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Furthering Impact in Crawford County

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:

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

Special Recognition Grants went to Crawford Works, Jobs & Family Services (JFS) Adopt a Child at Christmas program, and Team Focus (Ohio Chapter).

Emergency Grants went to Alpha 12-Step Recovery and the Crawford County Affiliate of the Ohio Governor’s (Dolly Parton) Imagination Library.

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.


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