The Community Foundation for Crawford County recently awarded over $162,000 in scholarships to both graduating seniors and current college students.Read More
The Spirit of Giving
The Community Foundation for Crawford County has created a Program Related Investment (PRI) Fund, in conjunction with the Crawford Partnership. This fund was developed to provide emergency loans to small businesses in Crawford County that have experienced economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County is offering funding for non-profit organizations that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Other than a few grant requests, our Board has decided that this year we will be redirecting our normal grant monies towards alleviating impact from the COVID-19 crisis,” explained Lisa Workman, the Foundation’s President. “This will be our approach until further notice, as we know this event will be occurring in phases and will continue uncovering ongoing emerging needs.” She added that grant applications which had been submitted for the regular grant cycle have been paused indefinitely.Read More
From 2015 to 2018, Crawford County saw an increase in post-high school educational attainment levels of working-age residents (ages 25-64) of 5.42 percentage points, from 23.08% to 28.5%. That’s according to data gathered from the Lumina Foundation, the U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts, and American Community Survey.
“This speaks volumes for how important it was that we worked with North Central State College to get the Crawford Success Center open in 2015,” explained Lisa Workman, President of The Community Foundation for Crawford County. “We have also really expanded our scholarship offerings to make education more affordable and attainable, and increased scholarships for current college students to keep them in school.”Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County is announcing that their scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now open and available on their website at www.cfcrawford.org/scholarships. They are encouraging anyone looking for free money for college to start now. “The holiday break is a perfect time for students to start applying for scholarships,” stated Lisa Workman, the Foundation’s President. “While the Foundation’s scholarship application deadline is March 2, 2020 at 5PM, some of the first scholarship deadlines students will see are as early as December 31, 2019.”Read More
Haley is a 2014 graduate of Bucyrus High School and a current graduate student at Ohio University working on her doctorate in physical therapy. She will be one of a group of Ohio University graduate students and faculty traveling to Botswana, Africa for three weeks this summer. This program, offered by her college, is an interdisciplinary healthcare service learning trip for audiology, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology students.
For the 6th year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County held their annual fundraiser, #Giving2sday, on the global day of giving that occurred this year on December 3rd.
“This was our best year yet,” exclaimed Jennifer Stirm, Foundation Board member and Chair of their Development Committee. “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. Crawford County may have a small population, but it is large when it comes to generosity!” The preliminary tally of $177,400 which donors raised combined with the Foundation Board’s commitment means that $202,400 is being distributed to good causes in Crawford County.Read More
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Thank you to Norton's Flowers for the gorgeous arrangement that arrived at our office on the day before #Giving2sday. We are blessed to have you in our community! And speaking of #Giving2sday, we would like to thank all the volunteers and donors who make our annual fundraising event a success.Read More
The Community Foundation for Crawford County welcomed five new Board members when they met last month: Chad Birge, Caryl Huggins, Doug Leuthold, Jennifer Stirm and Jeff Zeisler.Read More
For the fifth year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. To counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is always celebrated the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving – which this year falls on December 3. Since participants are welcome to embrace the day and make it their own, 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