• Grant applications can be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed by the Selection Committee on a quarterly basis.
  • Due to limited resources, grants and donations will be allocated solely as determined to be in the Foundation’s best interests.
  • Applicants will be informed of the Committee’s decision by letter. It is our policy not to provide an explanation for grant requests that are declined by the Committee.
  • Hancock Family Foundation grants are awarded for a single year. Grants can be renewed based on the review of the previous year’s progress and results. We require that a grant renewal application be submitted for consideration.
  • The Foundation funds organizations that demonstrate competency and effectiveness. All grant recipients will be required to complete and return quarterly reports through the duration of the funding period.


  • When considering the award of grants and scholarships from the Foundation, the Selection Committee will weigh a variety of factors. The grant application will be reviewed, as well as other eligibility factors, which are as follows:
    • Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities, under Section 509(a) of that code; organizations cannot be a private foundation under Section 509(a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
    • Churches and religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for activities that are non-sectarian and benefit the larger community.
    • While some unrestricted funding is provided, the Foundation prefers to fund specific projects.


If the periodic reports submitted or other information collected indicate that any part of the grant is not being used in the manner described by these policies and procedures, the Selection Committee will investigate.

If the Foundation learns that any part of a grant is not being used to further the purposes of the grant, the Selection Committee will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to recover the grant funds and/or ensure restoration of the diverted funds to the purposes of the grant.


HFF Grant Application
HFF Grant Application (PDF)
HFF Grant Renewal Application (Microsoft Word)
HFF Grant Renewal Application (PDF)

HFF Quarterly Report (Microsoft Word)
HFF Quarterly Report (PDF)