of Ceramics, New Cumberland Ambulance Service , Inc., Rotary Charities of Southern Columbiana County – Rotary Club of Calcutta, Rotary Club of Beaver, Special Olympics, St. Paul School, The City of Follansbee, Tri-State Christian Academy / Mercy Baptist Church, Tri-State United Soccer, Weirton Christian Center, Youth Services System Inc. and East Liverpool Garden Club.
Funding for the Foundation comes primarily from contributions from the Hancock County Savings Bank as part of its mission, which includes a commitment to support the dedicated work of community organizations. The Foundation promotes charitable and educational activities and generally provides funds in areas such as seed money for the start-up costs of new and innovative programs, human services or educational programs, capital and development needs. equipment, matching grants and one-time grants for programs that do not require reimbursement. . The next round of grant applications must be submitted by September 30, 2022. Following a detailed selection process that includes an assessment of each application according to the grant guidelines, awards will be announced in October 2022.
For more information about the Charitable Foundation, visit www.hcsbank.com or call 304-387-1620.