The Spirit of Giving

The Community Foundation for Crawford County Awards Over $422,000 in Grants

Posted by Lisa Workman on Wed, Dec 13, 2023

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Since March, The Community Foundation for Crawford County has awarded strategic competitive grants to local charitable organizations and municipalities totaling $422,973 and including the following recipients:

Competitive Grants went to the following:

  • New Washington Veterans Memorial Park Fund of Projects, Inc. - two grants totaling $36,868 towards development of a veterans' memorial park in New Washington
  • Wildlife Haven - $5,000 towards animal food expenses of the wildlife rehabilitation program and a summer assistant
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, Inc. - $5,000 towards lodging for Crawford County families whose children face life threatening illnesses
  • Crawford Reads 20 - two grants totaling $16,500 towards new books to distribute to children at community events
  • Crestline Childcare Inc. - $14,000 towards installation of a playground
  • American Red Cross East Central Ohio - $15,600 towards four blood drives in Crawford County
  • Crawford County Arts Council - two grants totaling $11,000 towards teaching fees, supplies, and the purchase of hardware and software for teaching digital art and publication classes
  • YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin, Inc. - $38,500 towards capital campaign for renovations and upgrades
  • Galion Community Theatre - $6,805 towards wireless headsets and creation of a youth board
  • #CrawfordForGood - $7,000 towards a matching pool with fundraiser benefiting Crawford County non-profit organizations
  • Friends of the Crawford Park District - $50,000 towards creation of a multi-use trail at Unger Park
  • Saint Francis Soup Kitchen - $3,500 for additional refrigeration for food storage
  • Bucyrus Backpack Program - $20,000 to help cover student meals
  • Family and Community Services, Inc. (RSVP) - $5,000 towards Crawford County senior volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition, including background checks
  • Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio - $7,500 towards JA programming for Crawford County students
  • Bucyrus Kiwanis Club - $25,000 towards Splash Pad at Aumiller Park
  • LifeCare Alliance - $5,000 towards Crawford County children with diabetes attending an educational camp for teaching diabetes management
  • Crawford Partnership - $50,000 towards continuation of Vision Campaign
  • Crawford County Community Concert Association - $5,000 towards improved concert offerings
  • Crawford Works - $50,000 towards operating and payroll costs
  • #Giving2sday - $25,000 to award funds participating in the Foundation's annual fundraiser, distributed on a prorated basis

Special Recognition Grants went to the following:

  • Crawford Works - $56 for boxed lunches for workshop attendees receiving training to assist them in achieving economic self-sufficiency through employment
  • Jobs & Family Services (JFS) Adopt a Child at Christmas program - $1,069.50 in VISA gift cards
  • Team Focus (Ohio Chapter) - $1,374.50 towards programming offering support and development of life skills in young men without a father figure

Emergency Grants went to the following:

  • Alpha 12-Step Recovery - $8,200 for air conditioner repair at Jericho House
  • Crawford County Affiliate of the Ohio Governor's (Dolly Parton) Imagination Library - $10,000 towards books for children

The first competitive grant cycle deadline for 2024 is December 31, 2023, with grants to be awarded in the spring.

Established in 1984 with the generous help of the Timken Foundation, The Community Foundation for Crawford County is bridging philanthropy with causes that improve Crawford County's quality of life. Home is Why!

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