Bad Axe Public Schools and the Huron County Community Foundation proudly partnered in 2015 to form the Hatchet Fund. The Hatchet Fund is designed to benefit the excellent programs offered through the school. School funds are a great way for alumni, employees, and communities to support local schools permanently by giving to an endowment. As long as the school exists, gifts to the fund will continue to provide additional funding to the district for field trips, athletics and other extracurricular activities, fine arts programs, technology updates, and much more. The idea to start the Hatchet Fund came from the great people of the Bad Axe community who donate their time, talents, and money to our school programs. In working with HCCF the process to donate is very simple and donors will know that their gift is going directly to help with the high quality education provided to our students.
The Hatchet Fund benefits the school after the endowed balance reaches $5,000. Once the fund starts to grant to the District, how the grant dollars are distributed will be done through an internal application process and selected by the Hatchet Fund committee. Teachers and student groups will apply for funding for special projects, equipment, or other educational aides that helps assist with student growth in and out of the classroom.
If you would like to make a gift to the Hatchet Fund, checks can be made out to HCCF, writing Hatchet Fund in the Memo line, and send them to the Huron County Community Foundation at PO 56, Bad Axe. Gifts via credit card can be made online at huroncountycommunityfoundation.org. HCCF is a 501(c)3 organization that can accept estate gifts, stocks, investments, gifts of land, and gift of crops. Please contact the Foundation for more details on supporting the Hatchet Fund at 989-269-2850.
In January of 2018, the fund had grown enough thanks to our generous donors and will begin being awarded to applicants.
HATCHET FUND GRANT APPLICATION.docx