The Spirit of Giving
It has come to our attention that many potential college applicants and their parents believe there is a cost associated with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Please make note of the first word in the name of this form: FREE. And that’s because it is! Let us explain.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County announces Samantha Peck as a 2019 scholarship winner for The Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Studies Scholarship.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded over $41,000 in competitive grants to local charitable organizations and municipalities.
Community grants went to the following:
• Emmanuel’s Bread — $5,000 towards Crestline and St. Joseph Catholic Schools backpack program
• Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc. - $2,500 for the Crawford County Emergency Clothing Program
• The Galion Golden Age Club, Inc. - $698 for purchase and installation of black out blinds for movie viewingRead More
For the 5th year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County held their annual fundraiser, #Giving2sday, on the global day of giving that occurred this year on November 27.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County thanked their donors with an Evening of Philanthropy last week at the Aspen Terrace Clubhouse in Galion. Contributors from throughout Crawford County gathered to enjoy food, drinks and socializing.
Presentation of the 2018 Spirit of Philanthropy Award: Brad Starkey, Foundation Chairman, Tim Hicks representing the Timken Foundation, Libby McPeek, and Lisa Workman, Foundation President.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County is once again participating in #GivingTuesday, a growing international day of doing good and fundraising. To counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is always held the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving – which this year falls on November 27. Participating groups around the world are welcome to embrace the day’s name and make it their own, so the Foundation calls it “#Giving2sday” as their Board sets aside a lump sum of money from which a second gift is generated for each donation. The “2” in the title is to help donors remember that their gift will inspire a second one.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County held its annual meeting and celebration event last week at the Trillium Event Center in Bucyrus. Opening comments were made by Lisa Workman, President of the Foundation, to a crowd of about 77. Attendees learned about the book, “New Power” and listened to a video of its author, Henry Timms, who also created the international day of philanthropy and kindness known as #GivingTuesday. Workman encouraged the crowd to “take off our letterman jackets and harness the connections of our larger, Crawford County crowd.” She applauded local efforts that have produced an increase in Crawford County’s 20-29 age group population, as well as a 2% increase in the county’s education attainment level.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County surprised a few local businesses of New Washington on Friday, September 28th in support of National Good Neighbor Day.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County welcomed a new Board member when they met this week: Sarah Wegesin.Read More