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

#CrawfordForGood: Foundation Assists Local Nonprofits

Posted by Lisa Workman on Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Starting Tuesday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 28, The Community Foundation for Crawford County will kick off #CrawfordForGood, an effort to assist local nonprofits in raising money for operational and other expenses following a difficult and challenging year.

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Have a Safe and Happy New Year

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Thu, Dec 31, 2020

The Staff and Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation for Crawford County wish you a safe and happy new year! Our office will be closed Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January1st and will open back up on Monday, January 4th. As we reflect on the last year, we are thankful for our donors, volunteers, and the local community that continue to support our Foundation and the other philanthropic, nonprofit organizations in Crawford County especially during this pandemic when many are struggling. #HappyNewYear#Thankful#InThisTogetherCrawfordCounty

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Over $185,000 Generated by The Community Foundation for Crawford County On #Giving2sday

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Thu, Dec 10, 2020

#Giving2sday again helped inspire generosity when it was celebrated by The Community Foundation for Crawford County on December 1st.

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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, charitable contributions, Donate, #Giving2sday, #GivingTuesday, philanthropy, Network for Good, Award, foundation, TCF4CC, donors, Giving, thanks, contest, volunteers, fundraise

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Thu, Nov 26, 2020

The Board of Trustees and the Staff of The Community Foundation for Crawford County would like to give thanks to all our donors and volunteers. It is all because of you that the Foundation can accomplish our mission to support collaborative, impactful and philanthropic leadership that provides quality and lasting investments in our community, now and for generations to come. Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!

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Happy National Philanthropy Day!

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Sun, Nov 15, 2020

The Community Foundation for Crawford County would like to wish you "Happy National Philanthropy Day" and thank the individuals, businesses and organizations who give and work together to enrich our communities, countries and the world! 

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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, Donate, philanthropy, foundation, TCF4CC, Giving, thanks, volunteers, nonprofits, #communityfndweek

The Community Foundation for Crawford County Welcomes New Board Member

Posted by Lisa Workman on Tue, Sep 29, 2020

The Community Foundation for Crawford County Board of Trustees welcomed a new Board member at their most recent meeting: Hannah Jacobs.

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

Bucyrus Beautification Project gets new tractor

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Have you seen the gorgeous hanging flower baskets lining Sandusky Avenue through downtown Bucyrus? If not, make sure you take notice the next time you walk or drive through town.

Pictured to the right are Harold and Marylyn Strang, two of the more than 40 volunteers that water these lovely baskets throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Harold is driving the new Bucyrus Beautification project watering tractor that was purchased thanks to funding provided by the John Q Shunk Foundation, Tractor Supply Company in Bucyrus, and the Walmart Foundation.

 
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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, charitable contributions, Project, Donate, philanthropy, foundation, donors, Bucyrus, Projects, Inc., thanks, volunteers

#Giving2sdayNow Results

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 12, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5, The Community Foundation for Crawford County kicked off #GivingTuesdayNow, joining a global day of giving held specifically for the COVID-19 crisis response. Typically, there is only one #GivingTuesday in a calendar year, and it always occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving; however, organizers felt an additional effort was needed this year to raise money for operational expenses during these uncertain and challenging times.

Here locally, the Foundation referred to their 2-day online fundraising event as #Giving2sdayNow. The Foundation provided the fundraising platform, and any nonprofit could register and use the site at no cost to them. In addition, the Foundation matched the first $25,000 raised online, and this match was increased to $35,000 thanks to the generosity of Doug and Renee Leuthold. The Foundation also covered all credit card fees.

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#Giving2sdayNow Gratitude

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, May 06, 2020

The Foundation would like to thank all those involved with making #Giving2sdayNow a success. It is amazing to see the strength of our community when it comes together for a cause. Preliminary results show that our community managed to raise more than $57,700 online in just two days during these uncertain and difficult times to help our local nonprofits. Astonishingly, this total doesn’t even include the $35,000 in matching funds. If you add the matching money, more than $92,700 will be distributed directly back to the participating nonprofits for operating expenses!

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