Hancock Health Foundation makes awards to our associates in need when they need help the most. We also recognize local organizations and individuals making a difference for the health of our community through our Bobby Keen and Bert Curry Healthy Community Awards.

Hancock Health Foundation no longer funds grants. Your request for a donation, grant, or sponsorship must be made through Hancock Health.

Our hope is that this change will allow Hancock Health to have a greater impact on health and wellness in this community. Get more information here about requesting support.

Associate Crisis Fund

The Associate Crisis Fund was created to provide financial assistance to Hancock Health associates who have experienced personal hardship. Any current full or part-time Hancock Health associate who has completed their probation period is not on a corrective action plan and has experienced an unanticipated financial hardship is eligible to apply and may receive assistance once per calendar year. Associates cannot receive assistance for more than three consecutive years. If you need help, please review the application guidelines and fill out an application, which must be submitted to the Foundation office. You may also call (317) 468-4106 for more information.

Bobby Keen and Bert Curry Healthy Community Awards

Each year, Hancock Health Foundation recognizes a local organization and an individual whose service efforts have created positive change in the health and wellness of our local communities. The foundation Awards and Scholarships committee receives nominations and annually selects at least one recipient to receive each award.

Nominations for 2022 are due on November 30th. The winners will be announced at the foundation’s year-end holiday celebration. To nominate an individual or organization for these awards, download the nomination form.

Bert Curry Healthy Community Award Recipients

Named in honor of the Foundation’s first executive director, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and improving health and wellness in our community. Past winners include:

  • 1999: Women Helping Women & Walker (split)
  • 2000: Hope House
  • 2001: Hospice
  • 2002: Hancock Food Pantry
  • 2003: Jaris Hammond
  • 2004: Tobacco Free Coalition
  • 2005: Edelweiss Equine
  • 2006: Special Olympics Hancock County
  • 2007: Bert Curry Award
  • 2008: FUSE
  • 2008: YAR
  • 2009: Kiwanis
  • 2011: Dr. Donn Hunter – Hospice
  • 2012: Dorothy Gunn – Hope House, Soup Kitchen (split)
  • 2014: Susie Broome (Women Helping Women) & Susie Billings (Cancer)
  • 2015: Becky Riley
  • 2016: Dr. Thomas O’Connor (Talitha Koum) & Jack Goff (Food Pantry)
  • 2017: Bob Wortman & Linda Hart
  • 2018: Amy Baggott
  • 2019: Dawn Hansen
  • 2020: Gina Colclazier
  • 2021: Katherine Neff Locke

Please note, prior to 2010, we do not have a record of whether the organization listed actually received the award, or if an individual received the award and donated their money to the organization.

Bobby Keen Healthy Community Award Recipients

Named in honor of the former Hancock Regional Hospital president and CEO, this award recognizes a hospital program or local organization that has made a significant and positive impact on the health and wellness of our community. Past winners include:

  • 2013: Hospice
  • 2014: K.B. Memorial Soup Kitchen
  • 2015: Hancock County Children’s Choir
  • 2016: Greenfield Parks Department
  • 2017: The Landing Place
  • 2018: Hancock Regional Hospital Guild
  • 2019: Rock Steady Boxing
  • 2020: Brianna’s Hope of Greenfield
  • 2021: Meals on Wheels of Hancock County