We have now completed the grant cycle for 2013.  Many thanks to Chair Lynda Gifford and committee members Evelyn PrusackChuck Spencer and Judy Plecas as well as all the other volunteers including Mary BowersockTom ShannonBarb SmithJackie FurbeeRick JiminezBill BayJoAnn Hutchins and Nancy Waldron.  They did an outstanding job of investigating and vetting all of the applicant organizations.   
Here is a list of thegrant awards for 2013.
  Rozier Sharp, President


2013 HCCF Grant Awards of $33,016
Organization Mission Grant Purpose Amt Awarded
Neuro Challenge Foundation, Inc. Assist with families with Parkinson's Disease equipment for aNEW NP office 2,500
Forty Carrots teach high school pregnant teens and those with children fund classes at NPHS 2,000
CHAPS food and hygiene products to HIV Aids patients food and hygiene products to HIV Aids patients 2,000
Literacy Volunteers of South Sar Cty one-on-one tutoring to read textbooks in NP 1,200
All Faiths Food Bank Feed the hungry operating costs and "Cooking Matters" classes in NP 2,000
Habitat for Humanity build and sell houses to those who can work and pay materials for interior walls and flooring in NP 2,500
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring for at-risk students 30 match ups in NP 2,000
Mental Health Community Centers support for persons with mental health issues and families furniture and computer for aNEW NP office 2,000
SPARCC safe place and protection for abused individuals 2,016 rent for new NP office 2,016
Child Protection Center, Inc. Personal Safety & Community Awarness Program conduct training in North Port 2,300
Family Network on Disabilities Man/Sar Empower and support families with disabilities in family Respite Care for NP families 2,000
Children First quality child care and education to allow parents to go to school and also find jobs operating costs for NP classes 2,000
Back Pack Angels distribute personal hygiene products to students 400 bags per month 4,000
Boys & Girls Club help youths in need to reach their potential install new donated windows at NP club 2,500
NP Meals on Wheels distribute meals to those who cannot do or afford cover cost of plastic containers in NP 2,000
TOTAL      $ 33,016