Featured Match Day participant:

Nameless Creek Youth Camp

President:

Jerry Bell

Mission:

Nameless Creek Youth Camp creates outdoor recreational and camping opportunities and seeks to increase the appreciation of nature and the enjoyment of the outdoors and outdoor sports for all of Greenfield, Hancock County and its surrounding counties.

Organization highlights:

• Nameless Creek Youth Camp provides a safe haven for youth of all ages to camp, play and learn in a safe environment. The facility is open to scouting groups, school groups, church groups, community groups and businesses.

• The camp is run by volunteers. No one receives a stipend or salary to work at the camp. Every dime that comes to the camp in revenue, donations or grants goes into the maintenance or capital improvement funds for the camp.

• In 2014, the camp met its goal of 200 use days recorded with more than 6,000 visitors.

Match Day funding plans:

The grant that Nameless Creek Youth Camp receives for immediate use will be applied to finishing the new dining hall, complete with new bathrooms, a kitchen and multipurpose room with furniture and appliances. This will allow the camp to accommodate up to 150 participants. The camp is also planning to create a storage room, utility room and two large bathrooms with sinks and showers.

The grant to grow our endowment plays a key role in Nameless Creek Youth Camp’s ability to carry out its mission for generations to come. Because the principal of the endowment remains untouched for all time, the fund provides an ongoing stream of revenue to support the organization’s day-to-day operations and services now and far into the future.

About Match Day

Match Day, sponsored by the Hancock County Community Foundation, is a day-long fundraising event benefiting 12 local nonprofits. Between now and July 24 (Match Day), we’ll feature these nonprofits and highlight their offerings in the community.

Donations made on Match Day, July 24, will be matched two ways:

1) Every community gift received during the 24-hour period will be matched by funds from a community foundation pool of $80,000, which will go toward the organizations’ immediate needs. How much of that pool is received is proportional to how much the organization raises on Match Day.

2) All community gifts will also be endowed and matched 50 cents on the dollar, up to $7,500 per organization, from a $90,000 grant pool from the Lilly Endowment. This means each organization’s goal is to raise $15,000 in order to receive the entire $7,500 match.

All Match Day contributions must be made on July 24 in order to be counted as part of the campaign. Individuals may make online contributions at giveHCgrowHC.org. They can make a gift by cash, check (dated July 24) or credit card at the foundation office or by phone. Gifts via mail will be accepted only if postmarked July 24.

About the Hancock County Community Foundation

The Hancock County Community Foundation works with individuals, families and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar, forever. The foundation has granted more than $10 million since its inception in 1992.