The Spirit of Giving

#Giving2sday Contests - Who will win?

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Nov 30, 2021

This year the Foundation’s two #Giving2sday Contests will be giving away six (6) prizes worth $500 each!

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#Giving2sday-Where can I drop off my donation check?

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Today there are two #Giving2sday Donation Collection sites in Crawford County. We have a secure dropbox behind our building at the Foundation at 254 E. Mansfield Street in Bucyrus. Our lobby will be closed, but we will be checking our secure mailbox regularly on #Giving2sday.  For those closer to Crestline, drop your gift off at the Crestline Public Library from 11am-1pm today only. Online donations are accepted until 11:59 PM. For more details about #Giving2sday or to make a donation, visit our website https://cfcrawford.networkforgood.com. #Giving2sday #LoveCrawfordGiveCrawford #TCF4CC #GivingTuesday

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Become a Fundraiser for #Giving2sday

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Starting a fundraising page is fast, fun, and easy! In less than 5 minutes, you can be on your way to collecting money to support your favorite fund(s) at the Foundation. Simply use the tools we provide to ask for donations from your family, friends and contacts via email and social media. To start a fundraising page, make a donation, or for more details about #Giving2sday, visit our website https://cfcrawford.networkforgood.com. We would like to thank all the individuals who have started fundraising pages and are currently fundraising for their favorite fund(s) at the Foundation. We are extremely grateful! #Giving2sday #LoveCrawfordGiveCrawford #TCF4CC #GivingTuesday #grateful

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It's #Giving2sday!

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Nov 30, 2021

The wait is over! #Giving2sday is here! Make a donation that will generate a second gift to the fund(s) of your choice. Donate online, by mail, or drop off your check, dated 11/30/21, in our secure dropbox located behind the Foundation at 254 E. Mansfield Street, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. If you are closer to Crestline, drop off your donation at the Crestline Public Library between 11am and 1pm today. For more details about #Giving2sday or to make a donation, visit our website, https://cfcrawford.networkforgood.com. #Giving2sday #LoveCrawfordGiveCrawford #TCF4CC #GivingTuesday

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The Community Foundation for Crawford County Holds Annual Fundraiser, #Giving2sday, on November 30

Posted by Lisa Workman on Mon, Nov 22, 2021

For the seventh year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. It is always celebrated the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving – which this year falls on November 30. Since participants are encouraged 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. This year, the Foundation’s portion of that prorated match has been added to by The Mason Companies, E-Z-Go (a Textron Company), and Apex Clean Energy for a total pool of $32,500 to be distributed to participating Foundation funds.

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2021 Spirit of Philanthropy Award Winners Announced

Posted by Lisa Workman on Mon, Nov 22, 2021

(Photo: Judi Saurers presents the Spirit of Philanthropy Award to Andrea Barnes, Director of Environmental Health and interim Health Commissioner of Galion City Health Department, and Health Commissioner Kate Siefert of Crawford County Public Health.)

Every year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County accepts nominations for their Spirit of Philanthropy award, which is given to a person or entity who gives back to our community – either with monetary gifts and/or their time and service. This year, they are awarding the Spirit of Philanthropy Award to Crawford County Public Health and Galion City Health Department. Last year’s award recipient, Judi Saurers, presented the 2021 award to the two health departments on November 22, which was also National Public Health Thank You Day.

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Volunteers Brave the Cold and Snow to Close Fountain

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The fountain at Millennium Park on the square in downtown Bucyrus has been closed for the year. On Saturday, November 13th braving cold temperatures and a little snow, five volunteers of the non-profit organization Projects, Inc. cleaned and shut down the fountain. Pictured from left to right are Dick Hulsmeyer, Projects, Inc. President; Andy Furner, Projects, Inc. board member; Ken Cameron and Mike Hoffman, both volunteers and former Projects, Inc. board members; and Joe Shadeed, Projects, Inc. Treasurer. “We want to make sure to thank Advanced Fiber Technology. They graciously store the fountain cover over the summer when it is not in use,” said Dick Hulsmeyer. “Advanced Fiber Technology employees, Phil Taylor, Leonard Nickler and Shaine Rayborn were allowed time to haul the cover uptown and helped us install it over the fountain for winter on Monday, November 15th. It saves us time and is a big help to have those guys available.”

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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, charitable contributions, Murals, Donate, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC, Bucyrus, fountain, Projects, Inc., Millennium Park, thanks, volunteers, Great American Crossroads Mural

The Community Foundation for Crawford County Recognizes Local Impact During Community Foundation Week

Posted by Lisa Workman on Thu, Nov 11, 2021

November 12-18 is National Community Foundation Week, and The Community Foundation for Crawford County wants to use this time to raise awareness of their local impact and the importance of community foundations in general. Community Foundations hold endowment funds that provide a perpetual source of income for nonprofit organizations. They also hold scholarship funds which seek to alleviate college debt, as well as increase our education attainment level. Finally, they are also a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving the quality of lives for their community. Here locally, those grants have differed greatly in purpose and include everything from helping North Central State College Foundation with the Crawford Success Center, giving to the American Red Cross to help local families after house fires, and even granting from a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to tackle the immediate needs of local nonprofit organizations who were negatively impacted. Community foundations are also working more and more with local entities that drive economic and community development, like the Crawford Partnership. Such collaboration led the Foundation and the Partnership to start the community’s first social impact fund, the Program Related Investment (PRI) Fund. Local donors contributed the money and the PRI Fund offers zero interest loans to small businesses that have been financially impacted since the pandemic.

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Foundation Announces 2021 Photo Contest Winner

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is proud to announce the winner of our annual calendar photo contest: Bill Fisher. In July, the Foundation asked Crawford County residents to submit photos they took from around the county for consideration in our 2020 gratitude report/2022 calendar. Bill, a lifelong resident of Crawford County, submitted a picture (shown here) of tulips in his backyard after being covered in snow in late April which is featured on April in the calendar.

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The Community Foundation for Crawford County Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by Lisa Workman on Thu, Sep 30, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County Board of Trustees recently welcomed new Board members: Zach Chatlain, Kevin Kimmel, and Adam Paynter.

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