The Spirit of Giving

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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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC, Giving

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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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC, thanks, photos, contest

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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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC

Bucyrus Rotary Club announces its second 2021 Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Delaney Strickland

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Thu, Sep 02, 2021

The Bucyrus Rotary Club announces and congratulates its second Memorial Scholarship recipient of this year, Delaney Strickland.

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Tags: Crawford County, Scholarship, Community Foundation, philanthropy, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, Giving, graduating senior, Education, Bucyrus Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship

2021 Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Thomas Phillips

Posted by Lisa Workman on Tue, Aug 31, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is pleased to introduce Thomas Phillips, a 2021 recipient of one of the four Kenneth Cummins Scholarship awards.

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Tags: Crawford County, Scholarship, Community Foundation, philanthropy, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, Scholarship Recipient Spotlight, graduating senior, Education

Second Cycle Grant Application Deadline Fast Approaching

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, Aug 25, 2021

The deadline for the Foundation's second and final cycle of grant applications for this year is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Hurry and apply before time runs out!

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Tags: Crawford County, Grants, Community Foundation, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC, nonprofits

2021 Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Emily Rudd

Posted by Lisa Workman on Tue, Aug 24, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is pleased to introduce Emily Rudd, a 2021 recipient of one of the two James E. Huggins, Sr. and Margaret M. Huggins Agricultural Scholarship awards.

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Tags: Crawford County, Scholarship, Community Foundation, philanthropy, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, Scholarship Recipient Spotlight, high school graduate, Education

2021 Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Ivy Stewart

Posted by Lisa Workman on Mon, Aug 23, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is pleased to introduce Ivy Stewart, a 2021 recipient of one of the 19 Doug and Renee Leuthold Scholarship awards and one of the six Merle and Peg Hutson Scholarship awards.

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Tags: Crawford County, Scholarship, Community Foundation, philanthropy, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, Scholarship Recipient Spotlight, Giving, graduating senior, Education

2021 Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Kyleigh Brown

Posted by Lisa Workman on Mon, Aug 23, 2021

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is pleased to introduce Kyleigh Brown, a 2021 recipient of one of the two Dr. Laurie Anne Rhodebeck Memorial Scholarship awards and one of the two Tyler Niese Memorial Scholarship awards.

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Tags: Crawford County, Scholarship, Community Foundation, philanthropy, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, Scholarship Recipient Spotlight, Giving, graduating senior, Education