Vision Statement: Bridging philanthropy with causes that improve Crawford County's quality of life.
Mission Statement: As a catalyst, the foundation works to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Crawford County by:
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The Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Tyler Niese, a young man from Buckeye Central High School who passed away in 2016. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Buckeye Central High School . The recipients for this scholarship will be selected by the Buckeye Central School's Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to students who have had to overcome some educational or life situational hardship.
The Mount Zion Milton Harman Scholarship is named in memory of Milton Harman, a long-time Superintendent of Mount Zion School. A $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Wyford High School. The recipient of this scholarship will receive $500.00 payable at the beginning of the second semester of study and the other $500.00 awarded at the beginning of the second year of study.
The Merle & Peg Hutson Scholarship is named in memory of “Coach” Merle Hutson, beloved football coach and educator for many years at Crestline High School. Coach’s career as a player went from high school to college to both pro and semi-pro. Later, he was inducted into both the Heidelberg College Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and the football stadium in Crestline is named in his honor. His coaching career was interrupted only when he enlisted in military service during WW II. Applicants must be graduates of Crestline High School, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit two letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants who can display examples of extracurricular activities, community service and leadership. Finalists will be interviewed.The Marvis Schaaf Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Marvis Ann Schaaf, a generous member of several organizations in Crawford County. Marvis worked as manager for the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment Services before retiring after 35 years of employment. She was a member of St. Johns UCC of Bucyrus and the Church Women's Guild. She was also involved with the North Side Reading Circle and Salvation Army Board. Marvis was honored with the title of Bucyrus Business and Professional Woman of the year in 1970.Marvis generously provided for this scholarship in her will, so a $3,500.00 will be awarded to two graduates of any Crawford County, OH High School. Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen based upon the student's financial need and academic qualifications.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities Outsidescholarships.org is a scholarship search website that helps students find scholarship opportunities they may not be aware of. A sampling of scholarships and their links are listed below. Please note that some of these scholarships have application deadlines as early as March, 2017!
The citizens of Crawford County have once again helped The Community Foundation for Crawford County suprass its goal for our annual fundraising day. On November 29, #Giving2sday, the collective power of the individuals, communities and organizations of Crawford County and beyond, raised funds totaling $111,100.45! These funds go directly to the endowment funds of the organizations here at the Foundation. $13,025.20 of that total was raised for the Unrestricted fund at the CF4CC! This money is specifically earmarked for grant awards, once again supporting Crawford County to improve the lives of its citizens.
“This year's event exceeded all expectations," explained Lisa Workman, the Foundation's President. "Donors like knowing that their gift inspired a second one, as our Board set aside $25,000 to distribute to our participating funds on a pro-rated basis. So the more a fund raised, the larger piece of that $25,000 pie it received! We are grateful to live in such a generous community!" The final tally of $111,100 supassed last year's event by over $25,000, and when combined with the Foundation Board's commitment resulted in $135,000 being distributed to good causes in Crawford County.
"Thanks to a gift to the Foundation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation via Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, an additional $500 was added to the top eaning fund in one of each of three categories: agency funds, scholarship funds and the school funds. Those winners are the Crawford County Community Concert Association Endowment Fund, the Pry Scholarship Fund, and the Galion Community Education Foundation Fund."Next year's #Giving2sday will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
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The Community Foundation for Crawford County announced more than $405,000 in grants to local non-profit agencies distributed so far this year. This included $191,000 to 37 organizations in designated agency and agency fund grants and $214,000 to 15 agencies in community grants.
Philanthropist of the Year Award Given at the CF4CC Evening of Philanthropy
Dr. Donald Wenner